KARA / KMA Speedway at Whitehorse, Yukon

Just a few hundred yards from my quiet property is an abandoned stock car race track. The K.M.A. Speedway closed permanently in 2004, but this 3/8 mile semi-banked dirt oval provided Whitehorse residents with a lot of fun and excitement for over 30 years. Races were held by the Klondike Auto Racing Association (KARA) from 1969 until 1989, and then by the Klondike Motorsport Association (KMA) from 1993 until 2004.

I’ve posted an article with over 40 photos on my main site, but as I’ve already heard from 2 fellows who used to race there, am posting this as the blog is a great place to chat about it.

This photo was shot in 1993. Because of my job driving tour bus, getting a Sunday off in Whitehorse was an extremely rare event, so I only attended a couple of races.

KMA Speedway at Whitehorse, Yukon
In 2010, I took my Subaru for a lap around the track, and then in 2013 did a proper photo record of what’s left there.

Abandoned stock car race track at Whitehorse, Yukon

I’m always very pleased when the stuff I post brings back good memories for people, and this article appears to already be doing that. If any of you have photos from the early days that you’d like to share, I’d be happy to post them for you – just reply here.



Comments

KARA / KMA Speedway at Whitehorse, Yukon — 2 Comments

  1. hello !
    Yes good memories for sure… I myself was the driver of car #88 for 12 years at that track, was the most fun I could ever have and glad I got the opertunity to do this in my lifetime.
    Thanks so much for this Blog.

  2. brings back a lot of memories. I’ve probably got a couple of hundred hours of VHS tapes from race days. Some day I will have to take them down and have them converted to disc. Just have to figure out which tapes have our car winning on it. Our team had the blue Lucky 13 monte carlo.