DRAYTON VALLEY, AB. – The first full season of motorsports action at Drayton Valley Speedway comes to an end with a two-day show this weekend. The track formally known as Rapid Fire Motorsports Park crowns its 2016 season champions on Sunday. Back in May, the race facility, located north of Drayton Valley, Alberta, sprung back to life after laying dormant since 2006. Track president Brandon Murray says his first year at the helm was rewarding. “We had racers come from all over Alberta and from British Columbia and Saskatchewan run at our facility. It’s been great to be a part of the team that got this track up and running again.”


It comes as no surprise that the final weekend of racing at Drayton Valley Speedway is being held on the Thanksgiving Long Weekend. “Me and my crew are definitely thankful for all our volunteers and to the race teams that supported us this season.” When Murray scheduled the last race of the season in the month of October he knew he could be fighting the weather. “Planning our schedule (back in March) the decision was made right off the bat that we were going to race in October. We’ll shovel snow if we have too!” The forecast is calling for possible flurries or rain showers on Saturday and Sunday. Drayton Valley Speedway has not cancelled any race events in 2016 due to weather. “It’s not very often a track can say they did not have a single rainout in a season.”

(photo: STPracing Memories)

The Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series did not schedule a points race event at Drayton Valley Speedway in 2016 however there will be a NPP Series competitor in the field this weekend. Ashmont, Alberta’s Jeff Duperron, the 2016 NPP Late Model Series Rookie of the Year, will be behind the wheel of his Motion Motorsport/Spaid Automotive #108 Chevrolet. Duperron will be running with the Super Stocks. NPP Late Model Series officials hope to add a Drayton Valley race date to their schedule for the 2017 season.

Drayton Valley Speedway – Drayton Valley, Alberta
> SATURDAY/SUNDAY, October 8th/9th
Classes racing:
Sportsman Sprint Cars (as of Friday, October 7th at 3:30pm)
Super Stocks
Street Stocks/Trucks
Mini Stocks

2:00pm – Spectator Gates
3:00pm – Racing

Noon – Spectator Gates
1:00pm – Racing

Spectator Admission (Saturday or Sunday)
$10.00 – General
$ 5.00 – Children and Seniors