The Richest Race in Canada!


The North Shore Challenge is in its 21st year and remains Northern Ontario's biggest and most spectacular motor sports event. Held at the Elliot Lake Airport Dragway this 1/8 mile drag race offers thrilling race action along with jet cars, firetruck wheelstander, funny cars, classic car show, Deric Farquhar Memorial Mayor’s Challenge Race, Science North, giant bouncyland and climbing wall for the kids, VIP area, Molson's pouring station, food and merchandise vendors and more! RUSH….to get your tickets today!

"Elliot Lake always has something special to entice the drivers back to the great North. It is without question one of the most fun events each and every year on the tour. It's our version of Christmas in July!"

Arnie Malcolm of A.D.M. Motorsports


  • DO NOT bring dirt bikes, 4 wheelers, go carts, etc. unless it is your designated pit vehicle. You must have a valid driver’s license to drive a pit vehicle.
  • Helmet laws are in effect and will be strictly enforced by the OPP.
  • Race entries limited to one golf cart or regular quad for towing AND it must be registered with the track AT THE TIME you enter the facility with your racer. Decals will be issued.
  • A motor home towing the race car trailer, no extra charge. If you want to tow in with anything else AND bring a motor home in as well you MUST have the motor home with you when you purchase your tech card and park. A regular motor home charge will apply.
  • Any rider/driver or crew member or person in association with a rider/driver or crew member who is considered to be under the influence of any drug, alcohol or any judgment impairing substance will be expelled from the race and escorted off the premises – along with the entire crew and vehicle associated with the offender.
  • Violators endangering others with reckless and inconsiderate driving habits (whether it is in/on a race vehicle or a pit vehicle) will be expelled from the race facility with the entire crew and race vehicle without a refund.
  • Tow-vehicles and race cars in the pit area only! Saving pit spaces will not be allowed.
  • Any personal alcoholic beverages are to be kept and consumed at your own camp site. Absolutely NO BOTTLES allowed.
  • A quiet-time noise-free policy is in effect from 11 pm until 7am. No generators, no cars running, no loud music.
  • Rain-out policy: In case of a rain-out, at any time of the rain-out, the first prize money in every class will be drawn from the remaining eligible racers. In the classes of Super Pro and Semi Pro, there will be four names drawn. In the classes of Street, Motorcycles and Drag Sleds, and Junior there will be only two names drawn.
  • Quiet Hours start at 11 pm and this is strictly enforced by security and the OPP.


The North Shore Challenge offers its visitors a wide variety of food and merchandise vendors at the event.

General Merchandise

Snap on Tools | Fast Eddie | Hi Rev Racing | Meyersburg Flea Market and Antiques

Food Vendors

Fireside Classic Grill | Toppers Pizza | Mr. Sausage | Min’s Outdoor Catering | Cara’s Rocket Luncher


If you would like to be a vendor at our event please fill out the Vendors Form and mail, email or fax it to us. You must provide a certificate of insurance and full payments before your application is considered complete. 

Vendor Form


The North Shore Challenge is pleased to thank the following restaurants for their participation in our FREE DRAW Tent Card Promotion.

Customers can enter into a free draw for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Drag Race event.


Fireside Bar & Grill

Kathy’s Brew HaHa Tea Room

Tim Horton’s


July 15, 2019 
Please note that there are to be NO OPEN FIRES at the event