Photo Courtesy of Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta

June 13, 2017 – (Nisku, AB.) – This weekend is Father’s Day, and you know what that means! Time for the return of Castrol Raceway’s family favourite: ABSOLUTE ANNIHILATION NIGHT!

This Saturday celebrate Father’s Day a day early at the Don Wheaton’s Absolute Annihilation Night. 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! We’re going to drop cars from a crane just to see what happens. A Jet Car will burn a car “just because.” Ambulances will race around the track, and because it’s the end of the
school year so will School Busses. It’s an evening of mayhem where anything goes. Fun for the whole family!
**NEW For 2017** Watch our Fire breathing- car eating Robo Dragon wreck havoc in its iron jaws! (Pictures of Robo Dragon are at the bottom of this release.)

Gates Open: 4 PM
Excitement Begins: 6:30 PM
Admission Prices:
Kids 5 & Under: FREE
Youth (6-12): $15
Adults (13 +): $25
Secure your seats! Advance tickets are now available at
Tickets are ALWAYS available at the gates.


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

FRIDAY, June 16
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 under “DRAG”.

ROAD COURSE: 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.
Saturday, June 17. 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).
PRE-REGISTER by visiting or by clicking here:
DRAG STRIP: NHRA BRACKET DRAG SERIES. Drag racing at its best! Check out the POWER, ANTICIPATION and BURNING RUBBER! Gates Open at 9 AM, Racing starts at 10 AM. Spectators: Adult $20, Youth $10, Kids 5 & Under FREE!

SUNDAY, June 18:
DRAG STRIP: NHRA BRACKET DRAG SERIES. Drag racing at its best! Check out the POWER, ANTICIPATION and BURNING RUBBER! Gates Open at 9 AM, Racing starts at 10 AM. Spectators: Adult $20, Youth $10,
Kids 5 & Under FREE!

July 21 & 22 – GOLD CUP
August 12 – NHRDA Diesel Drags

**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 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
Castrol Raceway is the PERFECT PLACE for businesses to host a Social Club Event this summer. Please click here for full details:…/2017%20Group%20Event%20Outl…We are social! Please visit us on Facebook: Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway, Twitter @CastrolRaceway and Instagram @castrol_raceway
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.

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