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SSCRA History

The Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association (SSCRA) 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, called the Motordrome, on land then owned by Andrew Hawrich 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, the 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 the SSCRA a 23-acre parcel of land for $1 down and ten 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 they obtained the financing needed to start construction of a new track called "Bridge City Speedway".

In 1999, the City of Saskatoon advised the 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. The SSCRA purchased this property and construction work commenced in April 2005.

In 2006, we began to race at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway.  It has proven to be one of the best racing facilities in Canada!  Each year, drivers from across Canada and the United States compete at this amazing facility. 

2012 was an exciting anniversary for the the SSCRA.  50 Years!  What a milestone and something that members and all those who have contributed to racing in Saskatoon over the years should be extremely proud of!

 


Auto Clearing Motor Speedway

Auto Clearing Motor Speedway
PO Box 169
Saskatoon, SK  S7K 3K4
Ph: 306.651.FAST (3278)
www.autoclearingmotorspeedway.ca
info@autoclearingmotorspeedway.ca