AHS LETTER: CEASE & DESIST ORDER-MAY 6/21 AHS Letter May 5, 2021
AHS LETTER OF APPEAL SPECTATOR CAPACITY-MARCH 17/21 AHS Letter- March 17
AHS LETTER OF APPEAL SPECTATOR CAPACITY-MARCH 10/21 AHS Letter- March 10, 2021
AHS LETTER OF APPEAL SPECTATOR CAPACITY- FEB 16/21 AHS LETTER- FEB 16/21
HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD
- All “Touchless Ticket” Admissions (Participant, Crew, & Cohort) must be purchased advance ONLINE
- Fans are NOT permitted for Entertainment purposes until further notice.
- Please maintain Physical Distancing (6ft) throughout the facility.
- Masks/Face Coverings are MANDATORY in all common areas throughout the property.
- All Guests must follow all hand hygiene expectations and coughing and sneezing etiquette.
- Regularly Sanitized Restrooms are available for public use at the base of the DRAG TOWER; please follow all posted physical distancing Guidance.
- The Drag Concession will be open for limited Food & Beverage Service; please follow all posted Guidance.
- Playground will be closed until further notice.
- Please understand and adhere to all Castrol Raceway FACILITY POLICIES
- All Guests are required to stay in their designated pit space and/or seating areas when not actively participating on-track; avoid crowding in common areas.
- Failure to adhere to current AHS Guidelines will result in immediate expulsion from the facility.
- If you are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition, or are otherwise required to isolate or quarantine- STAY HOME!
2021 RACE SCHEDULE “UPDATE”
In light of the recent AHS Step 3 Re-Launch delay, we are once again forced us to “pivot” our optimistic event plans in regard to the upcoming motorsport season.
Spectator based Live Motorsport Events require significant amount of time to approach, plan, and properly schedule all staff and services to support a successful and safe re-opening. With less than 40 days before the official start of our season, we have deemed it necessary to make alterations to our upcoming season schedule.
We remain confident the season will start and move forward with ongoing AHS safety guidance and restrictions in place. Unfortunately the unpredictability of Spectator Capacity limitations as per AHS Guidelines, Specialty events including the Rocky Mountain Nationals, Hot August Night, and Monster Truck Throwdown, HAVE ONCE AGAIN BEEN SUSPENDED ANOTHER YEAR (2022).
MORE INFORMATION: 2021 RACE SEASON SCHEDULE UPDATE-COVID
*Schedule Subject to change in consideration of ongoing AHS guidance and/or restrictions.
FANS IN THE STANDS: NO LIMITS!
On behalf of Castrol Raceway and the coalition of motorsport facility operators and motorized recreation event organizers in the province of Alberta and throughout western Canada, we have proposed an appeal to Alberta Health Services pending optimistic development in the COVID-19 pandemic and anticipation hospitalizations will be within <300 range of the benchmark recently put forth by AHS. We are making every effort to proactively support and plan for the upcoming season. Specifically, we make appeal for modification to the a Spectator capacity; adaptation based on variable Grandstand/Viewing Area capacity versus an invariable capacity restriction as per the June 30, 2020 AHS GUIDANCE FOR HORSE RACING PARKS AND MOTOR RACEWAYS.
MORE TICKET & EVENT INFORMATION:
NASCC (Northern Alberta Sport Car Club) Event Information
Track Junkies Driver Registration
Spec-D Drift Event Information
First Time Visitors
Make the most of your visit. Unlike a typical three-hour football game or two-hour concert, Racing can be an all-day affair. The best advice for fans might well be the same advice given to the teams you’re coming to watch: Come early, stay late, and be prepared.
Directions & Maps
Castrol Raceway is located south of Edmonton, adjacent to the Edmonton International Airport.
Highway 19 & Highway 2 (2 kms West); Nisku; Alberta; Canada
GPS Coordinates: 53.3374847°N 113.5330582°W
EXIT No. (Coming from HWY 2): 525
Driving Directions (From Edmonton)
Follow QE2, take Hwy 19 (Nisku/Devon) Exit- Head West. Excitement is located only 2 kms away on the left
1309 10th Street
Nisku, AB T9E 8L6
1309 10th Street, Nisku, AB, Canada
Castrol Raceway, Alberta 19, Leduc County, AB, Canada
Castrol Raceway is an Outdoor weather dependant Venue; it’s best to Dress in layers as the weather conditions can change dramatically throughout an event. We recommend familiarizing yourself with our Weather Policy prior to your visit. We make every effort to post relevant weather updates on our social media platforms.
What to Wear
We recommend close toe comfortable footwear for all Guests; our facility has multiple base compounds (asphalt, dirt, grass, gravel, shale)- the terrain can be uneven. It’s best to avoid skirts, dresses, and heels as our grandstands and stairwells are not enclosed. Events on our OVAL Track can be loud, fast, & DIRTY- wear cloths appropriate of a fun day playing in the DIRT.
Visit the Pits (Drag)
Drag racing is unique among motorsports because fans have direct access to the teams, watching from as close as five or 10 feet as the highly skilled mechanics “twirl the iron.” Stick around a bit and you can get an autograph or a photo with your favourite driver.
Visit the Pits (Oval)
After the races, fans may enter the oval pits free of charge and no age restrictions. Caution is advised while in the pits due to moving vehicles and other hazards. To enter the Oval Pits prior to and during racing, entrants must be 14 years of age, purchase a crew/pit pass, be accompanied by a Guardian and sign the waiver upon entry. Parental consent is required for anyone under 18 years of age. This can be done at the Competitor & Crew Entrance gate.
