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THIS WEEKEND AT CASTROL RACEWAY*

May 25-28, 2017

*Starring our Fan Appreciation Day!

 

May 25, 2017 – (Nisku, AB.) – This weekend at Castrol Raceway we are officially celebrating the opening of our 20th Anniversary Season with our annual Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 27 – PLUS all of these other fantastic ways to fulfill your need for speed:

 

THURSDAY, May 25

 

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 www.spec-d.ca  

 

FRIDAY, May 26

 

Castrol Raceway continues to endeavour to take racing off the streets.  Members of the general public have 2 opportunities this week to push their limits! 1) On the Road Course at Motorcycle Track Attack, or 2) On the Drag Strip at JB’s Power Street Legal. Full details can be found below.

 

ROAD COURSE: MOTORCYCLE TRACK ATTACK.  Castrol Raceway and the EMRA are once again thrilled to host "Track Attack" motorcycle track days at Castrol Raceway.  If you have a great time riding your bike on the street—imagine riding on an open track with none of the hazards of street riding and all of the safety of a closed course.  An environment where you can really open it up and push your limits.   Events are open to riders of every skill level.  Each event will group riders into 3 groups, Novice, Intermediate, and Racer (race license required).  Also new riders can purchase Performance riding schools through On Track Performance  www.ontrackperformance.ca  for personalized track based learning.  Each event will have experienced riders available in order to help you enjoy your day.

Please note: Some basic bike preparation is necessary to participate in a Track Attack event. Many people ride their bike to the track and prep their bike before the session starts and this is adequate as long as new riders are ready to go before the track walk. Basic Bike Prep includes:

* Ensure the bike is in good working order (throttle should move freely, brake pads must have sufficient material and brake fluid should be bled if fluid is old)

* Tires are in good shape and are clear of cracks and have adequate tread remaining 

* No leaks; for example, engine fluids are contained, fork seals are good, and all hoses are in good shape 

* Bodywork and other items are securely fastened to the motorcycle

* No bike will be allowed on the track if the organizers deem the bike to be unsafe

 Required riding gear:

* 1 or 2 piece leather or textile suit, if 2 piece it must zip together around the waist

* Riding boots at least ankle high

* Gauntlet style gloves (covering the wrist)

* Helmet rated for motorcycle track use (i.e. Snell M2010, ECE 22.05)

 For more information visit www.emra.ca or to schedule personalized training please visit www.ontrackperformance.ca
 

Evening Track Attack: $150.00 pre registered, $175.00 Ride up.  Gates open at 4PM, Racing Starts at 4:30pm and goes until dusk.

 
Please Note: Advance Registration is highly recommended; limited space availability. Register at http://castrolraceway.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=963975

 

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 27 – FAN APPRECIATION DAY!

 

EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO COME FOR THIS SATURDAY’S DRAG RACES, AND STAY FOR THE SEASON OPENER NITE THUNDER. Tickets for the day are Adult: $20, Youth: $10, KIDS 5 & UNDER: FREE!

 

ROAD COURSE: EDMONTON MOTORCYCLE ROADRACING ASSOCIATION (EMRA) ROUND ONE. Please visit www.emra.ca  for full event details.

 

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: OVAL STOCK & SPRINT SERIES NITE THUNDER SEASON OPENER. Fun for the whole family! Fans are on their edge of their seats as these high tech cars thunder down the straightaway reaching speeds over 200 kmph! During intermission fans may have the opportunity to meet the race car drivers and see their cars up close!  Gates Open at 4 PM, Racing Starts at 5 PM. Spectators: Adult $20, Youth $10, Kids 5 & Under FREE

 

 

SUNDAY, May 28

 

ROAD COURSE: EDMONTON MOTORCYCLE ROADRACING ASSOCIATION (EMRA) ROUND ONE. Please visit www.emra.ca  for full event details.

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:

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: 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

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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For more information, please contact:

 

Kimberly Reeves, Owner

Castrol Raceway