CASCAR
Canadian Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
Cascarlogo.jpg
Sport Stock car racing
Category Auto racing
Jurisdiction Canada Canada
Abbreviation CASCAR
Founded 1981 (1981)
Headquarters Delaware, Ontario
President Anthony Novotny
Sponsor General Tire
Budweiser
Castrol
Closure date 2006
Canada

The Canadian Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (CASCAR) was the governing body for amateur and professional stock car racing in Canada.

History

Established in 1981 by President Anthony Novotny, CASCAR boasted the highest level of stock car racing in Canada and sanctioned Canada's only national stock car racing series, the CASCAR Super Series.

On November 16, 2004, CASCAR announced it had entered a multi-year operational and marketing agreement with NASCAR,[1] after NASCAR had formed NASCAR Canada earlier in the year.

This also opened the way for NASCAR's purchase of CASCAR.[2]

On September 12, 2006, NASCAR completed its purchase of CASCAR and announced the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, a series of 10-12 races from May-October 2007.[3]

On December 7, 2015, it was announced that Pinty's Delicious Foods Inc. was the new sponsor of the series after Canadian Tire announced that they were not renewing their sponsorship on February 17.[4][5]

Automobiles

Unlike NASCAR, which mandates the use of steel-bodied shells, CASCAR-approved cars consisted of fiberglass bodyshells covering custom-made tube-frame racing chassis.

However, as in NASCAR, CASCAR cars' engines were normally aspirated, pushrod V8 units producing approximately 500 horsepower (370 kW).

Race courses

CASCAR events were held on short track ovals, permanent road courses, temporary road courses and street courses.

References

  1. ^ "CASCAR enters agreement with NASCAR". motorsport.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ [1] Jim Cressman, London Free Press "NASCAR close to buying CASCAR", accessed January 1, 2007
  3. ^ TSN.ca staff, "NASCAR launches series in Canada" September 12, 2006, Retrieved January 1, 2007
  4. ^ Pappone, Jeff (February 17, 2015). "Canadian Tire ending partnership with Canadian NASCAR series". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "Pinty's To Sponsor Canadian Series". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group. December 7, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 

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