NSA 360 sprint cars
These opened wheeled, winged race cars are Castrol Raceway's fastest class with top speeds often exceeding 120 mph. An NSA '360' Sprint Car weighs 1,475 lbs with driver and is powered by a 700+ horsepower methanol burning engine.
sportsman sprint cars
Castrol Raceway is fortunate to have two Sprint Car classes. The Sportsman Sprint car class has strict engine rules that makes for a very competitive class at a reasonable price! A Sportman Sprint car weighs 1,600 lbs with driver and is powered by a 500+horsepower methanol burning engine.
Northern Thunder Late Models
These are the 'traditional' Dirt Late Models race cars that run at tracks throughout North America. Often called Wissota Late Models, these cars ran in Edmonton from 1991 - 1995. Due to a dwindling car count the track cancelled the class after the 1995 season. Headed up by a number of long-time racers, this Late Model class was resurrected in 2007. The class adopted the Northern Thunder Dirt Late Model name in 2011 and has never looked back! A Dirt late models weight is approx. 2300 lbs to 2,425 lbs and are powered by a V8 engine on methanol or gas.
NORTHERN ALBERTA MINI STOCKS
Mini stocks are a low budget, entry level, “fun for all" class that will not only be a great way to get someone onto the track at any age, but will be a lot of fun for all involved with a lot of close competitive racing . This class is low budget focused with the full intention of making safety #1. The rules are based on a cost of roughly $2,500 (+/-) for a complete race car and full driver safety set up. The NAMS class is continuing to grow every season and 2019 looks to be a very good year for growth as well!
IMCA is the oldest sanctioning body in North America. Founded in 1915, IMCA originally sanctioned ‘big car’ races at county, state and regional fair grounds. Today’s open-wheel Modifieds were born in 1979 by Keith Knack who purchased IMCA USA and started the Modified Division. In 1989 Bruce Hampton purchased the rights to IMCA in Canada. During the past 30 years, Modifieds have run at 22 Canadian race tracks in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and the Northwest Territories. There are over 60 events scheduled this year in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Competitors run each race with points counting towards the track Championship as well as the Canadian Championships.
The minimum car weight is 2450 lbs. Small Block V8 motors run on methanol or gasoline. Cars run G60X15 Hoosier tires with 8” wide rims. Thrilling door-to-door finishes are the norm for this division that combines the best of both the stock car and open-wheeled racer. Battling on both dirt and asphalt they have become a force in Canadian racing!