Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport International Raceway) has been presenting major league entertainment to fans since 1961. The 900+ acre, multi-track facility is located less than an hour east of Toronto.
Recognized 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 Motorsports Ventures (CMV) which includes Orlando Corp. Chairman Carlo Fidani and Canadian road racing legend Ron Fellows, purchased the facility in June of 2011.
In 2013, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s schedule features Canada’s top national championships and many of North America’s best road racing series. The biggest event of the season will feature the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series making their first Canadian appearance, Labour Day Weekend, August 31 – September 1.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is also a featured stop for the country’s top domestic motorsport tours; the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (three appearances), the Canadian Touring Car Championship (twice) and the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship.
In addition to the historic road course, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has two other circuits on the grounds.
The new Driver Development Centre (DDC) is a 1.8 mile advanced driver and race driver training facility, with the Bridgestone Racing Academy as its primary tenant. The Academy is regarded as one of North America’s top race schools, graduating several of Canada’s current crop of international racers.
The 1.4 km Kart Complex is an important proving ground for Canada’s racing stars of tomorrow.
I loved this track before the 2014 redesign and I think I’ll probably love it even more after the redesign. With only 240hp in a 3200-pound car, I really get punished on tracks with huge, long straightaways like Cayuga and Shannonville. But I always felt I could be more competitive at DDT, and there weren’t really any super hairy high-speed turns like the end of the back straight at Shannonville or the end of the front straight at Cayuga. It really lets you hone your skills in a safer environment than many of the larger tracks. The only drawback was that it was rough in spots which punishes your suspension, but since it’s being repaved this year it should be nice and smooth.
Loved the old DDT…quite the workout hustling a car with no P/S around it. Hoping the new DDT is as good or better!. At the very least, it’s a new track, which doesn’t happen very often.