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Calgary International Raceway

Other Information
Points Champions
Photos (none)
Programs (none)
Calgary, AB

Status
Closed

Years in Operation: 1963-1984

Name History:
Shephard Dragway (1963-1974)
Calgary International Dragway (1975-1984)

Track Configurations:
1/4 mile drag strip (1963-1981)
1/8 mile drag strip (1982-84)

Notes:
  • Gene McMahon was the original promoter
  • He leased the land from Arthur Grobe
  • Racing was conducted by the Calgary Drag Racing Council in 1963
  • After the CDRC moved its races to Airdrie, McMahon created the Calgary Timing Association to conduct drag races
  • Bought by Gene McMahon and Gord Jenner in the off-season between 1974 and 1975
  • The track was reduced to 1/8 mile in length due to the expansion of a nearby highway