New Fan Experience Awaits Sunset Speedway’s 2023 Season

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INNISFIL, ON – With less than 20 days remaining until Sunset Speedway’s gates swing open to greet the 2023 season, Promoter Brian Todish and Speedway Owner Sandra Todish are working at a fevered pitch to help bring the speedway to a level not yet seen before.
While Brian has been focused on improving things for the competitors, sponsors and pitside supporters, Sandra and her team have been introducing a number of new ideas and promotions to make 2023 the best fan experience yet.
“We haven’t slowed down for more than a day since our last event of 2022,” smiles Sandra. “It’s been a labour of love. There’s no question about it. And, I hope that when the fans get here on May 6th, they can feel every bit of the effort that’s been invested in the speedway. Because we’re very proud of all that’s been done for this season”
Chief among the changes with how the Todishes intend on running the 2023 season is focusing on a tighter schedule on race day, ensuring that fans get all the action they’ve paid for – without having to stay later than necessary.
“We’ve taken a lot of the constructive criticism from our fans and our race teams and we’ve used that to develop what we think will be a very efficient raceday program,” explains Sandra. “Something we’ve learned in the years we’ve been running Sunset is how to cut out as much of the downtime as possible during a race night, and I think our fans will be very happy with how our programs are run in 2023”
Another added feature will be the new dedicated Vendors Row area behind the main grandstands, where Sunset Speedway registered drivers from any and all divisions will be setup to sell their team’s merchandise.
“Our fans have been looking for ways to support their favourite drivers for a while now and we’d love nothing more than to help make that happen. I’ve heard from more than a dozen drivers that already have their 2023 merch ready for sale. I think the new vendor area will be a huge hit for the racers and the fans. I’m excited to see how it’s going to take off”
While vendor row will be an entirely new concept for Sunset, two areas that have received slight changes – that should result in big time approval from fans – are the concession stand and the turn-3 beer garden.
In the concession stand, Sunset will be introducing a brand new item – the Walking Taco – to keep fans fueled and fed all season long. A combination of Dorito chips, Chili and toppings, in a mess-free bag, is sure to be a hit with the Sunset faithful.
Meanwhile, the turn-3 Beer Garden will see the introduction of Sunset’s first ever signature cocktail ‘The Simcoe Sunrise’, available all season long. With hints of peach, vodka, Orange Juice and Sprite, it’s guaranteed to be a refreshing part of any Summer evening at the speedway.
“The Simcoe Sunrise might be my favourite part of this season,” jokes Sandra. “I think the fans in turn-3 are going to absolutely love it. We’ve done some taste-tests and it is the absolute perfect cocktail for a hot summer night. Sunset has never had a signature cocktail before and we felt like this was the right time to make it happen. We named it ‘The Simcoe Sunrise’ because we thought it would be somewhat poetic to sit in turn-3 and drink a sunrise while you watch the sunset over turn-2”
Another bonus for the turn-3 army will be Sunset’s brand new ‘Red Flag Special’ – with domestic beers being served at discount prices whilst the Red Flag is displayed. A first for any Speedway in Ontario.
The 2023 season kicks off on Saturday, May 6th with a huge Opening Night card. The GD Coates NASCAR Pro Late Models will open their campaign with twin 25-lap features and will be joined by the Seaton Structures NASCAR Modifieds, St. Onge Recreation NASCAR Super Stocks, Struyk Energy Mini Stocks, Control Panel Systems Junior Late Models and the Canadian Legend Car Series.