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The Circuit Trois-Rivières is a street circuit located in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada and has been the home of the annual Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières since 1967. The circuit is located on the Terrain de l'Exposition (fairgrounds) and is unusual in that it passes through Porte Duplessis, the narrow concrete gateway of the grounds at turn 3.[1]

Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières
Grand Prix de Trois Riviers Logo.jpg
Circuit Trois-Rivières.svg
LocationTerrain de l'Exposition (fairgrounds) Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
46°20′51″N 72°33′31″W / 46.34750°N 72.55861°W / 46.34750; -72.55861Coordinates: 46°20′51″N 72°33′31″W / 46.34750°N 72.55861°W / 46.34750; -72.55861
First race1967
Previous namesGrand Prix Molson de Trois-Rivières
Grand Prix Labatt de Trois-Rivières
Grand Prix Player's Ltee de Trois-Rivières
Length1.53 mi (2.46 km)
Turns11

Throughout its history the circuit has hosted numerous major North American racing series including the American Le Mans Series, the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, the Trans-Am Series, Can-Am, Indy Lights and Formula Atlantic.

The Grand Prix has been headlined by the NASCAR Pinty's Series since 2007, and in 2014 was expanded to two weekends when it was joined by the FIA World Rallycross Championship and its World RX of Canada race.

Contents

Current seriesEdit

Rallycross Weekend

Nascar Weekend

Former seriesEdit

[2]

Past winnersEdit

American Le Mans SeriesEdit

Year Date LMP900 Winning Team LMP675 Winning Team GTS Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
LMP900 Winning Drivers LMP675 Winning Drivers GTS Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
2002 Aug 3   #2 Audi Sport North America   #56 Team Bucknum Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Tom Kristensen
  Rinaldo Capello
  Jeff Bucknum
  Chris McMurry
  Bryan Willman
  Andy Pilgrim
  Kelly Collins
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
2003 Aug 3   #1 Infineon Team Joest   #37 Intersport Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Frank Biela
  Marco Werner
  Jon Field
  Duncan Dayton
  Kelly Collins
  Oliver Gavin
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr

Can-Am SeriesEdit

Year Date Drivers Team Car Distance/Duration Report
1977 Sept 4   Patrick Tambay   Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet 66 Laps [3]
1978 Sept 4   Elliot Forbes-Robinson   Newman-Freeman Racing Spyder-Chevrolet 42 Laps [4]
1979 Sept 4   Elliot Forbes-Robinson   Newman-Freeman Racing Spyder-Chevrolet 42 Laps [5]
1980 Aug 24   Patrick Tambay   Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet 42 Laps [6]
1981 Sept 6   Al Holbert   Holbert Racing Holbert-Chevrolet 42 Laps [7]
1982 Sept 5   Al Holbert   Racing Team VDS VDS-Chevrolet 60 Laps [8]
1983 Sept 4   Jacques Villeneuve, Sr.   Canadian Tire Racing Frissbee-Chevrolet 60 Laps [9]
1984 Sept 2   Jim Crawford   RK Racing/United Breweries March-Chevrolet 60 Laps [10]

