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DRIFT PRACTICE

Our weekly drifting practices are held at Castrol Raceway, just outside of Edmonton, Alberta.  We offer a place for new and experienced drivers alike to put their skills to the test on our 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.

Practice Schedules for 2018

April: 26
May: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June: 7, 14, 21**, 28
July: 5, 19**, 26
August: 2, 9, 21**, 30
September: 6, 27

*weather permitting

**indicate “BRO-AM” round
All practice dates are Thursday evenings, practice gates open at 5pm on track for 5:30pm
Bring a proper helmet and have your cars clean of loose items, and most of all HAVE FUN!!!


 

 

Admission/Gate Times

Drivers: $40

Spectators: $10

 

Gates open at 5 PM, tech shortly after to ensure drivers can get on track a soon as possible.

Practice goes until 10 PM or later on busy nights.

 

Competition Series

Western Canada’s only Formula D Pro2 licensing series, Spec-D, is back for another year of high-speed, sideways action! All of western Canada’s best drifters battle it out door to door throughout the 5 event Formula D Pro2 licencing series. Driver’s here will be battling for their very own Formula D Pro2 licence to move up into the big leagues for 2019.

Spectator Pricing:

– Single Day: $15.00 General Admission / $10.00 Kids (6-12 years) / $0.00 Under 6 years

– Family-Pass $30.00 Available At Gate On Event Day

FD Pro-AM Schedule

2018 DRIFT SCHEDULE

MAY 26          CASTROL RACEWAY           EDMONTON      ROADCOURSE      ROUND 1
JUNE 9           EIR                                         WETASKIWIN    OVAL                      ROUND 2
AUGUST 11   CASTROL RACEWAY            EDMONTON     ROADCOURSE      ROUND 3
SEPT 15         CASTROL RACEWAY            EDMONTON     ROADCOURSE      ROUND 4
SEPT 16         CASTROL RACEWAY            EDMONTON  ROADCOURSE                 GRASSROOTS DRIFTDAY**
SEPT 22         CASTROL RACEWAY            EDMONTON    ROADCOURSE        ROUND 5

 

 

*additional fun-day/ amateur events may be added as track availability opens up.

 

 

Spectator Pricing:

   -Single Day: $15 General Admission / $10 Kids (6-12 years) / $0 Under 6 years

   -Family-Pass Rates Available At Gate On Event Day

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is Drifting?

Drifting is the opposite of grip driving, which involves taking a corner without sliding. In drifting we purposely slide cars around a pre determined course where in competition its judged under factors of speed, angle and line.

 

Where can I Practice or watch drifting?

Weelky practices in the Edmonton area are held at Castrol Raceway almost every Thursday evening throughout the summer; its a safe and fun place to test your car control.

Drifting is NOT to be done on public streets!!

 

What car do i need to drift?

The best car to drift is a rear wheel drive (rwd) with a manual transmission; however even automatic cars can drift just takes practice. examples: Nissan 350z,370z, nissan silvia, rx7, rx8, nissan 180sx, 240sx, 300zx, mustangs, corvette, toyota gt86, …..

 

What do i need to bring to practice drifting?

A DOT  approved helmet, a car that is in safe operating order,(no leaks, battery tied down) , tires with decent tread left and a couple friend to have a great time with, full rules and tech can be found here:  www.spec-d.ca/p/practice.html?m=1

 

How much does it cost?

To drive all night is $40.00, to watch is $10.00.

 

Can spectators go for ride alongs?

Yes ride alongs are allowed, must have a DOT helmet and select drivers.