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, we are offering a FREE flagger training for a few enthusiastic and responsible fans to help drivers stay safe on track.

This entry level course is taught by Chief Marshal Linda Dorval, who has experience on racetracks in Canada and the US. Course attendees learn the meaning of each flag, the correct way to flag, proper radio communication and how to correctly respond to situations on track. Our introductory course prepares students for flagging at corners on our FIA-level professional circuit for Member Lapping days, Academy 27, and Private or Corporate events.

When: Saturday, March 17th
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (noon)
Where: Penticton Community Center, Meeting Room: 7
Capacity: 25 people
How to Register: Email Linda at – Pre-registration is required. No drop-ins.

Flag Positions at Area 27: Flag workers are given the unique opportunity to assist in ensuring track events run safely and smoothly. Flag workers must be a minimum 18 years of age and we ask people commit to 4 or more days per month. Our track schedule is available online at

Space is limited and we will establish a wait list. If you register and cannot attend due to unforeseen circumstances, please respect our time – advise us as soon as possible so we can bump someone up from the wait list.

We look forward to seeing you with us on the track this summer.

Oliver BC – Initially breaking ground in December of 2015, Area 27 Motorsports Park has now sold out of all 300 family memberships following the track’s inaugural season.

Area 27 is located in Oliver BC, the heart of Canada’s wine country, featuring 16 turns, and over 350 feet of elevation change per 4.83km lap. The project began when South Okanagan Motorsports Corporation co-founder, Bill Drossos, initiated a conversation with Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band. With a mutual understanding of the economic growth opportunity the track would bring to the local community, the project was soon given the green light. The eleven founding members of SOMC, including Jacques Villeneuve, set themselves upon the task of developing the motorsports facility.

The Area 27 team now plans to expand member offerings, and focus their efforts on

developing corporate entertainment, media, and videography opportunities. During the inaugural season, the circuit played host to Chevrolet, McLaren Cars, and Subaru Canada. They all found Area 27 and the surrounding amenities to provide the perfect venue for their desired programs. Ron Kiino, Chevrolet Communications – Performance Cars, stated, “Area 27 proved to be the perfect track to host the Camaro ZL1 1LE media program. From the challenging circuit to the scenic Okanagan backdrop, we couldn’t have asked for a better venue.”

For the 2018 season a new partnership with Porsche Centre Kelowna will bring expanded public offerings, including the new Academy 27 Pro Ride Experience. Area 27 is very excited to announce that construction of the first building at the facility will begin early in the 2018 season. This multipurpose building will feature over 9,500 sq.ft. of space overlooking the circuit, on-site food and beverage services, and Academy 27 classroom facilities.

Although membership applications are now closed, the Motorsports Park has begun accepting wait list inquiries to accommodate the overwhelming demand. For more information, please visit

February 8/18 – Big News:The Grand Tour at Area 27

This past October Area 27 was host to Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for the season 2 filming of episode 10 of The Grand Tour. We wanted to tell you, but they made us sign a piece of paper saying we wouldn’t!! Formerly known for their antics on Top Gear, this trio has travelled the globe with their entertaining antics behind the wheel.

During this special episode of The Grand Tour, the gents test their skills driving SUVs around Area 27’s many challenging corners. James May (Captain Slow) told Bill he thought he made it through corner 7 correctly…once. This hilarious episode airs tomorrow evening, February 9th, on Amazon Prime but be sure to check out the trailer below today!