Mostly Alberta Drag Racing

Last Update:  September 22, 2013 

I have been interested in 1/4 mile drag racing since the very early 1960's.  A lot of things have changed over that time, but the pictures of the good old days still rekindle fond memories.  About five years ago, I started to assemble a primarily Alberta collection of drag race photos.  I scrounged images from various sites but have not had much luck obtaining photos from individuals. Some of the tracks have their own very excellent web sites and I would encourage you to visit them.  For those sites I am just posting a few selected images with links.  On this page just "click" on the underlined links to open that page in a new window.

If you have anything of interest please contact me at:  slarsen@telus.net


                Northern Alberta       Fairview  (active airport track)
                                                 Drayton Valley - Thunder in the Valley (annual event)
                                                 Grande Prairie - Drag Wars (annual event)

                Edmonton                  Highway 14x
                                                CFB Namao
                                                Speedway Park
                                                Castrol Raceway (active 1/4 mile track - IHRA)

           Calgary                     Barlow Trail
                                      Shepard Raceway  
                                      Race City                              


                Medicine Hat
             10th Avenue N.W.
                                               
Medicine Hat Raceway (active 1/4 mile track- NHRA)

           Lethbridge               Industrial Park 1/8 mile  
                                     "The 100 footer" (annual event)

           Other                      Tailwind Raceway

                                         Vulcan

                                         Granum

          "Heads Up" Racing   Power to the Pavement (annual event hosted at Medicine Hat)

                                        Edmonton Fastest Streetcar Shootout (annual event)

                                        Calgary Fastest Streetcar Shootout (annual event - at Medicine Hat in 2012)

                                        Southern Alberta Streetcar Shootout 2012

                                         Southern Alberta Streetcar Shootout 2013

                                        Alberta Fastest Streetcar Lists

Links (Good Stuff)

There are racers and race cars from other provinces and states, but the focus is Alberta based.    

This web page is a work in progress, set up for fun and information and will be continuously updated as I find stuff to add.  This site is dedicated to Alberta Drag Racing History to recognize as many as possible of the old racers, cars and facilities for a trip down memory lane for the old guys and gals, and info for the new generation of racers.

Hope to get some input from old racers and fans or their kids that may remember or have some of the old pictures and can provide info.  If you have any pictures or stories you would like me to add please send.  For regular mail, just email me and I will provide a mailing address.

While there is duplication of images found on various sites scattered all over the internet, this site provides a great one stop shop with links to those sites while they exist.  But, by maintaining this site with its own image directory, it is not dependent on other web sites.  Often web sites close and then the images are gone forever.  On this site, the images will remain.

 There is no intent to violate copyright of images downloaded from other sites or to profit from the posting of these images.  If you have any concerns please let me know.

slarsen@telus.net