I Enjoy Watching Racing
How Can I get Closer to the Action?
Types of Racing
Wheel-to-wheel competitive racing
One-car-at-a-time/TimeAttack (timed sessions)
Slalom racing/Autoslalom (parking lot venues)
What can I watch?
For all of the forms of racing noted above, spectators are encouraged by the event organizers, usually at no cost to the spectator.
To find the schedules for various events, look up your preferred type of racing event at the CASC-OR website (www.casc.on.ca), and search the type of racing you are interested in.
As an example, road races often require a ticket for admission, but the tickets may be printed via the CASC-OR website. Once at the track, spectators will find a relaxed atmosphere and are able to tour the paddock area and talk to drivers and their team members. The only restriction is that spectators cannot enter “hot” or restricted areas of the track, which are limited to drivers and their crews. These areas are the pits and mock grid. Spectators can also access any public areas of the road course to watch races.
For professional race series, there is a fee for admission and access to cars and teams is more limited. Examples of professional race series are: Canadian F1, Victoria Day Speedfest, Vintage Grand Prix, Sportscar Grand Prix, Superbike Doubleheader Weekend, Toronto Indy, and Chevrolet Silverado 250.
Can I get more involved?
You can become a corner marshall—and get the best seats in the house—by contacting CRCA (Canadian Race Communications Association), MMS (Mosport Marshalling Services), or MCO (Motorsport Club of Ottawa).
To get involved in Scrutineering, Registration, Pit and Grid Marshalling, Timing and Scoring (Canadian Timing Association) or other administration roles, contact MCO, BARC or BEMC, as these Clubs organize most of the races in Ontario. All of these duties are on a volunteer basis.