History - Where we came from...
Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association Ltd. originated from the Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Club. The unincorporated Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Club was formed in 1954 and operated a stock car racing program out of the 8th Street Racing Oval, on land then owned by Andrew Kur and now an area between McKercher Drive and Moss Avenue in the City of Saskatoon.
In 1968, as a result of the expansion of the City of Saskatoon, SSCRA found itself looking for another piece of land to keep the sport of stock car racing growing. For a few years, beginning in 1970, the grandstand area at the current Prairieland Exhibition was the home of SSCRA and stock car racing in Saskatoon.
In 1971, a farmer just east of Saskatoon, Bill Kusch, offered SSCRA a 23-acre parcel of land for $1 down and ten (10) years to pay off the balance. Once this land was secured, George Frey, Al Bakke, and a few others went to the bank, offering up their homes as security and obtained financing to start construction of a new track.
For the following 34 years, stock car racing in Saskatoon flourished and has grown to a point no one really ever expected it to reach. On a per capita basis, Saskatoon is the largest motor sports city in Western Canada. Each year ~80 race teams compete over the course of the summer, all with their sights set on winning the annual points championship.
Although incorporated as Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association Ltd., for the past several years SSCRA has operated under the name of 'Bridge City Speedway'.
In 1999, the City of Saskatoon advised SSCRA of its intention to annex the Corporation's 23-acre parcel of land into the boundaries of the City of Saskatoon. As was the case in 1968, this became necessary as a result of the continued growth and expansion of the city.
Shortly after receipt of this news SSCRA formed a Track Relocation Committee and began investigating potential locations for a new home.
In 2004, a 35-acre parcel of land just north of the City of Saskatoon, in the Rural Municipality of Corman Park became available. This property is now owned by SSCRA and is becoming the new home for stock car racing in Saskatoon.
Construction work commenced on this property in the last week of April 2005.
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