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Sanair Super Speedway – Lifetime track #207
My second track to see in Quebec, Canada.
My stepfather Bill and I visited the Sanair Super Speedway on Sunday, July 12, 1992. The track was my 207th lifetime track to see. We were up in Canada to see the famous D.I.R.T. modifieds compete.
One of my all-time favorite driver “Barefoot” Bob McCreadie driving his famous #9 won the main event. The D.I.R.T. modifieds have remained one of my favorite classes to see race. There are not many groups where a driver can start mid-pack or even further back in the field and win. I have often wondered how a D.I.R.T. modified driver can pass 10-20 cars but a winged sprint car can hardly pass any.
This was part of a three-track trip into Quebec, my first ever to this province and only my second Canadian trackchasing trip. Earlier in the adventure we saw racing at the Autodrome Rive Sud and the Autodrome Granby.
I didn’t begin writing my world-renowned Trackchaser Reports until about track #430. Therefore, I have very little in the way of notes or memories from this track. I do know the night before our first race in Quebec we saw Steve Boley win the main at the Farley Speedway in Iowa. For the life of me I can’t remember the trip from Iowa to Quebec to see racing the very next night. Then following our three-day Quebec adventure I headed to the Portland Speedway in Portland, Oregon. Yes, even in 1992 I was doing a lot of traveling.
My notes tell me we dined on “Poutines! Fries/mozzarella cheese and BBQ sauce”. This was likely my second ever poutine experience the first being at the Ontario based Cayuga Speedway in 1988! I’ve eaten this Canadian delicacy just about every time I have returned to Canada!
Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about the famous Sanair Super Speedway:
Sanair Super Speedway is a motorsports park with a 0.826-mile (1.33 km) paved triangular oval race track, a quarter-mile drag strip, a 1 1/4-mile road course, a 1/3-mile oval, as well as a 0.12-mile mini-oval and 0.15-mile karting course. It is located in Saint-Pie, Quebec. It hosted the Molson Indy Montreal from 1984 to 1986. The dragstrip previously hosted the NHRA’s Le Grandnationals Molson until Canadian fuel regulations, prohibiting leaded race fuel, forced the NHRA to quit holding a national event in the country. It currently hosts races in the American Canadian Tour Sèrie ACT Castrol.
Do you have any experience with auto racing at the Sanair Super Speedway?
By the way you might have remembrances about this track. If so, please feel free to share them in the comments section below. If you have any photos from back in the day, send them to me at Ranlay@yahoo.com. I’ll try to include them here.