auto racing

Wilroc ‘Lites’ non-winged sprint cars on the dogleg in front of the Speedway Billboards. Photo by Blackwolf Photography

Bombers, Wilroc Lites among races at Saratoga Aug. 6

Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press With only five race nights to…

 

Letter to the editor.

Auto racing challenging Comox Valley Regional District’s own ‘Climate Action Challenge’ goal

Dear editor, The Comox Valley Regional District’s home page states “To preserve…

  • Aug 3, 2022

 

File photo of a race night at Saratoga Speedway in Black Creek.

Comox Valley Regional District proposes compromise to address racetrack noise

In an effort to reach a compromise between auto racing fans and…

 

Mini-stocks staged for racing and ready to rumble. Photo by Blackwolf Photography

Big Rigs, mini stocks try Saratoga Speedway on for size

Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press After a series of rained-out events…

Mini-stocks staged for racing and ready to rumble. Photo by Blackwolf Photography
Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin

LETTER -Saratoga debate should centre around fossil fuel use

Dear editor, The debate over the Saratoga Speedway seems to be about…

  • Jul 19, 2022
Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin
Ace Brewing Bombers line up for the heats led by points leader #24 Charley Ackerman. Photo by BlackWolf Photography

Rain-shortened race weekend made for super Saturday at Saratoga

Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press Mother Nature challenged the Quinsam Sprint…

  • Jul 11, 2022
Ace Brewing Bombers line up for the heats led by points leader #24 Charley Ackerman. Photo by BlackWolf Photography
The Battle at Black Creek racers and fans gather for “Fan fest” on the front stretch. Photo by BlackWolf Photography, Campbell River

Two days of top-level racing over the long weekend at Saratoga Speedway

By Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press Saratoga Speedway presented the second…

  • Jul 4, 2022
The Battle at Black Creek racers and fans gather for “Fan fest” on the front stretch. Photo by BlackWolf Photography, Campbell River
The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30, to a good-sized crowd. Photo by Doug Waller

Saratoga Speedway proponents say majority are in favour of the facility

CVRD has voted to amend its noise bylaw to appease those adversely affected by the race track

The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30, to a good-sized crowd. Photo by Doug Waller
File photo of a race day event at Saratoga Speedway.

Comox Valley Regional District to amend noise control bylaw

Bylaw amendments intend to address auto racing noise at Black Creek racetrack

File photo of a race day event at Saratoga Speedway.
The Saratoga Speedway May 28-29 weekend featured two nights of winged sprint cars. Photo by Doug Waller

Winged sprint cars take centre stage at Saratoga

2 nights of racing, May 28-29

  • May 30, 2022
The Saratoga Speedway May 28-29 weekend featured two nights of winged sprint cars. Photo by Doug Waller
The monster trucks were flying high at Saratoga Speedway over the weekend. Photo supplied

Saratoga lays welcome mat out for Monster Trucks

By Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press Saratoga Speedway channelled ‘Jurassic Park’…

  • May 24, 2022
The monster trucks were flying high at Saratoga Speedway over the weekend. Photo supplied
Kart drivers round a turn at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit during races hosted by the Vancouver Island Karting Association on May 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Provincial series revs up near Duncan as part of karting’s Vancouver Island revival

Motorsport circuit in Cowichan is ideal for kart racing

Kart drivers round a turn at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit during races hosted by the Vancouver Island Karting Association on May 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
President Dave Ferguson of the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame said the museum will have to leave its current home at the Westshore Motorsports Park in September and is currently searching for space to store its artifacts. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame needs homes for its artifacts as it faces fall closure

The museum is looking for storage space until a new permanent home is found

President Dave Ferguson of the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame said the museum will have to leave its current home at the Westshore Motorsports Park in September and is currently searching for space to store its artifacts. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30. Photo by Doug Waller

Hornets create a buzz at Saratoga Speedway for 2022 season opener

By Pat Monsigneur Special to Black Press Saratoga Motorsports Park kicked-off the…

The Saratoga Speedway 2022 racing season kicked off Saturday, April 30. Photo by Doug Waller
Crash to Pass is a fan favourite at Saratoga Speedway. Douglas Waller photo

Owners of Black Creek racetrack withdraw rezoning application

The owners of Saratoga Speedway in Black Creek have withdrawn a rezoning…

Crash to Pass is a fan favourite at Saratoga Speedway. Douglas Waller photo
Letters to the editor.

Letter from Saratoga proponent comes across as intimidating

Dear editor, A counter and an agreement at the same time to…

  • Feb 16, 2022
Letters to the editor.
Saratoga Speedway Dwarf Cars in action. Photo by Doug Waller

LETTER – Black Creek’s anti-RV park group fails to see the bigger picture

Dear editor, Some “concerned citizens” of Black Creek are trying to halt…

  • Feb 11, 2022
Saratoga Speedway Dwarf Cars in action. Photo by Doug Waller
Shawn Driver proudly stands next to his in Sooke shop. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)

Fast enough for you? Vancouver Island racer hits record speed of 468 km/h

High-speed driver Shawn Driver is breaking records, but still wants to go faster

Shawn Driver proudly stands next to his in Sooke shop. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
Sparks fly during a Crash to Pass race at Saratoga Speedway, Saturday, Sept. 25. Photo by Doug Waller

Season champions crowned at Saratoga on Saturday

By Doug Waller Special to Black Press Die-hard race fans braved the…

  • Sep 27, 2021
Sparks fly during a Crash to Pass race at Saratoga Speedway, Saturday, Sept. 25. Photo by Doug Waller
Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin

Fans ‘shell-shocked in their seats’ at Saratoga speedway

Brandon Hopp was the fastest of the 20 Hornet B drivers

  • Aug 23, 2021
Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin