MOSPORT'S 2011 MAJOR EVENT SCHEDULE FEATURES BEST VARIETY OF RACING IN CANADA
New Dates For Three Marquee Events
(BOWMANVILLE, ON -- December 6, 2010) Mosport International Raceway announced its 2011 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 (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón, as well as two rounds for both the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and the Parts Canada Superbike Championship.
The Victoria Day SpeedFest will get Mosport's 2011 season underway, May 20-22, with the return of two fan favourites - the sports cars of World Challenge (GT, GTS and Touring) and the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series, which will feature a new multiple class format in 2011. Also running on the holiday long weekend will be the season opener for the Castrol Touring Cars, the Sundown Grand Prix and two new series to Mosport, the SCCA Pro Racing Spec Racer and SCCA Pro Racing Formula Enterprises.
2011 will see three of Mosport's major events take place on new dates.
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will open their 2011 campaign with the Dickies 200 at Canada's fastest half-mile paved oval, Mosport Speedway on May 28. The ALMS headlines Canada's biggest sports car race of the year, the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport, which moves one month earlier to July 21-24. National titles will be on the line when the country's top motorcycle riders take to the 10-turn circuit in their season finale in the Parts Canada Superbike Doubleheader Weekend on August 19-21.
The 32nd edition of the International Vintage Racing Festival (this year featuring the "Cars of Italy" and "Those Amazing Porsches") and the Vortex Brake Pads 200 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race at the Mosport road course keep their traditional June dates, running the 17th-19th and 24th -- 26th, respectively.
"Next season, our schedule features the best variety of top road racing in the country," said Myles Brandt, president and general manager of Mosport International Raceway. "We have everything from exotic prototypes, GT cars, sports cars, historical vintage racers, to motorcycles."
"We also look forward to showcasing Canada's top race programs such as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Parts Canada Superbike Championship and the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship. Mosport will once again provide our fans with an entertaining season of professional motorsports at a great value."
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 (tents or pop-up trailers) and RV camping (motorhomes or hard-bodied trailers) available for all of Mosport's major event weekends, starting with the unofficial kick-off to summer on the Victoria Day long weekend.
For more information or to purchase tickets and holiday gift certificates, call the Mosport Hotline at 1-800-866-1072 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm ET), visit online at www.mosport.com, or email email@example.com.