Castrol Raceway

Castrol Raceway, formerly known as "Capital City Raceway Park", "Capital Raceway", "Labatt Raceway", and "Budweiser Motorsports Park", is a multi-track auto racing facility located just south of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Located on land leased from the Edmonton International Airport, the clay oval opened in 1991 and the dragstrip opened in 1992. The facility went into receivership at the end of the 1997 season. It was purchased by Rob Reeves and ten other local racers and businessmen; it re-opened in 1998. Several of the investors have opted out since 2000 but do remain on as advertising sponsors of the facility. The track is now owned by Rob Reeves and Ron Hodgson.

Castrol Raceway
LocationEdmonton, Alberta
Capacity4,500 (clay oval)
8,500 (drag strip)
OwnerRob Reeves, Ron Hodgson
OperatorRob Reeves, Ron Hodgson
Opened1991
Construction costC$4 million
($6.44 million in 2018 dollars[1])
Former namesCapital City Raceway Park, Capital Raceway, Labatt Raceway, Budweiser Motorsports Park
Major eventsIHRA Nitro Jam
Mopar Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals
(2003–present)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Oil City Cup
(2007–2015)
Canadian Superbike Championship
(2015)
Clay Oval
Length0.6 km (3/8 mi)
Banking9 degrees
Drag Strip
Length0.4 km (1/4 mi)
Road Course
Length2.7 km (1.67 mi)

The facility features an 8,500-seat ¼ mile IHRA-sanctioned dragstrip, and a 4,500-seat 3/8 mile clay oval. There is also a pro motocross track, a mini-sprint car track, and a 2.7 km road course which opened in 2013.

The biggest event currently held at the facility is on the drag strip. The annual NHRA Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals is the largest national event held in Canada. The second largest event at Castrol Raceway was held on the oval track. The Oil City Cup featured the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series from 2007 to 2015.

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References

  1. Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada tables 18-10-0005-01 (formerly CANSIM 326-0021) "Consumer Price Index, annual average, not seasonally adjusted". Statistics Canada. January 18, 2019. Retrieved March 6, 2019. and 18-10-0004-13 "Consumer Price Index by product group, monthly, percentage change, not seasonally adjusted, Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit". Statistics Canada. Retrieved March 6, 2019.

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