Edmonton’s fabled RAD Torque Raceway has had a changing of the guard in advance of next season….

All the rumours became official at the end of October with the confirmation that immensely popular track operators Rob & Kimberly Reeves will be passing the ownership baton for Alberta’s premier racing facility.

“After an incredible 26-year journey in the world of motorsports, we have made the difficult decision to retire and pass on our beloved facility to new ownership,” confirmed Kimberly Reeves.  “It has been an absolute privilege to be a part of this thrilling industry, and we are grateful for every moment we spent at the facility. This facility has been more than just a business to us – it has been an amazing has been a place where families have come together, lifelong friendships have been formed, and the love of motorsports has been shared and celebrated.”

While it’s true the Reeves will be stepping back from their day-to-day involvement with the track — their passion for motorsports will not waiver as they plan to remain a part of the community.  As race parents they will continue to support their son Chevy’s racing career (below photo) as well as remain committed to the growth and development of motorsports in the area.

The new track owner entering the picture is Glen Stenabaugh, who’s great appetite for motorsports and automotive recreation is well known and his love for all things automotive shines in his museum: Yesterday’s Auto Gallery. 

Glen has been a backyard enthusiast since the age of 14. He is also a journeymen carpenter who has built a life in the trailer industry with a passion for renovating. 

“We are confident that Glen will continue to build on the legacy we have established and take the facility to new heights,” Kim & Rob added.  “We wish him all the best in his new venture and look forward to seeing what the future holds for the facility under his leadership.”

“Glen plans to operate for the first year “as is” with no plans to make any major changes off the get go – basically a watch and learn season for 2024. In fact our existing office & site team have committed to staying onboard for a minimum of one season to assist with the transition.”

“As we prepare to hand over the reins, we want to thank everyone who has supported us over the years,” Kim emphasised. “We couldn’t have done it without you. We will always cherish the memories and experiences we have had at the track and look forward to seeing what the future holds for the world of motorsports. We would like to thank all of our staff, partners, and fans for their unwavering support throughout the years.”

Rob & Kimberly Reeves

Kim and Rob also reaffirmed that the sale of the facility will not affect its primary sponsorship from RAD Torque Systems who replaced Castrol Canada during the 2021 season.

Dan Provost is staying on with RAD Torque Systems as the title name sponsor of the facility,” Rob Reeves added.  “Dan flew into Edmonton recently to meet with us and Glen to discuss the transition.  Dan is also very supportive of  the ‘Reeves’ Family racing program and of course he and his wife (Tammy) have become great friends.  Everyone’s focus will remain ensuring RAD gets value for their incredibly generous commitment to motorsports.”

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