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Castrol Raceway Statement:

The 2021 Race Season schedule release is pending optimistic developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. We are making every effort to support and plan for the upcoming year to attend as well as how to best welcome Racers, Fans, Sponsors and Guests of our motorsport community. *Schedule Subject to change in consideration of ongoing AHS guidance and/or restrictions.

Don’t miss the action at Castrol Raceway, Canada’s premiere motorsports complex. Castrol Raceway’s 320 Acre facility is a multi Venue motorsport complex including a ¼ NHRA Dragstrip, 2.7 km Road Course, 3/8 Mile Clay Oval, 12,000 Sq.Meter Paddock, and 10-Acre Off Road Dirt Track. Each Race season hosts a comprehensive schedule of events including Monster Truck Throwdown, The Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals, and Hot August Night, Canada’s largest Jet Car event: see the skies light up with flames as speeds approach 300 mph. A Fun Family Facility boasting a full menu for the whole family and home to an exceptional playground facility to keep the kids entertained.


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Throughout the 6-month “race” season Castrol Raceway holds a comprehensive schedule of drag racing events ranging from Street Legal to Jet Cars. The drag strip is fully equipped to conduct feature events for up to 15,000 Fans; home to the Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals NHRA Canadian Open, and Canada’s largest single Day Drag event Hot August Night Jet Car Show.

This facility includes 22 enclosed Suites, Two (2) Tower Lounges, state of the art art control and timing system, new LED scoreboards and permanent restroom facilities. The adjacent paddock/pit area features 12,000 sq. meters of unobstructed asphalt that is ideal for even the largest ride-and-drive events.

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July 9-11, 2021 The largest drag racing event in Canada, The Rocky Mountain Nationals plays host annually to thousands of fans over three days. The signature Night of Fire features jet cars and professional race competitors from the United States and Canada. Not only do the Rocky Mountain Nationals give us a great big ball of jet fire, but it also showcases the best of the best of North America’s extreme motorsports. 300MPH Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Alcohol Funny Cars, ProMods, and 200MPH Top Fuel Harleys are just the tip of the iceberg for this fan-favorite event.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2021: The largest Jet Car event and single day drag event in Canada with 8 Jets from throughout the United States and Canada competing annually. Each year record breaking crowds reaching over 13,000 in attendance can expect to see the skies light up with flames, smoke, and speeds approaching 300MPH.


2021 Event date TBD: The 2-day event annually features over 20 WDRL “Ground Pounding” 6 Second- 250 MPH Pro Mod Door Slammers, 16 Funny Cars, 180 MPH Cash is King 1/8 Mile Drags, and our local hometown heroes. Always a fan favourite; Pro Mods are purpose-built race cars cloaked in replica street car bodies ranging in style from the 1930s to the present day.


AUGUST 29/30, 2020: 600 pound, 600 HP drag bikes exceeding 200 MPH and the chance for our fans to view some of the most extensive and up-to-date bike technology. Coordinated in partnership with the CMDRA (Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association) are a must see for drag racing enthusiasts. In partnership with the NHRA Div 6 Bracket Series. More Info Visit

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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 in 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.

The Pride of our Park! Our Street Legal Safety through Education racing program is designed to encourage “Speed” in a safe, controlled, and fun environment taking it off the streets. In partnership with the Edmonton Polices Services Blue Line Racing program and the RCMP Y.I.E.L.D. (Youth Initiative for Education in Lifestyle & Driving).

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The Bracket Drag Series combined with the NHRA Division 6 regional competition is the weekly series where local sportsman racers vie for year end points championship. Electronics, Non-electronics, Top Eliminator, Cash is King 1/8 Mile and Jr. Dragster classes all compete regularly throughout the season for admiration amongst their piers and the Championship Trophy.

Special Regional NHRA Series: Land of the Leaders, King of the Track, Junior Champion and Member Madness.

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Fueling our passion for motorsports, 19 years ago, in partnership with a dedicated group of parents, a non-profit organization was created to develop a local racing division for children ages 7-17. The Nitro Ratz Junior Dragster Association is a group of dedicated kids, families, and volunteers who promote early respect for automobiles and safe driving skills, sportsmanship, camaraderie, team spirit, and lifelong friendships. We are proud to have raised over $120,000 for the youth racing program over the past 12 years. Junior drag racing offers kids ages 7-17 the opportunity to experience the thrill of racing half-scale dragsters in a controlled racing environment. The cars that competitors race are called Jr. Dragsters and are half-scale versions of Top Fuel dragsters. Using a five-horsepower, single-cylinder engine, a Jr. Dragster can go as fast as 85 mph and as quick as 7.90 seconds in an eighth-mile. For more information on our program, check out

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The 3/8-mile clay oval track boasts a spectator demographic we are quite proud to call unique. There is virtually no variation in numbers amongst the crowd we draw. Equally blue and white collar, kids, women, men, and seniors frequent our facility every week. Over the past 21 years, programming and events have developed to truly be a family-friendly facility. The oval track includes 22 open-air private seating skyboxes and permanent restroom facilities. The infield area is lighted and measures 500,000 square feet. Seating can hold 6,200 viewers.


AUGUST 20, 21, & 22, 2021: They’re back! Monster Truck Throwdown comes to Castrol Raceway with Racing, Freestyle, and the Monster Truck incredible 360 backflip. This larger than life entertainment event boasts an exciting line up of eight incredible trucks, including Monster Truck Legend- AVENGER!


