Recognized as Canada’s Home of Motorsports, the facility has hosted just about every class of road racing on its famed 3.957 km circuit, including Formula 1, IndyCar, sports cars, stock cars, endurance racing, motorcycles, motocross, showroom stock, historic vintage racers, “Big Rig” trucks and karts.

TICKET INFORMATION

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s 2017 major event schedule is headlined by the return of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, with the Chevrolet Silverado 250, September 1-3 and the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, July 6-9.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park SuperTickets Include:

  • Admission for three days of racing+
  • Children 16 & under admitted free*
  • Free parking(* with adult paid admission)
  • Free access to the race team paddock (except for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series)
  • Free access to the Expo & Marketplace

Single day tickets are available for all of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s major events, but the Weekend SuperTicket is the best value.

BUY TICKETS

+ The Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix is a four-day event.

*For one day admissions, spectators will be required to purchase all single days tickets. Upon exiting, ANY unused day tickets will be refunded to you UP TO ONE HOUR AFTER THE FINAL RACE OF THE DAY

**There are no cancellations on pre-purchased tickets and no refunds on unclaimed Will Call tickets. Ticket price includes HST. No refunds.


GROUP TICKETS

Rev-up your next group or company get-together by bringing them to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for one of our major events. Our Group & Corporate Ticket programs offer discounts on tickets, food and merchandise for groups of 20 or more and can be customized to meet your needs. Other options include reserved areas or exclusive grandstands, behind-the-scenes paddock tours and team-building activities. Hospitality services such as catering, tent, table and chair rentals are also available.

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CONNECT WITH US

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) is located in the Regional Municipality of Clarington, north of Bowmanville, Ontario. It located near major highways that run through Southern Ontario.

CTMP GPS Directions

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park GPS Coordinates are: 44.055472, -78.678482.
When entering information in your GPS unit, enter Clarington as the city (not Bowmanville).

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Visit Us
3233 Concession Road #10,
Bowmanville, Ontario,
Canada L1C 3K6

WITHIN CANADA

From Toronto & points west:

Take Highway 401 East to Highway 57 Bowmanville (exit 431). Follow Highway 57 north to Durham Road 20 and turn right (east). Continue on Durham Road 20 to Concession Road 10 and turn right. Mosport is on the right hand side of Concession Road 10.

From Kingston & points east:

Take Highway 401 West to Highway 57 Bowmanville (exit 431). Follow Highway 57 north to Durham Road 20 and turn right (east). Continue on Durham Road 20 to Concession Road 10 and turn right. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is on the right hand side of Concession Road 10.

From Barrie & points north:

Take Highway 400 South to Highway 401 East. Take Highway 401 East to Highway 57 Bowmanville (exit 431). Follow Highway 57 north to Durham Road 20 and turn right (east). Continue on Durham Road 20 to Concession Road 10 and turn right. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is on the right hand side of Concession Road 10.

From Toronto Pearson International Airport:

Take Highway 409 East to Highway 401. Head east on Highway 401 to Highway 57 Bowmanville (exit 431). Follow Highway 57 north to Durham Road 20 and turn right (east). Continue on Durham Road 20 to Concession Road 10 and turn right. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is on the right hand side of Concession Road 10.

From Lindsay

Head South on Highway #35 for approximately 30 km. Turn Right on Regional Road 20 (signs for CTMP). Turn Left on Mosport Rd. Take the first Right onto Concession Rd 10 and enter the circuit through the appropriate gate.

From Peterborough

Head South on Highway 115 for approximately 30 km. Exit onto Highway 35 toward Lindsay. Turn Left on Regional Road 20 (signs for CTMP). Turn left on Concession Rd 10 and enter the circuit though the appropriate gate.

FROM THE UNITED STATES

Buffalo, NY

Take Interstate 190 toward Niagara Falls to the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge to cross from New York into Ontario. Take Highway 405 West towards Toronto. Merge onto the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) towards Toronto (east). Follow the QEW East to Highway 427 and head north. Merge from Highway 427 to Highway 401 East. Take Highway 401 East to Highway 57 Bowmanville (exit 431). Follow Highway 57 north to Durham Road 20 and turn right (east). Continue on Durham Road 20 to Concession Road 10 and turn right. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is on the right hand side of Concession Road 10.


