Northern Ontario's Longest Running Airport Drag Race
Join us for our 20th Anniversary, July 19 - 21, 2019
Elliot Lake Dragway Countdown

The Richest Race in Canada!

 

The North Shore Challenge is in its 20th year and remains Northern Ontario's biggest and most spectacular motor sports event. Held at the Elliot Lake Airport Dragway this 1/8 mile drag race offers thrilling race action along with jet cars, firetruck wheelstander, funny cars, classic car show, Deric Farquhar Memorial Mayor’s Challenge Race, live concert with The Shed Jammers, Science North, giant bouncyland and climbing wall for the kids, VIP area, Molson's pouring station, food and merchandise vendors and more! RUSH….to get your tickets today!

"Elliot Lake always has something special to entice the drivers back to the great North. It is without question one of the most fun events each and every year on the tour. It's our version of Christmas in July!"

Arnie Malcolm of A.D.M. Motorsports

NEW THIS YEAR!

The “Hard Rock 5K Triple Crown Drag Race Series” points championship, is a partnership between the ‘North Shore Challenge’, Wawa ‘Provost Northern Nationals’ and the Chapleau ‘Gold Rush Nationals’ races.  The total prize purse is $5,000!

Registration Criteria:

  • Registration at Elliot Lake’s North Shore Challenge race, July 19 - 21
  • To qualify drivers must race at all 3 northern races: Elliot Lake, Wawa and Chapleau
  • There is no cost to enter into the series, this is a value added attraction for our drivers
  • Points will be awarded based on place of finish in each race. 

o   Winner – 20 points (1 person)

o   Runner Up – 15 Points (1 person

o   Semi Finalist – 10 points (Could be 2 people)

o   Quarter Finalist - 5 points (Could be 4 people)

o   Round of 16 – 2 points (Could be 8 people)

  • $5,000 Prize Purse:

o   1st Place:  $3,000

o   2nd Place: $1,500

o   3rd Place: $500

  • Winner gets their name on a perpetual trophy. Our Champion's Trophy is proudly sponsored by Prestige Glass

* Please note:  Junior Dragsters are NOT eligible for the Triple Crown Drag Race Series Championship

 

Window Decals now available

Large $7.00

Small $5.00

Includes HST.

Available at Elliot Lake Welcome Centre, Collins Hall

 

  • DO NOT bring dirt bikes, 4 wheelers, go carts, etc. unless it is your designated pit vehicle. You must have a valid driver’s license to drive a pit vehicle.
  • Helmet laws are in effect and will be strictly enforced by the OPP.
  • Race entries limited to one golf cart or regular quad for towing AND it must be registered with the track AT THE TIME you enter the facility with your racer. Decals will be issued.
  • A motor home towing the race car trailer, no extra charge. If you want to tow in with anything else AND bring a motor home in as well you MUST have the motor home with you when you purchase your tech card and park. A regular motor home charge will apply.
  • Any rider/driver or crew member or person in association with a rider/driver or crew member who is considered to be under the influence of any drug, alcohol or any judgment impairing substance will be expelled from the race and escorted off the premises – along with the entire crew and vehicle associated with the offender.
  • Violators endangering others with reckless and inconsiderate driving habits (whether it is in/on a race vehicle or a pit vehicle) will be expelled from the race facility with the entire crew and race vehicle without a refund.
  • Tow-vehicles and race cars in the pit area only! Saving pit spaces will not be allowed.
  • Any personal alcoholic beverages are to be kept and consumed at your own camp site. Absolutely NO BOTTLES allowed.
  • A quiet-time noise-free policy is in effect from 11 pm until 7am. No generators, no cars running, no loud music.
  • Rain-out policy: In case of a rain-out, at any time of the rain-out, the first prize money in every class will be drawn from the remaining eligible racers. In the classes of Super Pro and Semi Pro, there will be four names drawn. In the classes of Street, Motorcycles and Drag Sleds, and Junior there will be only two names drawn.
  • Quiet Hours start at 11 pm and this is strictly enforced by security and the OPP.

 

The North Shore Challenge offers its visitors a wide variety of food and merchandise vendors at the event.

General Merchandise

Snap on Tools | Fast Eddie | Hi Rev Racing | Meyersburg Flea Market and Antiques

Food Vendors

Fireside Classic Grill | Toppers Pizza | Mr. Sausage | Min’s Outdoor Catering | Cara’s Rocket Luncher

 

If you would like to be a vendor at our event please fill out the Vendors Form and mail, email or fax it to us. You must provide a certificate of insurance and full payments before your application is considered complete. 

Vendor Form

 

The North Shore Challenge is pleased to thank the following restaurants for their participation in our FREE DRAW Tent Card Promotion.

Customers can enter into a free draw for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Drag Race event.

