THIS WEEKEND AT CASTROL RACEWAY Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup 2017

Photo by VelocityMotorsportsNews.com at Castrol Raceway Nisku, Alberta

 

Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup

Canada’s Oldest and Most Prestigious Sprint Car Race

 

Returns to Castrol Raceway

 

July 21, 2017 – (Nisku, AB.) – Last weekend, Castrol Raceway showcased the best the Drag Strip had to offer.  This weekend the focus shifts to the Oval Track, and the 62nd Annual Jim Albert

Memorial Gold Cup.

 

FRIDAY, July 21 and SATURDAY, July 22 – 62nd ANNUAL JIM ALBERT MEMORIAL GOLD CUP.

 

Castrol Raceway will again be the center of the Sprint Car Universe, as the best drivers in the world, return for Canada’s longest running Dirt Oval Sprint Car event.

 

The winged warriors will do battle with their fire-breathing 850-plus horsepower machines, reaching speeds up to 200 kmph each night!

 

This is the only chance Sprint Car fans in Western Canada have to see the NSL Sprints in action, with their thrilling wheel-to-wheel brand of racing, just centimeters apart at breathtaking speeds.

 

Sprint Cars are known for their wild and spectacular crashes! An evening of fun and excitement for the whole family!

 

Each Day:  Gates Open at 4pm

Friday and Saturday: Racing Starts at 6pm

Friday:          ONLY $10 for Adult, $5 for Youth, Kids 5 & Under: FREE

Saturday:     $20 Adult, $10 Youth, Kids 5 & Under: FREE

 

 

In addition to Gold Cup, there are a lot of other adrenaline-inducing events happening this weekend:

 

WEATHER UPDATE: FRIDAY GOLD CUP CANCELLED

For the Safety of our Drivers and enjoyment of our Fans, TONIGHTS Gold Cup event has been CANCELLED due to Wet Track and Pit Conditions (current  rain with no outlook of letting up until 8pm tonight).

 

Gold Cup for SATURDAY is still scheduled to proceed.

 

Friday July 21 Gold Cup Spectator Admission Passes may be redeemend at the Spectator Gate for Saturday’s event. Please maintain your Proof of Purchase (Ticket Stub and wristbands) to qualify for credit (don’t lose them, we can’t replace them)

 

** Please Note: JB’s Power Center Street Legal is still sceduled to proceed**

 

Presently watch time is being allowed to access and dry the track. Drag Management of Castrol Raceway will exhaust all options to complete the event in a timely manner. Track officials are closely

watching the local weather outlets to determine if the inclement weather will pass in a reasonable amount of time.

 

FRIDAY, July 21

 

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.

 

Friday, July 21. Instructional track tour 12:00 PM. Drivers’ meeting 12:30 PM.  Track hot from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Event precedes NASCC race weekend. 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/friday-open-lapping-july-21-castrol-raceway-park-track-junkies-823474

 

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”.

 

OVAL TRACK: 62nd ANNUAL JIM ALBERT MEMORIAL GOLD CUP

 

 

SATURDAY, July 22

 

ROAD COURSE: NORTHERN ALBERTA SPORTS CAR CLUB (NASCC). Bula.ca Spec Miata Celebration

 

Race classes & run groups, based upon expected registration numbers:

 

Open Wheel run group

Vintage (run group and class)

Closed Wheel run group – this will be broken into one or more run groups of SU, ST, PT, CC and SM depending upon the number of other run group entries

Primary driver entry in a single class is $550 with a early bird discount of $60 if registering up to 2 weeks before the event.

 

Check the NASCC website for the latest schedule and to register www.nascc.ab.ca

 

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!

 

OVAL TRACK: 62nd ANNUAL JIM ALBERT MEMORIAL GOLD CUP

 

SUNDAY, July 23

 

ROAD COURSE: NORTHERN ALBERTA SPORTS CAR CLUB (NASCC). Bula.ca Spec Miata Celebration

 

Race classes & run groups, based upon expected registration numbers:

 

Open Wheel run group

Vintage (run group and class)

Closed Wheel run group – this will be broken into one or more run groups of SU, ST, PT, CC and SM depending upon the number of other run group entries

Primary driver entry in a single class is $550 with a early bird discount of $60 if registering up to 2 weeks before the event.

 

Check the NASCC website for the latest schedule and to register www.nascc.ab.ca

 

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!

 

COMING UP:

 

AUGUST 9 – HOT AUGUST NIGHT

 

AUGUST 12 – NHRA DIESEL DRAGS

 

AUGUST 19 & 20 – MONSTER TRUCK THOWDOWN

 

AUGUST 25, 26, 27: STREET LEGAL FULL THROTTLE

 

There is still a lot of great Drag Racing left this season, and Castrol Raceway still has one remaining Drag Suite available for the balance of the season. The suite has been reduced in price and includes Hot August Night, NHRA Diesel Drags, all remaining bracket weekends, all Friday Night Street Legal’s, the upcoming Full Throttle Weekend, plus 8 seats to The Gold Cup, 8 Tickets to the Extreme Cup and 8 Tickets to the Monster Truck Throw Down show on the Oval Track. Please contact Colin Huggins for more information 780-975-6089.

 

**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: www.CastrolRaceway.com

 

For more information on attending the races at Castrol Raceway, including the rain-out policy, please look under “FACILITY” at www.CastrolRaceway.com

 

Castrol Raceway is the PERFECT PLACE for businesses to host a Social Club Event this summer. Please click here for full details: http://www.castrolraceway.com/…/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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