Detroit, MI

Take the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to cross from Michigan into Ontario. Turn right after exiting the tunnel and crossing the border. Turn Left onto Park Street East. Turn left onto Ouelette Avenue. Follow Ouelette Avenue to Ouelette Place. Stay on Ouelette Place until it becomes Dougall Avenue. Follow Dougall Avenue and take the Highway 401 East exit. Take Highway 401 East to Highway 57 Bowmanville (exit 431). Follow Highway 57 north to Durham Road 20 and turn right (east). Continue on Durham Road 20 to Concession Road 10 and turn right. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is on the right hand side of Concession Road 10.

TOURISM INFO

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ONTARIO

Ontario, with 12 million residents, is home to more than 1/3 of Canada’s total population and is the where many vital industries from education and health care to automotive, banking, media and telecommunications are located. Ontario is home not only to the provincial capital Toronto, but is also home to Ottawa, Canada’s national capital city.

For more information on travelling in Ontario call 1-800-668-2746

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TORONTO

Toronto’s population is cosmopolitan and international. It is the world’s most diverse city by percentage of non-Canadian-born residents, as about 49 percent of the population were born outside of Canada. Because of the city’s low crime rates, clean environment and generally high standard of living, Toronto is one of the world’s most liveable cities.

For more information on Toronto attractions call 1-800-449-2514

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DURHAM

Stretching from Pickering in the west to Newcastle in the east, Durham is a place that features a mix of rolling hills, farms and small towns. Discover a pleasant mix of rural charm and urban sophistication, offering something for everyone. With everything from family operated bed and breakfasts to chain hotels, Durham offers travelers the perfect respite at the end of their day.

For more information on travelling in Durham call 1-800-413-0017

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CLARINGTON

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is located north of Bowmanville in the Municipality of Clarington in the eastern end of Durham Region. Clarington offers many attractions, historic sites and sport venues to entertain and amuse the whole family. From our winery to our herb garden to the zoos, marinas and picturesque countryside, there is something for everyone in Clarington.

For more information about Clarington tourism call 1-800-563-1195

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Visiting from out of town? Whether you took the fast lane or flew in, the Bowmanville area offers tons of great options for accommodation.
From Campgrounds to Hotels to Bed and Breakfasts, enjoy the comfort of your ideal overnight stay.


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Misty Valley B&B

423 Waite Road,
Pontypool, ON,
L0A 1K0

Nestled in the hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine, this country B&B offers a full hot breakfast or popular breakfasts to go to the track. Hot tub, deck and barbeque are available for your convenience and relaxation.

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Country Living B&B

3917 Clarke 8th Concession,
Orono, ON,
L0B 1M0

905-441-3778


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Safari Lodges at Jungle Cat World

3667 Concession Road 6,
Orono, ON,
L0B 1M0

905-983-5016

Just 10 minutes to the track!

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The Hamptons of Newcastle B&B

219 Edward Street West,
Newcastle, ON,
L1B 1E8

Minutes to GM Centre, Port Perry, Port Hope, antique shops, local wineries, golf, nearby rec centre, walking distance to Lake Ontario.

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Woodland Gardens B&B

8250 Woodland Avenue,
Garden Hill, ON,
L0A 1B0

Two bedrooms with queen size beds, additional double pullout couch, fully equipped kitchen with separate dining area, guest living room with 42” plasma TV, free wireless internet and satellite tv, private entrance with keyless entry, guest patio with BBQ, Steam Sauna, Games Room, air conditioned and smoke free.

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The Hive – Bee & Bee

3392 Concession Road 8,
Leskard,
Ontario
1-877-999-2987

Only 4 minutes away from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The Hive Bed and Breakfast is a different kind of Bee & Bee, offering single room and full house rentals on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Sleeping up to 17 people in beds, the house can be adapted to suit numerous purposes and events – perfect for family, friends, social occasions, private events (intimate weddings, ceremonies, reunions, retreats), as well as business meetings and conferences. If you’re interested in a special ceremony, wedding, meeting or gathering place, the adjoining heritage church is also available.

contact@TheHiveBedAndBreakfast.com

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The Stone Coach House B&B

8297 Liberty Street North,
Bowmanville, ON,
L1C 3K6

905-263-8464

This picturesque forty five acre landscaped property located 45 minutes northeast of Toronto features a stream, trails, and in-ground forty foot swimming pool. The site is minutes from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, downhill/cross-country skiing, golfing, shopping, casino, winery, and the Jungle Cat World.

