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The Verizon IndyCar Series heads north of the border to Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario for the 2016 Honda Indy Toronto, taking place Friday through Sunday, July 15-17. Joining the IndyCars in Toronto are the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires, the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, the Stadium Super Trucks and the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.
There’s plenty to do away from the track throughout the weekend, with a number of festivals taking place on the Exhibition Place grounds. Honda World will feature Honda autos and motorcycles, face painting, racing simulators and more. Thunder Alley features the Cooper Tire Mobile Tour, live entertainment, Pinty’s products, food trucks, interactive exhibits and much more throughout the weekend. The Speed Zone offers an NHL Skills Challenge, MLSE Fan Zone, Hot Wheels, Golf Canada, Traxxas and much more. Beer gardens can be found at Pinty’s Pub and Grill @ Turn 1 and in Turn 4, as well as in Thunder Alley.
Friday, July 15 is Honda Fan Friday at the track – admission is free in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish Canada, and practice starts at 8 a.m. ET. All seven series will practice on Friday, and the NASCAR Pinty’s Series will qualify at 5 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, July 16, the Pro Mazda Championship kicks off the day with qualifying at 7:50 a.m. ET, followed by qualifying for the Indy Lights, USF2000 and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge series. The day also includes races for USF2000, Indy Lights, Stadium Super Trucks, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, Pro Mazda and Porsche GT3 Cup, as well as IndyCar qualifying at 1:30 p.m. ET.
On Sunday, July 17, racing gets underway at 8:25 a.m. ET with additional races for USF2000, Pro Mazda, Indy Lights, Porsche GT3 Cup and Stadium Super Trucks before the main event, the 30th running of the Honda Indy Toronto, at 3:15 p.m. ET.
Tickets are still available for the Honda Indy Toronto – two-day reserved passes start at $80, while general admission two-day passes start at $50. Get more information, a complete schedule and purchase tickets at hondaindytoronto.com.