DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Pinty’s Series schedule was announced on Monday and includes 13 races throughout Canada and, for the first time, one in the United States.
The NASCAR Pinty’s Series will enter its 12th season and the series calendar features events in 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 Motor Speedway, 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 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.
Other highlights of the 2018 schedule include:
• Two of the highest profile road course events will again highlight the season. The streets of Toronto will see the NASCAR Pinty’s Series play a big part of the Honda Toronto weekend with its event on Saturday, July 14. And Circuit de Trois-Rivieres will bring the series to its technical Quebec street course on Sunday, Aug. 12.
• A trio of bullrings – Quebec’s high-banked quarter-mile, Autodrome Chaudière (Saturday, June 30); Nova Scotia’s high-banked third-mile, Riverside International Speedway (Saturday, Aug. 18) and the .4-mile Autodrome Saint-Eustache (Saturday, Sept. 8) will test the driver’s mettle.
• The annual trip West for the series will again include three races at two venues. Wyant Group Raceway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will host two 125-lap features as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday, July 25, before the series heads to Alberta and Edmonton Int’l Raceway on Saturday, July 28.
2018 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Schedule
May 20 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – Bowmanville, Ontario
June 16 – Jukasa Motor Speedway – Hamilton, Ontario
June 30 – Autodrome Chaudiere – Chaudiere, Ontario
July 14 – Exhibition Place – Toronto, Ontario
July 25 – Wyant Group Raceway – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Twin 125-Lap Races)
July 28 – Edmonton Int’l Raceway – Wetaskiwin, Alberta
Aug. 12 – Circuit Trois-Rivières – Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Aug. 18 – Riverside Int’l Speedway – Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Aug. 26 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – Bowmanville, Ontario
Sept. 8 – Autodrome St. Eustache – St. Eustache, Quebec
Sept. 22 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon, N.H.
Sept. 29 – Jukasa Motor Speedway – Hamilton, Ontario