CASC/SCCA/CART/IMSA Atlantic ChampionshipEdit

Year Date Driver Car Distance Report
1974 Sept. 1   Tom Klausler Lola T360/Ford BDA 60 laps [11]
1975 Aug. 31   Vittorio Brambilla March 75B/Ford BDA 60 laps [12]
1976 Sept. 5   Gilles Villeneuve March 76B/Ford BDA 60 laps [13]
1977 Sept. 4   Price Cobb March 77B/Ford BDN 60 laps [14]
1978 Sept. 3   Bill Brack March 78B/Ford BDN 21 laps [15]
1979 Sept. 2   Howdy Holmes March 79B/Ford BDD 42 laps [16]
1980 Aug. 24   Price Cobb March 80A/Ford BDD 48 laps [17]
1981 Sept. 6   Jacques Villeneuve, Sr. Unknown Unknown [18]
1982 Sept. 5   Roberto Moreno Ralt=Ford RT4 48 laps [19]
1983 Sept. 4   Michael Andretti Unknown Unknown [20]
1985 Sept. 1   Dan Marvin Unknown Unknown [21]
1989 Aug. 27   Jacques Villeneuve, Sr. Unknown Unknown [22]
1990 Aug. 19   Brian Till Unknown Unknown [23]
1991 Aug. 18   Jacques Villeneuve, Sr. Swift DB-4/Toyota 50 laps [24]
1992 Aug. 16   Chris Smith Swift DB-4/Toyota 50 laps [25]
1993 Aug. 15   David Empringham Ralt RT-40/Toyota 50 laps [26]
1994 Aug. 7   David Empringham Ralt RT-41/Toyota 50 laps [27]
1995 Aug. 6   David Empringham Unknown/Toyota 30 laps [28]
1995 Aug. 7   Richie Hearn Unknown/Toyota 30 laps [29]
1996 Aug. 3   Patrick Carpentier Ralt RT-41/Toyota 30 laps [30]
1996 Aug. 4   Patrick Carpentier Ralt RT-41/Toyota 30 laps [31]
1997 Aug. 7   Alex Tagliani Ralt RT-40/Toyota 45 laps [32]
1998 Aug. 2   Alex Tagliani Swift 008.a/Toyota 45 laps [33]
1999 Aug. 1   Anthony Lazzaro Swift 008.a/Toyota 45 laps [34]
2000 July 30   Buddy Rice Swift 008.a/Toyota 45 laps [35]
2001 Aug. 5   Hoover Orsi Swift 008.a/Toyota 45 laps [36]
2002 Aug. 4   Michael Valiante Swift 014.a/Toyota 45 laps [37]
2003 Aug. 3   A. J. Allmendinger Swift 014.a/Toyota 45 laps [38]
2008 Aug. 17   Jonathan Bomarito Swift 016.a/Mazda 45 laps [39]
2009 Aug. 16   Simona de Silvestro Swift 016.a/Mazda 50 laps [40]

SCCA Formula Super Vee ChampionshipEdit

Year Date Driver Report
1984 Sept. 2   Arie Luyendyk [41]

Grand American Road Racing ChampionshipEdit

Year Date SR Winning Team SR II Winning Team GTO Winning Team GTU Winning Team AGT Winning Team
SR Winning Drivers SR II Winning Drivers GTO Winning Drivers GTU Winning Drivers AGT Winning Drivers
2000 July 30   #16 Dyson Racing   #22 Archangel Motorsport Services   #5 Saleen-Allen Speedlab   #50 Genesis Racing   #09 The Spirit of Daytona
  James Weaver
  Butch Leitzinger
  Larry Oberto
  Ryan Hampton
  Terry Borcheller
  Ron Johnson
  Rick Fairbanks
  Andy Pilgrim
  Doug Goad
  Craig Conway
[42]
Year Date SRP Winning Team SRP II Winning Team GTS Winning Team GT Winning Team AGT Winning Team SGS Winning Team
SRP Winning Drivers SRP II Winning Drivers GTS Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers AGT Winning Drivers SGS Winning Drivers
2001 Aug 5   #16 Dyson Racing   #88 Porschehaus Racing   #5 Fordahl Motorsports   #34 Zip/Pumpelly Racing   #09 Team X-1R   #65 SpeedSource
  James Weaver
  Butch Leitzinger
  Stephane Veilleux
  Jean-Francois Dumoulin
  Chris Bingham
  Ron Johnson
  Spencer Pumpelly   Doug Goad
  Craig Conway
  Selby Wellman
  David Haskell
[43]

NASCAR Pinty's SeriesEdit

Year Date Driver Team Car Distance/Duration Report
2007 Sept 4   Kerry Micks Beyond Digital Imaging Ford 41 Laps [44]
2008 Aug 17   Andrew Ranger Wal-Mart / Tide Ford 46 Laps [45]
2009 Aug 17   Andrew Ranger Wal-Mart / Tide Ford 43 Laps [46]
2010 Aug 15   Andrew Ranger Dodge Dealers of Quebec Dodge 42 Laps [47]
2011 Aug 7   Robin Buck Quaker State/Durabody Dodge 44 Laps [48]
2012 Aug 7   Andrew Ranger Dodge/GC Motorsports Dodge 44 Laps [49]
2013 Aug 11   D. J. Kennington Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge 46 Laps [50]
2014 Aug 10   L.P. Dumoulin WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge 51 Laps [51]
2015 Aug 2   Kevin Lacroix Lacroix Tuning/Excellence Chrysler Dodge 50 Laps [52]

