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Spec-D Practice Series


Our weekly drifting practices are held at Castrol Raceway, just outside of Edmonton, Alberta.  We offer a place for new and experienced drivers alike to put their skills to the test on our skid-pad! All that is required is a DOT helmet and a simple safety tech inspection. Ride-alongs for spectators are also welcomed with most drivers.

Practice Dates:

May - 4, 11, 18, 25
June -  1,8, 15, 22, 29
July - 6, 20, 27
August - 3, 17, 24, 31
September - 7, 14, 21, 28
October - 5


Admission/Gate Times

Drivers: $40

Spectators: $10


Gates open at 5 PM, tech shortly after to ensure drivers can get on track a soon as possible.

Practice goes until 10 PM or later on busy nights.


2017 Spec-D Pro-Am (Formula D Pro 2 Licensing) Series


Spec-D is the only Canadian Formula Drift licensing series, our top 3 finishers of the 2017 season receive a Pro 2 licence allowing them to compete in North America premier drift series: Formula Drift.


Round 1:
May 20 - Edmonton, AB
Castrol Raceway - Road Course

Round 2:
July 1 - Edmonton, AB
Castrol Raceway - Road Course

Round 3:
August 12 - Edmonton, AB
Castrol Raceway - Road Course

Round 4:
September 16 - Edmonton, AB
Castrol Raceway - Road Course

Round 5:
September 30 - Edmonton, AB
Castrol Raceway - Road Course


*additional fun-day/ amateur events may be added as track availability opens up.



Expected drivers:

•     25-32 drivers are expected for the 2017 season competing for the Pro 2 licence

•     20 of our top drivers will be participating in demo /fundraiser events.


Description of Events

(example schedule is for night event)                                   


Time                              Activity                        

3:00-4:30pm                 On site Registration        

3:15-5:15pm                 Tech Inspections          

4:30-5:15pm                 Move into pit stalls                  

5:15-5:30pm                 Drivers meeting            

5:30-7:30pm                 Practice

7:30-8:30pm                 Qualifying

8:30-9:00pm                 Drivers meeting

9:00-10:30pm               Top 16 competition

10:30-10:45pm             Podium

10:45-11:30pm             Load out


Spec-d Pro-Am generally follows a typical format that begins with an opening practice session, a qualifying round and a competition round.

Between rounds we have drivers meeting and track breaks in which we have some bike demos, DJ, and pit walks where fans can interact with drivers.

In 2017 we are using 4 judges who decide the winner of a 2 run “tandem” battle.


Spectator Pricing:

   -Single Day: $15 General Admission / $10 Kids (6-12 years) / $0 Under 6 years

   -Family-Pass Rates Available At Gate On Event Day


Frequently Asked Questions


What is Drifting?

Drifting is the opposite of grip driving, which involves taking a corner without sliding. In drifting we purposely slide cars around a pre determined course where in competition its judged under factors of speed, angle and line.


Where can I Practice or watch drifting?

Weelky practices in the Edmonton area are held at Castrol Raceway almost every Thursday evening throughout the summer; its a safe and fun place to test your car control.

Drifting is NOT to be done on public streets!!


What car do i need to drift?

The best car to drift is a rear wheel drive (rwd) with a manual transmission; however even automatic cars can drift just takes practice. examples: Nissan 350z,370z, nissan silvia, rx7, rx8, nissan 180sx, 240sx, 300zx, mustangs, corvette, toyota gt86, …..


What do i need to bring to practice drifting?

A DOT  approved helmet, a car that is in safe operating order,(no leaks, battery tied down) , tires with decent tread left and a couple friend to have a great time with, full rules and tech can be found here:


How much does it cost?

To drive all night is $40.00, to watch is $10.00.


Can spectators go for ride alongs?

Yes ride alongs are allowed, must have a DOT helmet and select drivers.