Celebrate Father’s Day with a bit of fun family 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! We’re going to drop cars from a crane just to see what happens. A jet car will burn a car just because! Ambulances and school buses will race around the track. It’s an evening of mayhem, MAYHEM, MAYHEM where anything goes. Fun for the whole family!

OVAL RACE PROGRAM: The Dirt Oval Race Program will be suspended until further Fan Attendance clarification can be gained regarding AHS operating guidelines. Any person requesting further information or interested in renting the Oval Track for a Privately hosted competition event is encouraged to contact


2021 Date TBD: Dating back to speedway days of the early 1950s, Gold Cup is Canada’s oldest and most prestigious oval racing event. Gold Cup features the largest field of sprint cars in Canada and an incredible prize purse of over $35,000.00. 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+ horsepower machines each night. This is the only chance sprint car fans in Western Canada have to see the NSA Sprints in action, with their thrilling wheel-to-wheel brand of racing, just centimetres apart at breathtaking speeds.


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We’re doing our best to prepare for the opening day with ‘social responsibility’- please carefully review the new COVID policies and procedures in the information and links below. Specifically with the Waiver, we encourage everyone to sign sooner than later- Please #BE READY to embrace the “new reality”. Let’s keep our motorsport community FUN & SAFE.

All Participants, and Family members entering the facility via the Competitors Gate MUST complete the Electronic WAIVER OF LIABILITY prior to entering the facility on Race Day. The Castrol Raceway Team will “Check You In” via an electronic kiosk upon arrival.
For the ease and efficiency of the Castrol Raceway Team and your fellow competitors please be sure to complete the electronic Waiver in full. Hard Copy/Paper Waivers WILL NOT be made available; if you do not have your electronic Waiver of Liability completed prior to arrival, you will be required to pull over and complete via your phone, computer, and/or other electronic media prior to entering.


There is no better place to have fun and test your skills than on the Road Course at Castrol Raceway. Our 2.7 km, 12 meters wide, 14-turn clockwise circuit is the most recently developed and highly anticipated venue at Canada’s premier motorsports park. The full circuit can be run in one of three configurations: 1.1 kms (Includes high-bank Speedway turn), 1.5 kms, and 2.7 kms. The 1000’ straight-away is anticipated to allow the fastest vehicles to approach 300 kms/hour. The track is adjacent to an excellent spectator mound and grandstands. This option has been constructed with the west course separator so we can run two tracks simultaneously. The highly technical track is ideal for both novice and veteran closed-course enthusiasts.

Track Junkies is Alberta’s premier open-marquee 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 at high speeds. We provide a safe environment for participants to explore the capabilities and limits of their high-performance and sports cars while improving their driving skills. Although not a racing series, many participants use their track time with us to hone the skills they use to race or to test and tune their race cars. An excellent opportunity for novice, intermediate, and pro drivers alike, 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.

In a celebration of speed and skill, the EMRA host a six-weekend race series showcasing the most agile competitors at our facility. Motorcycle racing offers a spectacular level of finesse unseen in any other motorsport competition venture. The EMRA offers professional competition and instructional rider training. Visit for more information.

In partnership with EMRA, we are thrilled to host Track Attack motorcycle track days. If you have a great time riding your bike on the street, get ready to improve your skills on an open track with none of the hazards of street riding and all of the safety of a closed course. Bring your skills to the next level; Our Expert Instructors will help develop your riding skills, from slow speed tight patterns, to high speed braking, obstacle avoidance and everything in between.

Founded in 1957, the NASCC organized its first sports car race August 16, 1958, at the Edmonton International Airport. Nearly 50 years later, the NASCC is back home at the airport, hosting a five-weekend race series along with driver and instructor training. NASCC motorsports are family activities. Children and grandchildren of NASCC members are now active in the club.

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The ASA is a non-profit society which was registered under the Societies Act of Alberta on March 18, 1993. The objective of the ASA is to promote Solo I and Solo II motorsports. ASA is an affiliated member and is governed by the rules and regulations of ASN Canada FIA in association with the Western Canada Motorsport Association. ASA currently hosts a series of Solo II and lapping events each season (April to October) at Castrol Raceway. Full event information and registration is at


In partnership with Spec-D and Driftwest, Thursday and Saturday evenings throughout the race season, young and enthusiastic drivers take on the track in a competition judged according to the speed, angle, showmanship, and line taken through a corner or set of corners. Western Canada’s only Formula D Pro2 licensing series, Spec-D, continues its history of high-speed, sideways action! All of Western Canada’s best drifters battle it out door to door throughout the five-event Formula D Pro2 licensing series. Drivers here will be battling for their very own Formula D Pro2 license. Full event information and registration is at

Drifting 101

Enhance your driving skills on and off the street- taking the earned experience on a closed course to improve overall vehicle handling, aptitude and safety. Instructors will teach the fundamentals of vehicle set up. This will include hands on alignment settings, suspension “must haves”, Basic maintenance and safety equipment.

Measuring ten acres, this area includes a performance motocross track that may be manipulated to suit your needs. The track is ideal for MX and SXS training exercises and events, the launch of an off-road or sport utility vehicle demonstration or construction grade equipment. For more information, please contact us.

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