Canada’s biggest sports car race of the year, the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix featuring the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron for exotic prototype and GT race cars, makes its only Canadian stop. A world-class field of drivers pilot the globe’s top marques such as Aston Martin, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Lotus, Mazda, Porsche and Viper on Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s classic, challenging road course. Four other U.S.-based series will be on track; the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup and the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires (formerly Star Mazda). The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin returns for their final Canadian Tire Motorsport Park event of the season to round out an exciting weekend of racing.
In addition to the great racing on-track, the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix features lots of cool things away from the track for fans to see and do, such as ALMS team tech talks and an autograph session with American Le Mans Series drivers and teams, and lots of vendors selling authentic race-related merchandise. The American Le Mans Series race will also feature its famous open grid walk, which allows spectator’s unparalleled on-track access to the teams and drivers minutes before the green flag drops. This feature of ALMS racing is unique amongst top-level racing series and enables fans to enjoy a real interactive racing experience.
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