Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta
May 16, 2017 – (Nisku, AB.) – It’s the Victoria Day Long Weekend, and as such Castrol Raceway is offering a limited schedule of events to fill everyone’s need for speed!
THURSDAY, May 18
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, May 19
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 www.CastrolRaceway.com under “DRAG”.
SATURDAY, MAY 20
SPEC-D DRIFT PRO-AM COMPETITION SERIES, ROUND 1. Western Canada’s only Formula D Pro2 licensing series, Spec-D, is back for another year of high-speed, sideways action! All of Western Canada’s best drifters battle it out door to door throughout the 5 event Formula D Pro2 licencing series. Driver’s here will be battling for their very own Formula D Pro2 licence to move up into the big
leagues for 2018.
-Single Day: $15 General Admission / $10 Kids (6-12 years) / $0 Under 6 years
-Family-Pass Rates Available At Gate On Event Day
Spectator Gates open at 10 AM.
Schedule of events:
10:00-11:30 Pro-Am Practice
13:30-15:45 Main Competition
For more information please visit http://www.spec-d.ca
MONDAY, May 22
ROAD COURSE: TRACK JUNKIES OPEN LAPPING. 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. Our track days offer various run groups based on skill, speed and comfort level in traffic, and we enforce coordinated passing etiquette for a safe driving experience.Instruction and coaching are available for drivers of all skill levels. VICTORIA DAY: Instructional track tour 8 AM. Drivers’ meeting 8:30 AM. Track hot from 9 AM – 5 PM. Time Attack run group. Price $295 per driver; +$100 for novice instruction; +$25 for transponder (time attack only)
PRE-REGISTER by visiting www.trackjunkies.ca or by clicking here: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/victoria-day-open-lapping-may-22-castrol-raceway-park-track-junkies-551721
Saturday, May 27 – Nite Thunder Season Opener on the Oval Track.
Saturday, June 17 – Absolute Annihilation
July 14 – 16 – Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals
**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: http://www.CastrolRaceway.com
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.