MOTORSPORTS

Track Day at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

motorsports-parkRecognized as Canada’s Home of Motorsports, the facility has hosted just about every class of road racing on its famed 3.957 km circuit, including Formula 1, IndyCar, sports cars, stock cars, endurance racing, motorcycles, motocross, showroom stock, historic vintage racers, “Big Rig” trucks and karts. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is a multi-track facility located north of Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. The facility features a 3.957 km 10-turn road course; a 2.88 km advance driver and race driver training facility with a skid pad and a newly reconfigured 1.5 km go-kart track.

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Racing legends like Stirling Moss, Gilles Villeneuve, Bruce McLaren and even stock car king Richard Petty. No fewer than 16 Formula One World Driving Champions – men like Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti and Nick Lauda have raced here. Some 10 Indianapolis 500 winners including Rodger Ward, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Bobby Unser, Rick Mears and Gordon Johncock have also raced at Mosport.

For more information check out the CanadianTire Motorsport web site


Autocross at Brampton Powerade Centre

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The Brampton Powerade Centre is about a 45 minute drive (25 miles) from the host hotel.

An autocross (or an autoslalom as we call it in Canada, eh!) event consists of competitors driving through a defined course laid out by using traffic pylons on a parking lot. This is a grassroots motorsport discipline that allows almost anyone to enjoy the thrill of automotive competition in a safe and controlled environment. Vehicles race independently of each other, at no time can there be contact with another competitor. This reduces the risks considerably, so you can concentrate on driving the course, brake where necessary and do some precision cornering thus emphasizing driver skill and vehicle handling rather than just speed. The corners are tight, and there are lots of pylons to navigate around. The driving is exciting and challenging. Each run is electronically timed, and only your quickest lap time of all your runs, counts towards your final standing. Depending on how the day goes, you can expect to have 4 to 6 runs.

As long as your car passes tech inspection, you are good to go, no matter how old your Z is or the modifications that have been done to the vehicle. Cars may be classed accordingly into run groups such as stock, modified and open/race or other. Helmets are required.

The event starts early in the morning with check-in registration, a mandatory drivers’ meeting and course walk through, then the fun begins

 

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