4th Annual "Summer Sucks Grass Drags" Coming Next Month | Community Spirit
The fourth annual “Summer Sucks Grass Drags” event will be held in St. Maries, ID next month. From Saturday, July 20 through Sunday, July 21, participants will drag race snowmobiles through a grass field.
The “Summer Sucks Grass Drags” event started in July 2010 by the St. Joe Snow Riders Snowmobiling Club to honor one of their members, TJ Grieser, who was killed in an avalanche while riding a snowmobile earlier that year.
Since high school, TJ had coined the saying “Summer Sucks” and had made stickers that he posted all over everything he owned. The St. Joe Snow Riders thought the saying was perfect to represent sleds zipping along grass on a hot July day. The race also served as an impromptu memorial for TJ’s friends and family, and the pits and stands were packed.
There are events for both women’s and men’s classes, Jack and Jill races, and even some grudge matches. Saturday is all about serious racing, while Sunday is finishing up brackets and competing for the King of the Grass -- an overall champion based on races by the winners of each bracket.
Sunday also brings fun, non-competitive action, like a gentleman racing on a motorcycle with his dog on the back or a set of guys racing their sleds…in reverse.
All the proceeds from “Summer Sucks Grass Drags” go to a local charities.
Pre-registration for the event will be held on the evening of Friday, July 19, but you can sign up until race time Saturday morning.