King of the North Dragway Announces 2013 Schedule

Northern Ontario facility is now a reality.  IHRA sanctioned track announces opening date and Spring event line-up…

Now that the asphalt and concrete launch pads are in place, the management of King of the North Dragway can turn their attention to finishing the spectator area and planning next years racing and entertainment calendar.  
The facility will celebrate the Grand Opening May 17th, 2013 with a “Victoria Day $30,000 Challenge”.  Cars from across Ontario will gather to compete for this big dollar purse and the bragging rights for being the very first winner at the only full-time track in Northern Ontario.
While drag racing will definitely be the focus of the park, other events are being planned as well. A spring boat and recreation show is at the top of the list and the 1st Annual Bonfield Bluegrass & Country Music Festival will be held June 28th to July 1st, 2013.  While these events will be hosted in the park, racers will compete simultaneously on the track in events like the “Summit Super Series”, the “Teen Championship Racing” and the “Junior Dragsters Competition”.  In addition, the track will host the “Drag Review Ironman Classic” giving regular racers the opportunity to win the most sought-after prize in IHRA Drag Racing—The Ironman

Local economic development organizations applaud the investment into the Bonfield Township. “The development of The King of the North Dragway will provide new opportunities of job creation for our residents within the Mattawa-Bonfield Region and Northern Ontario.  The event park will attract tourists, spectators, and potential investors from outside our region, into the Mattawa-Bonfield Region.  Congratulations to King of the North Dragway on their development progress.” –
says Jason McMartin, Director of Economic Development for the Mattawa-Bonfield Economic Development Corporation.  The complex will provide 19 new full-time jobs, 10 part-time jobs and approximately 9500 man-hours of labour by third-party vendors.  The final cost of the facility will be in excess of $3 million dollars and is expected to attract 50,000 fans per year with a spin-off of about $4 million dollars annually.

For more information contact Allan Dell –