Honda Indy Toronto gears up to celebrate 30 years of racing, event continues to grow

TORONTO, ON, July 12, 2016 — Honda Indy Toronto is gearing up to celebrate 30 years of racing on the Streets of Toronto this weekend with all markers pointing to a bigger and better event than in recent years. This year's event, which runs July 15-17 at Exhibition Place, will provide an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Marked growth in the number of interactive exhibits and activities, as well as the addition of a Speed Zone and the return of Thunder Alley, complement the move to free General Admission for event goers ages 12 and under all weekend when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult, making the event a family-friendlier experience.

Additions to the on-track action lineup bring the NASCAR Pinty's Series and Verizon IndyCar Series to the same track for the first time in five years, and varied support series races round out the track action from gate open to gate close all three event days. The full event lineup and schedule is available here.

Canadian companies and sponsors rally behind milestone Honda Indy Toronto
Major Canadian companies continue to rally behind the milestone event. Support from partners has shown significant growth over 2015 with 10 new sponsors joining the list of returning sponsors, paving the way for further growth in years to come.

"We can see that support and interest in our event continues to thrive," said Jeff Atkinson, president of Honda Indy Toronto." Our new sponsors, together with all returning sponsors, are an indication that there is a growing passion for the sport and for the event. Each partner brings something new to the event - especially for fans. There are more things than ever to see and do throughout the Honda Indy Toronto weekend, ensuring everyone who attends has a memorable time."

Coca-Cola, Tim Hortons, Pinty's, Piloti, Fleetmatics and Metrolinx have already been announced as new 2016 Honda Indy Toronto sponsors. The event also welcomes GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, Maple Lodge Farms and OLG Slots at Woodbine to the list of supporting brands this year. Fans of legal drinking age who seek to cool off during race weekend can look for newest sponsor American Vintage Iced Tea completing the list of companies with a strong presence on the event site.

Tickets to the event are available now and start at $40 for general admission and kids under 12 are free when accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Admission is free for all on July 15 for Fan Friday with a voluntary donation to Make-A-Wish Canada, thanks to the Ontario Honda Dealers Association. For full pricing information or to buy tickets, visit www.hondaindy.com or call 1-877-725-8849.

About Honda Indy Toronto
The 2016 Honda Indy Toronto takes place July 15-17 on the historic grounds of Exhibition Place in a unique lakefront and downtown setting. As Ontario's largest annual sporting event, the event is a prestige meeting place for some of the world's fastest racecar drivers. Since 1986, the three-day event has entertained millions of fans thanks to world-class entertainment and exhilarating performances from drivers including Juan Pablo Montoya, Marco Andretti and Helio Castroneves, Canadian legends Paul Tracy, Greg Moore and James Hinchcliffe. The Verizon IndyCar Series and NASCAR Pinty's Series headline the 2016 event weekend, with the Mazda Road to Indy, Robby Gordon's Stadium Super Trucks and Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama rounding out the on-track action. The event is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions. For more information visit hondaindy.com, facebook.com/HondaIndyToronto or follow the event on Twitter @HondaIndy.

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