Saturday, June 18, 2022

Honda Indy Toronto 2022 track construction is underway

It takes about a month to build the temporary street track and associated infrastructure for the massive racing festival that will take place in Toronto this July 15-17, 2022. To help with the build Nu-Era Logistics has partnered with the Honda Indy Toronto both as a sponsor and key contributor to the track build. The race is returning to Exhibition Place and Lake Shore Boulevard since 2019 due to the COVID-19 restrictions that shut down Ontario and much of the world throughout 2021 and into early 2022.

This will be the 34th edition of the annual race, owned and operated by Green Savoree Toronto, which is the second longest IndyCar event in years run, and is also the only international race of the NTT IndyCar Series calendar. Warm ups and qualifying over the race weekend will lead to the headline race on Sunday, July 17. The weekend will be a family friendly event and will include the Rookie Racers program, Thunder Alley and food festival options. The whole thing will start with a free with donation opening on Honda Fan Friday. Donations will be matched by Ontario Honda Dealers Association and will go to Make-A-Wish Canada.
Honda Indy Toronto Festival map

The race site will feature racecar paddocks, grandstands, vendors, activities, entertainment and beer gardens in addition to the reason for the season - the 11-turn, 2.874 km street course, with one pedestrian bridge and one underground tunnel. To put the track together the builders will use four kilometres of fencing, over 2,000 concrete barriers and 500 metres of tire wall barriers. Construction started Monday, June 13 with block placement along Manitoba and Ontario Drives.

“Nu-Era Logistics is honoured to partner with Honda Indy Toronto and contribute toward the construction of this racing event site. Once the extensive work is complete, racing’s return to downtown Toronto will be the most anticipated event of the summer in Ontario,” said Jeff De Sousa, president of Nu-Era Logistics. “The partnership is a great fit for our company as it allows us to support a major community event while lending our expertise to the construction process.”

“We are excited to partner with Nu-Era Logistics and grateful to have the company supporting the efforts of our track build team as we bring racing back to Toronto,” said Jeff Atkinson, president of Honda Indy Toronto. “For the first time since 2019, we look forward to turning the streets surrounding Exhibition Place into a world-class race track, and Nu-Era Logistics will be an integral part of that transformation.”

There will be plenty of action on the track as the NTT IndyCar Series, the Porsche Carrera Cup, The NASCAR Pinty's Series, the Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires, the Sports Car Championship Canada presented by Michelin and the high jumping Stadium SUPER Trucks will be competing in 2022.

Ticket pricing from HIT: "2-Day Grandstand and General Admission are available offering the best weekend value. Pricing starts at $95 for 2-Day Grandstand seating, and 2-Day Weekend General Admission is $75. Single Day General Admission is $50 for Saturday and $60 for Sunday while Single Day Grandstand tickets start at $75 and $85 for Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Children 12 and under are admitted free (general admission) with a ticketed adult providing an exceptional family value. Other items on sale to upgrade the Honda Indy Toronto experience include Pit and INDYCAR Paddock Passes. A Pit Pass includes the Paddock Pass and provides access to pitlane during practice, qualifying and pre-race for INDYCAR plus all of the on track sessions for the support race series. A Paddock Pass provides entrance into “the locker room of motorsports” to see the cars and drivers up close." You can also score a GO Transit/ticket combo deal through Metrolinx and avoid some of the traffic and parking issues trying to get to the popular attraction. The GO Lakeshore West Train makes a stop right at Exhibition Stadium.

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