The Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Toyo Tires will join two U.S.-based spec series as Mosport International Raceway kicks off its 2008 major event season with the traditional Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend, May 16-18, featuring a great line-up of auto racing on the first long weekend of the summer season. Known for its large fields and intense wheel-to-wheel racing that features many of today’s hottest touring cars from marques such as BMW, Corvette, Lexus and Acura, the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship has points races for both the Touring and Super Touring classes on the weekend schedule. Joining the Castrol series are two exciting SCCA championships- the Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup and the Jetta TDI Cup. Both series are comprised of fields of identical cars that are showroom stock with a few minor race modifications. The Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup returns to Mosport after a one-year absence with new title sponsorship from Playboy. The Jetta TDI Cup is a new series which features identical cars powered by the all-new, high-tech 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI clean diesel engine rated at 170 horsepower and nearly 300 ft.-lbs. of torque in racing trim. “We are really excited about the lineup for this year’s Victoria Day SpeedFest. “The new series that we’ve added feature strong car counts and a high level of competition that our fans will really enjoy. “This year is shaping up to be our most exciting Victoria Day weekend in years,” said Mosport International Raceway President and General Manager, Myles Brandt. In addition to all the exciting action on-track, Mosport’s popular Victoria Day weekend fireworks show returns to light up the night sky on Saturday evening beginning just after dark. Mosport SpeedFest ticket-holders can also use their passes for admission to the adjacent Mosport Speedway half-mile oval for the Auto Workers Community Credit Union Saturday Night Stock Car Racing, presented by PartSource. Racing starts at 6:30 pm. A three-day SuperTicket is just $45 until May 14 (55$ at the Gate) and each ticket includes free parking and access to the fireworks show. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult admission. Single day tickets are also available.