Ready For A New Racetrack in Calgary?
If you haven’t been able to keep up with the news, there’s been some exciting developments lately in the Calgary area – specifically, on a square mile of land north of the city. At the end of March, the county council of Mountain View, near Carstairs, voted to allow the land to be redesignated…and why is that important? Because it’s the first step towards a new racetrack coming to Calgary!
The Old Race City Speedway
Many Calgarians have fond memories of days spent out at the old race track at the southeast edge of the city limits. Race City Speedway opened in 1985 and for more than 25 years it gave lead-footed drivers a place to safely get the speed out of their systems. Featuring a quarter-mile drag strip, a half-mile oval, and a two-mile track, the facility hosted five major championship races and was a favourite getaway spot for drivers of high-end cars in the area. To much protest, it closed in 2011 with no replacement project in the works, and since then, drivers of fast European cars haven’t had a suitable place to really see what their vehicles can do.
So What's Next?
While this is just the first step in a long process, it’s welcome news to many Albertans who are itching to hit the asphalt at full throttle – in a safe and legal way. Rocky Mountain Motorsports, who is behind the entire initiative, has big plans to make this much more than just a few laps around a strip of pavement. Here’s what they’re hoping to do.
Alongside a circuit of more than five kilometres, they are also aiming to offer performance driving schools (and a police training academy), private and secure storage for high-end vehicles, staging and paddock areas, and more. They have outlined how they’ll help boost local businesses and charities, make streets safer, create jobs, and attract world-class events. All of this, and much more, can be found on their website. Take some time to look around!
How Euroworks Can Help.
If you’re anything like us, you think this facility can’t be built fast enough! When the shovels start breaking the dirt, make sure you bring your high-end car in to Euroworks to give it a once-over and get it ready for the new racetrack coming to Calgary. From the headlights to the tailpipe, we’ve got the expertise, the experience, and the inventory to keep your car revving at its very best. Get your car up to speed – first here, and then there!
Call Euroworks at 403-291-6839 to book your appointment today, or come by to show off your ride at our main location at 2341 20 Ave NE in Calgary, Alberta. You’ll be glad you did!
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