The late Richard Shutte, a former dirt track racer and local entrepreneur, had a vision to bring dirt track racing back to Thunder Bay. After purchasing 32 acres of land on Highway 130 he worked over a 10 year period to bring this dream to reality.

In September 2021, the track was given the green light to open thanks to the commitment of Norm and Louis Nadin of Nadin Contracting LTD.

To help manage the site, the Nadin’s recruited Rick Simpson, someone with deep roots in local racing to manage the track. Simpson’s father was involved with racing at Riverview Raceway, the track that was the center of local racing up until 1994 and Rick managed racing at Mosquito Speedway in Nolalu, Ontario.

Completing the work started by Shutte took thousands of hours of work by countless volunteers. The Nadin’s along with employees of Nadin Contracting worked above and beyond to complete the track.

The entire team of Thunder City Speedway is excited to see generations of racers and race fans in the grand stands for years to come.

See you at the track!

Information sourced from Bayview Magazine

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