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Canada’s Eastbound Dragway Renews IHRA Sanction
June 18, 2019
The 1/8-mile strip is part of Eastbound International Speedway and Concert Park, a 55-acre motorsport park and entertainment facility in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Canada’s Eastbound Dragway Renews IHRA Sanction

Eastbound Dragway, a drag strip in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, has entered into a multi-year sanctioning agreement with the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA).

The 1/8-mile strip is part of Eastbound International Speedway and Concert Park, a 55-acre motorsport park and entertainment facility. In addition to drag racing, the complex features NASCAR and INEX-sanctioned racing on a 3/8-mile asphalt track, Monster Trucks, motocross and a "world-class" musical entertainment venue.

Among the most popular events has been the “take it to the track” program to get racing off the streets.

“Every year, we’ve seen an increase in people involved,” Eastbound Park Director of Events Mike James said. “We worked with the local police who were concerned about the safety of street racing. We had burnouts on the oval and we opened up the drag strip. Thousands of people showed up, people who had never been on the drag strip before. They got a really good feel of what it’s like to be on the drag strip. It was incredible to see cars stretched all the way down the 1/8-mile.”

The strip first opened for racing in 2014. James also visits local schools, introducing the sport of drag racing to upwards of 10,000 students.

For more information, visit EastBoundDragway.com.