Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Vintage Mods will be back in 2013


Capital City Speedway is pleased to announce that the Vintage Mods will be back again next year for your viewing pleasure. If you were like me, you loved having them as a part of our show. We will be running the Vintage Mods once a month for the season. Stay tuned for the 2013 schedule as it is being worked on now.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Last Call for Banquet Tickets

This will be the last call for Banquet tickets to be held November 3 at the Travelodge Hotel on Carling Ave. Final numbers need to be in to the Travelodge folks early next week. So if you do not have your banquet tickets yet, then give us a call to reserve your ticket now.

Thunder Car Meeting Tonight - October 18th.

Don't forget about the Thunder Car Meeting tonight at 7:00 pm at the Travelodge Hotel on Carling Ave.
Up for discussion will the the Thunder Car Rules for 2013.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Thunder Car Meeting Venue has Changed

The Thunder Car meeting scheduled for this Thursday has been moved to the Travelodge Hotel located at 1376 Carling Ave. You may join us for supper at at 6:00 pm at Monkey Joe's - located across the street in the Westgate Mall.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thunder Car Drivers Meeting - This week

As we prepare for the 2013 season, we will be looking at the rules for the Thunder Class and the changes we and our drivers would like to make moving forward. The Ontario Stock Car Association, which we are a part of, is trying to align the Thunder Car rules in Ontario. These may play a part in what we do for 2013, in an attempt to make Thunder Car racing in Ontario on the same rules.

We will hold a Thunder Car Drivers meeting this Thursday October 18 at Biagio's at 1394 Richmond Road. ( Formerly Peters Pantry ) It is located next to the Lincoln Heights shopping mall on Carling.
Dinner will be at 6:00 pm if you care to join us, with the meeting starting at 7:00pm.

The discussion will revolve around where Capital City Speedway needs to go from a  rules standpoint to make Thunder Car racing the best it can be. We also hope to see a higher car count in this class by opening up the rules to allow some new cars to qualify for the field.

I hope to see all Thunder Car drivers, and prospective Thunder Car drivers at the meeting to make sure we get everyone's imput on where we need to go in 2013.

Capital City Speedway - A Year in Review

Thanks go out to all of our racers, advertisers and spectators who came to Capital City Speedway in 2012. The weather was great all season until Summer Slam, and the racing was great. We had some ups and downs with car counts this year and we hope to see all classes increase in size for 2013.

The addition of the Vintage Modifieds was a great success and we hope to have them back next year as well. Our discussions with them should start soon so we can get them booked in early as part of our show. The Dinardo's Kart Class will be back next year with a bigger field as we work on that group now and get the word out early about how much fun the Kart guys and gals had. Frank Dinardo has already signed on as the class sponsor for that class, and we look forward to seeing them again next year.

We had new Champions in every class this year, with Justin Holtom wining the Late Model class, Todd Musker taking home the Thunder Class, Chris MacDonald in Mini Stock, Kevin Foisy in Legends and Jason Moss in Four for Fun. This year we saw some Championships won on the last race of the season and we hope to see close races next year as well. We are working on getting new cars in every field for next year, with some new cars already spoken for that we should see out in 2013.

Drag Racing was introduced back to Capital City Speedway this year with the help of a number of individuals and without their help it would not have been possible. Thanks go to Pam and Twitch, Scott Boyen, and Casey.  Thanks go to Shawn Kerr and Kerr Contracting for picking up the Title Rights and CP Tire for their advertising package. Thanks go out to Sport Systems Canada for their help in making the new Bleachers a reality.We would like to see growth in our advertiser's for the Strip and we will start on that project soon. If you are looking to become a sponsor of the Drag Strip, please give us a call.

The re-opening of the Drag Strip was a great success in 2012 and we hope to build on that significantly for 2013. It looks like we will be introducing a Junior Dragster Class this year and we hope to see a number of cars out for that class this year.We are working on the 2013 Drag Racing schedule now and look for some exciting Drag Nights to come. My son, Connor, is ready to go now as he awaits the 2013 season with his 1979 Corvette. Shawn Kerr had his son out this weekend in his new Junior Dragster and from what I was told, he is ready now for the season to start. Early word is that Shawn Kerr is already working on getting a new 900HP motor for his car. We had a number of tire kickers out this year at the strip checking out the facilities and the strip. A
number of them have Drag Cars and we fully expect to see them out next year as we got nothing but great reviews.

We have already started on projects for next year to make the Drag Strip even better. We will have the timing system expanded to include the 1/8 and the 1000 foot mark to appeal to a broader audience. With the amount of shut down space we have we expect to see alot of the Street Cars running the 1000 compared to the 1/8. Capital City Drags will be the place to be next year if you are a Drag Car Fan, or Owner.

The Drift Night will once again play a part in the 2013 season. We hope to see a growth in our car count as we try and get this class up and running. We saw car counts up and down over the season, and we hope to make sure that we have a good number of cars each and every Drift Night to put on a good show for our spectators. Our Drift competitions never really took off this year but we will see what 2013 has in store for us and hopefully we will see a few competitions at least.

We are looking at a number of other ideas, to make sure we make as much use of the property as we can to keep Capital City Speedway open for our many fans and racers. Stay tuned for further announcements as they happen.

On a final note, please make sure that when you are looking for a service or product, you make use of our Business Directory and help support our Advertisers who help us bring weekly racing to the Ottawa Area. Don';t forget to tell them that you are using their company because of their support for Capital City Speedway.

I look forward to seeing all of you again at Capital City Speedway in 2013.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Drag Racing - Bracket Competition this Sunday

Our Bracket Event which was rained out last Sunday has been rescheduled for this Sunday. We have moved up the start time from 12 to 11:00 a.m so we can get everyone home early for some Thanksgiving Dinner. We hope to run from 11:00 to 4:00 pm. We expect this to be our final Drag Event for the season, unless we hear back from enough people to warrant opening longer. The $ 500.00 to win and $ 100 for second will still be up for grabs, so come on out and win it. We have been trying to give it away for a month now and I am tired of looking at it. We will run time trials for the first part of the day so you will have time to get one if you do not have one already. We will run grudge races and other races through the day between the competitions runs, so you should have plenty of track time even if you lose out in a early round.
Buy Backs - I would love to get some feedback in regards to buy backs. We can do it three ways. First round buyback only or 1 buyback per car at any time, or no buybacks at all. Let me know your thoughts on how you want this competition to work.
I hope to see all of you back out this Sunday.