Sanair Super Speedway

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Sanair Super Speedway
Sanair Speedway Logo.jpgSanair super speedway-road course-1.png The drag strip-road course.
Location Saint-Pie, Quebec, Canada
Time zone GMT −5
Opened 1970 Drag Strip
1972 Road Course
1983 Tri-Oval
Major events

CART Indy Car World Series
Molson Indy Montreal
(1984-1986)
NHRA
Le Grandnationals Molson
(1971-1992)

SCCA Trans-Am Series
Molson Trans-Am
(1972-1973)

American Canadian Late Model Tour
(Present)

NOPI Drag Racing
PMRA
Truck racing
Drag racing
Tri-oval
Length 0.826 mi (1.33 km)
Turns 3
Drag strip
Length 0.25 mi (0.4 km)
Road course
Length 1.24 mi (2.0 km)
Turns 8
Short oval
Length 1/3 mi

Sanair Super Speedway is a motorsports park with a 0.826-mile (1.33 km) paved triangular oval race track, a quarter-mile dragstrip, a 1 1/4-mile road course, a 1/3-mile oval, as well as a 0.12-mile mini-oval and 0.15-mile karting course. It is located in Saint-Pie, Quebec. It hosted the Molson Indy Montreal from 1984 to 1986. The dragstrip previously hosted the NHRA's Le Grandnationals Molson until Canadian fuel regulations, prohibiting leaded race fuel, forced the NHRA to quit holding a national event in the country. It currently hosts races in the American Canadian Tour Sèrie ACT Castrol.

Track history[edit]

Trans Am Series[edit]

Year Driver Vehicle
1972 United StatesWarren Tope Ford Mustang [1]
1973 United StatesWarren Agor Chevrolet Camaro [2]

Molson Indy Montreal winners (1984–1986)[edit]

Season Winning driver Chassis Engine Team
1984 United States Danny Sullivan Lola Cosworth Doug Shierson Racing
1985 United States Johnny Rutherford March Cosworth Alex Morales Autosports
1986 United States Bobby Rahal March Cosworth Truesports
  • During practice for the 1984 race, Rick Mears suffered serious foot and leg injuries after a crash on the mainstretch.
  • The 1985 race is known for a highly controversial finish involving Johnny Rutherford and Pancho Carter. Under caution on the final lap, Rutherford led second place Carter, and appeared on his way to victory. As the field came out of the final corner, the pace car suddenly veered off the track, and the field unexpectedly started racing the final straightaway to the finish line. Carter got the jump on Rutherford, and edged his nose just ahead at the stripe, appearing to steal the victory. Officials deemed Carter the winner, and Carter celebrated in victory lane. Controversy erupted immediately, and CART later restored the win to Rutherford.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972 Trans-Am Box Scores". SCCA Archives. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  2. ^ "1973 Trans-Am Box Scores". SCCA Archives. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°31′45″N 72°53′01″W / 45.5291°N 72.8837°W / 45.5291; -72.8837