At any given NASCAR race, Canadian fans make up 10 to 20 percent of the attendance. For their dedication, they are being rewarded as Jeff Gordon is spear heading a project that will bring a track to Canada.
“Jeff has always wanted to come to Canada,” Gordon’s step-father John Bickford told me this past weekend. “He and I were here in 1989/1990. We’ve always been big supporters. Canadian race fans have supported Jeff throughout his entire career. So I think the idea of giving back is an important component. We’re just advocates of giving back to the Canadian race fans and we’re not giving up.”
The one mile oval that is currently in the planning stages is set to be built in Fort Erie, Ontario. Gordon has been working alongside Paxton Waters, who designed Auto Club Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway just to name a few.
A 821-acre property has been purchased just west of the Queen Elizabeth Way. The plan calls for a grandstand could seat up to 100,000 people, a one-mile oval track, 2...