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Gimli Dragway

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

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Elevation: 750 feet Latitude: 50.629756 Longitude: -97.049789 GPS: N 50 37.7853, W 97 2.98734 Time zone: CST/CDT (-0600/-0500)

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Historical Note

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.

References

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

Track Office

Gimli Dragway Highway 231 Gimli, MB 204-642-1336

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A detailed facilities map is available Here on the Gimli Motorsports Park website.

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Getting There

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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