The Medicine Hat Speedway was started in 1985 following the closure of the dirt track in Brooks. The original track was across from Canadian Fertilizers, a 3/8 mile clay oval. The main organizers getting the track off of the ground were Wayne Campbell, Ian Thomas and John Brink. Most of the first racers at the speedway had previously raced at the track outside of Brooks. As the track membership grew, we had drivers from Brooks, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Oyen, Acadia Valley and Richmound as full season racers. The track was built and maintained by volunteer hours (and still is today) from many people and the support of many local businesses in and around Medicine Hat donating, money, equipment, labour and materials.
The first club President was Sterling Adams followed by Wayne Campbell, Brian Smyth, Russell Rann and Andy Sykes. Brian Baxter was President during the relocation to the existing paved track in the mid season of 1993.
The Medicine Hat Speedway is a Non-For-Profit club run organization that provides some of the best paved short track racing you'll find anywhere. We are the ONLY paved track in Central/Southern Alberta and we have racers that attend from all over the province as well as from Saskatchewan and the US.
We signed a new 15 year lease with the City of Medicine Hat in 2013 and now feature the Renegade Trucks, Elite Street Stock, Hobby Stock, Mini Cup cars, Baby Grands, Legends, & our V6 starter class.
Our meetings are held the first Thursday of each month (except January where it is the 2nd Thursday of the month). We encourage all new members and those interested in racing to attend!
We are excited to add some new shows to the 2023 lineup and can't wait to show you all the new things we have in store at the Medicine Hat Speedway this year!
There is not enough gratitude in the world to count the thank yous owed to our many loyal volunteers.
Most of whom are on the executive or are members and drivers.
We simply could not operate without you!
We mention you below to bring recognition towards all your efforts with MHARA/MH SPEEDWAY.
John Jr Joleun
Corrina J McKay