A summer of competition kicks off at Grand Bend Speedway this weekend as the track aims to carve a name for itself as a must-attend destination for beachgoers on Saturday nights this year. Opening night this Saturday will feature racing from six different classes of competition including half-size competition as well as full-size race cars with racing getting underway at 7pm.
There have been considerable changes during the off-season at the track which has placed a renewed focus on delivering a strong fan experience. Spectators will find an improved sound system, relocated food concessions (with a new menu), a new website, and a host of additional improvements as the season goes along. Play-by-play announcing will be delivered by Chris Soares and John Houghton: a broadcast team known to many race fans after having announced races locally for over a decade.
Drivers will experience new incentives this summer with considerably more prize money being offered at events. This helps the track not only attract more drivers into competition, but also provides prizing worth battling for on the track.
The speedway is also introducing the “Around the Bend” driving experience. The attraction runs throughout the summer and gives participants the opportunity to ride along in a full-size race car or, if they are brave enough, take the challenge and get behind the wheel themselves.
About the Track: Grand Bend Speedway is a 1/4 mile paved Tri-Oval race track. Originally built in 1996 for small-scale vehicles it was later expanded into the track of today which can accommodate both half-size development series as well as full-size race cars. The track is located just outside the town of Grand Bend beside the Grand Bend Motorplex facility.