If you have a need for speed, the Sturgeon County race track has an event for you.

The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP is supporting the initiative, Speed Freaks, which promotes safe driving by allowing people to race their own personal cars in Stratotec Park, just outside Fort Saskatchewan.

Speed Freaks was started last year. People participating get their own personal driving instructor who teaches them about limits when driving when going around the track.

"You learn basically how to break yourself out of driving on a regular street and how to actually take control of your car," explained organiser Colin Spencer.

"It's an absolutely different scenario compared to what anybody is used to driving on the street. The big thing is that we're providing an area where people can take their 500-horsepower Corvette and actually use 100 per cent of the car without the risk of losing the license."

Their goal is that by giving people a place to test their vehicles and providing education on the harm that speeding can cause, it will keep people from racing or driving erratically on public roads.

Spencer clarified in most cases, the vehicle is still covered by insurance while doing this since it is a high-performance driving school.

The event runs every Monday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is $150 for drivers.