Weather Tech 200 highlights final major event of ’23 at Clarington’s historic Mosport race track

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Published August 29, 2023 at 11:57 am

Marc-Antoine Camirand takes the chequered glag at last weeken's Evirum 125 in Quebec

This weekend will be the last chance for motorsports fans to hear the roar of race cars in Durham Region as the Labour Day Weekend Sprints take over Clarington’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the last major event on the schedule.

The weekend will be highlighted by the NASCAR Pinty’s Series final event, the Weather Tech 200, as Marc-Antoine Camirand, who won last weekend in Mirabel, Quebec and is the defending champ here, will try to defend his title over 51 laps on the 2.46 mile, ten-turn road course.

Points leader Treyton Lapcevich, who has won six times already this year, including a bump-and-run victory at the eBay 200 at the historic Mosport track north of Bowmanville in the spring, will try to clinch the championship Sunday with just one race to go after this weekend.

Treyton Lapcevich after winning the eBay 200 at Mosport in May

Lapcevich, just 19, leads Camirand by 38 points in the standings. Former Indy car driver Alex Tagliani sits third.

 

Four other road racing series round out the three-day weekend schedule: the Nissan Sentra Cup, the Sports Car Championship Canada, the Emzone Radical Cup Canada and the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship.

Off-track, there’s plenty of excitement for race fans of all ages, including interactive displays, vendors, food and a beer garden in the CTMP Marketplace, while the Canadian Tire Fun Zone has activities for families with younger kids.

The race team paddock, located at the circuit infield at the north end near the start/finish straight, is the place to get up close to all the team transporters, races cars, crews and drivers when they’re not competing.

The track will celebrate the final holiday long weekend of the summer with a fireworks display Saturday night, launched at dusk from Corner 1.

Tickets are $60 per person for Weekend Super Tickets and $40 for Race Day Sunday Tickets until Wednesday. At the gate prices go up $10 for weekend passes. Single-day tickets are $40 on Saturday and $50 on Sunday.

(For Saturday single day admissions, guests will be required to purchase both a Saturday and a Sunday single day ticket up front with refunds available after the races Saturday.)

General Camping is $50 (tent or pop-up trailer) and $70 for RVs (or hard-bodied trailers) in advance and $60 and $80, respectively, at the gate.

Kids under 16 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

The park will open Thursday at 3 p.m.

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