Tuesday, September 13, 2005


September 13, 2005 – The CALTRONICS Saturday Night Stocks show at Race City this weekend will be a good look at some of the complexities of the sport. In many ways, the two types of racecar in action are the yin and yang of oval track stock car racing.

The Enduro series is intended as a low-cost, entry-level class where teams can take a former road car, add some safety features and race it. While there are some very highly-skilled drivers in this class who keep racing in it because it offers more laps per dollar deployed than any other, quite a few entrants have ambitions of moving up to faster equipment.

The NEWALTA Late Models are the very peak of the sport in action on Race City¹s high-banked half-mile oval. Purpose-built racecars with very few production-line parts, they may look like Pontiacs and Chevrolets but that resemblance is in appearance only. These are the fastest cars presently in action at Race City and require a very high level of skill from both driver and crew.

The Enduro cars will be racing two 150-lap races, which means the drivers must take care of their cars and tires while maintaining a strong race pace. In contrast, the NEWALTA Late Models will be running two ten-lap heats and a fifty-lap main high-intensity racing with no room for the slightest error.

NOTE NEW TIMES - Spectator gates open at 5pm. Racing begins at 6pm.

The Calgary Motorcycle Roadracing Association has two more points races left in 2005, one on Saturday afternoon and the other on Sunday. The season championships in all classes are up for grabs and this weekend should attract some out-of-town riders in addition to the CMRA regulars.

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