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Sunset Speedway
Sunset Speedway Ontario Logo.jpgSunset Speedway Ontario Front Straightaway.jpg
Location 6918 Yonge Street
Innisfil, Ontario
Canada
Time zone UTC-5 (UTC-4 DST)
Coordinates 44°16′49″N 79°36′39″W / 44.280270°N 79.610728°W / 44.280270; -79.610728Coordinates: 44°16′49″N 79°36′39″W / 44.280270°N 79.610728°W / 44.280270; -79.610728
Capacity 9,000
Owner Brian Todish
Operator Brian Todish
Opened 1968
Major Events NASCAR Pinty's Series
(2015-2016, 2020-Present)

APC United Late Model Series
(2015-Present)

OSCAAR Modifieds
OSCAAR Hot Rods
OSCAAR Pro Sprint

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup

Can-Am Midget Racing Series

Ontario Legends Series

Ontario Pro Challenge Series

Semi-Banked Oval
Surface Asphalt

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.

History

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.

Season Date Race Title Driver Manufacturer
2015 June 20 Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville Canada Alex Tagliani Chevrolet
2016 June 18 Leland Industries 300 presented by Dickies Canada Alex Tagliani Chevrolet
2020 August 15 QwickWick 125 Canada L.P. Dumoulin Dodge
Canadian Tire 125 Canada Jason Hathaway Chevrolet

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