Mosport International Raceway announced its 2012 major event schedule today. The six-event line-up will once again feature the only Canadian stop for North America’s premiere sports car championship – the American Le Mans Series as well as two rounds for both the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series including a move to Mosport’s Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend for their season opening round.
The Victoria Day SpeedFest will get Mosport’s 2011 season underway, May 18-20, with the thundering stock cars of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Also in action for the unofficial kick-off to summer are fan favourites, the SCCA Pro Racing Trans Am Series, Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada and new to Mosport, the F1000 Pro Series.
“The Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend has been a long standing tradition at Mosport as we get our racing season underway with one of the biggest camping weekends of the year,” said Myles Brandt, President and General Manager of Mosport International Raceway.
“It will give all new and returning Mosport customers their first look at the facility improvements that the new ownership group, consisting of Carlo Fidani, Al Boughton and Ron Fellows, have undertaken since the end of the 2011 season. Once again, we will provide our fans with top notch racing all at a great value.”
Other events on new dates include the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series making their second appearance, this time at Canada’s fastest half-mile paved oval, Mosport Speedway, on Father’s Day Weekend (June 16) and the Pirelli World Challenge Series (GT, GTS, Touring and B Spec) will headline Mosport’s Sports Car Doubleheader Weekend on June 22-24.
The American Le Mans Series will headline the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport (July 19-22) for the 13th straight season. The top sports car drivers in the world will be joined by other top series’ such as the Cooper Tire Prototype Lites, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, IMSA GT3 Challenge and the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship.
“Next season, we will once again have the best variety of top road racing in the country,” said Brandt. “We also look forward to showcasing Canada’s top race programs such as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, Canadian Superbike Championship and the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship.
All major race events at Mosport include these value-added benefits with paid admission:
• kids 12 and under admitted free (with a paid adult admission)
• free access to the Race Team Paddock
• free access to the Mosport Motorsports Expo and Marketplace
• free access to the Saturday Night Stock Car Racing at Mosport Speedway
• free parking
Camping has always been a popular part of the Mosport experience with general camping and RV camping available for all of Mosport’s major event weekends, starting with the unofficial kick-off to summer on the Victoria Day long weekend.