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New Facility

After 13 very successful years running our own facility on leased land at the old Race City location, we were forced off the site at the end of the 2013 to allow expansion of Calgary’s Shepard Landfill.

2014 became a rebuilding year, we have secured a 20+ year lease in the town of Strathmore, a 30 minute drive East of the City limits – AND WE HAVE BROKEN GROUND ON THE NEW TRACK!

Racing will likely start in the late August/early September timeframe with a full season racing in 2015.

Construction was originally slated for May immediately after the Development hearing,but our permit was not finalized until June 30 after an appeal. Volunteers from the CKRC, and two other motorcycle clubs groups who will also use the new facility, started fencing the 20 acre site the following week.

Perimeter fencing was completed July 19. Earth movers have already marked the outline of the track itself, and placed material for sound berms to the North. Grading equipment is due onsite Aug 5th to do the final base preparation before the actual paving takes place.

The track will be 8m wide and nearly 1300m long. In comparison the track at the old site was about 1100m long (centre line measurement) and 9m wide. The new track has much more elevation changes, approximately 7m, rising and falling around a very exciting technical,and more compact layout than before. The facility hasexcellent spectator sightlines and the paved cut-offs between corners allow multiple track configurations for added excitement.

While the track and pre-grid area will be built by Northstar Construction, there are many oppourtunities for volunteer work building the rest of the facility.

In 2014 we will:
• Move club buildings and equipment on site
• Bundle tires for use as safety barriers
• Landscape the verges of the track to ensure smooth runoff areas
• Install timing equipment and score boards
• Prepare a base and install the grandstands
• Place tire safety walls
• Build internal spectator fencing separating track and paddock
• Build a functional paddock area
All of which will give us a functioning race track, the next phases should include:
• Completing and paving the paddock area
• Building a dirt oval track
• Installing a new electronic gate pass system and other technological improvements
• Creating an offroad area adjacent to the track for Motard racing
• And …
There is still space left over for future growth and new club activities –RC race track – ice racing in the winter – whatever other directions we want to take the club in the future.

Full track construction updates can be found in the New Track Forum

Overhead View as of July 10, 2014



Previous Facility (Varsity Speed Park)

Varsity Chrysler Speed Park was located in the southwest corner of Race City Motorsports Park and closed in October of 2013. The circuit measured 1.1 kms in length and 9 meters wide. A variety of configurations to provided challenging racing for the multitudes of racers who used the facility over it's life.

Next Event

Club Meeting

Thurs, Feb 12th, 2015

Cardel Theatre




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