Race City Comments on AHRA Situation

By: Rick Francescone

Motorsports community takes a licking but keeps on ticking!

As if the Motorsport Community hasn’t been through enough this last year, another bully, this time an American is trying to kill motorsports in Calgary.

The startup AHRA (American Hot Rod Association) whom had a race schedule for the Fathers Day weekend has pulled out 10 days before the event leaving the Drag Racing community in lurch on what has become a staple in the yearly Motorsports calendar.

Every year for the last 23 years Calgary has held a Funny Car race on Fathers Day, this year was to be no different, until the AHRA was supposed to pay a deposit for facility rental for the upcoming race. They, citing violations in their contract for their Re-union Tour, of which no violation exists, pulled out last Wednesday afternoon. But the resilient Drag Racing community spearheaded by the non-profit association CDRA (Calgary Drag Racing Association) and supported by the MCofC (Motorsport Council of Calgary) decided to not let the fans of the Fathers Day Funny Car Classic down by putting together a show for Saturday June 19th and Sunday June 20th.

While we are making final preparations for the event, rest assured we will have ground pounding Funny Cars and Jet Cars. Not even an American is going to stop what Calgarians have enjoyed for the last 23 years.
For more information contact Rick Francescone at 403-850-8773.

About the Calgary Drag Racing Association
CDRA is a nonprofit association and for the last 29 years has been promoting legal drag racing and team sports for our youth.

About Motorsport Council of Calgary
MCofC’s mission is to bring together all forms of motorsport enthusiasts and be a positive voice in the quest to curb Illegal Street racing on the streets of Calgary and surrounding communities.

About the AHRA. An upstart drag racing sanctioning body headquartered in Spokane Washington, who has been making promises to drag racing tracks all over North America that they have been unable to fulfill.