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Joe-Lin Station

2969 Concession Road 8,
Bowmanville, ON,
L1C 3K6

1-866-771-2184

Enjoy a peaceful escape to the Ontario countryside at Joe-Lin Station B&B. We are located within one hour of Toronto and are 7 minutes driving to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

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Country Pride BB

Country Pride Bed & Breakfast

3095 Morgans Road
Newcastle, ON
L1B 1L9

289-356-6910

Just Minutes from the track with plenty of parking for your Trailer.

Providing our guest’s with a true country getaway allowing you to relax rejuvenate and get back to basics, something we can all use now and again.

This very quiet home is based in a country setting with 11 acres, yet has all the amenities of modern living.

Find us on Facebook and at www.countrypridebb.com

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Our Valley View B&B

50 Barton Road,
Enniskillen, ON,
L0B 1J0

11 km west of the racetrack, we cater to motorsports enthusiasts, two unique private suites/private bath, kitchenette/bbq for guests use, sitting area with satellite TV

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Model A Acres B&B

7090 Middle Rd. RR#1,
Bowmanville, ON,
L1C 3K2

905-263-4319

Model A Acres B&B is 6 minutes from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. We offer 3 rooms for your comfort. Full home-cooked breakfasts in the morning. Complimentary WiFi.

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Quality Hotel and Conference Centre

1011 Bloor Street East,
Oshawa, ON,
L0B 1M0

(905) 576-5101
(905) 576-3296
katie@sunraygroup.ca


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Residence Inn Whitby by Marriott

160 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON,
L1N 9S3

(905) 444-9756
(905) 444-9758
Jacque.macmillan@marriott.com


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Quality Suites

1700 Champlain Avenue,
Whitby, ON,
L1N 6A7

(905) 432-8800
cn316@whgca.com


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Delta Toronto East

2035 Kennedy Road,
Toronto, ON,
M1T 3G2

(416) 299-1500
(416) 299-8959
trevor.simpson@deltahotels.com


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Residence & Conference Centre – Oshawa

32 Commencement Drive,
Oshawa, ON,
L1G 8G3

(905) 728-8700
1 (877) 225-8665
(905) 721-3152
durham@stayrcc.com


camping

Camping has always been a popular part of the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park experience. You and the whole family can kick-back and watch the races right from your campsite. The family camping area is located inside Entrance #2. It is a quieter area that has showers, washrooms and a children’s playground.You must purchase a Weekend SuperTicket for Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s major events to be able to purchase a camping pass. General Camping consists of tents or a pop-up trailer. Fee is charged on a per vehicle basis, maximum of 6 people per vehicle. Camping is on a first come, first served basis (non reserved). RV Camping consists of one motorhome or one hard-bodied trailer. Camping is on a first come, first served basis (non reserved).

Reserved Camping consists of maximum one sleeping unit and vehicle per site, within your space.
For All Camping – Maximum of six (6) people per site, one must be an adult 18 years or older.

RESTAURANTS

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Bull Dog Pub

600 Grandview Drive South
Oshawa, ON L1H 8P4

Tel: 905-436-1476
Email: bkg600@yahoo.com
www.thebulldogpub.net

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Fazio’s Restaurant & Wine Experience

33 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, ON L1H 4G1

Tel: (905) 571-3042
www.faziosrestaurant.ca

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Shrimp Cocktail

Selection of Seafood & Pasta Dishes
843 King Street West (at Thornton Rd.)
Oshawa, ON L1J 2L4

Tel: 905-725-7500
www.shrimpcocktailcafe.com

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The Fire Hall Bistro

5304 Main St., Orono
L0B 1B0

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Kelsey’s

90 Clarington Blvd. & Highway #2
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3X1

Tel: 905-623-7921
www.kelseys.ca

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Bloor Street Restaurant & Lounge

(Quality Hotel & Conference Centre)
1011 Bloor Street East
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K6

Tel: (905) 576-5101

PHOTOGRAPHY

Shoot All You Want!

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park offers spectators great vantage points in which to captre all the exciting on-track racing action.

Corners tend to be the most popular viewing spots since they usually the best passing zones giving photographers great images to capture. If you prefer to shoot the race cars or bikes in high speed, then the start/finish straight and the tail-end of the Mario Andretti Straightaway, between Corners 7 and 8, should satisfy your craving.

Digital photography is all about shooting. Make sure you don’t get caught short because you don’t have enough storage. For higher megapixel cameras, you will need even more storage.

