Vintage racing is conducted on road courses which have
turns to the left and right of varying sharpness. This
leads to cornering speeds as slow as 50kph to over
160kph. Oh, straights, too.
(Some information and images, from Trackpedia.com)
Calgary was the home of RaceCity Motorsports Park.
Now closed, it
was the Western Canadian centre for road racing for many
years. It's location within the city limits
foretold it's demise, but it is, and will be,
missed. Due to the integration of a drag strip,
the front straight made for very high speeds, much to
the chagrin of the better handling vintage cars.
There are currently 3 proposed road racing circuits
between Calgary and Edmonton. Each is at a different
level of progress.
(Edmonton Intl Airport) - Basically complete (top lift
of asphalt and curbing to be completed in 2014). VOTP
2013 was run on the long track.
Resort (19Km from Rosebud, AB) - 7 Km (4.4 mile)
course comprised of 3 segements that can be linked or
run separately. Recently announced 1st reading approval
for zoning, with intentions of starting construction in
2014 with availability in 2015.
Park - Currently compiling the submission package
to obtain the necessary approvals to begin construction.
Targeting 2Q2014 to begin operation. The track will be
built in two phases, with the first phase expected to
include a 1.2-km karting track, drag strip, and a 4.5-km
grand American-quality track featuring between 12 and 18
No track map available at this time.(but I've seen it)
Raceway Park - 2.0 Km (1.2 mile) 9 corner road
course within Mission BC.
County Raceway - The facility is
located in the City of Airway Heights and boasts a
drag-strip, half-mile oval track, and 2.5 mile road
Motorsports Park - The 235-acre facility near Gimli
features a 1/4-mile drag strip, and a 1.3-mile, 8 corner,
road racing course.