It's time to meet the drivers. Face to face. Let us tell you what we have planned.
And you can tell us what you would like to see in the future. We have devised a
way for the racers to express their wants, needs and desires and we would like
you to be part of shaping the future at King of the North Dragway.
North Bay, ON Jan 20 2013 - When Kevin Costnerâ€™s character, Ray Kinsella heard a voice saying â€śIf you build it, he will comeâ€ť, he built a baseball diamond in his Iowa cornfield for ghosts of days gone by. The emotionally gripping story ended with hundreds of headlights heading down the country roads towards his â€śField of Dreamsâ€ť.
Although the premise for this article is quite different, being that there are no ghosts involved and baseball is so unrelated to drag racing; the movieâ€™s title and dramatic ending spark me to â€śborrowâ€ť the famous line with a little modificationâ€¦. â€śBuild it and they will comeâ€ť.
Built on acreage mostly surrounded by forest, south-east of North Bay, Ontario, the new King of the North Dragway is surely the â€śField of Dreamsâ€ť for two guys from Bonfield, ON
King of the North Dragway releases a full calendar of events for 2013
March 7th, 2013
The calander of events has been released for King of the North Dragway and Event Park which opens for the first season on June 7th. â€śWe expect to get a couple of weekends of testing and tuning in before the Grand Openingâ€ť said Project Manager Allan Dell, â€śa lot is going to depend on the weather and getting the facility certified prior to openingâ€ť. â€śConstruction hasnâ€™t stopped even in the winterâ€ť said Dell. Crews have been working on the multi-million dollar facility since early 2011.
March 7th, 2013
The dates have been set for opening Ontarioâ€™s newest dragway and event park in Bonfield. Friday,
June 7th through Sunday June 9th will see the first major race event in the brand-new facility. â€śWe
originally wanted to open with an event on Victoria Day weekend, May 17th, however after meeting
with racers and construction companies it was decided that we best postpone until June.â€ť stated Project
Manager Allan Dell.