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Racers apologize for parade burnouts


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The racers from Alien City Dragway who were entered in the Electric Light Parade want to apologize to anyone who was scared or unhappy by our entry.

Our thought was to show people something we love about the holidays. We love getting together with our friends and family and drag racing, especially when we have time off.

We set our float up like a “starting line,” with the starting light and two motorcycles waiting at the starting line. The other racers lined up behind that float, in a pretend holiday drag race. They did burnouts (with their line brake locked for safety — not a dangerous thing, but it does make the tires smoke as it warms them up and it is noisy).

This was showing how they get ready for a drag race, a technical procedure. A few of our racers heard last minute that we were in the parade and brought their cars to show their support.

Those last-minute ones didn’t have time to add lights to their cars. We never meant to scare people or ruin the parade for anyone. We wanted to show everyone something we love doing in a fun and safe way.

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We are sorry it was not fun for everyone and will not scare the little ones with burnouts or revving engines in the parade again. We hope you take our heartfelt apologies.

Anthony Delay


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