The Ultimate Guide to Honda Indy 2017
The 2017 Honda Indy offers three action-packed days at the track for die-hard fans and curious Canadians looking for excitement. Tickets are on sale now!
The 2017 Races
The Mazda Road to Indy
Featuring over 100 breakout racing stars wanting to make the Mazda Road to Indy a reality, this series consists of three races:
- Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires
- Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires
- Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship
The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada
Semi-professional and up-and-coming professional drivers face off, breaking the sound barrier in Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars. Presented by Yokohama, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge is where ambitious roadsters try to reach the highest levels of GT competition.
Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto
This Saturday race brings Canada’s brightest stars to one track, from multi-time champions Scott Steckly, D.J. Kennington and Andrew Ranger, to notable names like Alex Tagliani and L.P. Dumoulin. Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto is the highlight of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series of 12 racing events spanning five Canadian provinces. This is the second year Pinty’s will be the title sponsor of NASCAR in Canada.
The Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup
The Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires is the signature spec series for the Mazda Road to 24, the sports car counterpart to the Mazda Road to Indy. The MX-5 Cup race cars start as complete MX-5 road cars before being produced into a race car. Mazda-powered champions earn a Mazda scholarship to advance their career. The MX-5 Cup champion earns a $200,000 scholarship.
The Main Event
The biggest race-car professionals in North America compete for the championship in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Whooshing past on a challenging combination of super-speedways, short ovals, scenic road courses and street circuits, drivers make unbelievable maneuvers and reach incredible speeds as they race towards the finish line!
Driver Introduction Ceremony
What’s the best way to rev up a crowd of Indy fans? An adrenaline-pumping pre-race ceremony, of course.
At the start of every IndyCar race, drivers are introduced on stage before making their way around the track in a Honda Ridgeline to greet their enthusiastic fans. After the Canadian and U.S. national anthems are sung, it’s time for the celebrity grand marshal to say those famous words: “Drivers, start your engines!”
You’ve watched every minute of the heart-pumping race – now experience victory for yourself!
At Victory Circle, success is sweet, even for the spectators. Come and experience these world-class drivers’ triumph as they claim their first place prize.
This massive, interactive fan area features vehicle displays, games, activities and more. Located in the heart of the Honda Indy Toronto street course, Honda World includes activities like face painting, racing simulators and a photo display with James Hinchcliffe’s show car. Also at Honda World is Junior Red Riders, a complete experience designed for young ones who dream of riding.
Featuring interactive contests and exhibits from event partners, food trucks and vendors, visit Thunder Alley for live entertainment, driver autograph sessions and family fun. The Honda Speed Zone, an area filled with kid-focused activities, includes interactive games from Toronto’s favourite sports teams, inflatables, complimentary cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn.
Honda Fan Friday will feature a jam-packed schedule of on-track action, IndyCar series qualifying for Saturday’s race! Stunt shows, contests, autograph sessions and all kinds of off-track entertainment will be in full gear from open to close across the event site, providing something for everyone, race fan or not!
Verizon IndyCar Series Paddock
Itching to get up close and personal with IndyCar crews and mechanics? The Paddock gives you your chance – this exclusive on-site area provides access to actual Indy Cars and team mechanical trailers and crew. The best part? You may very well run into a driver, so have those cameras and headshots ready!
New for 2017
The 2017 Honda Indy Toronto will have a visit from the NHL Centennial Fan Arena. The Fan Arena’s main attraction is a 53’ truck with 1,000 square feet of interactive digital displays, original video content, historical memorabilia and unique photo moments.
Also new for 2017 is the Honda Indy Toronto Rookie Racers club, where young racing fans can get up-close access to drivers and cars, and have hands-on opportunity to learn how racing cars operate.