Victoria Sports and Recreation: Auto Racing and Motor Racing
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.
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.
The local race track is the Western Spedway in Langford (Hordon Rd, off
Millstream Rd) and can be reached at 250-474-2151. Their racing season covers most of the summer.
Nearby Vancouver is home each summer to the Vancouver Indy, with the course near the Science World sphere on False Creek.