As fans look towards the upcoming season, a highlight on the Camping World Truck Series calendar is a trip to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on September 1st. In anticipation for that event, CTMP continues making improvements to the facility, and will use the 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo powered by Inside Track Motorsports News to highlight those changes.
The track used to be known as Mosport, till new owners took over last season and partnered with Canadian Tire Corporation, resulting in renaming the venue Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The new owners have continued to make changes to 810-acre property and modifications to the track.
Last year saw improvements to the 3.967 km road course, which the Camping World Truck Series is slated to compete on during Labour Day weekend. It will mark the first time the trucks have crossed the border.
“Obtaining a race in one of NASCAR’s ‘big three’ divisions had been a goal of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park,” Myles Brandt, President and General Manager for CTMP, said. “To see this dream come true as quickly as it has, shows that CTMP has become a destination for the best of racing divisions.”
One of the biggest additions throughout this off-season is the new Event Centre, which is a modern building that will house the administration offices, media centre, timing and scoring, banquet facilities and multiple hospitality suites.
“The Event Centre is the ‘business’ hub of the track, and brings the circuit technically and esthetically into the new era,” Brandt said. “And while the Event Centre has been one of the major projects this past year, it is only part of what we have accomplished, and just another stepping stone in the refitting of the facility.”
Among featuring a race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the 2013 schedule for CTMP includes Round 5 of the American LeMan Series, SCA Trans-Am competitors, Star Mazda Series, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, the Canadian Touring Car Championship, Porsche GT3 Challenge Canada by Michelin, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship and the CASC-Ontario regional races.
They will also continue to host a full slate of Saturday night stock car racing on their half-mile speedway, as well as a date for the Canadian Tire Series and OSCAAR Super Late Models. Lastly, action will continue at both the karting circuit and the Driver Development track.
The Canadian Motorsports Expo, slated for February 8-10 at Toronto’s International Centre, is an event to kick-start the new season of racing for the fans by allowing tracks and businesses to connect with drivers and fans. In addition, special guests are slated to appear as part of the event.
“This is where our motorsport season starts,” concludes Brandt. “The timing works for us, everything will be finalized and we’ll be ready to go.”