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Castrol Raceway, Nisku

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Castrol Raceway, formerly known as "Capital City Raceway Park", "Capital Raceway", "Labatt Raceway", and "Budweiser Motorsports Park", is a multi-track auto racing facility located just south of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Located on land leased from the Edmonton International Airport, the clay oval opened in 1991 and the dragstrip opened in 1992. The facility went into receivership at the end of the 1997 season. It was purchased by Rob Reeves and ten other local racers and businessmen; it re-opened in 1998. Several of the investors have opted out since 2000 but do remain on as advertising sponsors of the facility. The track is now owned by Rob Reeves and Ron Hodgson.The facility features an 8,500-seat ¼ mile IHRA-sanctioned dragstrip, and a 4,500-seat 3/8 mile clay oval. There is also a pro motocross track, a mini-sprint car track, and a 2.7 km road course which opened in 2013.The biggest event currently held at the facility is on the drag strip. The annual IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals is the sixth of twelve national IHRA events held in North America. The second largest event at Castrol Raceway was held on the Oval track. The Oil City Cup featured the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. The World of Outlaws competed in Edmonton from 2007 - 2015.
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  • Recently moved to Edmonton and was so happy to have found this gem. Regardless if you are into drag, auto cross, circle track or road racing, this is the place to be. If you are looking for a place to...  more »
  • Was visiting Edmonton during Xmas and this was one of the fist things we did to begin the holiday season. Was a great display. I did think it was a little pricey but all in all was very good. Very div...  more »
  • We really wanted to see some Christmas lights on this trip, and this did not disappoint. The fact that we could stay in the car with the terrible weather was definitely appreciated as well. The displa...  more »
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  • We came right at 5 on a Sunday night, so essentially waited for 5 minutes to get on the track. Lovely, unique display that the older kid could see from her car seat. If the baby had been away he would have only been able to see some of the displays. Bit pricey, but as a treat for the holidays, not too bad.
  • It was nice to see the lights, but definitely it was not worth $ 25.00 dollars. Also it took us over 30 minutes to get to the payment area. We thought they could have improved this event much better.
  • Drove me and the kids down. Flat rate 25 dollars and fun w/ Christmas lights and decorations. They have a bunch of displays and active movement lights. It was great. I took the kids and they lit up thru the whole ride and we're just having good old fashioned fun.
  • The lights are good, not great. Just good. They have their own station to play music, which is nice. But I feel like they could add more lights. :) MOAR LIGHTS!
  • It was beautifully done. The lights were awesome. The only draw back was the wait, there was so many people that went out to enjoy the experience. Excellent job

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