Racer Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Gimli Dragway race track?
The track is a 1/4 mile drag strip with 2 race lanes.
Why should I use the Gimli Dragway Track
instead of the street?
1. It is LEGAL & SAFE!
2. You get time & speed read-outs of your vehicle, you receive a
copy of this data when you finish each pass!
3. You can win money & trophies!
4. You can finally have the chance to prove how you have the "fastest car in
Winnipeg" or maybe be left in the smoke of some real competition!
5. Come make some new friends.... or rivals?
I don't know what I'm doing, I'm
scared to come out and try my car, can someone help me out?
Sure thing! Everyone was new at the track at one point, we have a pretty good
community here at Gimli Dragway, and the more racers we have out here the better
it is for all of us. If you show up for the first time ask one of our friendly
staff to set you up with someone that can give you the details on how to get
started. Most other racers will be more than happy to give you information too!
I don't understand these "Racer
Admission Fees" or what RACE CLASS I should be in?
Test & Tune | Pro | Sportsman | Heavy Street
Download Race Class Description PDF
What is Test & Tune or Bracket
Test & Tune
track time allows racers to fine
tune the race vehicle. Taking part in Test & Tune events is highly recommended
for new racers to the track, or after making modifications to your vehicle.
is a racing class that allows for a
handicap between a predicted speed of two cars.
Each car chooses a dial-in time before the race, predicting the elapsed time the
driver estimates it will take his or her car to cross the finish line. This is
generally displayed on one or more windows so the starter can adjust the
"Christmas tree" starting lights accordingly; the slower car in the race is
given the green light before the faster car by a margin of the difference
between their two dial-in times, so that if both were perfect, the cars would
cross the line dead even. If either car goes faster than its dial-in (called
running out or breaking out), it is disqualified regardless of who had the lower
elapsed time; if both cars break out, the one who breaks out by the smallest
amount wins. This eliminates any advantage from bending the rules by putting a
slow dial-in time on the windshield to get a head start.
What is a "Full Tree" or a ".400 / .500" light?
Click here to get information about the track and light system