Concrete work begins on CARS drag strip

A project in the works for several years at Central Alberta Raceways (CARS) in Rimbey got underway last week.

Central Alberta Raceway was a busy place last week as concrete was poured for the 700 feet by 30 feet Buist Motors lane of the drag strip on Tuesday and on Thursday the concrete pouring project continued on the Kenzle Ventures lane

A project in the works for several years at Central Alberta Raceways (CARS) in Rimbey got underway last week.

On Sept. 25 concrete was poured for the 700 feet by 30 feet Buist Motors lane of the drag strip. Cement was poured on the Kenzle Ventures lane Sept. 27, which completed the first half of the quarter mile drag strip.

Dale Barr, events/sponsorship co-ordinator for CARS, said the overall cost of the project is estimated at $1 million.

Funding has come from a provincial Community Facility Enhancement Program grant, fundraising, municipal, personal and corporate sponsors.

Barr said sponsorship for signs, pit parking and the drag strip itself is needed to complete the project.

Jeff Makofka, chairman of CARS, said completing the first leg of the drag strip means it could be used for shootouts that are now being held on a county road.

He said CARS is popular with drag racers.

“I race all over Alberta and it seems all the drivers want to come here. The oval events went well this year and the motocross has been rebuilt and looks very good. We will be racing on it next year.”

For more information on CARS check out www.caraceways.ca

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