Track Day 2022: A Brief History of Area 27 in BC

Jun 7,2022

Although our annual Track Day Event has only been going on for three years now, the hosting facility known as Area 27 has an interesting - yet brief - history. The Main Circuit was dreamed up and brought to life thanks to a professional racecar driver known as Jacques Villeneuve. Built to flow with the natural terrain, this sixteen-turn course takes participants through elevation changes similar to that of a country road. You can expect a change of 109 metres (357 feet) per lap. Meanwhile, the straightaways are lengthy enough to really get those tires spinning at higher speeds - the longest being 800 metres (0.5 miles). At the beginning of February 2016, construction began. It was completed quite quickly, and the track opened up to racers on August 30, 2016. Now, our annual Track Day Event takes place here every June. There is also another course that is shorter (1.21 km instead of 4.83 km), but it has 20 turns. This is known as the Kart Circuit. It is also smaller in size with a track width of 8 metres instead of 12.2 metres. If you would like to get more details about the next Track Day Event in Oliver, BC, get in touch with our team of experts at Skaha Ford today. They have all of the information you need.