Race Weekend Will Feature Six Different Series on Track TORONTO (July 11, 2017) – Honda Indy Toronto, July 14-16, will ring in its 31st running with the return of Fan Friday, where fans gain general admission access to all event’s high octane excitement courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association through a voluntary donation to…
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TORONTO (June 20, 2017) – The Great Canadian Combo ticket package for Honda Indy Toronto went on sale yesterday with the support of Canada’s favourite racer, James Hinchcliffe, to much fanfare.
The driver of the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series toured Toronto’s downtown in a Honda Civic Type R, making its much-anticipated debut to the Canadian automotive market this summer. Hinchcliffe’s journey ended at the Exhibition Place GO Station near the 2.89-kilometer (1.786-mile), 11-turn temporary street circuit currently under construction for the July 14-16th event.
The Great Canadian Combo ticket package combines the quintessential Canadian food experience with Ontario’s largest annual sporting event, the Honda Indy Toronto. Priced at $45 per package and available in limited quantities, it includes:
One (1) Single Day General Admission Ticket (Saturday or Sunday admission – not valid for grandstand access)
One (1) Smoke’s Poutinerie Poutine (redeemable only at 2017 Honda Indy Toronto)
One (1) Tim Hortons $10 Tims Card (redeemable in-store at Tim Hortons locations)
The Great Canadian Combo announcement also aligns with the continuation of Tim Hortons’ sponsorship of the Honda Indy Toronto as the event’s official coffee and baked goods provider.
“Tim Hortons joined as a partner of the race for the first time last year, and we’re proud to have them return again,” said Jeff Atkinson, president of the Honda Indy Toronto. “As Canada celebrates its 150th, this is a truly Canadian ticket package combining our country’s iconic race weekend, coffee and food at a fantastic value.”
Tim Hortons will have a presence onsite with a Tims Coffee Truck to deliver Canada’s Favourite Coffee to festival-goers and team personnel. It will also have extensive branding throughout the event site and along the historic street course. Tim Hortons will also add a sampling station inside Enercare Centre offering iced lattes.
Before the race cars take to the track on Friday, the Indy Cycling Challenge is first up on Thursday afternoon, July 13th, to raise money for a great cause. This inaugural event benefits Prostate Cancer Canada and will be organized into two races: a 10KM and 25KM. Cyclists will compete in a timed event for a chance to win incredible prizes. Entries are limited and are open now at theindychallenge.com.
Friday, July 14th is Fan Friday at the Honda Indy Toronto; gates are open to race fans of all ages with a voluntary donation to Make-A-Wish® Canada, and is made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association (OHDA). Kids 12 and under receive free general admission throughout the weekend when accompanied by a ticketed adult. For complete ticket pricing and event information, visit hondaindy.com or call 877-725-8849.
Rookie Racers Program Created for Kids Ages 5 to 12 Years TORONTO (June 15, 2017) – Honda Indy Toronto is proud to announce the launch of a new dedicated fan page hondaindy.com/family. This portal of the official event website highlights all the family features and activities surrounding the 31st edition of the event happening…
INDIANAPOLIS (March 1, 2017) – Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) today extended its partnership with Piloti, makers of performance, luxury and casual driving shoes and apparel. Piloti will outfit race staff at both the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and 2017 Honda Indy Toronto as a result of the expanded program. “The partnership…
Online Registration Now Open for July 13th Event TORONTO (January 24, 2017) – Cycling enthusiasts have the opportunity to band together for a great cause while experiencing the Honda Indy Toronto like never before. Teams composed of four riders each can register now to compete in the Indy Cycling Challenge held on July 13, 2017,…
Tickets to Honda Indy Toronto now on sale for renewal customers, public sale begins November 29
Champions Club loyalty program returns for renewal clients
TORONTO, ON, September 29, 2016 – Race fans who held two-day reserved grandstand seats for the 2016 Honda Indy Toronto can purchase their renewal tickets for the 2017 event starting today. By popular demand, organizers are bringing back the Champions Club program, which allows renewal customers to benefit from an even higher-octane experience.
The Champions Club program was introduced in 2016 and offers exclusive benefits and event access, including a souvenir credential with lanyard, complimentary Verizon IndyCar Series paddock passes, access to the pre-race grid walk, discounts on official event merchandise, an opportunity to win a two-seater INDYCAR ride on the historic track, and many other experiences, discounts and benefits that will be revealed leading up to the 2017 event.
“We have an incredibly loyal fan base here in Toronto and we introduced the Champions Club program last year as a way to reward them for their commitment to our event,” said Jeff Atkinson, president of the Honda Indy Toronto. “We’re thrilled to bring back the Champions Club program in 2017 and we are working towards some new surprises that race fans will not want to miss out on.”
Ticket sales during the renewal period are available to customers who purchased weekend grandstand tickets for the 2016 Honda Indy Toronto and will be automatically enrolled in the exclusive Champions Club at the time of renewal. Sales will open up to the general public starting November 29 at 10 a.m.
The 2017 Honda Indy Toronto takes place July 14-16 at Exhibition Place and will see the return of a double feature format with the NASCAR Pinty’s Series headlining track activity on Saturday and the Verizon IndyCar Series headlining on Sunday. Renewals are available online or by phone at 1-877-725-8849 with pricing starting at $80 for bronze-level Reserved Grandstand Seating. For full ticket pricing and event information, visit www.hondaindy.com/tickets.
CAF will be honoured in pre-race ceremonies for Verizon IndyCar Series race
TORONTO, ON, July 17, 2016 – Organizers of the 2016 Honda Indy Toronto announce that the Canadian Armed Forces will lead the ceremonies, participating in all VIP roles during the pre-race celebrations for the marquee Verizon IndyCar Series race that runs this afternoon at Exhibition Place.
Led by a military G Wagon, a group of 300 active military reservists representing the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force will kick off the ceremonies by conducting a march past along the track to salute the race fans.
Major General Mike Rouleau, Commander of Canada’s Special Operations Forces will serve as Grand Marshal, giving the celebrated “drivers, start your engines” command and Sgt. Darryl Casselman of the Royal Highland Fusiliers will sing both the Canadian and US national anthems
Fans will be thrilled to see Two CF-18 Hornets from the 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron based out of CFB Bagotville, Quebec fly over the track following the performance of the national anthem. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy flag party from HMCS YORK will present the colours for the feature race.
“We are so proud to be able to say this special ‘thank you’ to the men and women who serve us all so well,” said Jeff Atkinson, president of the Honda Indy Toronto. “We are thrilled that they are joining us to celebrate 30 years of racing on the streets of Toronto with such an impactful presence.”
A decorated military member will serve as the honourary starter and will wave the Green Flag at the Start/Finish line as 3:15 p.m. this afternoon to officially start the 85-lap race for the 2016 Honda Indy Toronto.