North Shore Challenge

The North Shore Challenge is in its 18th 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, a Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car, motorcycle stunt riders, classic car show, Deric Farquhar Mayor’s Challenge Race, Science North and Bouncyland for the kids, VIP area, Molson's pouring station, food and merchandise vendors…and more!!

This is an event like no other. Come and join the excitement in 2017!

"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


First Aid available all weekend.

Toilets and wash stations will be available.

Shuttle Services

There will be FREE shuttle buses available all weekend.

Food and Beverages

There will be food and beverage vendors on site all weekend.


Handicap and VIP parking at airport - Passes must be shown to access this area. Handicap patrons must have a valid handicap sticker prominently displayed in their vehicle.

General Spectator Parking is located immediately north of main gate on Hwy 108. Direct walking path to event site from parking area. Parking fee is $3.00.



Gate open at 10:00 AM on Friday

Camping available at:

For further information on area camping call Elliot Lake Welcome Centre at 1-800-661-6192.

Hotel Accommodations

Can I bring my pet?

No pets are allowed at the event.

How many vehicles can I bring in to the event if I am racing?

Other than Street Class, you can have 1 pit vehicle. You MUST HAVE A STICKER and wristbands must be purchased.

What does my entry for King of Street include?

King of Street includes a weekend pass for the driver - 1 tent or towed trailer only (towed by the race vehicle, no second vehicle allowed).

Can anyone camp in the pit area?

No. Only drivers and crew are permitted to camp in the pits.

Is there a "Quiet Hours" restriction?

Yes. Quiet hours start at 11:00 PM and this is STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Do you accept cheques?

No we do not accept cheques.

Is there an ATM on site?

Yes, this year we will have an ATM on site.

For General Information

City of Elliot Lake Welcome Centre

Toll Free: 1-800-661-6192

For Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

William Elliott 

Toll Free: 1-800-256-7299     Local:  (705) 848-0229 ext 237

For Marketing

Kate Matuszewski

Phone: (705) 848-2287 ext 2400     Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Vendor Opportunities

Darla Hennessey

Phone: (705) 848-2287 ext 2406 or ext 2402      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.