Hamilton Auto Racing, Motor 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


There are several race tracks in central Ontario:

Cayuga 2000 Speedway Inc.
901 Indian Line Road , Regional Rd. 20
Hagersville, Ontario N0A 1H0
(905) 768-1177

Lucas Oil Flamboro Speedway
905-659-3042
Take Highway 6 north to Milgrove, 5.5 km west on Millgrove Rd (not Milgrove Side Road)
Lucas Oil Flamboro Speedway was established in 1961 making it one of Canada's longest running stock car tracks. It has one of the largest seating capacities in Ontario, with grandstands positioned on the north straightaway, shielded by a safety wall and fence, and provide fans with an unobstructed view of all the racing action.

Cameron Motorsports Karting Complex
905-679-2122
2633 Upper James,
Mount Hope, ON L0R 1W0


Merrittville Speedway Ltd
905-892-8266
2371 Merrittville Hwy,
St Catharines, ON L2V 3Y9
Merrittville Speedway is a 3/8 mile banked clay track located in Thorold, and has been hostig races since 1952. It started as a 1/4 mile clay oval (1952-1971) and since 1972 has been a 3/8 mile clay oval.

Ohsweken Speedway
519-445-0937
Chiefswood Rd,
Ohsweken, ON
Ohsweken Speedway is a 3/8 mile dirt oval raceway loacated in Ohsweken, Ontario. Races are held on Friday nights, and regular events include ministock, street stock, and sportsman class races. The speedway is also the host to the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

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