Drag races are the safest places to practice pretend engine noises without attracting lawn mowers in heat. Rev up with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for admission for two to the Victoria Day Weekend Challenge for one day (up to a $50 value)
- $50 for admission for two to the Victoria Day Weekend Challenge for the whole weekend (up to a $100 value)
Over the course of the weekend—from Friday, May 18, to Sunday, May 20— 482 km/hr Jet Dragsters whip down the Toronto Motorsports Park’s dragway. Fire and smoke billow behind these jet-powered dragsters, and raised engines roar above the chassis of the Pro Modified Racing Association’s unique dragsters. From modded motorcycles to gasoline-powered sleds, every form of land-bound vehicle attempts to hit top speeds as it tears down the raceway. Fans who need refreshment can cross the track to the Black Cat Pub, serving beer and food during all events.
Toronto Motorsports Park’s prices vary throughout the weekend.
Toronto Motorsports Park
Once a week in 1955, Ontario's Kohler Airstrip welcomed dragsters to share its smooth surfaces with airplanes before giving way completely to the popular racing vehicles in the '60s. The former airstrip became Cayuga Dragway Park, and in 1992, it went on to host the first IHRA (International Hot Rod Association) national event outside of the United States. The venue, with its approximately 1,280-metre drag strip, eventually became known as Toronto Motorsports Park in 2001—a place for amateur racers to compete, practice, engage in instructional programs, and craft aerodynamic fuzzy dice.
Today the dragway both educates and entertains the motorsports community, regularly holding massive events featuring professionally modified vehicles, including motorcycles and gas-powered sleds, and legendary drivers. Amateurs still get plenty of track time to try out new vehicles with the Test & Tune Program and race custom rides in the Bracket Series. When race aficionados aren't watching smoke billow from behind the dragsters or cheering on their favourite brand of motor oil, they can relax in track-side campsites or head to the Black Cat Pub for a beer and a snack.
Toronto Motorsports Park
With two decades of racecar driving under his belt, Mr. Uli Bieri sought a means to safely share motorsports with other enthusiasts. In 1997, he found it in the form of Cayuga Dragway Park, a former airstrip built in 1955. He purchased the land, and over the years added a 3-kilometre road course that could be reconfigured for drivers of different skill levels and extensive noise-reduction berms. He constructed the tracks with a strong focus on safety, keeping the ground flat and providing ample runoff area. In 2001, he rechristened the two tracks Toronto Motorsports Park, providing a venue for amateur racers to compete, practice, and engage in instructional programs.
Today the dual stretches of pavement serve both education and entertainment for the motorsports community, regularly holding massive events featuring professionally modified vehicles and legendary drivers. Amateurs still get plenty of track time to try out new vehicles with the Test & Tune Program and race custom rides in the Bracket Series.