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No course can compare to ACR

Arctic Circle Raceway is unique!

This may be said about most tracks in the world, but very few are so fun to drive and boasts a better grip, both wet and dry!

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Recognized layout and track surface

When FIM's track inspector, the Austrian Martin Hejduk, head of FIM Europe's Road Racing Commission, inspected ACR in the autumn of 2019, he knelt down and took a close-up of the asphalt. He wanted to bring the picture with him to other track owners in the world.

- I have to show them how you did it, was his explanation.

Did you know that the layout of the course is designed with a pencil by an engineer from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration?

FIM's Martin Heijduk, flanked by NMF's federal lawyer Geir Lilletvedt and ACR's board member Geir Steinbakk

One of the region's most important destinations

When FIM's track inspector, the Austrian Martin Hejduk, head of FIM Europe's Road Racing Commission, inspected ACR in the autumn of 2019, he knelt down and took a close-up of the asphalt. He wanted to bring the picture with him to other track owners in the world.

- I have to show them how you did it, was his explanation.

Did you know that the layout of the course is designed with a pencil by an engineer from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration?

LAP OF THE WORLD

The Youtube channel Lap of the World has taken an interest in the world's northernmost racing arena. The previous track in the series was the world's lowest running track, the Thermal Club in California, and this time ACR was presented, in fact, as the third track in the series.

Lap of the World is an interesting youtube channel well worth a visit. Producer Richard Graves says that a visit to Mo i Rana is high on the wish list, and we understand that so well! :)

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History

In the mid-80s, the local motorsport community in Mo i Rana had ten years behind them as an organizer of asphalt racing at home, as the only ones in Norway. Ambitions for a course longer than 1.2 km began to take hold, but the first ideas were to expand the old course to international goals. But it was the ideas for a track in Fyresdal in Telemark that really accelerated the Mo i Rana plans.

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The name of the curves

The North Pole is ACR's highest point, not the northernmost, and is also the name of the left curve you enter at the top. Some of the baskets got their names already during the construction period, but other names have been added over time for various reasons and stories.

Now one of the baskets will be renamed. Can you guess which one?

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Increased public benefit

ACR is a sports arena specially adapted for motorsport. For ACR, however, it is of great importance that the facility has the greatest possible public benefit.

In the autumn of 2019, a project was therefore launched aimed at the country's emergency services. The aim is to facilitate different exercises, both for each individual agency, but also coordinated exercises in which the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Avinor, the Civil Defense and others participate.

The project was delayed due to the pandemic, but has now been resumed.

Police are testing one of their special vehicles at high speed

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to drop by

We receive constant inquiries from companies and private individuals to "drive a few laps" . As far as possible, we open for such, but only for registered vehicles and then at normal speed.

In connection with some car events, it is open to be a passenger during sporty driving, but this must be clarified in each individual case.

The café has no fixed opening hours, but on almost all event days it will be possible to have both dinner and coffee.

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ACR received flowers and a gift certificate from its previous owner

the party crashed

In August 2020, ACR was to have its 25th anniversary, but strict infection control measures put an end to the plans for a large-scale road racing race and to a folk festival where especially those who took part in realizing the track were to be invited.

There was still a small celebration during the award ceremony after the Arctic Championship, where Mo i Rana's mayor Geir Waage also participated. ACR received flowers and a gift check for NOK 2,500 from its previous owner, and the mayor emphasized in his speech the importance and value of volunteering. Waage was optimistic on behalf of ACR, and hoped that a stronger focus on destination development would help lift the arena.

The anniversary was also marked with an article in the local newspaper Rana NO .

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The company's management

As of today, the company has no employees. The company's daily operations are handled by the chairman of the board.

Arctic Circle Raceway AS is owned by the Norwegian Motorsport Association.

The board of the company is
Øystein Bentzen, Chairman of the Board
Frode Kvernrød

Geir Steinbakk

Accounting: Intunor

Auditor: BDO

The background video is produced by ACR's partner

Kills Bugs Fast, and is taken from the Sports Car Festival 2020

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