Trans-Am SeriesEdit

Year Date Drivers Car Distance/Duration Race Title Report
1976 Sept 5   George Follmer Porsche Carrera 45 Laps - 67.5 miles (108.6 km) Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières [53]
1979 Sept 1   John Paul, Sr. Porsche 935 45 Laps - 67.5 miles (108.6 km) Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières [54]
1980 Aug 23   Roy Woods Chevrolet Camaro 35 Laps - 73.5 miles (118.3 km) Le Grand Prix Molson de Trois-Rivières [55]
1981 Sept 6   Eppie Wietzes Chevrolet Corvette 35 Laps - 73.5 miles (118.3 km) Le Grand Prix Molson de Trois-Rivières [56]
1982 Sept 5   Elliott Forbes-Robinson Pontiac Trans Am 35 Laps - 73.5 miles (118.3 km) Le Grand Prix Labatt de Trois-Rivières [57]
1983 Sept 4   John Paul, Jr. Chevrolet Camaro 35 Laps - 73.5 miles (118.3 km) Le Grand Prix Labatt de Trois-Rivières [58]
1984 Sept 2   Tom Gloy Mercury Capri 35 Laps - 73.5 miles (118.3 km) Le Grand Prix Labatt de Trois-Rivières [59]
1985 Sept 1   Willy T. Ribbs Mercury Capri 40 Laps - 84 miles (135 km) Le Grand Prix Labatt de Trois-Rivières [60]
1990 Aug 19   Tommy Kendall Chevrolet Beretta 50 Laps - 80 miles (130 km) Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières [61]
1991 Aug 18   Scott Sharp Chevrolet Camaro 50 Laps - 75.3 miles (121.2 km) Le Grand Prix Player's Ltee de Trois-Rivières [62]
1992 Aug 16   Jack Baldwin Chevrolet Camaro 50 Laps - 75.3 miles (121.2 km) Le Grand Prix Player's Ltee de Trois-Rivières [63]
1993 Aug 15   Scott Sharp Chevrolet Camaro 50 Laps - 75.3 miles (121.2 km) Le Grand Prix Player's Ltee de Trois-Rivières [64]
1994 Aug 7   Tommy Kendall Ford Mustang 55 Laps - 82.83 miles (133.30 km) Le Grand Prix Player's Ltee de Trois-Rivières [65]
1995 Aug 6   Ron Fellows Chevrolet Camaro 55 Laps - 82.83 miles (133.30 km) Le Grand Prix Player's Ltee de Trois-Rivières [66]
1996 Aug 4   Ron Fellows Chevrolet Camaro 55 Laps - 82.83 miles (133.30 km) Le Grand Prix Player's Ltee de Trois-Rivières [67]
1997 Aug 3   Tommy Kendall Ford Mustang 55 Laps - 82.83 miles (133.30 km) Le Grand Prix Player's de Trois-Rivières [68]
1998 Aug 2   Paul Gentilozzi Chevrolet Corvette 55 Laps - 82.83 miles (133.30 km) Le Grand Prix Player's de Trois-Rivières [69]
1999 Aug 1   Paul Gentilozzi Ford Mustang 55 Laps - 82.83 miles (133.30 km) Le Grand Prix Player's de Trois-Rivières [70]
2002 Aug 4   Butch Leitzinger Chevrolet Corvette 66 Laps Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières [71]
2003 Aug 2   Scott Pruett Jaguar XKR 65 Laps - 98.8 miles (159.0 km) Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières [72]
2004 Aug 1   Paul Gentilozzi Jaguar XKR 65 Laps - 98.8 miles (159.0 km) Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières [73]
2011 Aug 7   Tony Ave Chevrolet Corvette 61 Laps - 92.781 miles (149.317 km) Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières [74]

SCCA Spec Racer Ford Pro SeriesEdit

Year Date Drivers Car Distance/Duration Race title Report
2011 Aug 5 - race 1   Brian Schofield Spec Racer Ford 21 Laps - 31.941 miles (51.404 km) Le Grand Prix de Trois Rivières [75]
Aug 7 - race 2   Richard Spicer 17 Laps - 25.857 miles (41.613 km)

CART Firestone/Dayton Indy LightsEdit

Season Date Winning Driver
1996 August 4   Hélio Castro-Neves
1997 August 3   Tony Kanaan
1998 August 2   Cristiano da Matta

IndyCar Firestone Indy LightsEdit

Season Date Winning Driver
2011 August 7   Esteban Guerrieri
2012 August 5   Tristan Vautier

FIA World Rallycross ChampionshipEdit

Season Date Winning Driver
2014 August 7–8   Petter Solberg
2015 August 7–8   Davy Jeanney
2016 August 6–7   Timmy Hansen
2017 5–6 August   Johan Kristoffersson

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