The Sixth Annual Heart of Texas Thunder Drag Boat Races is upon us. The alcohol and nitrogen drag boats hit Brady Lake June 1-3. This year’s event is sponsored in part by the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce, the City of Brady and Evridge’s. The Chamber of Commerce wants to remind everyone to remove all trot lines from Brady Lake just as soon as you can. This request is made to protect your personal property and the safety of the racers. These lines could cause damage to the boats, not to mention destroying the lines themselves. If you do not remove trot lines and other fishing equipment by May 30, event officials will be making a sweep of the lake to remove any remaining items. Officials will not assume responsibility for the return of these items. Please note that the boat ramps will be closed to the public, Thursday, May 31, through Sunday, June 3. The lake will be closed to traffic beginning Thursday to allow time for course preparations, and we ask that there be no public traffic on the lake during the event. If you are interested in supporting your community by helping with this event, the Chamber is now accepting volunteers for a variety of activities. Anyone who is willing to work a minimum of four hours will receive a free, one-day admission and a free T-shirt. However, volunteer opportunities are limited, so please contact the Chamber as soon as possible if you are interested. Admissions to the races will be $8 for adults on Saturday and $12 on Sunday. A 2-day pass will be $18. Admission for children under age five is free, but children age five to 12 years of age are $5 each day. A child’s two- day pass is $8. Finally, the Brady Golf Association and the City of Brady will host a golf tournament to welcome the racers. Pre-registration for local participants is encouraged. On-site registration will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, June 1, with tee time at 9 a.m. Teams will consist of four members, preferably two Southern Drag Boat Association (SDBA) members and two guests. The entry fee will be $35 per person and will include green fees, cart, a mulligan and lunch. If interested, contact the Golf Course Pro Shop at 325-597-6010. For other questions regarding any aspect of the HOT Thunder Drag Boat Races, please contact the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce at 325-597-3491. Race on!