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The Night of Fire and Thunder will melt your face off

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Thank goodness the rain has finally stopped. It was really starting to weigh on our usual summer activities, like texting by the icy waters of our friend's apartment complex pool and wandering various farmer's markets looking for raw honey and other stuff white people like. Anyway, the nice weather has also given way to this dream becoming a reality: Tomorrow evening, Bandimere Speedway hosts its "Night of Fire and Thunder," a full-on drag show of rubber-wheeled proportions.

Considering drag shows during the rest of the year mean witnessing panty-lines on prosthetic butts giggling to Rihanna, we are pretty stoked for the change to fast cars, funny cars and funny motorcycles that are reported to go up to 250 miles per hour. Sounds both dangerous and awesome.

If you're a die-hard race fan or just a curious one, the Bandimere gates open at 8 a.m. tomorrow, with time trials and elimination runs happening throughout the day until 7 p.m. when the big show and final eliminations begin. For $25 ($10 if you're under twelve and free if you're under five) you get to see fun from the bandstands, or for $52 you can be a part of the Top Eliminator Club, and have your own reserved seat -- plus a fully catered dinner and a private cash bar. We just hope they're serving hot dogs.

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