WAYNE – From a competition testing horsepower to a burnout, it’ll all take place on Saturday, September 17 from 113 South Main Street.
Along with this Friday, September 16 being the final Cruise Main in Wayne cruise event throughout downtown Wayne, event officials will also present this year’s Burnout & Dyno Competition in the old Riley’s parking lot.
Dustin Soden, event organizer said it was another great summer of Cruise Main in Wayne which attracted new activities and a great group of sponsors.
“Want to say a big shoutout to our sponsors for the 2022 season because they really helped our program grow this year,” said Soden. “Lot of cars and participation from the public again this year, so really happy with the season so far.”
The September Cruise night will last from 7 – 9 p.m. which offers a family, friendly, fun event as all vehicles are invited to participate. Most people follow Main Street from 14th Street south to Henry Victory Park then back north.
Uncle Jarrol’s, Tacos & More and Tiger Tavern will be the three food trucks on hand.
On Saturday, there’ll be vendors, food trucks and bounce houses for the kids as well as a 50/50 raffle and ATV winch raffle.
Soden added they had really good success during year one in 2021.
“We ended up with 20 cars last year for a competition with $100 prize money and a trophy,” Soden added. “This year with our sponsors, we’ve been able to advertise more and really ramped up our game on the prize money and the trophies.”
The DC Dyno from Parker, South Dakota will start their competition at 10 a.m. with the cost being $85 for two pulls (extra charge if using a debit card). Prizes will be awarded to the highest gas horsepower and highest diesel horsepower both earning $1,000 and a six-foot trophy.
“For the burnout competition, you’re backed in a box on the concrete slab is boxed out,” Soden mentioned. “You have up to 60 seconds to see how much smoke you can create. A dyno is a machine basically that you would strap your vehicle down to and it measures the amount of horsepower and torque that your vehicle would have.”
Logan Street will be blocked off from Fairgrounds Avenue to 2nd Street to allow parking for participants.
The Cruise Main in Wayne Burnout competition will then begin at 1 p.m. with a $20 entry fee. First place will earn $1,000 and a six-foot trophy; runner-up will take home $500 and a trophy while third place will earn $250 and a trophy.
The DC Dyno competition is separate and will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday as it generally takes 25-30 minutes per car to run on the dyno. Registration for the burnout will be at noon with the contest starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday for those interested and can stop by the Wayne Area Economic Development office to pre-register.
“Whether you’re someone that is a car lover or just looking for something to do on Saturday,” said Soden. “Bring the kids down, the family and check things out. It’s usually a fun time and something that you don’t see every day. So, hopefully everyone will have a good time and it will be another successful event.”
Like the Cruise Main in Wayne Facebook page for more details as well as a complete list of sponsors and how the point system will be judged.