St John's Newfoundland Sports & Recreation: Auto Racing information, listings and links
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.
You can watch auto racing in its various forms in Newfoundland at the following two tracks:
Avondale Speedway - 709-229-4583 Located in Avondale. Dirt track also offers winter snow racing events.
Exploits Valley Speedway - (is it stil open?) This 1/4 mile, dirt, oval is located in Bishops Falls. Admission fee.