The future of Race City Motorsport Park is one very important issue in this years election on October 18! The motorsports community has been actively polling the candidates for Mayor and Alderman with these and other benefits.
I feel this facility has several key benefits to the city and residents.
- Social benefit of reducing street racing by providing a safe and legal venue for young people to enjoy their cars. Friday night Secret Street events attract several thousand people over the summer. Many other cities have found that an active local track reduces the number of street racing incidents significantly.
- Economic benefits to the city and over 100 local businesses that support racers and events. These include several motorcycle and auto driving schools, repair shops, parts suppliers, caterers and many others.
- Tourism benefits to Calgary as nearly every event or day at the track has participants and spectators from outside the city.
- Another entertainment venue for Calgarians and their families to enjoy whether as a spectator or participant.
Unlike most other sports and entertainment facilities in Calgary, Race City receives no financial support from the city.
Let’s all get out and vote in a motorsport friendly city council!