The Fairbanks Racing Lions has a long history of serving in the Interior. Since 1986, the Racing Lions has promoted motorsports safety and provided a fun and educational environment for racing. Our commitment to the community extends far beyond the racetrack. Since our founding, we have returned approximately $500,000 to the community through donations to families in need of assitance with medical expenses, support of youth sports and donations to other Interior non-profits.
Despite our diverse contributions to Fairbanks, we have not lost sight of our original goal: to make racing a safe and fun past time for our community and keep racing off public streets.
Prior to the attacks on 9/11, Fairbanks Racing Lions had hosted numerous racing events on Fort Wainwright. The changing security restrictions have limited that access frequency. We have been diversifying our race participation in the last decade; we have sponsored and participated in numerous racing events around the Interior, including drag racing in North Pole and snowmachine racing in Fairbanks.
We have determined that we will best be able to achieve our goals of serve to Fairbanks by giving racing a permanent home in the form of a motorsports complex.