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Grand Bend Speedway Aims to Thrill Beachgoers Saturday Nights

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.

Contact:
519-369-6969
ontrackventures@gmail.com

Unprecedented Payouts for All Divisions

The SEASON OPENER here at GRAND BEND SPEEDWAY is quickly approaching!

We have put togethers some unprecidented payouts for All Division to kick off the 2022 Racing Season on, Saturday May 21st, 2022.

Starting with the First Ever Annual Bone Stock “INFAMOUS 100” 50-Lap Qualifier Race #1, with $1000 to WIN!

Our Future Star Divisions all start at $150 to Win! (Jr Late Model, Jr Sprint, Rookie Truck, 9hp Mini Sprint)

** Junior Late Models, May 21st is the 1st Event of our JLM Future Stars 7-Event Series that does not conflict with JLM races at either Full Throttle Motor Speedway or Sauble Speedway.

You don’t want to miss it!

“Race you to the Beach!!”

(printable) May 21 2022 GBS Payout Chart

Land and Sea Dyno at Grand Bend Speedway

In an effort to address concerns with technical inspections and previous seal identifications on Honda 6.5, 9.0 and 13 horsepower engines competing at Grand Bend Speedway on 2022 and beyond.
We have in our possession a Land and Sea Dynomite engine dyno that will be in our tech building to use at anytime needed.
This engine dyno (feel free to google it) is capable of horsepower reading of the complete engine and all bolted on components with a tolerance of .003 horsepower on it’s computer setup.
We feel this will keep competition fair and reliable plus give winning teams the opportunity to prove themselves to all who may question their speed and skills.
Thank you to Tabitha for supplying such a valuable tool for our technical staff to use.
Grand Bend Speedway ownership continues to do our best to improve our facility and provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all who attend.
“Race you to the Beach”

Honda Engine Technical Update

With the 2022 racing season approaching at Grand Bend Speedway we have monitored recent posts and responses on social media in regards to rules.GBS has come to the conclusion that our 6.5hp, 9hp and 13hp Honda engine classes will be technically inspected (ENGINE RELATED) based on lap times and visual performance. We will be asking for the complete engine with all add-ons in running condition (as raced) to be removed and submitted for post race component and dyno inspection if needed.This is “IF and WHEN” necessary and needed to be enforced. Engine inspection should be treated as a complement to being fast and necessary for equality and fair racing at GBS.Please have the proper tools for removal and be aware of our position with you and your equipment for the proper amount of time for off sight inspection to occur and be released.There is not cost to you if your engine is legal.We appreciated our race team commitment to competing in a fair and equal setting at GBS and look forward to the 2022 season.

New Website Launched

Grand Bend Speedway is pleased to launch its new website in anticipation of the 2022 racing season.

Redevelopment of the website was made possible through support from John Houghton’s CheckeredFlagMedia.com which offers services in website setup and maintenance, video production, and Facebook & Google advertising.

National Compact Touring Series heading to Grand bend speedway in 2022

National Compact Touring Series Presented by Rev X Oil with Grand Bend Speedway.

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 Season Concludes but 2022 Information is now available

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

Live Streaming Begins Sunday August 1st!

 

 

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!

https://oneliveweb.com/ctre/views/cart/search/fieldsearch.html?field=productcategory&productcategory.value=grand-bend-speedway&operation=exact

 

 

Racing Sunday July 25th!

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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)

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Racing at The Bend, Sunday July 18th!!

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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!”

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