2004 schedule released

LONDON, ON - The full 2004 CASCAR Super Series schedule has been confirmed, which includes some changes for the up-coming season. The most notable changes are the addition of a third event at Cayuga 2000 Speedway, and the elimination of the event...

LONDON, ON - The full 2004 CASCAR Super Series schedule has been confirmed, which includes some changes for the up-coming season. The most notable changes are the addition of a third event at Cayuga 2000 Speedway, and the elimination of the event at Autodrome St. Eustache.

"We are delighted to add a third event at Cayuga 2000 Speedway," stated Tony Novotny, president of CASCAR. "Cayuga is a fantastic race facility, and we are excited to work towards building great events there. Adding a third event will help us to re-build a regular fane base at that track, and we will be adding a lot of exciting special features to the race weekends to make the events very attractive to the fans."

"We are disappointed to not return to Autodrome St. Eustache," continued Novotny, "but unfortunately scheduling conflicts made it impossible to arrive at a date that worked for both of us. We will be working diligently during 2004 to have the Super Series return to the Quebec market in 2005 and beyond."

The season will kick-off with its traditional MOPAR 250 on Labour Day weekend at Delaware Speedway, and return to the popular track on Victoria Day Weekend for the classic Great Canadian Race Weekend - one of Canada's largest stock car racing events.

This season will feature a new format at Mosport International Raceway, where the Super Series cars will race on the road course on Saturday June 19th and Sunday June 20th, and the CARQUEST series cars will take to the Mosport Speedway oval track on the Saturday evening. This combination will give road course and oval track race fans a great reason to come out to the fabulous race facility for the weekend. And of course, the Super Series will return to the oval track in August for what has become an extremely popular event for race fans.

Peterborough Speedway will once again host two events, much to the delight of fans that enjoy the rough-and-tumble racing action the Super Series cars provide on the fast 1/3 mile oval. The events were thrilling in 2003 as multiple drivers battled for race wins after intense racing action throughout the night. Fans can expect thrilling bumper-to-bumper racing action on the tight track, as the sparks fly under the lights in Peterborough.

After a good deal of speculation during the off season, the Molson Indy events in Toronto and Vancouver have been confirmed to take place once again in 2004. CASCAR will return as the feature race on Saturday, providing fans at both venues with the most exciting races of the weekend. Fans at the events have learned to look forward to the sight of close to 40 full-bodied race cars roaring towards turn one as they take the green flag, and continue to provide great entertainment while performing the most passing of any class during the weekend.

The very popular MOPAR 500 Weekend at RACE City Motorsport Park is also part of the schedule once again, with some small changes to the format. The date for the event was moved back by two weeks this year in order to avoid a conflict with the Calgary Stampede, and on-track action will take place over two days instead of three. The event is a favorite stop on the tour for fans, drivers, and sponsors alike.

The battle for the Super Series Championship was intense in 2003, and so was the action on the race track. Fans were thrilled by the action as race wins were decided amongst multiple cars on the last lap of many events, and side-by-side racing was a hallmark of every event. With the top veterans returning to the series to make their bid to become Super Series Champion, and several new faces joining the mix, 2004 promises to be the most exciting season of CASCAR Super Series racing yet.

CASCAR is Canada's premier motorsports sanctioning body, with 28 events held in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. Over 150 race teams across the country compete in CASCAR's three series': the CARQUEST Series, EMCO Western Series, and the Super Series.

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