The Castrol Victoria Day SpeedFest will once again kick-off Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s racing season with the ground pounding roar of the stock cars of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series competing in the Can-Am 200 as well as all classes of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship including the series’ high-octane GT super cars. The three-day event also features exciting races in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama, the Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Pirelli, and the Nissan Micra Cup Series.
“We are excited to get the 2017 season started and what better way than with our annual Castrol presents Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend,” said Myles Brandt, President and General Manager, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. “The event promises to be a highly entertaining showcase of top-notch Canadian and International professional racing.”
There’s plenty for fans to see and do off-track, with the family-friendly Canadian Tire Action Zone (including a play area, face painting, hockey shootout zone, Toronto Maple Leafs locker room trailer, casting pond, and live music), the CTMP Marketplace (featuring a variety of vendors – some interactive – including the Chevy Race Face and Hydro One’s Electricity Discovery Centre), the CTMP Merchandise Trailer (selling official merchandise), and Driver Autograph sessions. The Pinty’s Trackside Grill is open all day to help feed hungry race fans.
Fans attending the weekend are encouraged to visit the team paddock areas, located on the circuit infield at the north end near the start/finish straight. All the team transporters, cars, crews and drivers are based there, and access to the paddock is included with event ticket purchase.
A special highlight is the traditional Victoria Day weekend fireworks display, which will light up the sky on Saturday evening. The fireworks show, launched at dusk from Corner 1, is a spectacular celebration for the first long weekend of the summer.
About Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) is the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada. And more than that, now it is a unique entertainment venue, suitable for most any occasion. In addition to our major international races, we have hosted events ranging from corporate needs to fashion shows, to weddings. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer the flexibility and capacity to accommodate any event. Visit canadiantiremotorsportpark.com for more information.