PARRY SOUND, ON - On February 1-3, 2013, several NASCAR Canadian Tire Series drivers and teams will come together in Parry Sound, Ontario to have some fun and to raise funds to fight prostate cancer. The events will be based out of the Jolly Roger Quality Inn.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series race weekend at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villneuve will not happen in 2013. According to a statement from NASCAR, the sanctioning body was not able to come to an agreement with the promoter.
A 150 photo gallery from the season ending Pinty's 250 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race at Kawartha Speedway on September 22, 2012.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - INDYCAR, the sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights, announced today it will not return to Edmonton in 2013."When we finalized our schedule for the upcoming 2013 season, it unfortunately did not include Edmonton," said Randy Bernard, CEO, INDYCAR. "We thank the city of Edmonton and all the fans for their support of the event over the last eight years."
Bernard added: "More importantly this has not affected our plans for a minimum of 19 races next season, and we remain optimistic that we will return to having two races in Canada as early as 2014. We anticipate announcing our full 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule the first week of October."
From Amy Konrath, INDYCAR
UPDATE: Here is a story on the cancellation in the Calgary Herald.
NOTABLE: There is a new 2.7 km road course more than halfway completed on the property at Castrol Raceway, adjacent to the Edmonton International Airport. The owner of that property, Rob Reeves, recently told Inside Track that he had no plans to host the Edmonton Indy, but that he would be interested in talking with the people at NASCAR (re: the Canadian Tire Series) and the Canadian Superbike Series, to name a few. Watch InsideTrackNews.com for an interview with Reeves in the coming days. Castrol Raceway already hosts several major motorsports events, including the IHRA drag races and the World of Outlaws (on its dirt oval).
ANTIGONISH, N.S. (Sept. 15, 2012) – D.J. Kennington bounced right back to the cusp of a second NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship. A week after a fuel pump failure took a large chunk of his points lead, the St. Thomas, Ont., driver dominated the Wilson Equipment 300 en route to his sixth win of the season. With the season-finale looming next week at Kawartha Speedway, Kennington looks to put the finishing touches on the 2012 championship to go along with the one he captured in 2010.
- Watson Wins Season Opener for the Ontario Topless Sprints
- McDonald Claims Second Brockville Victory of 2013
- NDRA Pro Doorslammers All Out at Grand Bend
- Donaldson and Brown First Repeat Winners of 2013 at CTMP Speedway
- Bernard Racks Up Second NLSA Win of 2013
- OSCAAR Signs With BLM as Agency of Record
- Watson Wins Second OSCAAR SLM Feature of 2013
- PMRA/ Quick 32/ PBSS Return to Cayuga for the South Coast Community Weekend
- Plans Approved to Redevelop Daytona Speedway Frontstretch
- Lapcevich Suffers Tire Woes at Delaware
- Race Results from the All-Bike Weekend at Grand Bend Motorplex