Take Plenty of Power Along

Shooting all day requires battery power, so remember to keep an extra set of fully-charged batteries along with you to keep your camera operating at its peak.

Consider Adding Teleconverters

To extend the optical zoom of your lens, add a teleconverter. These lenses can be used singly or in combination to give immediacy and drama to your action photos. A telephoto lens also compresses perspective and simplifies the background, which really puts the focus on your subject.

Use a Polarizing Filter

For shooting on a bright sunny day, a polarizing filter will reduce the amount of light hitting your camera. They also make a bright sky darker and make puffy clouds really pop out of the sky. The polarizing filter will take away 1.5 f stops so it makes for great blurs in the background, especially great with high-speed racing shots. You may also consider adding this effect later using an image editing program.

Steady Your Camera

In most cases, you don’t want to be carrying around a tripod all day. Instead, hold your camera as steady as possible by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your elbows gently pressed against your rib cage. When you are ready to take the picture, gently squeeze the shutter. Even the motion of the shutter can cause the camera to move and thus blur the subject of your picture.

Get a Good Gadget Bag

When you hit the race circuit, keep your bag packed with everything you need to take great shots. Invest in a high quality camera gadget bag that will carry everything you need, safely and securely.

Scout the Track

Get to the track early and position yourself at an interesting spot. A carefully selected camera position can make the difference between a static, uninteresting picture and a remarkable image that puts the viewer in the thick of the action. Some of the best pictures are often taken when the cars are jockeying for the lead. The very beginning or very end of the race can also be a very exciting place to be.

Have the Subject Move Directly at You

Fast subjects, like many race cars and motorcycles that run at Mosport that cross directly in front of you zip by so fast you can hardly keep track of them, and you certainly won’t have time to react to all the action. Position yourself so that the subject is moving directly across the viewfinder. A subject moving directly toward or away from you shows the least apparent motion, so it’s easier to try and follow the action.

Let the Sun Shine

Position yourself so that the sun is either over your left or right shoulder. This will give you the best and most balanced lighting. You may need to move throughout the day to avoid shooting directly into the sun. Bright backgrounds make for dark subjects especially if you are using auto exposure.

Use Your LCD for Previewing

With larger, better LCD optics and longer lasting batteries, its easier to rely on your LCD for previewing your pictures. Take a few test shots during the practice laps to make any adjustments to white balance or other camera settings.

Compose Your Picture

Look for natural horizontal lines and use them as guides for composing your picture. For certain shots, you are going to want to place the natural horizon line in either the top or bottom third of the picture.

Try Using Low-Angle Shots

Low-angle shots exaggerate the size and power of the objects and make your photos more dynamic. Slightly tilting your camera is another technique that can enhance the motion of your subject. Diagonal compositions suggest imbalance and motion. Your best chance for taking these types of shots are when the cars are in the paddock or the pits during spectator availability periods.

Prefocus Your Picture

Fast action can appear and vanish before you know it, leaving you wondering how you missed it. Your reaction time is critical and so is the camera’s. With digital cameras, there’s a tiny split second lag from when you press the shutter button and when the camera actually takes the picture. With fast moving subjects, you have to anticipate and press the shutter button in slightly to prefocus.

Stop the Action

Most action photographers want to freeze a split second in time that best demonstrates the skill, power or determination of the subject. Choose an interesting point in your subject’s path and prefocus on that point. By the time your subject gets there, you’ll already have framed your shot and set the focus. Pan your camera as the car makes its way from one corner of your viewfinder to the other and continue panning even after you press the shutter button.

Always Take Your Photos In Hi-Res

Since you never know when you are going to snap a great shot, shooting at high resolution will ensure that you can enlarge your prize photos.

Use the Action Sequence or Burst Mode

Many digital cameras allow you to take several shots quickly in a burst mode. Set the camera to this mode when you want to have a choice of pictures or to capture a sequence of action shots. Make sure you have plenty of available picture storage if you are planning on using burst mode.

Increase Your Camera’s ISO

By increasing the ISO on your digital camera, you are doing the equivalent of going to a higher speed film. The higher the ISO, the less light that is needed for the picture and the faster your shutter. Increasing your ISO lets you capture good action shots and shoot in low light conditions.

Experiment with White Balance

White Balance is the ability of the camera to respond to the different colors of different lighting types. If you change your white balance from Auto mode, you can experiment with different effects. You can also use different white balance settings to warm up your picture or increase the intensity of colors such as reds and yellows.

