Each year Grand Junction hosts the annual Western Colorado quarter mile Shootout, and this year was the 50th anniversary out at the drag way.
This weekend drivers from around the country descended upon Grand Junction for a chance to take home the 10,000 dollar top prize on the track.
And for the drivers and those involved it’s more than just getting out and racing.
“It’s just a great time and it is great family time. My wife and I both race and our granddaughter races as well. It’s a real family sport for us and a lot of other people too”, said local racer John Cozzette.