This Weekend Events: Power-Tool Drag-Race or Flaming Tether-ball Anyone?

Did you know there is actually a season for Power-Tool Drag-Racing? Well, did you know that flaming tether-ball is a competitive sport as well?  And, what do these two things have in common beyond a lot of hyphens? They are all events coming up this weekend in Seattle that you can attend!

TONIGHT. TONIGHT. TONIGHT ::Power-tool Drag-race Workshop::

It is true. Power-tool drag-racing season is upon us. If this astonishing news has got you thinking that you must absolutely get your blown belt sander a new life with a glorious, potentially fatal, finish then this is the event for you. Tonight, Friday, March 27th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Hazardfactory will be hosting a race tool workshop.

photo from www.gizmag.com

photo from www.gizmag.com


At this event you will be able to get help on the drag-race-tool of your dreams and test it out on a “competition grade track.” The team from All Metal Arts will be on hand to help with metalworking tools, welding and any other tips you might need. This is a donation based event with a suggested $20 contribution to help cover costs. More info here >>
(Note: If you “google” power-tool drag-race” most of the results are youtube videos – so if you want a real how-to, better show up tonight!)

SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH ::Flaming Tether-ball::

This sport has been haled by Wired magazine as the potentially most popular Olympic category, if it were to ever be admitted. Obviously there is a vast conspiracy by the curling community to keep the light of Flaming Tether-ball hidden, but we’re here to hold it high for you and expose the wonder that is actually toilet paper soaked in white gas!

Flaming Tether-ball Match at Hazardfactory, Seattle

Flaming Tether-ball Match at Hazardfactory, Seattle


Believe it or not, safety is the number one priority of Flaming Tether-ball and various precautions make the game both fun and typically injury free.  Matches are set-up for both participants and spectators, so if you are curious to observe before trying your hand at this, tickets are a mere $5 to attend.
If you’re pretty certain that you’ll be killing it on the FTB court and want to get in there and compete, sign up online and get your ticket for just $10. The event takes place at All Metal Arts in south Seattle. For tickets and complete event information, visit the organizations web site now >>
Learn more about FTB at wired.com >>