Racing driver Darren Turner and some of his race cars


Races, racetracks, displays and shows... this section is under construction. 

Sunvalley Speedway  just outside Vernon, BC. One of my favourite tracks, it's also conveniently close to home. PlanningWenatchee Speedway and construction was started by Gary Hammond, who unforunately was unable to take it to completion. Part of the inspiration for this first class facility came from a trip to the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval in WA. with the Turner Racing team in the late 90's. That track had just had been extensively renovated & refurbished by Garrett Evans (of Nascar NW Tour fame), who transformed it from a dust-bowl with dirt pits into an absolutely superb facility with paved pits, water & power outlets everywhere and excellent lighting. Gary decided his new track had to be just as good (or better), and a bit bigger.

Sun Valley Speedway under construction July 13, 2000. The curved front-straight is closest to us. The first race here was a CASCAR West Series event on Aug. 12, 2000. It was won by Nik Lapcevich, a regular in the CASCAR Super Series and later in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series.

Vernon's MotoPlexSpeedway and Event Center Panaorama
As it appears now. Wide angle lens exaggerates the curve of the front "straight", but not by much.

MotoPlex Speedway and Event Park, formerly known as Sunvalley Speedway, in Vernon B.C.

 A NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event racing at Sunvalley Speedway in Vernon, taken from the grandstands near the start/finish line looking back at corner 4 The track is "D" shaped and the the front "straight" is curved.

The distant mountain on the horizon is the SilverStar Mountain ski area. Below it, on the right (below & behind the ridge) are the remains of the old Tillicum Valley Speedway which operated from 1970-75. There is a history and some 'then & now' pictures of it on the Canadian Racer website.

So, what does a televised race from SunValley look like? These videos of the "A&W Cruisin' the Dub" race from August 2008:

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(It's the TSN broadcast broken down into 6 short clips.)