Video by: Cory Drachenberg for EDKRA.
E.D.K.R.A (Edmonton and District Kart Racing Association) was formed in 1972 and at first was racing on weekends at St Albert go kart track and the World renowned Edmonton International Speedway, both facilities were lost due to expansion of the city in the early 80′s. In those days we typically had 40 plus karts entered for each event.
In 1982 Noel Dowler Sr, with the direction of existing club president Nigel Mullen, constructed the first Warburg track. This is where Kevin Dowler and Daryl Harr raced as a teenagers, and both drivers eventually went on to race in the Cascar Western Series, winning a combined 6 championships – 5 for Kevin and 1 for Daryl.
In 2009 a deal was signed with the Village of Warburg to purchase the land adjacent to the south border of the existing Warburg EDKRA track. Despite the exceptionally wet summer of 2010, with very many hours of volunteer work by many club members, the construction of the new 1.1km WORLD CLASS KARTING TRACK was completed in September 2010. On September 4, 2010 the new track was used for the first time and on September 5 a club-member-only “Piston Cup” friendly team race was held. The first race on the new circuit was the 2010 Fall Classic on September 18 & 19, 2010.
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