As many of you already know we have decided that the Historic ST THOMAS RACEWAY/DRAGWAY should become part of the Spriet Group of Companies for the 2020 season. We are currently working on the 2020 schedule (in conjunction with the 2020 schedule at our sister track Grand Bend Motorplex.)
There are basically only 3 dedicated/operational drag facilities in the province and with the way regulations etc are going the chance that anymore will ever get built/approved is limited at best, so we need to invest in the ones we have.
To bring this historic facility up to date, there are substantial improvements planned – Repaving & Grinding of the race surface, updated PA system, Washroom improvements, overall facility cleanup etc. We are also looking to improve the Guardwall protection on the dragway. The current metal Guardrails meet all insurance requirements but are not optimal re safety etc. So we are hoping to add concrete barriers -basically 100 pieces on each side BUT we need your help !
In the near future we will be launching a program where you can purchase a section of the new Guardwall to benefit not only your safety but the safety of all the competitors who come to the facility. The cost will be $300(includes hst) per 13 1/2 ft section. Your name (or company logo) will go onto a major sign/billboard to be erected at the facility showing your support re the renewal of Canada’s Oldest Dragstrip. With the help of my son Jarrett, Steve Martin and Larry Satchell – we will be contacting all the companies etc. who have signage at the track re this initiative, plus renewing your advertising programs,in addition to looking for class sponsors etc. (we have had some come forward with interest already)
For all those who have supported St Thomas Dragway in the past – Thank You ! We look forward to your support in the coming year as well. Hoping everyone has a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year !
Sincerely Paul Spriet