Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta
Castrol Raceway Statement:
PRO-MOD SHOOTOUT INCLUDING THE MOPAR ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONALS
presented by JB’S POWER CENTRE RAIN DATE NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION And MORE!
August 31 – September 4, 2017
August 30, 2017 – (Nisku, AB.) – It’s the unofficial last weekend of summer, and there is sooo much happening at Castrol Raceway! The Pro Mod Shootout takes place on Saturday and Sunday and race fans who attended the Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals when it was rained out are invited to attend (full details below); also on Saturday the family favourite back-to-school tradition Night of
Destruction brings the return of mayhem to Castrol Raceway! And that’s not all! Other events include: Spec-D Drifting, Street Legal, Motorcycle Track Attack, EMRA, Bracket Racing and Track Junkies Open Lapping. Keep reading for all the full details that you won’t want to miss!
THURSDAY, August 31
SPEC-D DRIFT PRACTICE. Spec-D Drifting offers a place for new and experienced drivers to put their skills to the test on the Castrol Raceway skid-pad. All that is required is a DOT helmet and a
simple safety tech inspection. Ride-alongs for spectators are also welcomed with most drivers. Drivers: $40, Spectators $10. Gates Open at 5 PM, with tech shortly after to ensure drivers can get
on the track as soon as possible. Practice goes until 10 PM or later on busy nights.
More event information is available at http://www.spec-d.ca
FRIDAY, September 1
ROAD COURSE: MOTORCYCLE TRACK ATTACK. Castrol Raceway and the EMRA are once again thrilled to host “Track Attack” motorcycle track days at Castrol Raceway. If you have a great time riding your bike on the street—imagine riding on an open track with none of the hazards of street riding and all of the safety of a closed course. An environment where you can really open it up and push your limits. Events are open to riders of every skill level. Each event will group riders into 3 groups, Novice, Intermediate, and Racer (race license required). Also new riders can purchase Performance riding schools through On Track Performance http://www.ontrackperformance.ca for personalized track based learning. Each event will have experienced riders available in order to help you enjoy your day.
Please note: Some basic bike preparation is necessary to participate in a Track Attack event. Many people ride their bike to the track and prep their bike before the session starts and this is adequate as long as new riders are ready to go before the track walk. Basic Bike Prep includes:
* Ensure the bike is in good working order (throttle should move freely, brake pads must have sufficient material and brake fluid should be bled if fluid is old)
* Tires are in good shape and are clear of cracks and have adequate tread remaining
* No leaks; for example, engine fluids are contained, fork seals are good, and all hoses are in good shape
* Bodywork and other items are securely fastened to the motorcycle
* No bike will be allowed on the track if the organizers deem the bike to be unsafe
Required riding gear:
* 1 or 2 piece leather or textile suit, if 2 piece it must zip together around the waist
* Riding boots at least ankle high
* Gauntlet style gloves (covering the wrist)
* Helmet rated for motorcycle track use (i.e. Snell M2010, ECE 22.05)
For more information visit www.emra.ca or to schedule personalized training please visit www.ontrackperformance.ca
Full Day Track Attack. Advance Registration: $250.00. Gates Open at 8 AM. Racing starts at 9 AM.
Please Note: Advance Registration is highly recommended; limited space availability. Register at http://castrolraceway.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=936691
DRAG STRIP: JB’S POWER CENTRE STREET LEGAL. The NHRA sanctioned 1/4 mile Drag strip at Castrol Raceway is home to one of Canada’s fastest growing factions of Street Rods and Sport Compact Cars. Since the inception of the “Fast and The Furious” sub-culture the demand for extreme sports is ever increasing. Competitors and spectators jump at the chance to see their friends, family and adversaries compete on the quarter mile.
Castrol Raceway works very closely with the Leduc RCMP, Stony Plain RCMP, Edmonton Police Service, and numerous local High Schools to not only promote the sport, but to encourage young street racers to take their passion for speed to a safe environment.
Join us at Castrol Raceway and race your vehicle during the weekly JB’s Power Centre Street Legal. As long as your vehicle is register-able and insurable… you’re good to go! Streel Legal is presented in conjunction with Edmonton Police Service’s Blue Line Racing Association, and the RCMP’s Y.I.E.L.D. program.
Race All Night for only $40. Spectators: $10. Gates open at 5 PM and racing starts at 6:30 PM. Tech Closes at 9 PM most evenings.
A complete list of Street Legal rules and requirements can be found on http://www.CastrolRaceway.com under “DRAG”.
SATURDAY, September 2
OVAL TRACK: NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION!!! We’re going to SMASH ‘EM, we’re going to CRASH ‘EM, we’re going to DROP ‘EM and you know we’re going to BURN ‘EM! It’s a fun night for the whole family to let loose before the new school season begins!
Featuring: Jet Car Burn! Freestyle Motorbikes! Fireworks! Car Drop! Mattress Races! School Bus Races!!
