VIDEO:Crowd throngs Island Motorsport Circuit during open house

It was a wet, slippery track that greeted the hundreds of visitors to the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit’s open house on Sunday, Dec. 17 but no one was daunted.

The line-up snaked through the lobby and almost outside as eager folks flocked to sign up for a chance to drive a car on a guided tour of the track.

Another line-up showed that enthusiasts of all ages were eager to try go-karting around a slippery, parking lot course as well.

Inside, there was plenty of room to relax, enjoy refreshments, and music, and try the clubhouse lifestyle, leaning over the track from the outdoor, covered viewing area. Donations could also be made to the Salvation Army, with the Circuit matching the total.



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Sometimes legs are too short to reach the pedals, and an adult goes along on the slippery run. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Santa and Mrs. Claus are on hand to greet everyone and pose for pictures with the kids. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Motoring around the track behind a guide is an exciting activity that attracted lots and lots of interest. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Refreshments like hot chocolate are just the thing after time outside on this rainy Sunday. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Ah, the clubhouse lifestyle. Sitting or standing, there’s a view of the track. It’s a great way to wind up a visit to the open house. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

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