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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.

International Center of Advanced Racing (ICAR)
The Ultimate Motorsports Complex
CircuitICARLogo.jpg
LocationMontréal–Mirabel International Airport, Mirabel, Quebec, Canada
Time zoneUTC-5 (UTC-4 DST)
Coordinates45°40′53″N 74°01′25″W / 45.6814°N 74.0237°W / 45.6814; -74.0237
Capacitymore than 20,000
Opened2008
Major events‘’’Super Production Challenge’’’
(2011–present)


NASCAR Pinty's Series
(2011–present)
Canadian Touring Car Championship
(2008–present)

Canadian Superbike Championship
(2009–2011)
Road Course
SurfaceTarmac
Length2.125 mi (3.4 km)
Turns16
Drag Strip
Length0.25 mi (0.4 km)
Kart Track
Length0.62 mi (1 km)
Turns14
Driftpark
SurfaceTarmac
Banking54 000 sq.ft

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 Pinty's Series.[2]

Current seriesEdit

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

Former seriesEdit

NASCAR race winnersEdit

Year Date Driver Team Car Distance Race Title
2011 June 5   Robin Buck Quaker State Dodge 33 Laps Grand Prix ICAR [3][4]
2012 June 3   Andrew Ranger Dodge/GC Motorsports Dodge 31 Laps Lucas Oil Grand Prix presented by Budweiser [5][6]
2013 July 7   Andrew Ranger La Cite De Mirabel Inc. Dodge 30 Laps Jiffy Lube 100 presented by Snap-on [7][8]
2014 July 6   Andrew Ranger Mopar Dodge 30 Laps Jiffy Lube 100 presented by La Petite Bretonne [9]
2015 July 5   Kevin Lacroix Lacroix Tuning/Excellence Chrysler Dodge 30 Laps Ecko Unlimited 100 [10]
2016 July 3   Andrew Ranger Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane Dodge 30 Laps ICAR 100 [11]
2017 July 8   Kevin Lacroix Lacroix Tuning/Excellence Chrysler Dodge 30 Laps Ecko Unlimited 75 [12]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Interview: Circuit ICAR, The Ultimate Motorsports Complex". DSG Performance. 2010-04-12. Archived from the original on 2015-05-11. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
  2. ^ "Circuit ICAR Montreal The International Center for Advanced Racing". URecommed. Archived from the original on 2013-03-23. 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. ^ "NCATS ICAR 7/6/14 Results". NASCAR Home Tracks. Archived from the original on October 17, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  10. ^ "NCATS ICAR 7/5/15 Results". NASCAR Home Tracks. Archived from the original on April 29, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  11. ^ "NPS ICAR 7/3/16 Results". NASCAR Home Tracks. Archived from the original on August 18, 2017. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  12. ^ "Circuit ICAR". Ultimate Racing History. Retrieved 6 September 2013.

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