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Hot Nite in the City car show to feature tricycle drag races

Along with 527 registered vehicles set to show on the streets of downtown Kamloops, an evening of racing is also planned for Friday night
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A new event will be featured at Hot Nite in the City this year, with tricycles set to race side-by-side down Victoria Street.

Organizer Ron Popove said 527 vehicles have been registered for this year's event, short of the record 572 vehicles, but more than last year's 470 registrations.

Popove said he's excited the event's numbers are up once again.

New this year will be a Victoria Street drag racing event using a pair of custom made tricycles. The vehicles were made by Dubs Kustoms' James West, who has been featured on the popular Netflix series Rust Valley Restorers.

Popove said the tricycles will race less than 100 feet down Victoria Street, with winners advancing in the field after each race.

"That's Friday night. A bunch of people drag-racing downtown. Can you imagine?" Popove said.

The tricycle races will take place from 6 p.m. to about 10 p.m.

Popove said the event may become an annual part of Hot Nite.

Following a poker run event on Friday, cars will begin lining the streets of downtown Kamloops early Saturday morning. Popove said it'll be a "full-blown" car show by 9 a.m.

The event will feature street rods, custom, American muscle cars, sport-compacts, tuners, collector and vintage cars, motorcycles, race cars, competition vehicles, big rigs and more.

Street closures include Victoria Street between First Avenue and Sixth Avenue, and Second Avenue to Fifth Avenue between Lansdowne and Seymour Street.

The city has made transit free for the weekend, from Friday to Sunday. Some routes have detours due to the events.