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Spotlight: One of motorsports riskiest events sets the stage for a perfect night out

It’s time to take a break from the same-old summer activities
180801 Superior Motorplex

There are these perfect moments of performance under the lights at Superior Motorplex.

During summer nights, the radiant Northern Ontario skyline draws itself back like a stage curtain opening to the glow of stadium lighting, while cars howl around an asphalt halo racing on the edge of control.

The stage is a 1/3-mile-long short-track tattooed with steaming hot rubber. The cast; a company of twisted metal characters chainsawing sideways around every turn as grandstand onlookers teeter together on the edge of their seats.

Each performance promises distinctive unpredictability as Super Late Model, Four Cylinder, Modified, and ABC Factory Stock Twin race cars battle in a gladiatorial spectacle for season rankings, bragging rights, and a $10,000 weekly prize purse.

With a mix of infectious energy and adrenaline, grassroots racing at Superior Motorplex just might be one of the most action-packed family friendly outlets in Algoma.
And a welcome break from the same-old summer activities.

Located just east of Sault Ste. Marie in Laird Township, Superior Motorplex offers a variety of Thursday and Friday evening race events. With grandstands mere feet from the track, fans are able to immerse themselves in high octane racing lap after lap while getting the opportunity to meet with drivers and crews throughout the evening.

The family friendly atmosphere satisfies race fans of all ages. Lightning McQueen rides and bus races are among favourite events for younger fans and 20 to 50 lap main events provide continuous action for fans of all ages.

Superior Motorplex proudly hosts racing enthusiasts from all walks of life who share a common interest – getting outside and having a good time in an atmosphere that is positive above all else. The track is a perfect place to get together, share some food and ice-cold drinks, and enjoy high-energy heats.

Admission to the Motorplex is reasonable at $15 per person, with children under 10 and adults over 70 gaining free access to the grounds. Parking is free and all seating is general admission.

Camping is available on site at no extra charge during the summer months so you can extend race day celebrations later into the evening with friends and family.

For more information about Superior Motorplex’s race schedule, including details about the upcoming Haley Baxter and Ann Wilson Memorial race in support of teenage mental health and the Northern Stars weekend event in September, visit