Milverton, ON – Thursday, July 14, 2022 – The NASCAR Pinty’s Series is heading back to a road course tomorrow for the return of the Grand Prix of Toronto after a two-year hiatus due to COVID. Racing will take place on Friday, July 15th at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto, with free admission in support of Make A Wish Canada. The 1.786-mile street circuit with 11 turns is sure to host an exciting race!
Going into the race weekend Treyten Lapcevich is 5th in the 2022 NASCAR Pinty’s Series points standings, and Alex Tagliani is in 7th. In such a competitive series, both drivers are hungry to gain more points in their runs for the championship.
Alex Tagliani’s unquestioned road course talent was highlighted when he secured 1st place the last time the NASCAR Pinty’s Series visited Exhibition Place in 2019. In addition to his 2019 win, Tagliani also claimed the top spot at Exhibition Place in 2016. Still chasing his first 1st-place finish of the 2022 season, he is eager to get racing on the streets of Toronto in his No. 18 Viagra / St Hubert Chevrolet Camaro.
While The Grand Prix of Toronto will be Treyten Lapcevich’s first visit to Exhibition Place, his 3rd-place finish at CTMP in 2021 and his 2nd-place qualifying position at CTMP this year, show that although he may be new to road courses he has proven himself to be a top contender. After finishing 2nd at Eastbound International Speedway, Lapcevich is looking for another solid finish this weekend with his No. 20 FBM / RGC Sports / Qwick Wick Chevrolet Camaro.
Raceday kicks off with a practice and qualifying session at 10:15 a.m., followed by autograph session from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.. The NASCAR Pinty’s Series Grand Prix of Toronto will green at 4:00 p.m..
The race will be 35 laps (61.4 miles), with no mandatory pit stops. In the event of rain, the race will go on as the cars will be equipped for wet weather conditions.
The Grand Prix of Toronto will be streamed LIVE on TSN.ca, the TSN app, and Flo Racing in the United States.
This season the NASCAR Pinty’s Series races on oval tracks and road courses in Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. For more information and updates throughout the season, please visit www.22racing.ca and NASCAR.ca.
For the complete 2022 Pinty’s Series Schedule please visit https://www.nascar.ca/schedule/