Final Track Date for 2017 Season

Beginning November 1st, Area 27 will be closed for the 2017 season. We'd like to thank our members, spectators, and the Oliver community for a great inaugural season filled with tremendous support. Next season's calendar has officially been released on the events page for those of you looking to see what we have in store for 2018. Please note that [...] Read more

Announcing Patrick Carpentier's Return to Academy 27!

We've got big news coming to the track next month! Area 27 is happy to announce the return of Academy 27's Guest Instructor, Patrick Carpentier, for the remaining 2017 season's schools this October. Patrick is a renowned Canadian professional driver who's best known for his career in the Champ Car World Series, the IndyCar Series, and racing in NA [...] Read more

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Meets Area 27

An automotive manufacturer spends serious time and resources on developing the new evolution of an iconic badge, so they do all they can to make sure everything goes as planned. Until their new wheels are directly in the hands of their consumers it can be challenging to know if the brand hit the mark. When the Camaro team decided to do a media lau [...] Read more

Flag Worker School: May 27 in Penticton

One of the key elements to a successful track is the team working the circuit to communicate information to our drivers. As we head into another season of hot laps, we're offering FREE flag worker / corner worker training for a few enthusiastic and responsible fans to help drivers stay safe. SATURDAY MAY 27 from 10am - 12pm (noon) Penticton Commun [...] Read more

Legendary Lamborghini Driver Valentino Balboni at Area 27

Dedicated fans won't need an introduction for this man, who for 40 years worked at Lamborghini and was known as the company's chief test driver and brand ambassador. On Monday May 7, Valentino Balboni will be at the track for an Area 27 members' event. Starting as an apprentice mechanic in 1968, Balboni worked his way up through the factory until [...] Read more

Latest Press: feature in BC Business Magazine

People in advertising will say that good press is worth its weight (or advertising value) in gold. Over the past three years we've been fortunate to have received good coverage from all over the world. It turns out we're not the only ones who like to talk track. From local and national news outlets bringing updates to their readers / listeners / v [...] Read more

Demo Day Apr 8: Avion Motorsports, Elan NP01, Radical SR3 RSX

In partnership with three special race car manufacturers, we're thrilled to announce a special multi-car Track Demo Day on Saturday April 8. This sneak preview test drive track day is exclusively for Area 27 members. Avion Motorsports RS1 Track Car Avion Motorsports is a Canadian NASCAR team based in Ottawa that's owned by Trevor Seibert. The RS1 [...] Read more

Academy 27: our coaches

When building our track we knew the first order of business was to complete the 4.83km ribbon of asphalt we now have winding its way through the sunny Okanagan valley. After all, we have one chance to get it right. As drivers our first priority is time on that track and helping others get the same. Enter Academy 27. In designing our track Academy [...] Read more

50 Years of Grand Prix in Canada - Canadian International Auto Show

The Canadian International Auto Show celebrates 50 years of Grand Prix in Canada. Held in Toronto Feb 17 - 26, it's one of the biggest shows in Canada for all things automotive. This year's event features the history of Grand Prix in Canada, with special displays of driver cars on loan from private collections and public museums. Area 27 co-founde [...] Read more

Flag Worker School: Feb 18 in Osoyoos

FEB 14 UPDATE: this session is now full. One of the key elements to a successful track is safety planning and an important part of that plan is the team working the corners to communicate information to our drivers. As we prepare for another season of hot laps, we're offering FREE flag worker / corner worker training for a few enthusiastic and res [...] Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: Area 27 Supports Osoyoos Childcare Centre

Area 27 Supports Osoyoos Childcare Centre Through Donations to Spirit of the Game Society Osoyoos, British Columbia, February 1 2017 Local non-profit group Spirit of the Game Society, through contributions made by motorsport club Area 27, is providing the Osoyoos Childcare Centre with $4,500 to help with the costs of a playground surface. Area 27 [...] Read more

Memberships: tier 3 rates begin Jan 16, 2017

One year ago in mid-December we broke ground. It was a significant accomplishment to reach that stage of the project and we couldn't have done it without the support of our early members who took a risk and shared our vision. Now that asphalt is down and our idea has come to life, memberships are quite literally flying out the door. With overwhelm [...] Read more