Charlottetown Auto Racing




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Background

Race cars turning the corner

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.

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Equipment

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.

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Where

Raceway Park (902-621-2000) is Atlantic Canada's only dual auto racing facility, located in Oyster Bed Bridge (halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown). Raceway Park features both a 1/4 mile drag strip and 1/4 mile high banked paved oval.

The Island Karting Club (902-436-4359) is PEI's only kart racing club, on route 234 in Burlington. Go kart racing every other weekend, regional karting events once every month. ASN Canada FIA inspected and governed. Largest kart racing track in the Maritimes. A day of fun featuring the Island's largest half-mile track with the fastest karts. Three sizes of karts. Single-driver formula karts, doubles for adult and child. Open June 1-Sept 6. Admission fee.

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