12 Dates For NASCAR Canadian Tire Series


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR has announced the 2013 schedule for Canada’s premier racing series, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.

The schedule features 12 dates at 11 different tracks across five provinces. The slate includes tracks and events familiar to the series, but with a little different look for this edition.

“The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series features the top drivers in the country competing on Canada’s finest stock-car racing circuits,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series. “With a challenging mixture of ovals and road courses, and a new high-profile companion event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the 2013 calendar will continue to bring excitement to race fans from coast to coast.”

The series will kick off the season on Victoria Day weekend (May 19) on the 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, Ontario.

It will make a return visit to the track’s road course on Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1) when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series makes its Canadian debut at the historic venue, which has undergone extensive renovations that last two years under new ownership.

For the first time since the 2010 season, the Canadian Tire Series returns to the .4-mile oval at Autodrome St. Eustache (Quebec) on July 27.

The annual trek to the Nova Scotia’s Riverside Int’l Speedway moves from mid-September to Aug. 17 and it follows the Aug. 11 date for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres (Quebec) – the always popular road-course event.

The annual swing through Western Canada includes stops at Motoplex Speedway in Vernon, British Columbia, and Auto Clearing Motor Speedway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on July 13 and July 17, respectively.

The series will visit the challenging 2.113-mile airport road course of Mirabel, Quebec’s Circuit ICAR on July 7.

Exciting short-track races at Delaware (Ontario) Speedway on June 15, the Speedway at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on June 22 and a Sept. 7 date at Barrie (Ontario) Speedway highlight the schedule, as well.

The season will draw to a close and a new champion will be crowned at Kawartha Speedway, the .375-mile oval near Peterborough, Ontario, on Sept. 21.

2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Schedule

May 19           Canadian Tire Motorsports Park     Bowmanville, Ontario

June 15          Delaware Speedway Delaware, Ontario

June 22          Speedway at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park      Bowmanville, Ontario

July 7  Circuit ICAR   Mirabel, Quebec

July 13            Motoplex Speedway Vernon, B.C.

July 27            Autodrome St. Eustache       St. Eustache, Quebec

Aug. 11           Circuit de Trois-Rivieres       Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

Aug. 17           Riverside Int’l Speedway     Antigonish, N.S.

Sept. 1            Canadian Tire Motorsports Park     Bowmanville, Ontario

Sept. 7            Barrie Speedway       Barrie, Ontario

Sept. 21          Kawartha Speedway            Peterborough, Ontario