If you’re a fan of car racing, Victoria has their very own track –
Western Speedway, 2207 Millstream Road, Victoria BC V9B 0J7
Established in 1954, Western Speedway is the oldest speedway in Western Canada. The 4/10-mile, paved, oval race track has a first-class, steel-structured grandstand, with seating for 3,000 fans along the front straight-a-way. There is also a paved parking lot that can accommodate over 1,500 cars right on the Western Speedway property!
Western Speedway hosts races for approximately 12 classes on Saturday Nights throughout its eight month season, starting in April. Western Speedway’s amazing, fast-paced entertainment is attracting more fans than ever before through featured events and spectacular stunts. Drag racing takes place on selected Sunday afternoons and Friday nights, along the 500-foot strip incorporated into the frontstraight-a-way.
Under the grandstands, Western Speedway offers a full menu concession counter, a pizza booth with fresh Ali Baba Pizza, and a candy booth equipped with its own cotton candy machine and slushy dispenser. There is also a fully stocked souvenir booth with awesome gift ideas and memorabilia for each race.
Western Speedway is home to the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame which features area auto racing history going back some seventy-five years. Each February, a ceremony is held to induct the newest members to the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame.
Auto Racing Hall Of Fame
Revisit some of the best highlights of the Island’s racing history. Learn about Victoria’s most successful race car drivers and their rise to fame. Conveniently located directly adjacent to Western Speedway.
For more information visit the Victoria Auto Racing Hall Of Fame And Museum website.
Also at the speedway:
SWAP & SHOP 2015
Sundays: April 15 – September 27
Hours: 7:00am – 1:00pm
Vancouver Island’s largest Swap & Shop is a great open air family experience. Browse through a myriad of vendors featuring everything from fresh produce, bedding plants, flowers, lawn & garden items, household goods, and jewelry to all manner of collectibles and unexpected treasures.
* Smoking is prohibited on the speedway oval and shopping area
* Please note that dogs or pets of any kind are not permitted in the shopping area.
Shoppers: $2.00, 14 & under free
Vendors: $15.00 (three 8ft. tables per space maximum, power is not available)
Table Rental: $8.00 first come, first serve
All prices include GST