Tickets for the 2010 Honda Indy Toronto go on sale online today online and the series line up has been announced. The headline of the weekend is obviously the INDYCAR series, backed up by the INDY Lights. The support series have been juggled a bit with the return of the Speed World Challenge series and the Trans Am series. The hometown guys stay on track with the Canadian Touring Car Championship AND the Toronto debut of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. That is a whole bunch of excitement to cram into one weekend.
There were a few complaints about ticket prices at the 2009 event, so organizers have put together some pretty decent incentives for fans to buy early. With any package purchased before New Years, ticket holders can choose between free event parking, VIP pit walk through or INDYCAR paddock. While the parking pass is by far the best value, the VIP pit walkthrough is by far the best opportunity for fans to see their favorite driver up close. Just remember to keep out of the way while the pros are at work!
Full details in the press release after the break
TORONTO (Dec. 16, 2009) — Tickets for the 2010 Honda Indy Toronto, which will return to Exhibition Place July 16 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 18, go on sale today and are available online at www.HondaIndyToronto.com. Highlighted by the open-wheel racing of the IZOD Indy Car Series, the 2010 Honda Indy Toronto also will feature the Firestone Indy Lights, the SPEED World Challenge, the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series and, for the second consecutive year, the Canadian Touring Car Championship. Additionally, the event marks the Toronto debut of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We also have dramatically expanded our entertainment slate for 2010,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Charlie Johnstone, Vice President and General Manager of the event. Ã¢â‚¬Å“In addition to perhaps one of the best line-ups of racing action anywhere in North America in 2010, we will be investing significantly in the off-track experience including a major concert, live entertainment, an interactive family zone and much more.Ã¢â‚¬Â
In an effort to bring a more cost-effective experience for race fans, many of the reserved seat ticket packages have been reduced in price and a new junior price ticket has been added. Reserved seat adult ticket packages range from $106 to $215 for upper Gold Level tickets. Adult general admissions tickets have been reduced as well. They are $21 for Friday, $31 for Saturday and $42 for SundayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s events. Three-day general admission ticket packages are $52 each. Reduced rate tickets are available for juniors, ages 12 and under, in most ticket categories. Ticket prices include all taxes and service charges.
Race fans purchasing any ticket package before December 31, 2009, will receive an added amenity. Advance purchasers can choose from an IZOD IndyCar paddock pass (valued at $57), a VIP Pit Walk-Through ($36 value) or a three-day parking pass ($70 value).
The Honda Indy Toronto is staged on a 1.77-mile, 11-turn circuit that runs through Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto.
For more information on the 2010 Honda Indy Toronto, and to purchase tickets, visit www.HondaIndyToronto.com or call 877.503.6869.