It has been a very busy winter up at the Eagle Motorplex! There have been many changes and improvements happening at and around The ‘Plex since last Fall.
The biggest off-site change you will find is at the entrance to the track with the new Ashcroft Travel Centre. The Travel Centre will feature an Esso self-serve gas station with an ‘On The Run’ convenience store, propane, and a sani-dump. Mr. Sub and Country Style Doughnut food outlets will be welcome additions, as well as a card lock complete with trucker lounge.
On site, the drag strip itself is getting some changes; we are replacing a couple of pieces of equipment and making some other general improvements around the facility. Not to be left out, several alterations to our motocross track can be expected to change things up this year before the season opener.
The 2014 season will start off early mid March and will conclude late October; The ‘Plex has a variety of action packed events planned, with both the racer and spectator in mind:
We start our Motocross season off on Saturday, Apr. 5 with an open practice, and the first BCMA race is Sunday, Apr. 6. Easter Weekend (Apr. 18-20) will start off with an open practice on Good Friday followed up with a BCMA double header on Saturday and Sunday.
We are so excited with our 2014 drag racing schedule! We will be hosting two Blown Alcohol Thunder races and two Northwest Outlaw races…bring on the “Pipe Wars”!
We have also worked out a multi-track race series designed with the bracket racer in mind. The New “Enviro-Mulch B.C. Bracket Series” is a race within races. Points will be collected at the following:
The ‘Plex May 10-11
Northern Lights Raceway (Fort St. John) June 14-15
Northland Motorsports Park (Prince George) July 25-27
There is no cost for this series! Points will be collected from all three weekends and will be automatically entered into the series. Trophies will be awarded at the Northland Motorsports Park Race.
In conjunction with Cache Creek’s Graffiti Days again, the ever-popular 27th Annual Langley Loafer Old Time Drags (June 6-8) will feature a brand new series of racing in the Northwest. The “Blown Alcohol Thunder” pro comp group will have a variety of cars including altereds, dragsters and funny cars all racing against each other for the first time in a combined class. This event, without question, will continue to be our ‘premier event!
June 27-29 will see some of the most exciting racing around with our 4th Annual IHRA Pro Am Tour race, featuring Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. This exciting event will be broadcast live on the IHRA family of websites!
Still in the works is an exciting Triple-Header (Aug. 2-4). It will be one of the first of it’s kind at The ‘Plex (check back often for more details!)
We will welcome the C.M.D.R.A. back to The ‘Plex twice this year, featuring the Top Fuel Harleys and the outrageous Pro Mods (May 24-25 and Aug. 23-24). There will be a gamblers race set up at both of these races for cars wishing to come out and play with the bike boys!
Last but not least, we are making plans for the Summit Super Series Finals in Edmonton again this year (Aug. 18-20). Circle your calendars and save the date! We would love to send a full team this year to the Finals to experience the excitement and camaraderie that happens at one of these events.
After having our fill of awesome vehicles and amazing races, the final race of the year is slated for Sept. 27 and will conclude with our awards banquet on the Saturday night. This year the banquet will be at the Ashcroft Community Hall and will feature a Pot Luck Dinner.
We hope you are as excited as we are for this upcoming season, and will make it out to many of our events. Bring a friend and introduce them to the excitement at the Plex!
See you at The ‘Plex!