The NASCAR Pinty’s Series will open at one of the preeminent road-course venues in North America, include the series’ first championship points race in the United States, and will conclude at historic and refurbished Jukasa Motor Speedway in Ontario.
The 2018 schedule, which was announced today, will feature some of the country’s iconic tracks and will crown Canada’s stock car champion over the course of 13 races from Nova Scotia to Alberta.
The NASCAR Pinty’s Series will enter its 12th season and the 2018 calendar will host events five Canadian provinces, with nine oval track events and five road-course races.
“The NASCAR Pinty’s Series continues to grow as new talent comes into the series and challenges some of the country’s best stock car drivers,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “The 2018 schedule provides a strong platform for these competitors to showcase their driving and covers a number of high-profile events designed to further enhance the series.”
One of those opportunities is the series’ inclusion in the September showcase event at New Hampshire. The 100-lap race for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series will be on Saturday, Sept. 22, and will be part of a triple-header with the U.S.-based NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
Jukasa, formerly known as Cayuga Speedway, returned to the NASCAR Pinty’s Series schedule in 2017. The .625-mile paved oval will host two events in 2018: The season’s second race on Saturday, June 16 and the finale on Saturday, Sept. 29.
The championship schedule once again kicks off with the traditional season-opening weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, on Victoria’s Day Weekend (May 20). CTMP, the 2.459-mile road course that opened in 1961 and has hosted some of the world’s top racing series over the years, will again include the NASCAR Pinty’s Series on Aug. 26 as part of the popular weekend event with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
The NASCAR Pinty’s Series television broadcast schedule on TSN and RDS will be announced at a later date.
2018 NASCAR PINTY’S SERIES SCHEDULE
May 20; Canadian Tire Park
Jun 16; Jukasa Motor Speedway
Jun 30; Autodromo Chaudiere
Jul 14; Exhibition Place
Jul 25; Wyant Group Raceway
Jul 25; Wyant Group Raceway
Jul 28; Edmonton International Raceway
Aug 12; Circuit Trois-Rivières
Aug 18; Riverside International Raceway
Aug 26; Canadian Tire Park
Sep 08; Autodromo Chaudiere
Sep 22; New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Sep 29; Jukasa Motor Speedway
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