Drag Racing at Castrol Raceway
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.
Watch the DRAG races LIVE On-Line at www.1320go.com/castrol/livetiming.php or listen to DRAG races LIVE at RACE RADIO 88.7 FM
MOPAR Rocky Mountain Nationals
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.
Hot August Night
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019: 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.
200MPH Shoot Out
AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 1, 2019: The 2-day event annually features over 20 WDRL “Ground Pounding” 6 Second- 250 MPH Pro Mod Door Slammers, 16 Funny Cars, 170 MPH Top Eliminator’s, and our local hometown heroes vying for the Bracket Season Championship. 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.
Outlaw Truck Drags
Presented by Canadian Diesel Online, Khaos Kustom & Krazy on Highways
**NEW 2019**: AUGUST 17, 2019: We are proud to host the first Annual Outlaw Truck Drags. On August 17, 2019 the Inaugural event will play host to fire breathing Diesels, stock and performance Gassers, and 1/8 Mile Outlaws; As long as it’s a truck it is allowed to race! The day will also feature a full contingent of 200PMH Funny Cars. The Midway will feature the latest parts and apparel and a mobile chassis dyno. A Fun Family Friendly day at the track with plenty to see in the pits; hundreds of beautiful trucks on display and ready to race.
Street Legal Racing
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).
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.
Nitro Ratz Junior Dragster Association
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 http://www.nitroratz.com.