Shannonville was built in 1974 by John Nelson who was a motorcycle and racing enthusiast. He operated a motorcycle shop in Toronto and built the track to organize motorcycle racing events. The original Nelson track – named after Mr. Nelson – was expanded over the years and can now be used in four different configurations. Shannonville proudly hosts a variety of motorsports activities year round. Motorcycle and car enthusiasts can enjoy the many racing and lapping events available. Shannonville is known as the Birthplace of Champions. Many competitors have honed their skills at Shannonville and have gone on to become champions on the world motorsport stage.