 

Fireside Bar & Grill

Kathy’s Brew HaHa Tea Room

Tim Horton’s

 

July 15, 2019 
Please note that there are to be NO OPEN FIRES at the event

  • 3 SPECTACULAR DAYS
  • 20 YEARS AND COUNTING
  • 47000 DOLLARS IN CASH PAYOUTS

Event Schedule

18 July 2019 11:00AM - 4:00PM

NAPA Power Sports Customer Appreciation Day

In conjunction with the North Shore Cruisers
Location: NAPA Power Sports, Highway 108 (next to No Frills
Featuring; Show N Shine, Special Attraction Cars on Display, BBQ by Dawg House and DJ Music with Mobile Sounds

18 July 2019 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Pre-Registration at the Elliot Lake Airport

Location: Elliot Lake Airport
Any vehicles arriving after 10PM are to line up in the Pit Area for Friday Morning.
NO PARKING on the Airport Road. NO EXCEPTIONS.

19 July 2019 8:00AM

Spectator Gates Open

The gates open for spectators at the drag race location, the Elliot Lake Municipal Airport.

19 July 2019 8:00AM

Time Trials

Drivers will begin their time trial races and will continue throughout the day.

19 July 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Bouncy Land

Sponsored by Brokerlink
Great fun for the kids who can bounce on various colourful inflatable attractions
NEW THIS YEAR…CLIMBING WALL.
All inflatables are TSSA approved.

19 July 2019 2:00PM

Molson's Beer Tent Opens

Molson’s Beer Tent with beer also available from Manitoulin Brewing Company

19 July 2019 Dusk

Thrill Show: Night of Fire

One evening run at dusk from Northern Warrior and The Beast from the East Jet Cars.

19 July 2019 Evening

Event Closes

The Event Closes Half An Hour After The Last Race.

20 July 2019 8:00AM

Spectators Gates Open

The gates open for spectators at the drag race location, the Elliot Lake Municipal Airport.

20 July 2019 8:00AM

Time Trials

Drivers will begin their time trial races and will continue throughout the day.

20 July 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Bouncyland

Sponsored by BrokerlinkGreat fun for the kids. A variety of colourful inflatable attractions. All inflatables are TSSA approved.

20 July 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Climbing Wall

Sponsored by HiRail Leasing

20 July 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Science North 'Agricultural Science'

Sponsored by Tulloch Engineering

20 July 2019 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Classic Car Show

Sponsored by 92.7 Rock
All cars are welcome. Registration opens at 9:00AM.
Souvenir dash plaques to first 75 entries, winner trophies and swag giveaways.

20 July 2019 11:00AM

Molson's Beer Tent Opens

Molson’s Beer Tent with beer also available from Manitoulin Brewing Company

20 July 2019 2:00PM

Elimination Rounds

Award Presentations following eliminations.

20 July 2019 6:30 PM Approx.

The Shed Jammers in Concert

Approximate time.

20 July 2019 Evening

Event Closes

The Event Closes Half An Hour After The Last Race.

Sunday July 21st

21 July 2019 8:00AM

Spectators Gates Open

The gates open for spectators at the drag race location, the Elliot Lake Municipal Airport.

21 July 2019 8:00AM

Time Trials

Drivers will begin their time trial races and will continue throughout the day.

21 July 2019 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Bouncyland

Sponsored by BrokerlinkGreat fun for the kids! A variety of colourful inflatable attractions. All inflatables are TSSA approved.

21 July 2019 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Climbing Wall

Sponsored by HiRail Leasing

21 July 2019 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Science North 'Agricultural Science'

Sponsored by Tulloch Engineering

21 July 2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM

Strong Person Demo

21 July 2019 12:00PM

Molson's Beer Tent Opens

Molson’s Beer Tent with beer also available from Manitoulin Brewing Company

21 July 2019 1:00PM

National Anthems

Performed by Valerie Mercer-Spencer

21 July 2019 1:00PM

Deric Farquhar Memorial Mayor's Challenge Race

Featuring Elliot Lake Mayor, Dan Marchisella and Blind River Mayor Sally Hagman

Attractions

Great Family Attractions

There’s hours of fun to be had at our great family attractions including a Bouncyland, Climbing Wall and Science North’s “Agricultural Science” interactive exhibit. Parents can drop off their children for up to two hours at our supervised area. Be assured your child is safe while you enjoy the races. Paperwork will have to be filled out upon registration of the child with contact information, etc. Parents or Guardian are required to stay on site at the event.

Pass Prices

Adult Event Pass

$45

  • All Day Access
  • Access to Special Attractions
  • On Track Attractions

Youth Event Pass

$20

  • All Day Access
  • Access to Special Attractions
  • On Track Attractions

VIP Adult Event Pass

$120

  • All Day Access
  • Access to Special Attractions
  • On Track Attractions
  • Onsite VIP Parking
  • Track Elevated Tented Area
  • Prime Viewing of the Races
  • Private VIP Bar
  • Complimentary Drink Tickets
  • Complimentary Food

VIP Youth Event Pass

$85

  • All Day Access
  • Access to Special Attractions
  • On Track Attractions
  • Onsite VIP Parking
  • Track Elevated Tented Area
  • Prime Viewing of the Races
  • Complimentary Food

Drivers Information

 

Driver Services

  • Single space (18 ft wide) provided in the pit lane with race entry. Maximum of 3 vehicles and/or trailers permitted.

