Rocky Mountain Motorsports Statement:
Official Opening of Calgary Motorsport Track
After seven years of work they finally have all official approvals and permits from Alberta Stakeholders, the 3.5-kilometre, 16 turn track with 36M of elevation change sits just 25 minutes north of Calgary in beautiful Mountain View County just a skip from the town of Carstairs adjacent to the highway 2 corridor—creating easy access from all points of the province.
Confirmed options for public access include: rental by private groups, including car clubs; performance driving schools; occasional open track lapping sessions (you have to show proof of experience or take our half day school to participate in the latter), track days by third party renters.
Some key factors to this project:
Diversifying the Alberta economy with $100 million investment over the next 4-5 years; $25 million in the first year. 200 person years of construction jobs and up to 100 new jobs created.
A place for elite and recreational car racing
Emphasis on performance driving schools which are proven to result in less accidents for participants
Plans includes a commercial development zone that will revitalize a subset of the economy that depends on having a professional race track in the area.
Having long-term discussions with Calgary Police Service on establishing a new officer driver training academy that will meet the current and future needs of the force
Rocky Mountain Motor Sports will play a role in reducing street racing for those that choose to enjoy the sport in a safe facility – obviously won’t fix the problem, but will provide an opportunity to reduce it;
Venue for automotive companies to test drive vehicles performance etc.
The track is located at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth II Highway and Highway 581 (the Carstairs overpass). This is approximately a 20 minute drive north of Calgary city limits, a 120 minute drive south of Edmonton city limits, and approximately a 45 minute drive south from Red Deer.
Rocky Mountain Motorsports (RMM) answered a call for Alberta’s many motorsports enthusiasts who were wanting access to a world-class motorsports facility without having to leave the province—or even the country for that matter.
Started by a group of initial founding investors, RMM started began its journey at this location seven years ago to put the Alberta motorsports community on the map in Western Canada.
The 3.5 km circuit is designed by world-renowned race circuit designer Herman Tilke, and boasts 36 metres of elevation change over a lap through 16 turns. This multi-configurational circuit breaks down into smaller West and East sections to facilitate driving education programs, and the ability to host multiple smaller events that may not require a larger circuit.
The development itself will be home to a commercial section, paddock area, and a member garage/car condo development, providing arrive-and-drive versatility and on-site motorsports related amenities. The first phase track construction is a $35 million investment in Alberta and created 40 jobs initially. As additional phases are added the development will add hundreds of jobs.
RMM will be a home for passionate motorsport enthusiasts of all levels of age and experience, and an exciting range of cars and motorcycles. From exotic hypercars to motorcycles, and vintage racers to daily-drivers, RMM’s circuit is designed to be fun no matter what your vehicle of choice.
RMM will host performance driving schools, car clubs, track days, dealership test drives, and a number of motorsport related events. When there aren’t vehicles on track, you might even see walking and running events, or bicycle racing, training, and leisurely rides. In the winter off-season, RMM is looking at winter driving training opportunities and cold weather testing.
This facility will foster the continued growth of motorsports and related businesses in Alberta, and Western Canada.
Rocky Mountain Motorsports Membership
Rocky Mountain Motorsports is a member track that you can purchase memberships, if you are Motorsport enthusiast this might be perfect for you. If you have an exotic, high end sportscar or motorcycle that you never get to push to the limit, here is your chance. There are memberships available contact Rocky Mountain Motorsports for more information: https://rockymotorsports.com/membership/
Rocky Mountain Motorsports Track Rentals
Calling all track day operators, motorsport clubs, and driving event organizers—RMM is now accepting bookings for track rentals for the 2022 opening season. From car clubs to performance driving programs, don’t miss your opportunity to book track time at RMM. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for track rental information and booking.