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Sanair Super Speedway is a motorsports park with a 0.826-mile (1.33 km) paved triangular oval race track, a quarter-mile dragstrip, a 1 1/4-mile road course, a 1/3-mile oval, as well as a 0.12-mile mini-oval and 0.15-mile karting course. It is located in Saint-Pie, Quebec. It hosted the Molson Indy Montreal from 1984 to 1986. The dragstrip previously hosted the NHRA's Le Grandnationals Molson until Canadian fuel regulations, prohibiting leaded race fuel, forced the NHRA to quit holding a national event in the country. It currently hosts races in the American Canadian Tour Sèrie ACT Castrol.

Sanair Super Speedway
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LocationSaint-Pie, Quebec, Canada
Time zoneGMT −5
Opened1970 (drag strip)
1972 (road course)
1983 (tri-oval)
Major eventsCART Indy Car World Series
Molson Indy Montreal

Le Grandnationals Molson

SCCA Trans-Am Series
Molson Trans-Am

American Canadian Late Model Tour

NOPI Drag Racing
Truck racing
Drag racing
Length0.826 mi (1.33 km)
Drag strip
Length0.25 mi (0.4 km)
Road course
Length1.24 mi (2.0 km)
Short oval
Length1/3 mi

Track historyEdit

Trans Am SeriesEdit

Year Driver Vehicle
1972  Warren Tope Ford Mustang [1]
1973  Warren Agor Chevrolet Camaro [2]

Molson Indy Montreal winners (1984–1986)Edit

Season Winning driver Chassis Engine Team
1984   Danny Sullivan Lola Cosworth Doug Shierson Racing
1985   Johnny Rutherford March Cosworth Alex Morales Autosports
1986   Bobby Rahal March Cosworth Truesports
  • During practice for the 1984 race, Rick Mears suffered serious foot and leg injuries after a crash on the mainstretch.
  • The 1985 race is known for a highly controversial finish involving Johnny Rutherford and Pancho Carter. Under caution on the final lap, Rutherford led second place Carter, and appeared on his way to victory. As the field came out of the final corner, the pace car suddenly veered off the track, and the field unexpectedly started racing the final straightaway to the finish line. Carter got the jump on Rutherford, and edged his nose just ahead at the stripe, appearing to steal the victory. Officials deemed Carter the winner, and Carter celebrated in victory lane. Controversy erupted immediately, and CART later restored the win to Rutherford.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "1972 Trans-Am Box Scores" (PDF). SCCA Archives. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  2. ^ "1973 Trans-Am Box Scores" (PDF). SCCA Archives. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2013-04-22.

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