Gimli Dragway is a complex consisting of a 1/4 mile IHRA dragstrip, a 1.3 mile road course, a karting sprint course, and a motocross track located west of Gimli, Manitoba. The facility is located on a former RCAF base. The dragstrip is operated independently of the rest of the facility; see Gimli Motorsports Park for information on the road course and kart facilities.
New: 2006-02-19 Last Updated: 2011-02-06
Road racing used the runways here in 1971-1972, switching to the current dedicated 1.3 mile course in 1973. Drag racing started around 1972, and at times has operated under the names Dragways International, Keystone Dragway, and Viking Dragway.
|Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 788,790. Order from National Speedway Directory|
A detailed facilities map is available Here on the Gimli Motorsports Park website.
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The entrance is on Highway 231 a mile or so west of the junction of Highway 8 and Highway 231. The marked location on the "getting there" map link is a short distance west of the entrance to the facility.
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