Seating at most regularly scheduled Castrol Raceway events is General Admission (also known as open seating or free seating), and don’t worry, there is plenty of space for everyone. During Major/Specialty events General Admission seating can become limited- we suggest you arrive early to select your favorite spot, or consider our RESERVED and VIP seating options. Visit our full season schedule of events to review and consider the best seating options for your enjoyment. Accessible Seating is available at all events; Assessable Seating is limited and may be sold out for major/specialty events. We encourage those requiring Accessible Seating and/or Companion passes to purchase in advance.
Complimentary Parking is ALWAYS available for our Guests at every event, at Major/Specialty events however there is also Preferred Paid Parking in effect. Preferred Parking Passes are available on-line in advance and at the track on event day; preferred parking passes are sold/issued on a per day basis. (Limited quantities). Accessible Parking is available with a displayed government approved Placard at all events. Motorcycle Parking is available in main parking lot, adjacent to the front gate upon availability
Give yourself enough travel time, as well as additional time to stroll about the display areas set up around the facility. The sooner you get to the track on race day, the better. Please expect quite a bit of incoming and outbound traffic before and after the event. Take into consideration the number of people attending the event. Please FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF THE PARKING ATTENDANTS, which will aid in getting everyone home quicker.
Sights & Sounds
The Show can be loud to sensitive little ears. Ear protection is available at the Castrol Raceway merchandise trailer if you don’t have your own to bring. Sunglasses & Sunscreen are always a great idea.
Fun for Families
In addition to the Motorsport Venues at Castrol Raceway, our facility if fully equipped to deliver an exceptional Guest experience- we don’t want your Guests coming for a quick visit- we want to have each Guest (Young and old alike) immersed in the ACTION! A safe, efficient, and fun facility the entire family can enjoy.
During your visit, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask any one of our friendly Fan Services personnel. They will be more than happy to assist you in any way.
In partnership with the Leduc/Nisku Rotary Club, Castrol Raceway boasts an amazing Playground for recreation and enjoyment of the whole family. Multiple play structures such as swingset, slides, jungle gym, chin-up bars, sandbox, and trapeze rings, are surrounded by trees and picnic benches. Located on the Midway in the heart of the action
Served in a Race/Classic Car Lunch Box that kids can enjoy throughout their visit to Castrol Raceway. Box contains a main protein item (hamburger, hot dog, or small serving of chicken fingers), a side item (French or apple slices), and a drink (milk, juice, or a soft drink) and a sweet treat. The choice of items subject to change from event to event.
Russ the Balloon Guy
At numerous events throughout the season, kids will be delighted to meet our resident Balloon Twist entertainer “Russ The Balloon Guy”. Balloons are complimentary to all children 12 & Under
Let the jumping begin; at events tailored to young Guests (Ex. Annihilation Night and Monster Truck Throwdown) Bouncy House/Jumpy Castles are provided complimentary to all Guests 12 & Under upon availability.
Edmonton International Airport
Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is the primary air passenger and air cargo facility in the Edmonton Metro Region. It is a hub for Northern Alberta and Northern Canada, providing non-stop service to 60 destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean. It is Canada’s largest major airport by land mass and the fifth busiest in terms of passenger numbers.
Edmonton International Airport is located between Edmonton and Leduc on Highway 2, just minutes away from Castrol Raceway. For comprehensive information about EIA, click here to visit their official website and follow them on Twitter for announcements, contests and more. Sign up for EIA rewards for your chance to win free flights, and receive exclusive monthly offers for parking, shopping and dining discounts.
Executive Royal Hotel
The Executive Royal Hotel Leduc-Nisku is the host hotel for the Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals and a preferred partner of Castrol Raceway. Book online here and enter promotional code RACE.
You may also call the hotel directly to book your rooms. Mention that you would like to receive the Castrol Raceway preferred rate
- Classic 2 Queens
- Classic King
Coast Nisku Inn & Conference Centre
Castrol Raceway would like to welcome the Nisku Inn and Conference Centre as a preferred partner!
- Special “RACE” room rate
- Shuttle service available to and from Castrol Raceway.
- Exciting Family Water Park & Hot Tub
- Pet Friendly
- Montana’s Restaurant and The Den Pub
For bookings please contact the Nisku Inn & Conference Centre by calling 780-955-7744
Super 8 by Wyndham Edmonton International Airport
Located half a kilometer from Edmonton International Airport, off Queen Elizabeth Highway II, our Super 8 Edmonton International Airport hotel is a convenient stop during your travels. Whether you are our guest for just one night or an extended stay, we offer comfortable accommodations at a great price. Reach Out for Your Special RACE Rate.
Camping at Castrol Raceway
Camping is available at Castrol Raceway for the Rocky Mountain Nationals. Motorhomes & Recreational vehicles ONLY; all vehicles must be self-contained. No tenting permitted. **Please note: There is NO overnight camping is permitted in the Spectator Parking area.
Local Camp Grounds
Tell them Castrol Raceway sent you!
Devon Lions Campground
Devon is located 20 minutes SW of Edmonton near the junction of Highway 60 and Highway 19. Devon Lions Campground is adjacent to the Devon Golf & Conference Centre.
General Information/Reservations by phone: 780-987-4777
Leduc Lions Campground
Leduc #1 Discovery Centre
Features 20 RV stalls with 15/30 amp power and water. There is also an overflow area available that is not serviced (no power and water). Indoor showers/washrooms and a children’s play area are accessible for anyone registered in the campground. There is a sewer-dump station five minutes away, in the Town of Devon.
For all bookings and campground inquiries, please call 780-405-6308.