Quesnel Auto Racers Association
Mission Statement
2006 QARA Racing Season

Welcome to QARA

Welcome to Quesnel Auto Racing Association’s website. Q.A.R.A. is a nonprofit organization that is run strictly by volunteers. We are still in need of volunteers at the race track. If anyone is interested, please call Gerry.

The current track located at the end of Racing Road opened on August 12, 1972. A crowd of over 3500 people kicked off one of Quesnel’s greatest recreational success stories, as the club and racing in the entire area have continued to grow. The present location is actually the third location for the club and the first paved track. This track was built with only the help and support of many Quesnel residents and businesses, donating time money and machinery to make construction possible.

Racing started in Quesnel about 1955, with the first dirt track situated on the present site of LeBourdais Park. Some of the well-known residents who raced at that time were Carl Enemark, Don Sates Sr., Bill Sales, Bob Waif, Ron Peebles, Jack Rltson and Dennis Styan, just to name a few. It was this half-mile dirt track that first put Quesnel on the racing map. Cars traveled from all over BC and Alberta to race on this track.

The second dirt track was located on Two Mile Flat, just behind the Redi-Mix Plant. Longtime racing fans will remember exciting racing with drivers such as Jack Hartnett, Barry Chadwick, Art Ransome, Stu Brears, Wayne Shaver, Tommy Irvine, and many more. It was on this track that “stocker” class cars were first started with drivers such as Ab Giesbrecht, Don McLure and Don Sales Jr.

At the present time, the club runs Thunder, Hobby and Mini Stock classes during regular race meets.



Racing Dates 2014

June 7th Double Points Minis & Streets
June 21st Minis & Streets
July 17th Bob Willson Memorial Crash to Pass
July 19th Gold Pan Classic ASA, Minis & Streets
September 13th ASA (points final) Minis & Streets
September 27th & 28th Fall Classic Invitational, Mini & Streets points final, Tri-City final race Sept 27th.

Gate Prices

$10 for 13 & up
$5 6-12 & OAP
5 & under and Handicapped free

Special Events

$20 for 13 & up
$10 6-12 & OAP
5 & under and Handicapped free

Pit Passes

Pit Pass are $15 and must be 14 yrs of age to enter pits. Anyone under 19 yrs must have parent or guardian permission to enter.

Racing Times

Time trials on Sat start at 4:30 with racing at 5:30.

Volunteers needed:

We need your help. Lap counters are needed and people to work the gate. Call us at 747.1916 if you are interested in lending a hand.