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.
|Capacity||4,500 (clay oval)|
8,500 (drag strip)
|Owner||Rob Reeves, Ron Hodgson|
|Operator||Rob Reeves, Ron Hodgson|
|Construction cost||C$4 million|
($6.44 million in 2018 dollars)
|Former names||Capital City Raceway Park, Capital Raceway, Labatt Raceway, Budweiser Motorsports Park|
|Major events||IHRA Nitro Jam|
Mopar Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Oil City Cup
Canadian Superbike Championship
|Length||0.6 km (3/8 mi)|
|Length||0.4 km (1/4 mi)|
|Length||2.7 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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