TO PROVIDE A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO STREET RACING & TO INTRODUCE THE SPORT OF DRAG RACING TO THE COMMUNITY.
Over 50 years ago Wally Parks started the National Hot Rod Association to help organize a safe place for car enthusiasts to race and compete against each other in a fair match. In 1994 the NHRA was once more going back to its roots to help curb the growing, illegal and dangerous street racing. The NHRA started the Street Legal Program to help authorities by giving car enthusiast an alternative place to race in a safe environment.
In 1996 with the encouragement of members and management of Saskatchewan International Raceway (SIR), the Saskatchewan Drag Racing Association (SDRA) introduced the NHRA Street Legal Program to Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. Along with many other tracks across Canada and the USA the program was adapted to fit the needs of the community.
In the first the car counts were small and made up of mostly club members but as word got out to the car enthusiasts and car clubs around the province the program has grown. On the Friday of CKOM's Cruise weekend it is standing room only as over 125 cars came out to race their friends and foes.
The Street Legal Program allows car enthusiasts of all ages to bring their vehicles to the track to see how fast their rides are while doing it in a safe setting. SIR Street Legal has developed into a place where families and friends come together with the one thing we all have in common the love of automobiles. The program also allows a chance for authorities to meet and talk to everyone on their level so that the intimidation factor that is felt on the street is all but removed.
Safety is always the number one concern at SIR. All vehicles are inspected to make sure they are safe and have all the safety equipment that is required by the NHRA rule book for the speed that they run. SIR's trained volunteer staff are supported by NHRA certified safety technicians and MD Ambulance is always on site.
SIR's Street Legal Racing has been endorsed by the RCMP, Saskatoon City Police, MD Ambulance as well as the RACE Against Drugs and D.A.R.E. programs.
Alcohol and Drugs are prohibited at STREET LEGAL RACING and this rule is strictly enforced by the staff of SIR as well as the RCMP and Saskatoon City Police.