Honda Indy Toronto
July 15 to 17, 2016 at Exhibition Place. Visit the official website: HondaIndyToronto.com. ShareThis
The Ultimate Guide to Honda Indy 2016
Celebrating its 30th year, the 2016 Honda Indy Toronto promises to be an unforgettable event. Running from July 15-17 and located at Exhibition Place, the Honda Indy offers three action-packed days at the track for die-hard fans and curious Canadians looking for excitement.
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 racecars. Presented by Yokohama, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge is where ambitious roadsters try to reach the highest levels of GT competition.
SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks
Presented by TRAXXAS, event attendees will witness giant trucks catapulting through the air nearly 20 feet off the ground on man-made ramps. Watch off-road behemoths rumble over virtually any surface, generating 600 horsepower and speeds upwards of 200 kilometres per hour!
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 two Canadian provinces and upstate New York. This is the first year Pinty’s will be the title sponsor of NASCAR in Canada.
The Main Event
The biggest racecar 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!
From Australia and Columbia to Oakville, Ontario, international racing superstars touch down in Toronto for Honda Indy 2016. Flying the farthest, New Zealander Scott Dixon and Aussie Will Power join the competition. Hailing from South America, Juan Pablo Montoya will try to make Columbia proud while
Tony Kanaan and Dancing with the Stars champion Hélio Castroneves represent Brazil. Marco Andretti, of the famous Andretti racing family, will be competing, as will fellow American Graham Rahal. Finally, local legend James Hinchcliffe of Oakville will represent Canada in a battle of lightning speed and incredible focus.
Driver Introduction Ceremony
What’s the best way to rev up a crowd of Indy fans? An adrenaline-pumping pre-race ceremony, of course.
Before 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 US 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.
Immerse yourself in Indy at Honda World – this massive, interactive fan area features vehicle displays, games, activities, and more. Afterwards, go on a multimedia journey through the fascinating racing Heritage of Honda, and get the little ones in on the action at a hands-on training lesson with the Junior Red Riders Program.
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!
The Food and Drink
At the Honda Indy, it’s all about the racing, but that doesn’t mean that fans go hungry.
Forget about bringing a bagged lunch – at the Honda Indy Toronto, there’ll be more than enough food and drink to keep the hungriest (and thirstiest) of racing fans satisfied.
Sample a variety of food and drink from vendors serving up old favourites and new treats, and get your fill of food truck fare from the multitude of gourmet food trucks on-site.
After feasting on all the food you can handle, wash it all down with some delicious craft beer at the Honda Indy Craft Beerfest, taking place across the entire event site.
Slake your thirst with some classic brews and don’t worry about wandering off – the entire grounds are fully licensed!
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