Oshawa-Durham Ontario Recreational Sports: Auto Racing information, listings and links
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, east of the GTA:
- Kawartha Speedway
1382 County Road 28 (just south of Hwy. 115)
Fraserville, Ontario K0L 1V
705-939-6316 Fax: 705- 939-6342
This track has a 3/8 mile asphalt semi-banked oval, with Friday racing from May to September.
- Peterborough Speedway
From Peterborough, go west on Hwy 7 to Sherbrooke St. Turn left to the track.
705-743-5880 Fax: 705-292-8773
Mailing: Peterborough Speedway 2000 Ltd.
PO Box 2212m Peterborough, K9J 7Y4
This 1/4 mile asphalt semi-banked oval track, formerly known as: Westgate Speedway, hosts Saturday racing from April to
3233 Concession Road #10, RR #5
Bowmanville, L1C 3K6
905-983-9141 Fax: 905-983-5195
Mosport International Raceway is a multi-track facility located north of Bowmanville, Ontario. Mosport features a 2.5 mile, 10 turn road course; a half-mile, paved oval; a 1 km kart track and the 1.5 mile Mosport Driver Development Centre.
Amateur racers can get involved with two automtive clubs:
- Oshawa Motor Sport Club (Jeff Christie, H:905-895-2575) which meets at Mosport's Driver-Development-Track Exit 401 Eastbound past Oshawa, Exit#431 to Regional Rd 57 Norht for 17.2 km to Hwy-20 E.
- Peterborough MotorSport Club (Pete Gulliver, 705-292-7232)