The speed and daring of auto racers is a vicarious thrill for most of us (unless you've earned a speeding ticket). Millions of motorsport fans love the noisy power of souped-up cars making it a universal spectator sport around the world. Its a lot safer than driving fast on our city street.
For auto racing you need a car. If you are racing at the local speedway on "amateur day", any car will do, but the professional racers depend on a fast car for their living. A good racing car can cost as much several million dollars, and as much again to maintain each year. When racing, you also need to wear a helmet and a flame-resistant suit.
If you are considering buying a race car, you can find new and used auto racers in the Bargain Finder, through Race City Speedway Motorsport Park, or on the Web.
Thunder Bay used to have the Mosquito Raceway, but it has been closed for a few years.
Thunder Bay also has IIRA sanctioned ice racing on a 2.5 km lake course.
Other Ontario Race tracks are in a bit further away in Southern Ontario, near Ottawa and Barrie, or to the north in Cobalt, and there is another popular track in Gimli Manitoba, to the west.