No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA LMP2   No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA LMP2 John Walker, CTMP

Canada's Biggest Sports Car Event Of The Year Underway At CTMP

Written by  Dave Drimmie on Friday, 06 July 2018 20:07

BOWMANVILLE, ON – (July 6, 2018) Canada’s biggest sportscar race weekend of the year, the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix featuring the exotic prototype and high-tech GT race cars of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, is underway at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The event runs through Sunday, July 8.

Many of the world’s top sports car drivers from over 20 countries including Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya and defending WeatherTech series co-champs, Jordan and Ricky Taylor, will be taking to the track. The event also includes exciting action from the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, and the IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda.

In Friday action, American Colin Braun piloting the No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA LMP2 (Prototype class) posted the quickest time of the day (1:06.902) in the second WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session. Top Canadian of the day was Toronto’s Kyle Marcelli (No. 14 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3), second on the time charts in the GT Daytona class (1:16.669).

Saturday's on-track schedule begins at 8:30 a.m. The feature race of the day – the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 120 for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge – starts at 3:05 p.m.

Weekend Super Tickets ($80), General Camping ($60) and RV Camping ($80) are available for purchase at the gate. Single-day tickets are $40 on Saturday and $50 on Sunday. Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. For more information visit online at, call the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Hotline at 1-800-866-1072, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


From: Dave Drimmie, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / (416)835-6601


About Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Since 1961, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada, hosting series’ ranging from international sports cars to NASCAR on the renowned 3.957-kilometre Grand Prix track. The state-of-the-art facility provides an engaging space suitable for any event; whether you’re here for the on-track racing action or a personal celebration, CTMP offers the flexibility and capacity to accommodate any event


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