The weekend of October 9-11 was a windy one in La Marque, Texas, where this year's Battle Drag took place. Three days full of high-quality rides and cool people to hang out with made it more than bearable however.

With more than 500 vehicles and thousands of spectators, Battle Drag was bigger and badder this time around. Once again, Edward "Sideshow" Torres and the Damage Inc. crew planned a badass time for everyone. We went out Saturday right at the end of the day for a little draggin', because without some good draggin' you couldn't call it Battle Drag. Unfortunately, the orange Blazer from Freaks ended up getting the short end of the La Marque Police law book stick. That wasn't the only fatality of the drag session: A clean Hardbody ended up draggin' a hole into its freshly filled gas tank. Luckily, the truck and owner made it back to the show grounds safely.

Sunday was a slightly gloomy day with the occasional sprinkle, but everyone made sure to stick around and line up for the awards. Sideshow did it up again with badass custom skateboard decks to the top 75. The highly sought-after one-off custom-painted guitars were awarded to the six Best Ofs, including Under-construction, Best Truck, Car, and Paint awards.

Be on the lookout next year, as the crew has already stated it will be bigger and better. Check on DamageINCclub.com and HtownShowScene.com for the latest updates. See y'all in October.

Show Lowdown
Name: Battle Drag 5
Location: Gulf Greyhound Park, La Marque, TX
Dates: Oct 9-11, 2009
Total Vehicles in Attendance: 539
Spectator Attendance: More than 2,500

Fast 411:
• The main sponsors of the show were The Setup/Superior Style and Kingpin Kustomz
• Hosted by Damage Inc.
• Steve Francis' trandem-axle Isuzu that was on last month's cover took home Best Truck

Vendors/Sponsors:
KIK, Lo Gear Clothing, Crime Pays Video, DK Hypertek Sounds, Mini Truckin' magazine, Drop Jaw, Gator Skinz

Special Thanks:
To everyone who attended, the future Mrs. Battle Drag, Rene Ochoa, all the guys in Damage Inc. for their hard work, Crime Pays Video, Brian at KEG Media, Dougy at Designs by Fresh, all the vendors, all the sponsors, Optimus Prime for all of his inspiration over the years, and Pugz for shooting the show.

Contact for Future Events:
Email BattleDrag@gmail.com, or visit DamageINCclub.com