Saskatoon’s 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Event Offers Two Days of Entertainment

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NCATS 250-lap Velocity Prairie Thunder race features 3 local drivers at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway July 27

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“We have an exciting two days of high-speed thrills and entertainment planned and I am happy we are able to offer all of this to our fans at such a great ticket price.”

New for Saskatoon’s third season of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCATS) at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway, is a $40 ticket which now includes two days of racing instead of one, providing event access on both July 26 and 27. Saskatoon is the only stop on the Canadian Prairies for this fifth season of the NCATS.

The evening of Tuesday, July 26 will feature the local race divisions including the Mini Stock Sport Compacts, Thunder Stocks, Street Stocks and the feature Astro Towing Pro Trucks 100 race. Tuesday will also include a special appearance by some of the players with the Saskatchewan Roughriders who will be introducing the NCATS drivers.

On Wednesday, July 27, racing fans will get to see the NCATS 250-lap Velocity Prairie Thunder race sponsored by Bayer CropScience. Three local drivers, Nick Jewell, Kevin Kozack and Dan Shirley will all be racing with new cars.

The NCATS 250-lap Velocity Prairie Thunder race will be followed by the SuperSeal 150-lap feature race for the Dakota Dunes Casino Western Canadian Super Late Model Championship Series. Fourteen year old Cameron Hayley will be racing, along with past Super Late Model champion Trent Seidel, local track champions Jim Gaunt and Glen Hertzke, and Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) champion Trevor Emond.

“This is a great event for Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and beyond,” says Herman Hordal with Auto Clearing Motor Speedway. “We have an exciting two days of high-speed thrills and entertainment planned and I am happy we are able to offer all of this to our fans at such a great ticket price.”

Running July 9 to August 20, the other Canadian cities hosting the NCATS are Toronto, Ont., Vernon, B.C., Trois-Rivieres, Que., and Montreal, Que.

For more NASCAR Canadian Tire Series information, visit

To learn more about Saskatoon’s Auto Clearing Motor Speedway ticket information and race schedules, visit

About Tourism Saskatoon
Tourism Saskatoon is a membership-based, non-profit visitor and convention bureau marketing Saskatoon and region as a destination of choice for leisure and business travel. Services include convention and events attraction, media relations, and membership services and advocacy. One of a few destinations in Canada, Tourism Saskatoon holds Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International. Nicknamed “the hub city” for its numerous domestic and international transportation connections, Saskatoon is known for its expansive parklands and admired for its arts and culture scene, festivals and major sporting events. For more information, visit

About Auto Clearing Motor Speedway
Auto Clearing Motor Speedway’s mission is to provide members with a motor sports and entertainment facility to showcase their talents and abilities, while providing our fans, corporate partners, sponsors and media a valuable entertainment experience. Auto Clearing Motor Speedway is owned and operated by the Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association, which originated from the Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Club formed in 1954. For more information, visit

Kelly Bertoncini
Manager, Media Relations
Tourism Saskatoon
Direct: 306-931-7585

Herman Hordal
Business Development
Auto Clearing Motor Speedway
Direct: 306-956-3225
Mobile: 306-229-8899


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