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The last ever Race Car Parade will be held in Langford this Saturday

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The last Race Car Parade will be held in Langford this weekend, with the closure of the Western Speedway happening soon.

On Saturday, West Shore RCMP Traffic Services will escort race cars from the West Shore Motorsports Park to a Show & Shine in downtown Langford.

The event, which is held in conjunction with the Canada 200 Race Weekend at West Shore Motorsports Park, formally known as Western Speedway, will celebrate its final year.

The event began in 2019 and was cancelled due to COVID in 2020 and resumed in 2021. 

Now, the 2022 race car parade is scheduled to leave the West Shore Motorsports Park on Saturday at 10 a.m. on Millstream Road/Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, travel past the Langford Station Arts and Culture District to the Show & Shine on Bryn Maur road. 

The parade will then be escorted back to West Shore Motorsports Park at noon.

2022 will be the last season the speedway will remain open. Therefore, the 2022 Race Car Parade will be the last year of this event.

“The racers tell me there are only two places in North America which do this event, Las Vegas and Langford,” said Corporal Mike Jacobson with the West Shore Traffic Services. 

“This event typically receives  strong support from Langford. Please expect some delays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. as we ensure the safe escort of the parade.”

The parade will be led by an RCMP Police Motorcycle with traffic control done at major intersections by RCMP Officers and Certified Traffic Control Persons. The parade will be trailed by a tow truck.

Last Race Car Parade in Langford

  • Where: Millstream Road/Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, Langford Station Arts and Culture District to the Show & Shine on Bryn Maur Road before heading to the West Shore Motorsports Park.
  • When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 3rd

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