Posted Dec 4th 2011 4:08PM
For Canadian racing fans, or at least those in Ontario, the most anticipated news this Fall has been the official announcement of the 2012 season schedule at Mosport International Raceway. The schedule was released today and regrettably there isn't an awful lot of sizzle to reward the anticipation.
Every fan in Ontario has been hoping beyond hope that there would be an indication that NASCAR would be sending one of their larger series our way in 2013. Even a Grand Am series (owned by NASCAR) would have been a great teaser. It is a bit of a disappointment that there isn't a completely new event. Having spoken with 2 members of the ownership squad and hearing the enthusiasm for the future, we are sure they would have liked to give us more. We're not giving up hope for another race weekend though, as there is lots of time between now and the Victoria Day weekend. Likewise, there is only one weekend scheduled in August, which leaves lots of wiggle room for planning.
Even still, the schedule promises to bring lots of great racing and the ongoing upgrades to the facility promise to make spectating at Canada's most historic track more exciting than ever.
Check out the schedule after the jump.
Related GalleryMosport 2012 Schedule
May 18-20 Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series; SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am; Castrol Touring Car Championship; Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada; F1000 Pro Series
June 15-17 33rd Annual Int'l Vintage Racing Festival
This year's featured marque is Corvette. Regular classes include Historic & Vintage Production; Sports Racers; Group 70+; Open Wheel
June 16 Mosport Speedway 200 (at Mosport Speedway)
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series returns for second date, this time at Canada's fastest half-mile paved oval
June 22-24 Mosport Sports Car Doubleheader Weekend
Pirelli World Challenge (GT, GTS, Touring, B Spec); Porsche 944 Cup
July 19-22 Mobil 1 Presents The Grand Prix of Mosport
American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón; Cooper Tires Prototype Lites; Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada; IMSA GT3 Challenge; Castrol Touring Car Championship
August 24-26 Mosport Superbike Doubleheader Weekend
Pro Superbike; Pro Sport Bike; Amateur Superbike; Harley-Davidson XR1200; Honda CBR250R Challenge; BMW Motorrad SummerFest