Gates Open at 4 PM, DESTRUCTION BEGINS at 7 PM!
Admission: Adult: $25, Youth: $15, Kids 5 & Under: FREE!
Reminder! School Patrols may redeem the tickets received at the end of the school year.
Also at the track there will be great deals on Castrol Raceway 2017 merchandise.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, September 2-3
ROAD COURSE: EDMONTON MOTORCYCLE ROADRACING ASSOCIATION (EMRA) ROUND ONE. Please visit http://www.emra.ca for full event details.
EMRA Round 5 & 6 Round 5 & 6 September 1-3
Get involved in motorsports: volunteer!
What are the perks of volunteering?
Free admission to the track
Earn Track Attack vouchers
Get the closest seat to the track side!
What are some jobs I can do as a volunteer?
What kind of time commitment is volunteering?
A typical weekend starts with a volunteer meeting at 8AM, and runs until about 4PM, both Saturday and Sunday.
For more information:
DRAG STRIP: PRO MOD SHOOTOUT/MOPAR ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONALS presented by JB’S POWER CENTRE RAIN OUT DATE. Unfortunately, the final day of racing at this July’s Rocky Mountain Nationals was rained out. This weekend is the chance for our amazing race fans to make up for that lost race. Here are the full rain out details as posted on http://www.CastrolRaceway.com at the time of cancellation:
RMN Sunday ONLY Tickets will be honoured for “Choice”:
· Saturday: September 2 Pro Mod Shootout
· Sunday: September 3 Pro Mod Shootout
· Sunday: 2018 Rocky Mountain Nationals (Single Day Sunday Tickets)
IMPORTANT: KEEP YOUR TICKET STUB/PROOF OF PURCHASE: Single Day Rain Check tickets will be exchanged at the Track on Pro Mod Event day at the Front Gate Will Call Window.
2017 RMN Weekend Pass Holders:
Weekend Pass Holders not wishing to exchange the Sunday portion of your RMN ticket for the Pro Mod Shoot Out (Sept 2/3) may choose receive a 20% Discount toward a 2018 Weekend Pass (Date: TBD)
IMPORTANT: Please contact the Castrol Raceway Office to make 2018 discount arrangements; discount will be applied upon purchase of a 2018 RMN Weekend Pass at time of renewal
MAJOR/Specialty Events* Ticket Exchange/Rain Out Policy:
We will make every attempt to produce an exciting show for our fans. From time to time the show is affected by weather. If the show is affected by weather our standard policy for ticket exchanges is outlined below:
An event is considered complete after one show round and there will be no credit. In case of a total rainout the customer is entitled to a 100% credit on that day’s ticket.
If customer cannot attend the rescheduled event, the ticket holder must retain the tickets for use toward the ticket purchase of next year’s event. Customer is responsible for any difference due to price increase, account fees etc.
All sales are final. No refunds. We not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Ticket Exchange policy does not apply to racer credentials.
PRO MOD SHOOTOUT:
Gates Open at 9 AM, Racing Starts at 10 AM.
The tentative Pro Schedule Run Group are: 1 PM, 3 PM, and finish at 5 PM.
The categories are: Nitro Nostalgia Funny Cars, Pro Mods, Pro Fuel Bikes, and the Pro 690’s.
Admission: Adult: $20, Youth: $10, Kids 5 & Under: FREE
MONDAY, September 4
ROAD COURSE: TRACK JUNKIES. Track Junkies is Alberta’s premier open-marque performance driving program. We offer owners and drivers of high-performance and sports cars the opportunity to drive their cars on a closed road course (aka race track) at speed. We provide a safe and welcoming environment for participants to explore the capabilities and limits of their high-performance and
sports cars while improving their driving skills.
HOLIDAY MONDAY, Monday September 4. Instructional track tour 8:00 AM. Drivers’ meeting 8:30 AM. Track hot from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Time Attack run group. Price $295 per driver; +$100 for novice instruction; +$25 for transponder (time attack only).Please click here to register:
September 9 – CMDRA
September 9 – Nite Thunder
**All information is subject to change.
A full listing of all of the events taking place at Castrol Raceway this season can be found at www.CastrolRaceway.com Tickets for all races at Castrol Raceway are always available at the gates. Fans may also purchase tickets in advance on the track’s website:
For more information on attending the races at Castrol Raceway, including the rain-out policy, please look under “FACILITY” at http://www.CastrolRaceway.com
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Castrol Raceway, Canada’s Premier Motorsports Complex, annually hosts over 100 races including the nationally recognized events: MOPAR Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals, Hot August Night, and Monster Truck Throwdown. In addition to the ¼ mile NHRA Sanctioned Drag Strip, 3/8 mile Clay Oval Track and 10 acre Pro Motocross Track, a brand new 2.7 km FIA sanctioned Paved Road Course opened at the Raceway in 2013.