Motor sports enthusiasts celebrate new racetrack opening north of Calgary
After seven years navigating approvals and permits, Alberta has a new racetrack for car and motorbike enthusiasts to race around.
$35M racetrack now officially open near Carstairs off Highway 2
After seven years navigating approvals and sound permits, Alberta has a new racetrack for car and motorbike enthusiasts.
Rocky Mountain Motorsports has officially opened its 3.5-kilometre track. It features 16 turns and 36 metres of elevation change.
The new track was designed by circuit-maker Hermann Tilke and built at a cost of $35 million.
The facility is based around memberships, with time also allocated for public use and classes.
WATCH | CBC News got a preview of the racetrack earlier this year:
The track — which is located at the Carstairs overpass about 20 minutes north of Calgary — has been in development for about 10 years.
Members and founders gathered with their cars on Thursday to celebrate the official opening.
The track will host everything from driving schools and car clubs to dealership test drives and motorsports events.