Riverside International Speedway

Festivals & Events in the The Northumberland Shore

1/3 mile high banked speedway in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Riverside hosts the Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour and NASCAR Pinty’s Series each summer.

Riverside International Speedway was built and opened in 1969 under the helm of Antigonish businessman John Chisholm. The venue has consistently attracted big shows, big crowds, and big names – including NASCAR’s Benny Parsons, Kevin Lepage, Ricky Craven, Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose, David Reutimann, Regan Smith, and Joey Logano. 2013 will see reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowksi’s name added to the list when he enters the IWK 250 on July 20.

Riverside is the only stock car racing facility in Canada east of Quebec to be sanctioned by NASCAR, hosting the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series annually since its inception in 2007; and with its NASCAR affiliation reaching back into the early 80s when it hosted the NASCAR Busch East Series, Riverside’s NASCAR roots reach back further than any other active track in the country.

Besides NASCAR, we have hosted many other top touring series, including:

  • North Eastern Midget Association (1970)
  • NASCAR Canada series (1975)
  • NASCAR North (1981 & 1985)
  • MASCAR (1983 to 2000)
  • American Canadian Tour – ACT (1991 & 1992)
  • Maritime Pro Stock Tour (2001 to present)
  • Pro All Stars Series – PASS (2006 & 2007)
  • Atlantic Open Wheel – AOW (2006 to 2008)
  • Maritime League of Legends (2005 to present)
  • NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (2006 to present)
  • Napa Sportsman Series (2006 to present)

We recognize the contributions of those that have helped build Maritime motorsports and especially those that have helped grow our facility to be one of the premiere short tracks in North America.

Riverside International Speedway

101 Beaver Mountain Road
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
B2G 2L1
This is a Seasonal Operation
Riverside International Speedway is wheelchair accessible
Riverside International Speedway is family friendly
Riverside International Speedway is pet friendly
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