We are pleased to announce that the Ford 4.6 Beach Cruisers have become a reality on Thursday Nights at Grand Bend Speedway and Festival Center for 2023.
The wildly popular division idea was asked about on our Speedway Director’s Facebook page with great response, since then we have adopted the rules package from a bunch of speedways South of the Border plus utilizing our Thursday night platform as an opportunity to build the uniquely economical class for drivers both new and established.
The idea to bring the Ford 4.6 Beach Cruisers not only was a good opportunity to showcase the full-size Crown Vics, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car class on Thursdays but another equally appealing chance to add a chained car to the back and race against the Crazy Trains which come once a month during 2023 on Saturday Nights.
Just a reminder that this Sunday, October 16th is our annual rules and registration meetings for the 2023 racing season at Grand Bend Speedway.
These are some key points to ponder and voice your opinion on in the class meetings:
1- The Late Model rules are very simple and will hopefully bring more cars out with a 2700 pound weight rule and basic safety rules for racing bi-weekly. Rules are posted.
2- There is a V8 Stock rules package at 3100 pounds, a 2BBL carb among other easy rules that will be racing bi-weekly. Rules and schedule are posted.
3- Bone Stock and Mini Stock classes on Saturday nights are separately scored and ruled but will race together with 2 separate feature winners in victory lane with separate points and payouts at the end of a race night.
4- Kid Stock will see a return and compete at GBS. Kids up to 15 years old will compete in Bone Stock ruled cars as part of our Thursdays racing events.
5- Thursday Nights racing will be utilized to develop classes and drivers along with our usual Saturday Night racing. All posted on our website. Schedule is posted.
6- Our regularly scheduled GBS classes will see minimal to no rules changes in an effort to keep those classes as economical as possible. Anything safety related or need attention will be discussed and voted on.
7- We are tentatively having a 2 cars chained together class, called “Chain Warriors” that will be bases upon Enduro rules for the cars being used. If you are interested come to the meeting Sunday.
8- We are asking you to attend these meetings to assist with your input into GBS. Further please register your team so we can get a commitment level to further grow GBS and attract sponsorship for your division.
Registration is very affordable and structured for every level of commitment to GBS. Everything is posted for you to pre-fill out paperwork prior to meetings.
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Hope we see you Sunday the 16th of October.
We please to announce that we will be hosting THE LIGHTS FEST here at Grand Bend Speedway on Saturday October 15th, 2022!
This is a family oriented event that creates moments and memories shared with friends and families that last a lifetime. The Lights Fest uses non-standard, customized and patented lanterns that stay in the air for a short period of time. The lanterns have been specially engineered using state of the art safety protocols to produce a limited flight time (on average, reaching a hight of 250-300 yards and travelling a distance on 300-500 yards from their original launching point). They are made from non-flammable and biodegradable materials – no metal wiring is used. All lanterns are cleaned up within 24 hours of them being lauched by The Lights Festival crew.
The Lights Fest in co-ordiation with Grand Bend Speedway have been granted permission by the Township and have the proper permits to hold this event. The South Huron Fire Department has also given approval for the event and will be present on site during the event as is standard safely protocol for all Light Fest Events.
This will be the first Annual Lights Fest here at Grand Bend Speedway. We are excited to continue to bring wholesome family friendly entertainment to the Grand Bend area!
For more information: www.thelightsfest.com
NCTS Heads to Canada (Battle Creek, MI) The National Compact Touring Series presented by Rev X Oil is excited to announce our first event outside of the United States.
The tour will be heading to North of the border to Grand Bend Speedway in Ontario, Canada. The D-shaped 1/4 mile asphalt track will host the first ever “Battle at the Border 50” featuring drivers from the United States and Canada on Saturday, July 30th, 2022.
The Grand Bend Speedway also host a road course and drag strip at the racing venue. The Parkhill, Ontario venue also will host free camping for our race teams allowing them to make this a family vacation. There are many tourist attractions near the speedway that will make this a family event. “We are planning this to be a yearly event to help grow the oval track at our speedway,” stated, Gord Bennett, Grand Bend Speedway Promoter “You have to plant a seed to grow the tree before it blooms to make this a special event.”
The National Compact Touring Series was preparing to invade Canada over the last few years before the pandemic hit. The Canadian market is expected to help the growth the of series for larger future events in Michigan and New York. With the Canadian border reopening this year its basically a passage connecting Michigan to New York. The National Compact Touring Series 2022 schedule is nearing completion and is expected to be released in November.
Please visit our website at www.nationalcompacts.com for more information on the 2022 season.
2021 Racing season has ended and we have crowned our Class Champions as of September 3rd. We are very proud of all of our competitors and staff and wish them all a great “off season” and look forward to 2022.
With that being said we have been busy working on our 2022 version of rules. schedule and registration forms pertaining to the upcoming season. We have posted everything for our competitors to look over before our upcoming meeting at the track to finalize before we get going in 2022.
The rules and registration meeting will be on OCTOBER 23rd paying close attention to all aspects of the 2022 season as well as recognizing the 2021 accomplishments by our competing drivers in an informal presentation of awards and a photo op.
The October 23rd meeting will be as follows:
1- 12:00 pm – 2021 Awards Presentation for all GBS Classes
2- 1:00 pm – 2022 General Track Rules for all Classes
3- 1:30 pm – Future Stars Rules Meeting (a) Junior Sprint (b) Rookie Truck (c) Mini Cup (d) Pro Truck (e) 9hp Mini Sprint
4- 3:00 pm – Big Cars Rules Meeting (a) Four Stock (b) Pro Stock (c) V8 Winged Sprint Cars
*Registration will be available throughout the whole meeting (from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm)
Meeting and Awards will be held at the speedway property
GRAND BEND SPEEDWAY and CTRE PRODUCTIONS have partnered up to Present to you and Interactive Live Streaming Racing Show! We go Live Sunday August 1st at 5pm.
100% of GBS’S PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO THE RACERS!! SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE RACERS BY WATCHING THE SHOW!!
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO CHECK OUT THE OPTIONS AND SIGN UP!
Come on out and enjoy NASCAR Racing at The Bend!! Sunday July 25th at 2pm.
SPECTATORS WELCOME!! $20 ALL-ACCESS ADMISSION. KIDS 10 and UNDER ARE FREE!
DRIVER AND CREW ACCESS: $20/each
CTRE PRODUCTIONS will be Live-On-Site for their FILMING TEST DAY!
Join us and be part of this New and Exciting show! CTRE Productions and One Live Web bring LIVE STREAMING to a whole new level with their State-of-the-Art and Never-Seen-Before Interactive Platform and Brand New Technology!
LIVE STREAMING to begin Sunday August 1st, only at Grand Bend Speedway!
GBS 2021 July 25th Itinerary (click to down load for print)
Come on out for some exciting racing at Grand Bend Speedway! Fun for the whole family. Racers of all ages from Jcar Divisions to NASCAR Divisions! We have Pro Late Models, Sportsmen, Four Stock and Mini Truck in our NASCAR classes plus, Jr Sprint, Outlaw Sprint, Jr Late Model and Jr Mini Truck!
ADDMISSION: $20 – ALL ACCESS – Drivers, Crew and Spectators
Kids 10 and under are FREE!
GBS 2021 July 18th Itinerary (click to download or print Itinerary)
ALL NEW VICTORY LATE THIS WEEK!! Looking forward to seeing the New Winners Pictures!!
“Race you to The Beach!”