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Blue Line Racing Association

Blue Line Racing Association is a non profit organization run by a volunteer group of police officers who are all members of the Edmonton Police Service.

Blue Line Racing is funded solely by community partners; therefore no tax dollars are used.

Members of Blue Line Racing:

Mike Wynnyk
Constable Wynnyk, a licensed mechanic, has been a police officer since 1991. He's had a passion for drag racing since his early teens and by age 17, had built his own car. Mike's early experiences with drag racing began like many kids - on the streets. But a collision caused by racing was the turning point in his life. He took his race car to the track and now wants to use the sport to help prevent other kids from making a serious or fatal mistake.

Terry and Eleanor Innes
Terry has been a police officer since 1987. His wife Eleanor, began her police career in 1988. Her position on the team is to keep the books so the car will stay on the track. Terry has been a racing fan for years and sees Street Legal as an excellent opportunity to use a personal interest to make a difference.

Blair Dezwart
Blair has been a member of the Edmonton Police Service since 1999. He has always had a passion for fast cars and racing. While on duty one night his interest was peaked in the Street Legal after seeing the devastation caused by street racing.

Keane Block
Keane has been a police officer since 2002, he is the newest member of Blue Line Racing. Keane has always had an interest in cars and motorcycles. Keane views the Street Legal program as a great opportunity for the public to have a positive interaction with police

Blue Line Racing Association Objectives and Mandate

  • Encourage responsible driving on the street.
  • Educate on the hazards of street racing
  • Encourage street racers to compete at a legal racing facility.
  • Provide tools to enhance traffic safety education for all age groups.
  • Establish motivation for youths to stay in school.
  • Positive interaction with the Police Service.
  • Provide socially acceptable alternative to drugs and alcohol.
  • Develop organizational and decision making skills.
  • Develop practical use for math and science.
  • Develop safety attitudes and work habits.
  • Develop teamwork and co-operation between team members.
  • Build self-respect and respect for others and their property.
  • Develop pride of ownership.

Community Policing Partnership

We make several appearances throughout the community. This is where we speak with everyone from children to seniors. We display our cars in malls, car shows, and parades in order to expose the program and our sponsors to the public and deliver our message.

Crime Prevention

Although there is no way to measure the success of the program as related to decline or incline of street racing, We encourage all young persons to test their abilities at a safe sanctioned race track. Together with our local track, Castrol Raceway, we hold approximately 20-22 Street Legal race events each year. We have had a tremendous show of support from the young drivers in the community, averaging 175 participants and 1500 spectators at each event.

Education

Our program specifically targets young persons ages 14-25, while most other programs are geared for the elementary student. We talk about traffic safety and our theme is anti-street racing. We discuss their abilities to operate a vehicle in a safe and responsible manner. We use the race cars as a means to get the attention of the youth in our communities. We have made hundreds of appearances at schools, community events, and at the race track.

Program Sponsors

HDF Insurance & Financial Group
Husky Energy
Good Year Canada
Mega-Tech
BFI Canada
Boychuck Transport (1988) Inc.
Paradise RV
Miller Electric
Fountain Tire (97 ST / 33 AV)
McBain Camera
RBC Dominion Securities (Mike Nikolai)