4 Canadian Motorsport Races You Need to Go See

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Canada has a long history with motorsports. The country has been involved with car racing since the early 1900s; even today it has many internationally important motorsport events worth keeping an eye out for. Throughout Canada, there are lots of must see races that happen every year. However, keeping track of them all can be difficult. If you’re a Canadian interested in getting into the racing scene, or you’re an international race enjoyer, here are a few events worth putting on your calendar. 

If any of these events are of particular interest to you, there are also a lot of other opportunities to get involved with the Canadian racing scene. For example, those interested in sports betting can check out William Hill Canada. Or, Canada also has many automobile museums that’re worth checking out, such as the Gilles Villeneuve Museum. Whatever your preference is, there’s a world of Canadian motorsports available to check out. 

Canadian Grand Prix

Also known as the Montreal Grand Prix, the Canadian Grand Prix is the most noteworthy Canadian racing event. It takes place in Mosport Park every year. In 2005, it was even the most watched Formula One Grand Prix worldwide. Now in 2022, after being canceled for two years due to the COVID pandemic, it’s come back. 

The Canadian Grand Prix is one of, if not the most important races to keep an eye on. Many of its winners end up as more prominent champions in other races, and many well known racers will compete. Due to the 2 year hiatus, the next few races at the Canadian Grand Prix should be incredibly interesting going forwards.

NASCAR Pinty’s Series

Once the CASCAR Super Series but bought out by NASCAR, Pinty’s Series is an interesting race to put on the books. Essentially, it puts a number of Canadian motorways on the map, as it takes place across the country. It’s unique for its diverse collection of racers with different backgrounds, from open-wheel to road racing drivers also joining in the series. In addition, 2022’s race saw Aaron Turkey’s victory, making him the first indigenous person to win one of the series events on dirt at Ohsweken speedway—a notable achievement of the series’ diversity.

Currently, the motorways used in Pinty’s Series are the Autodrome Chaudière, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Circuit ICAR Circuit Trois-Rivières, Eastbound International Speedway,  Edmonton International Raceway,  Flamboro Speedway, and Exhibition Place. 

Grand Prix of Toronto/Honda Indy Toronto 

IndyCar racing is another popular form of racing in Canada. The most notable race of the IndyCar events is Honda Indy Toronto, which is the second longest running Indy race in the country. The race is 1.786 miles, with 11 turns, and a temporary street circuit through Exhibition Place. Due to the 2 year hiatus many of these races took, they’ve agreed to continue the races through 2023, so keep it on your calendar. 

American Canadian Tour

While half of the series takes place in America, a lot of it also takes place in Quebec, Canada. The American Canadian tour is a late-model racing series, which differentiates it from the other races on this list. Many prominent racers have started their careers on a race in this tour, so it’s worth checking out if you’re interested in experiencing it for yourself. 


Canada is an important fixture in the racing scene. Hosting many races and championships over the years, it’s hard not to include it when talking about important North American events. This is especially in the case of the American-Canadian tour. However, Canada has some exclusive events that make it stand out even more from the crowd. If you want to get into racing yourself, for whatever reason, but live in Canada, there’s lots of events out there for you if you know where to look. 

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