Circuit ICAR

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International Center of Advanced Racing (ICAR)
The Ultimate Motorsports Complex
CircuitICARLogo.jpg
Location Montréal–Mirabel International Airport, Mirabel, Quebec, Canada
Time zone UTC-5 (UTC-4 DST)
Capacity more than 20 000
Opened 2008
Major events

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
Jiffy Lube 100
(2011–present)
Canadian Touring Car Championship
(2008–present)

Canadian Superbike Championship
(2009–2011)
Road Course
Surface Tarmac
Length 2.125 mi (3.4 km)
Turns 16
Drag Strip
Length 0.25 mi (0.4 km)
Kart Track
Length 0.62 mi (1 km)
Turns 14
Driftpark
Surface Tarmac
Banking 54 000 sq.ft

The International Center of Advanced Racing (Circuit ICAR) is a multi-track facility located on the former runways at Montréal–Mirabel International Airport, in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada north of Montreal. The facility features a 2.125-mile (3.4 km), 16-turn road course, a quarter-mile (0.4 km) drag strip, two kart tracks, a driftpark and an offroad course.

History[edit]

The facility opened in May 2008 as a private motorsport country club, and was opened to the general public in 2009 with the opening of the ICAR Racing Academy, and a karting track designed by Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve.[1]

Circuit ICAR now hosts weekly drag racing events, lapping nights, car clubs and major Canadian race series including the Canadian Touring Car Championship and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.[2]

Current series[edit]

  • NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
  • Canadian Touring Car Championship
  • Canadian Supercar
  • Sportsman ICAR Challenge
  • Formula Tour 1600
  • Pro-Cam
  • Super Production Challenge
  • Drift Mania Canadian Championship

Former Series[edit]

NASCAR Race Winners[edit]

Year Date Driver Team Car Distance Race Title
2011 June 5 Canada Robin Buck Quaker State Dodge 33 Laps Grand Prix ICAR [3][4]
2012 June 3 Canada Andrew Ranger Dodge/GC Motorsports Dodge 31 Laps Lucas Oil Grand Prix presented by Budweiser [5][6]
2013 July 7 Canada Andrew Ranger La Cite De Mirabel Inc. Dodge 30 Laps Jiffy Lube 100 presented by Snap-on [7][8]

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See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview: Circuit ICAR, The Ultimate Motorsports Complex". DSG Performance. 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  2. ^ "Circuit ICAR Montreal The International Center for Advanced Racing". URecommed. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  3. ^ "NCATS ICAR 6/5/11 Official Results". NASCAR Home Tracks. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  4. ^ "NASCAR Canadian Tire: A first victory for Robin Buck at ICAR". Auto123.com. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  5. ^ "NCATS ICAR 6/3/12 Official Results" (PDF). NASCAR Home Tracks. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  6. ^ "NCATS: Ranger wins at ICAR". Inside Track Motorsport News. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  7. ^ "NCATS ICAR 7/7/13 Official Results". NASCAR Home Tracks. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  8. ^ "NCATS: Ranger dominates at Circuit ICAR". Inside Track Motorsport News. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  9. ^ "Circuit ICAR". Ultimate Racing History. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 

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