Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fast Track Facts: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

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Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is one of the newest circuits on the NASCAR schedule, having just added a Camping World Truck Series race in Sept. 2013. Learn more about this historic Canadian road course in this week’s Fast Facts.
  • Originally known as Mosport Park and later Mosport International Raceway, CTMP is a multi-track facility featuring a 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course, two driver development courses and a karting course. The land was selected by the British Empire Motor Club in 1958, with design completed and construction underway by 1960; the 10-turn course was ready for racing in May 1961.
  • The name “Mosport” is a contraction of the term Motor Sport – the term served as the name of the business enterprise in charge of the facility.
  • In 2011, the facility was purchased by Canadian Motorsport Ventures Ltd., a group that included Canadian racer and former “road course ringer” Ron Fellows.
  • CTMP has hosted numerous open-wheel and motorcycle events over the years, including Formula One (the Canadian Grand Prix), USAC Champ Car, FIM Road Racing World Championship and FIM World Superbike Championship. The track currently hosts the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, NASCAR’s Pinty’s Series and the Truck Series.
  • The qualifying record for the Camping World Truck Series was set by Alex Tagliani in Aug. 2015 (110.539 mph/1:20.084). There have been four different winners in the first four years of the event: Chase Elliott (2013), Ryan Blaney (2014), Erik Jones (2015) and John Hunter Nemechek (2016).
  • Find out more about Canadian Tire Motorsport Park at canadiantiremotorsportpark.com

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