Put a Gift of Speed, Thrills and Excitement Under the Tree this Christmas


Put a Gift of Speed, Thrills and Excitement Under the Tree this Christmas

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


There's a great way to a smile on the face of your favourite short track race fan during the holiday season.


Staff and officials at Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval have their sights set on another exciting year of action and are offering the chance to take turn some laps behind the wheel in a ride with the Peterborough Speedway Driving Experience.


With a resume that includes a win in the Hangover 150 endurance event at Ransomville Speedway and a number of top 10 finishes during this year's events on the Southern U.S. PASS Late Model tour, track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse will guide participants through classroom sessions before sending them to the track to get the feel of a real racing machine.


"We're not looking to discover the winner of the next Daytona or Indianapolis 500," said Josiasse. "Each week, there are people watching from the grandstands who'd love to know how it feels to battle for the checkered flag in the middle of the pack and this is the perfect way to scratch that itch."


Josiasse says the Peterborough Speedway Driving Experience cars are fully equipped, 4-cylinder racing machines; on parallel with those regularly used in the track's Mini Stock division. Fitted with manual or automatic transmissions, professional motorsports seats and 5-point racing harnesses, participants can just show-up and drive – in the half-day beginner course or full-day corporate package – with safety apparel, including helmets and driving suits available at the track.


Learn more or register for a session by selecting the 'driving school' tab at www.peterboroughspeedway.com. Details are also available by e-mailing drive@peterboroughspeedway.com


Fans can always find the latest off-season news, including updates on the 2016 schedule at www.peterboroughspeedway.com, by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter.  You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.


Photo attachment: Peterborough Speedway collection


Even this close to the big day, the race fan on your gift giving list would love the chance to turn some laps on Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. See the 'driving school' tab at www.peterboroughspeedway.comto learn more.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


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NASCAR Pinty’s Series 2016 Schedule Announced

For Immediate Release


NASCAR Pinty's Series 2016 Schedule Announced

Toronto Returns To Canadian Calendar


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 16, 2015) – 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.






Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Bowmanville, Ont.


Autodrome Chaudiere

Valle-Jonction, Que.


Sunset Speedway

Innisfil, Ont.


Circuit ICAR

Mirabel, Que.


Exhibition Place

Toronto, Ont.


Edmonton International Raceway

Wetaskiwin, Alta.


Auto Clearing Motor Speedway

Saskatoon, Sask.


Circuit de Trois-Rivieres

Trois-Rivieres, Que.


Riverside International Speedway

Antigonish, N.S.


Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Bowmanville, Ont.


Autodrome St-Eustache

St-Eustache, Que.


Kawartha Speedway

Fraserville, Ont.





Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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Nomination: Dany Mayrand, signaleur en chef NASCAR 2016

C'est avec un sentiment de fierté que nous annonçons aujourd'hui la nomination de M. Dany Mayrand à titre de Signaleur en chef NASCAR de l'Autodrome St-Eustache pour la saison 2016.

Depuis ses débuts en 1984 à l'Autodrome Laval, Dany Mayrand a compilé différentes tâches d'officiel de course, mais il s'est surtout fait connaitre des amateurs en agitant ses drapeaux dans la tour de l'Autodrome St-Eustache et aux quatre coins du Québec.

Expérimenté et compétent, Dany est reconnu comme un des meilleurs de sa profession au Québec et au nord des États-Unis.

En 2016, il effectuera un retour à la ''maison'', ayant passé la majorité de sa carrière du côté de l'Autodrome St-Eustache.

Justin Beaudin

Autodrome St-Eustache

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