As race fans patiently await for NASCAR to officially unveil the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedules, dates are slowly being announced by tracks themselves. One of those dates brings forth a new track to the schedule.
For the first time in series history, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will be heading to Autodrome Chaudière. The Vallee-Jonction 1/4 mile hosts big events each year, including the PASS Late Models with a special Sprint Cup Series star in attendance. However, this marks the first time that the track has attracted Canada’s biggest racing series.
The event will take place on June 14th and be a total of 300 laps in event. With the announcement of the race, many are expecting local Quebec drivers to enter and face off against series regulars and champions, including 2013 Champion Scott Steckly and 2012 Champion D.J. Kennington.
“I have always said that I wanted the biggest stock-car events in Quebec and having NASCAR on the schedule gives even more notoriety to the Vallee-Jonction oval and brings it to another level,” track owner Dany Lagacé said in the track’s press release.
Other dates that have been confirmed include a pair of races at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The Canadian Tire Series will have their season opener during Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend on May 17th and 18th as they have done in the past. They will then return to the road course on August 31st to accompany the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Riverside Speedway in Nova Scotia has confirmed that they have an August date while Circuit Trois-Riveres has confiemd that they will host the Canadian Tire Series as part of their August 7th to 9th weekend. Expectations also have Barrie Spedway once again having their date at the beginning of September. The season finale will also most likely take place near the end of September at Kawartha Speedway.
Beyond that, many questions surround the 2014 schedule as fans and teams alike wait for the official release.