Quick on the heels of the announcement that the new Pinty’s Delicious Foods has signed on as the new title sponsor of NASCAR in Canada, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series has revealed its schedule for the coming year.
We already knew that the series will make a return to the Honda Indy Toronto in July. There really aren’t any surprises on the calendar, as the 12 race season will begin at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Victoria Day weekend as it has for several years now and will finish up at Kawartha Speedway in September.
May 22 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, Ont.
June 11 Autodrome Chaudiere Valle-Jonction, Que.
June 18 Sunset Speedway Innisfil, Ont.
July 3 Circuit ICAR Mirabel, Que.
July 16 Exhibition Place Toronto, Ont.
July 23 Edmonton International Raceway Wetaskiwin, Alta.
July 27 Auto Clearing Motor Speedway Saskatoon, Sask.
August 14 Circuit de Trois-Rivieres Trois-Rivieres, Que.
August 20 Riverside International Speedway Antigonish, N.S.
September 4 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, Ont.
September 10 Autodrome St-Eustache St-Eustache, Que.
September 17 Kawartha Speedway Fraserville, Ont.
NASCAR Pinty’s Series press release
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the NASCAR Pinty’s Series schedule for 2016, the 10th season for the series and the first with entitlement sponsorship from Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc.
The slate features 12 events across five Canadian provinces, highlighted by a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series companion event for the fourth year in a row at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and a return to the country’s largest market for Honda Indy Toronto weekend.
The season will open for the fourth year in a row at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s road course on May 22 and will return there on Sept. 4 to join the Camping World Truck Series.
Kawartha Speedway has played host to the last race on the schedule each of the previous nine years of the Pinty’s Series, and that tradition will continue in 2016 with the season finale on Sept. 17.
The series made its first two appearances on the Honda Indy Toronto race card in 2010 and 2011. Ontario’s largest annual sporting event is held by Toronto’s Lake Ontario waterfront on the Exhibition Place street course. The Pinty’s Series will headline the action on July 16.
The remainder of the 2016 schedule includes:
• Visits to NASCAR-sanctioned weekly oval tracks Sunset Speedway (June 18) in Ontario and Autodrome St-Eustache (Sept. 10) in Quebec.
• Annual western swing once again features Alberta’s Edmonton International Raceway (July 23) – also a NASCAR-sanctioned oval – and Saskatchewan’s Auto Clearing Motor Speedway (July 27).
• Road course dates in Quebec at Circuit ICAR (July 3) and Circuit de Trois-Rivieres (Aug. 14).
• Appearances at two of Canada’s premiere oval tracks with Autodrome Chaudiere (June 11) in Quebec and Riverside International Speedway (Aug. 20) in Nova Scotia.
The 2015 season concluded with Scott Steckly crowned as the champion for the fourth time in the last eight seasons.
Next year’s NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tour schedules, as well as those for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, are nearing completion and release. The 2016 television broadcast schedules for each of NASCAR’s regional touring series will be announced at a later date.