Don’t Be Afraid to Improve Your Pictures Using Software

The great thing about digital photography is that you have the option to make a good picture even better after the shoot. Software programs range from very simple programs with automatic controls to the more sophisticated with totally manual controls. Choose one that meets your level of digital imaging experience and you will find that they are wonderful for enhancing and improving your pictures.

Hopefully this information will help to further enhance your experience at the track this summer. Enjoy the races and take as many photos as you can!

Official Suppliers

Official Vehicle Supplier:

Chevrolet
www.chevrolet.gm.ca

Official Print and Sign Provider:

James Printing & Signs
66 King Street West
Bowmanville, ON L1C 1R4

905-623-8001
905-623-0216
www.jamesprinting.co

Bennett Golf Cars:

Bennett Golf Cars
4 Paisley Lane
Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4

(905) 640-7822
www.bennettgolfcars.ca

Official Hand Held Radio Supplier:

Racing Radios International
1014 de l’Acadie,
St-Antoine sur richelieu,Qc J0L 1R0

(888) 946-5379
www.racing-radios.com/

POLICIES AND FAQs

About the track


We are located in Bowmanville just east of Toronto.


From Toronto area take the 401 to exit 431 at Bowmanville and go north on Waverly Road, from this interchange it is 15 minutes kilometres to the track. From the 401 there are signs to guide you along the way Maps and schedules are also on our website.


The road course is 3.957 kilometres.


We have everything from kart racing to Superbikes to our American Le Mans Series and oval racing. We also have Classic car shows and lapping days.


Yes, these are done on the lapping days. Contact the office for details & schedule.


Yes, we promote a family venue at all our events and the area is monitored by on-site security. Camping is on a first-come basis, there are no specific sites. Rates are set by the type of camping needs, tent/motorhome.


No, we do not allow dirt bikes, 4 wheelers, golf carts or any unlicensed motor vehicles.


It was built in 1961.

General


No. Your paid admission includes access to the paddock area, where you’ll be able to get up close to the teams, transporters and the powerful race cars and motorcycles you’ll see on the track. Also, your ticket gets you access to all the other special areas at the track on a race weekend, like the CTMP Marketplace, fireworks displays, live music, driver/rider autograph sessions and more!


If your children are 12 and under they are free with a paid adult admission.


CTMP has this policy to ensure that each person pays for all the days that they are present for. If you do not wish to stay for the entire weekend’s events, you will be refunded in full for all unused days at the gate provided you do so within an hour of the final race of the day you leave.


Yes. CTMP has a main restaurant located in the paddock, where everything from snacks to full meals are served. There are also concession stands located at the top of Turn #3, Turn #2 and Turn #5. Beer is also sold on the premises to those of legal drinking age in Ontario (19).

Policies
  • Drive carefully and watch out for children, speed limit is 15 km in camping areas, 10 km in the Paddock. Stay ON established roads and OFF the sand hills. Use of off-road vehicles and motorcycles is NOT permitted in the camping areas, permitted only in the paddock and only for race related business by licensed drivers aged 16 years or older.
  • Keep all vehicles off the race track. No Skateboards. No Rollerblading.
  • Observe QUIET HOURS from 11:00 pm to 8:00 am. Please turn off all music and generators.
  • Keep your campsite safe and clean. Keep fires to a reasonable size, and place your bottles and garbage in the containers provided.
  • For assistance, feel free to stop security during their drive-bys, or go to any staffed gate.
  • Pets allowed as long as they are on leashes.
  • Children 12 and under free
  • Do listen to track marshals and security staff. They are there for everyone’s well-being and safety.
  • No fireworks and no glass containers.
  • Please show respect and consideration for others at the event. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park shall have the right, at any time and in its sole discretion, to refuse admission to the facilities or eject from the facilities any person for conduct which may be unsafe, discourteous, verbally or physically abusive, influenced by alcohol, drugs or controlled substances, that may threaten or endanger the safety or health of others on the premises or diminish their enjoyment of the event.
  • Children under 16 must at all times be accompanied by an adult while in the paddocks for their safety and that of others. Children must be kept under adult supervision at all times.
  • Canadian Tire Motorsport Park assumes no responsibility for any loss, theft or damage to personal property, and your entry onto the premises hereby confirms your agreement to release us from any such responsibility.

There are no cancellations on pre-purchased tickets and no refunds on unclaimed Will Call tickets. Ticket price includes HST. No refunds.

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