Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Announces 2016 Major Event Schedule

Continuing to feature the best variety of road racing in the country, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has announced its full 2016 major event schedule. It will be headlined by the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, July 7-10 and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, September 2-4.

“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.

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

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series To Return To Canadian Tire Motorsport Park In 2016

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is thrilled to announce that the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to the famous 3.957 km road course on Labour Weekend (September 4).

As with previously announced NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series schedules, agreements have been reached with the tracks to host the Camping World Truck Series through 2020.

“We look forward to welcoming back the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this year and for the foreseeable future,” said Myles Brandt, president and general manager.

“We expect that the stability of the newly announced five-year agreement will benefit Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, our partners, the competitors and certainly the fans. With three straight races that produced drama and excitement, we anticipate more of the same going forward as the stars of tomorrow look to leave an impression.”

In 2015, for the third year in a row, the Camping World Truck Series race came down to the very last lap. The exciting 64-lap contest was won by current points leader Erik Jones. The driver of the #4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota holds a 17-point lead with just two races remaining as he looks for his first NASCAR championship.

“For more than 20 years, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been home to some of the closest side-by-side racing in the sport, and we’re committed to delivering that to our fans for many years to come,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer.

2016 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE

Date Site

2/19 Daytona International Speedway
2/27 Atlanta Motor Speedway
4/2 Martinsville Speedway
5/6 Kansas Speedway
5/13 Dover International Speedway
5/20 Charlotte Motor Speedway
6/10 Texas Motor Speedway
6/18 Iowa Speedway
6/25 Gateway Motorsports Park
7/7 Kentucky Speedway
7/20 Eldora Speedway
7/30 Pocono Raceway
8/17 Bristol Motor Speedway
8/27 Michigan International Speedway
9/4 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
9/16 Chicagoland Speedway
9/24 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
10/1 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
10/22 Talladega Superspeedway
10/29 Martinsville Speedway
11/4 Texas Motor Speedway
11/11 Phoenix International Raceway
11/18 Homestead-Miami Speedway

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