Sunset Speedway (Ontario) facts for kids
|Location||6918 Yonge Street
|Time zone||UTC-5 (UTC-4 DST)|
|Major Events||NASCAR Pinty's Series
APC United Late Model Series
Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup
Can-Am Midget Racing Series
Ontario Legends Series
Ontario Pro Challenge Series
Sunset Speedway is a NASCAR sanctioned 1/3 mile semi-banked short track motor racing oval, located forty minutes north of Toronto, in the town of Innisfil, Ontario, Canada. Sunset’s weekly Saturday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring Junior Late Models, Bone Stocks, Mini Stocks, Super Stocks and Late Models. The track regularly features touring series including the NASCAR Pinty's Series, APC United Late Model Series, OSCAAR Modifieds, Hot Rods and Outlaw Super Late Models.
In operation since 1968, new ownership purchased the speedway in May 2009 and upgraded the facility. The track asphalt was replaced, grandstands were repaired and a pit road was added for traveling series. Following the closure of nearby Barrie Speedway in 2015, NASCAR moved its weekly NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series to the track and it hosted the NASCAR Pinty's Series for the first time that season.
NASCAR Pinty's Series
The NASCAR Pinty's Series made its first trip to Sunset Speedway for the first running of the Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville on July 20, 2015. Alex Tagliani won the inaugural event and repeated the victory in 2016. After a three year absence, NASCAR announced the Pinty's Series would return to the track in 2020.
|2015||June 20||Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville||Alex Tagliani||Chevrolet|
|2016||June 18||Leland Industries 300 presented by Dickies||Alex Tagliani||Chevrolet|
|2020||August 15||QwickWick 125||L.P. Dumoulin||Dodge|
|Canadian Tire 125||Jason Hathaway||Chevrolet|
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