Pit Sites

  • Absolutely NO Bottles
  • NO Fireworks
  • NO Pets
  • Generators must be off at 11:00 PM
  • Weekend wristbands required for everyone in pit parking after 8:00 PM
  • Toilet rentals available through Jim's Portables, Whitefish. These are serviced toilets and are available for $80.00 plus tax. Call 1-866-279-1110 or visit their website to book. Toilets may not be available after May 30th.

Rules and Regulations

  • DO NOT bring dirt bikes, 4 wheelers, go carts, etc. unless it is your designated pit vehicle. You must have a valid driver’s license to drive a pit vehicle.
  • Helmet laws are in effect and will be strictly enforced by the OPP.
  • Race entries limited to one golf cart or regular quad for towing AND it must be registered with the track AT THE TIME you enter the facility with your racer. Decals will be issued.
  • A motor home towing the race car trailer, no extra charge. If you want to tow in with anything else AND bring a motor home in as well you MUST have the motor home with you when you purchase your tech card and park. A regular motor home charge will apply.
  • Any rider/driver or crew member or person in association with a rider/driver or crew member who is considered to be under the influence of any drug, alcohol or any judgment impairing substance will be expelled from the race and escorted off the premises – along with the entire crew and vehicle associated with the offender.
  • Violators endangering others with reckless and inconsiderate driving habits (whether it is in/on a race vehicle or a pit vehicle) will be expelled from the race facility with the entire crew and race vehicle without a refund.
  • Tow-vehicles and race cars in the pit area only! Saving pit spaces will not be allowed.
  • Any personal alcoholic beverages are to be kept and consumed at your own camp site. Absolutely NO BOTTLES allowed.
  • A quiet-time noise-free policy is in effect from 11 pm until 7am. No generators, no cars running, no loud music.
  • Rain-out policy: In case of a rain-out, at any time of the rain-out, the first prize money in every class will be drawn from the remaining eligible racers. In the classes of Super Pro and Semi Pro, there will be four names drawn. In the classes of
  • Street, Motorcycles and Drag Sleds, and Junior there will be only two names drawn.
  • Quiet Hours start at 11 pm and this is strictly enforced by security and the OPP.

 

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE NAPA AUTO PARTS TOUR

 

Super Pro
Proudly sponsored by ELNOS
Full Weekend: $400
Saturday ONLY $250
Sunday ONLY $250

Semi Pro
Proudly sponsored by OK Tire
Full Weekend: $200
Daily (p/day): $125

Snowmobile / Motorcycle
Proudly sponsored by KPMG
Full Weekend: $200
Daily (p/day): $125

King of Street
Proudly sponsored by Canadian Tire
Full Weekend: $100
Note: only 150 King of Street guaranteed entry. First come, first served.

Junior Pro
Proudly sponsored by Jim’s Portable Toilets & Septic Systems
Full Weekend: $100
Daily (p/day): $75

 

Super Pro
Each Day: $200

Semi Pro
Each Day: $75

Snowmobile / Motorcycle
Each Day: $75

King of Street
Buy Back: $50

Junior Pro
Buy Back: $25

Rules and Rates
Buybacks are available in the first and second round ONLY.
ONE (1) buy back maximum per driver
Buy backs are to be paid at the Starter Tower.

 

$47,000 IN CASH PAYOUTS – THE LARGEST PAYOUT IN THE NORTH!!!

Super Pro – Will be run with a SPLIT LADDER
Over $20,000 Weekend Purse
Saturday: $10,000 to win
Sunday: $10,000 to win
Paying down Top 16

Semi Pro
Daily Purse: $4,600 Saturday & Sunday
Paying down Top 16

Snowmobile / Motorcycle
Daily Purse: $1,750 Saturday & Sunday
Paying down Top 4

King of Street
$1,000 to win Saturday and a Trophy
Paying down Top 8

Junior Pro
Daily Purse: $200 Saturday & Sunday and a Trophy

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Our Sponsors

The North Shore Challenge offers its visitors a wide variety of food and merchandise vendors at the event.

General Merchandise

  • Snap on Tools
  • Fast Eddie
  • Hi Rev Racing
  • Meyersburg Flea Market and Antiques

Food Vendors

  • Fireside Classic Grill
  • Toppers Pizza
  • Mr. Sausage
  • Min’s Outdoor Catering
  • Cara’s Rocket Luncher

If you would like to be a vendor at our event please fill out the Vendors From and mail, email or fax it to us. You must provide a certificate of insurance and full payments before your application is considered complete.