“We will continue to provide fans of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with an unmatched range of events, with a variety of series’ to suit everyone’s interest,” said Myles Brandt, president and general manager at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. “We’ve got everything from open-wheel, prototypes, sports cars, vintage race cars to motorcycles.”
“Here at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park we strive to provide the best value to families for all of our events. In adding to that tradition, we will now be offering free admission to those 16 years of age and under, up from the current age of 12, with the purchase of an adult ticket. We firmly believe that this new family-friendly initiative will accomplish just that, as well as allowing more of our younger fans a chance to continue to enjoy all that the facility has to offer.”
The Castrol presents the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend will get Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s racing season underway, May 20-22, with the thundering stock cars of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series as well as all classes of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship, highlighting the unofficial kick-off to the summer. The Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire will get their 10th anniversary season underway with a weekend doubleheader.
The Canadian Historic Grand Prix, featuring beautifully restored race cars from the past 50+ years of motorsport will take to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s legendary circuit on June 17-19.
Canada’s biggest sports car race of the year, the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, will showcase the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on July 7-10. Many of the top sports car drivers in the world in all four classes – Prototype (P), Grand Touring Le Mans (GTLM), Prototype Challenge (PC) and Grand Touring Daytona (GTD), will be joined by other top Series such as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and many more.
The nation’s top motorcycle riders will return on August 19-21 for the Canadian Superbike Doubleheader Weekend. National classes such as Mopar Pro Superbike, Pro Sport Bike, Amateur Superbike, Amateur Sport Bike and the new Kawasaki Ninja 300 Race Series will all be on track for the country’s biggest motorcycle race of the year.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and the Canadian Touring Car Championship, will round out the final major event of the season, September 2-4, now back on its traditional Labour Day long weekend date. NASCAR has also confirmed that the Camping World Truck Series will continue to compete here through 2020.
CTMP 2016 Major Event Schedule
May 20-22 Castrol presents Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend: NASCAR Canadian Tire Series; Pirelli World Challenge (All Classes); Canadian Touring Car Championship
June 17-19 Canadian Historic Grand Prix: Regular classes include Historic & Vintage Production; Sports Racers; Group 70+; Open Wheel
July 7-10 Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship; Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
Aug. 19-21 Superbike Doubleheader Weekend: Mopar Pro Superbike; Pro Sport Bike; Amateur Superbike; Amateur Sport Bike; Kawasaki Ninja 300 Race Series
Sep. 2-4 Chevrolet Silverado 250: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series; NASCAR Canadian Tire Series; Canadian Touring Car Championship