Management for Riverside International Speedway is excited to announce July 17-20 as dates for the 2024 edition of the IWK 250 Super Weekend. The event is the largest stock car racing event in eastern Canada and is on the bucket list of fans all over North America.

“So many of our IWK 250 fans are planning vacations around this event that it’s important we get the date out there early for them,” said Joan Roue, manager of Riverside International Speedway. “Every year more of our campers are arriving on Wednesday when camping opens so they can enjoy a full five days at the track and in the area. Local hotels are seeing the same growth on the IWK 250 weekend.”

While the event schedule for next year has yet to be set it traditionally includes practice on Wednesday evening for those divisions that race on Friday. Thursday sees practice for the IWK 250 contenders followed by a Tailgate Party. Friday showcases two regional racing divisions and the weekend culminates Saturday with the IWK 250 Presented by Steve Lewis.

The IWK 250 is an iconic race on the North American stock car circuit with long roots, reaching back as far as 1977 when the first 250-lap event held in the Maritimes was contested at Riverside. Since then, a who’s-who of Canadian stock car royalty and even a couple of NASCAR stars have won the event and seen their names etched on the revered John W. Chisholm Memorial Cup. Since its inception in 2007, the IWK 250 has raised awareness and over $540,000 for the IWK Foundation.

The IWK 250 Super Race Weekend is more than a race…it’s an event. And plans are well underway to make ’24 the best yet. Details will be announced over the off-season as available.

Camping for the 2024 IWK 250 weekend will open on Wednesday, July 17; camping reservations (renewals and new) are expected to open before the end of this year. Hotel rooms are presently available at the Official Hotel of Riverside International Speedway, Microtel Inn & Suites Antigonish, just a 10-minute drive from the track. Fans can make reservations online ( or call the hotel directly (902-735-0101).

This is the first date announcement for next year at Riverside International Speedway. 2024 will see the facility celebrate an amazing 55 years. Fans should stay tuned for more exciting announcements for the season and to commemorate the significant anniversary as management look to fully utilize what is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in eastern Canada. Suggestions and/or proposals are welcome; please email

Fans should stay tuned to Riverside’s website (, social media (Facebook, X and Instagram), and sign up for the electronic newsletter ( for further announcements regarding the 2024 season at Riverside.

About Riverside International Speedway:

For 54 years, Riverside International Speedway has been recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the largest outdoor entertainment venue in eastern Canada and the home of the IWK 250 – widely known throughout North America as a “bucket list” event for racers and fans alike. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans-Canada Highway 104. For more information, please visit or call 902-863-2410 (May to September) or 902-404-7049 (October to April).