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Weekend Features Exotic Prototype and GT Race Cars of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship


(BOWMANVILLE, ON – June 21, 2017) Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is again set to host Canada’s biggest sportscar race weekend of the year with the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, July 6-9. The weekend features the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with its exotic prototype and GT race cars, in their only Canadian stop.


A world-class, international field of drivers representing over 15 countries will pilot race cars from prestigious marques including Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Corvette, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Lexus, and Porsche. The star-studded entry list for the weekend includes Toronto’s Daniel Morad, who was part of the GTD-class winning Porsche team at the Rolex 24 earlier this year, as well as over 20 full-time IMSA drivers and four teams, including Corvette Racing and Chip Ganassi’s Ford GT team, that competed last weekend at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. The four-day event also includes exciting action from the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda and the F4 United States Championship series.

Many fan-friendly activities are scheduled for the weekend including the popular Open Grid Walk prior to the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race on Sunday where spectators are allowed to gather in pit lane, along with all the cars, drivers and crews. In addition to the Open Grid Walk an event ticket allows all-access to paddock areas, located on the circuit infield at the north end near the start/finish straight – fans are encouraged to bring their Sharpies, autograph book, and camera because there will be excellent opportunities to meet and speak with the drivers.


“We are excited to once again have a great lineup of world-class endurance drivers, cars and teams coming to race at our legendary track,” said Myles Brandt, President and General Manager, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. “And with the open grid walk and all-access paddock, fans are able to get much more up-close and personal with drivers and teams.”


There are also Car Corrals planned for some of the top marques including Corvette, BMW, Porsche and Mazda; the CTMP Marketplace (featuring a variety of vendors – some interactive – including the Chevy Race Face exhibit), and the CTMP Merchandise Trailer (selling official merchandise). The Pinty’s Trackside Grill is open all day to help feed hungry race fans.


Various ticket packages are available for the weekend:


Early Bird Tickets and Camping are available until June 22
$65 per person for Weekend SuperTickets
$50 for General Camping (tent or pop-up trailer)
$70 for RVs (or hard-bodied trailers)

Advanced Discount Tickets are available until July 5
$70 for Weekend Super Tickets
General camping is $55 (tent or pop-up trailer)
$75 for RVs (or hard-bodied trailers)

At the Gate tickets
$80 for Weekend SuperTickets
General Camping is $60 (tent or pop-up trailer)
$80 for RVs (or hard-bodied trailers)

Single-day tickets are $35 Thursday and Friday, $40 on Saturday and $50 on Sunday. Children 16 and under are free with paid adult admission. For more information or to purchase tickets visit online at, call the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Hotline at 1-800-866-1072 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm ET), or email



Dave Drimmie, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, (416)835-6601

Photo: #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPI-V.R

Photo Credits – Jake Galstad/LAT Images


About Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) is the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada. And more than that, now it is a unique entertainment venue, suitable for most any occasion. In addition to our major international races, we have hosted events ranging from corporate needs to fashion shows, to weddings. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer the flexibility and capacity to accommodate any event. Visit for more information.


Dave Drimmie
Communications Manager

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