After the heat of the first day, the second day turned a lot more comfortable and Thunder Alley and Speed Zones were filling with people enjoying the activities and vendors in the infield. With all the changes caused by BMO Field and the new hotel, the IndyCar paddock was relocated from the infield to inside the Enercare Centre. Autograph sessions including the IndyCar and Nascar Pinty's Series drivers meeting with fans in the atrium of the Enercare Centre.
The Verizon IndyCar Series qualification was in the afternoon just before race #1 of the Stadium Super Trucks. After the SST truck ramps were taken down and stored for Sunday's second race, the heavy stock cars from Nascar took to the track at 3:45pm for the Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto. Winning the race was Alex Tagliani followed by Andrew Ranger and Kevin Lacroix.
Alex waves the checkered flag in Victory Circle
Andrew, Alex and Kevin
Tomorrows big race is the Verizon IndyCar Honda Indy Toronto. The pre-race starts at 2:30pm, the call to start their engines goes out at 3:08pm and the green flag drops at 3:15pm. There will be two flyovers of jet fighters during Pre-race.
Toronto Argonauts Cheerleaders will be the 2016 Grid Girls
Stadium Super Trucks
Scott Dixon was disappointed early in his P1 qualifying, however in his second to last lap he managed to pick up speed. "I just stayed on it and obviously, a smooth run in the latter part. I kind of made a little mistake in turn 8 but I'm so happy for the Target guys. They've done a hell of a job."
Helio Castroneves qualified second and Simon Pagenaud qualified third. Our local hero James Hinchcliffe qualified sixth which is his a best for him in Toronto.
James said "It's such a tough track out here with the conditions, the surface changes, the bumps obviously, but they did what they had to do and gave me a car that could get up there."
Lake Shore Boulevard as a racetrack
IndyCar driver autograph session
GT3 touring cars