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11/06/12
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Proposed C$400M Canadian Motor Speedway In Ontario Approved For Groundbreaking
The Ontario Municipal Board yesterday "rejected all appeals against the proposed Canadian Motor Speedway in Fort Erie, opening the door for groundbreaking" on a C$400M, 65,000-seat facility near the Peace Bridge, according to Michael Clarkson in a special to the TORONTO STAR. The land has been purchased and "it’s believed the major investors are from Kuwait." Construction is "expected to take 18 months." CMS Partner & Exec Dir Azhar Mohammad said that track officials "will try to attract NASCAR and other auto racing events, as well as rock concerts."

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is "designing the Fort Erie project’s 1.6-kilometre banked oval track and a 4.2-kilometre road course." It would be the "largest track in Canada." Plans call for "60,000 grandstand seats, 5,000 club seats and 80 suites." Sources said that officials may also approach the NHL "to discuss hosting an outdoor game." Toronto Star
  • A Jeff Gordon Design signature speedway
  • 1 mile progressive banking oval
  • 2.6 mile multi configuration FIA/FIM road course Road Course
  • 65,000 seat facility expandable to 100,000
  • 80 luxury suites and 5000 club seats
  • Motorsports & Automotive R&D Park in collaboration with McMaster University
  • Industrial Park for Motorsport Suppliers & Component Manufacturers
  • Eco Park, Bike Paths & Walkways, RV park
  • Line of sight design - full view of the oval and road course
  • Retail/Commercial Area
  • 4 miles from US/Canada Border
  • 10 minutes from Niagara Falls, Hotels & Casinos
  • Driver training and Driver Experience –for  karts, motorcycles and cars
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