To accommodate the upgrades to the Driver Development Centre at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the half-mile Speedway will be closing as of July 27, 2013. The season end point fund will remain intact and as a result of the closure, the weekly purse will increase for the remainder of the Saturday Night Stock Car Racing season.
"To accommodate the expansion of the Driver Development Track, the closure of the Speedway will be necessary," said Myles Brandt, President and General Manager at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
"The Speedway has enjoyed an impressive 24-year run as Canada's fastest half-mile paved oval. On behalf of all of us at the track, I would like to express our thanks to all of the drivers and teams, who have always put on a great show for the fans. Thank you to the staff for all of their hard work and dedication year in and year out. We would also like to thank all of our partners over the years and a special thank you to all of our dedicated fans."
"Canadian Tire Motorsport Park continues to evolve into one of the world's great automotive performance centres. We look forward to seeing the next crop of top Canadian racers hone their skills here and represent Canada on the world stage."
For further information: Ryan Chalmers, Communications and Promotions Manager
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park