PLENTY OF THINGS TO SEE AND DO THIS WEEKEND AT CASTROL PRESENTS THE VICTORIA DAY SPEEDFEST WEEKEND
Castrol presents the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend kicks off Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s 2017 season with a long holiday weekend of racing that marks the unofficial start to summer.
While the main attraction of the weekend’s schedule will be the on-track action, there will be plenty of activities and features off-track this weekend for fans of all ages to enjoy.
Jumpstart Courtesy Shuttles
First off, to help you get to that off-track action there’s a shuttle service operating, thanks to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. A donation to Jumpstart is your ticket to ride. Shuttles stops are available at the following locations:
Canadian Tire Action Zone
Outside Corner 3
Inside Corner 3
Outside Corner 5 a
Family Camping Area
(Shuttles operate Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm)
Located on the inside of Corner One, the Marketplace is the place to go to enjoy a wide variety of off-track action and features. We’ll have interactive displays from Ontario Hydro, Telus, and Kubota, plus more to see at Can-Am’s and Pinty’s displays.
Chevrolet returns with their popular vehicle displays and Chevy Race Face, where they snap a simulated picture of you behind the wheel of a 50th anniversary Camaro. Get your race souvenir fix the CTMP Merchandise Trailer (your stop for official CTMP merchandise) and at Red Beard’s with their NASCAR collectibles.
Canadian Tire Action Zone
Part of the Marketplace in Corner One, The Canadian Tire Action Zone caters to families with lots of kid-friendly activities for them to enjoy like the Fun Store play area , a casting pond, face painting, the Toronto Maple Leafs Locker Room, a hockey shootout, and live music. There’s giveaways and prizes to be had at displays from Castrol, Monster Energy and more.
(Open Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm)
Why not experience world-class auto racing while enjoying the great outdoors. Evenings sitting at your campfire gazing up at the stars. You’ll find all that and much more when you camp with us at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
The park’s camping facilities can accommodate everything from tents and pop-up trailers to RV's. With the wide variety of locations available throughout the grounds, there is bound to be one to suit just about every taste – from a trackside spot, to open fields, to well-treed backwoods locations.
Click here for more information on camping at CTMP https://canadiantiremotorsportpark.com/pages/camping
Saturday Night Fireworks
The Victoria Day weekend fireworks show is a Canadian Tire Motorsport Park tradition you won’t want to miss! Saturday, we’ll light up the night sky from Corner 1 at dusk (approximately 9:15 pm) to celebrate the first long weekend of the season.
Pinty’s is serving up a tasty Saturday night musical treat, as they present Canadian country recording artist Larry Berrio on the Marketplace stage (near the Pinty’s Trackside Grill) starting at 7 pm.
Canadian Tire Action Zone favourite, Ambush is back with their upbeat rocking sound this long weekend, with shows Saturday, from 12 pm-1 pm and Sunday, from 11:30am -12:30pm.
Fill that hunger between races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s concession stands. They are well stocked with great food at great prices for burgers, sausages, hot dogs, fries, Old Dutch Snacks and a variety of Coca-Cola beverages to wash it all down. In addition to the Pinty’s Trackside Grill located in the paddock area, we have a concession stands at the top of Corner Two and Corner 5 to serve you. Other food options in the Marketplace area include Horn Dawgs BBQ and Kick Ass Donuts.
If you're 19 years of age or older and would like to enjoy a nice 'cold one', we've got what you need. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has a selection of ice cold beer while you're taking in the weekend's action, next to the Pinty’s Trackside Grill and at the Corner Two concessions.
Race Team Paddocks
No trip to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is complete without a visit to the race team paddock areas. Located on the inside of the circuit, at the north end near the start/finish straight, the main paddock is a must-see for all fans. Additional paddock areas for the other racing series are located south of the main paddock. The transporters, race cars, crews and drivers from all five series’ competing this weekend are based there. You can get up close to the cars, snap some pictures and sometimes have a chat with crew members and drivers during their downtime. Best of all, your access to the race team paddock areas is included with your event ticket purchase.
Driver Autograph Sessions
Be sure to bring your Sharpie, autograph book, and camera this weekend because you’ll have an excellent opportunity to meet and speak with the drivers. Each series’ autograph session is listed below, but be sure to follow CTMP’s social media channels or listen to the track PA for any last-minute changes:
Sat. May 20th
11:15 am to 11:45 am: IMSA Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama
Location: Series Paddock
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm: Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Pirelli
Location: Series Paddock
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Pirelli World Challenge
Location: CTMP Victory Podium
Sun, May 21st
11:15 am to 12:00 pm: NASCAR Pinty's Series
12:15 pm to 12:45 pm: Nissan Micra Cup
Nissan Display in Marketplace
Can’t make one of those sessions? You still might be able to snag an autograph. Here’s the proper etiquette: go to the driver’s team transporter and ask one of the crew members what would be a good time to get the driver’s autograph. They’ll usually be happy to suggest when to come back if the driver isn’t currently available.