Edmonton Motorcycle Roadracing Association (EMRA) Statement:
The EMRA experienced incredible growth in 2017 with over 100 riders contesting every round and is looking to continue that growth in 2018.
Racing will be held at Castrol Raceway the largest racing facility in western Canada. This will be the fifth season of racing at the 2.7km road course track. Additional practice days and a test and tune date have been added to the schedule to accommodate the growth the club has experienced.
The EMRA will continue to promote safe, competitive road racing, and feature riders and classes ranging from Novice Open to Expert Superbike. 2017 saw Mike Zottmann successfully defend his third Expert Superbike title in a row. Ryan Boddy claimed the Expert 600 Superbike title. However, circumstances are such that both titles will be vacant for 2018. A large number of western Canada’s fastest Expert riders anxiously awaiting the opportunity to claim the titles for 2018. The season looks to be more exciting than ever before.
The 2018 season will feature 6 rounds of racing from June to September. The EMRA and Castrol Raceway will also be hosting Friday track nights for street riders and racers throughout the season. So no matter what your skill level or level of involvement with track riding the EMRA and Castrol Raceway will have something to offer.
There are many different ways to watch a Motorcycle road race. The 1 way is to on the motorcycle racing, the 2nd best to watch a road race is to become a track-side marshal/corner worker. Road course marshals are race personnel that surround the road course track at specified stations that communicate to riders with flags and each other on radios.
The 2018 EMRA Race schedule:
Round 1 June 2-3
Test and Tune June 16
Round 2 July 13-14
Round 3 July 15
Round 4 August 4-5
Round 5 August 31-September 1
Round 6 September 2
For more information check out the EMRA website:
Driving directions to Castrol:
Castrol Raceway is located 10 minutes South of Edmonton. Follow Hwy QEII South, take HWY 19 Exit (Nisku/Leduc) West; located 2 kms West on the left hand side.