The speed and daring of auto racers is a vicarious thrill for most of us (unless you've earned a speeding ticket). Millions of motorsport fans love the noisy power of souped-up cars making it a universal spectator sport around the world. Its a lot safer than driving fast on our city street.
For auto racing you need a car. If you are racing at the local speedway on "amateur day", any car will do, but the professional racers depend on a fast car for their living. A good racing car can cost as much several million dollars, and as much again to maintain each year. When racing, you also need to wear a helmet and a flame-resistant suit.
If you are considering buying a race car, you can find new and used auto racers in the Bargain Finder, through Race City Speedway Motorsport Park, or on the Web.
There are several race tracks in central Ontario:
6918 Yonge Street, Innisfil,
(705) 436-2445 Fax: (705) 727-4832
Sunset Speedway boasts some of the fastest, most competitive racing in Ontario (with speeds up to 150 kilometres per hour), with 13 degrees of banking in the corners and ultra wide straightaways, for exciting side by side racing in all 3 classes run weekly: Limited Late Models, Thunder Cars and 4 Cylinders. Additional special shows are scheduled throughout the year, including OSCAAR Super Late Models, ALSTAR Super Series Late Models, TQ Can Am Midgets, Hurricane Midgets, Pro Cup Challenge and Vintage Modifieds. Highway 400 northbound, to Innisfil Beach Road exit and east to Highway 11 and then south to the track, on the right at the top of the hill past line 7. Lucas Oil Flamboro Speedway 905-659-3042
Take Highway 6 north to Milgrove, 5.5 km west on Millgrove Rd (not Milgrove Side Road)
Lucas Oil Flamboro Speedway was established in 1961 making it one of Canada's longest running stock car tracks. It has one of the largest seating capacities in Ontario, with grandstands positioned on the north straightaway, shielded by a safety wall and fence, and provide fans with an unobstructed view of all the racing action.
Cameron Motorsports Karting Complex
2633 Upper James,
Mount Hope, ON L0R 1W0
Merrittville Speedway Ltd
2371 Merrittville Hwy,
St Catharines, ON L2V 3Y9
Merrittville Speedway is a 3/8 mile banked clay track located in Thorold, and has been hostig races since 1952. It started as a 1/4 mile clay oval (1952-1971) and since 1972 has been a 3/8 mile clay oval.
Ohsweken Speedway is a 3/8 mile dirt oval raceway loacated in Ohsweken, Ontario. Races are held on Friday nights, and regular events include ministock, street stock, and sportsman class races. The speedway is also the host to the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals