Mosport Int'l Raceway pre-race notes

CANADA'S BIGGEST SPORTS CAR RACE JUST OVER A WEEK AWAY (BOWMANVILLE, ON -- AUGUST 15, 2007) The countdown is on as Mosport International Raceway prepares to host Canada's biggest sports car race featuring the only Canadian stop for the ...

CANADA'S BIGGEST SPORTS CAR RACE JUST OVER A WEEK AWAY

(BOWMANVILLE, ON -- AUGUST 15, 2007) The countdown is on as Mosport International Raceway prepares to host Canada's biggest sports car race featuring the only Canadian stop for the prestigious American Le Mans Series, part of the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport, Aug.23-26.

The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) features teams, drivers and manufacturers with world class renown. Throughout the four classes of competition are many of the world's top marques such as Audi, Porsche, Acura, Corvette, Ferrari and Panoz. Behind the wheel of these machines are the finest road course racers in the world such as Audi R10 TDI piloted by 2006 co-champion Allan McNish, Timo Bernhard of Penske Racing's Porsche Spyder prototype team, and Canada's own Ron Fellows who drives the C6-R Corvette for the Corvette Factory racing team. Joining these accomplished drivers for 2007 are open-wheel veterans Adrian Fernandez and Bryan Herta.

In addition to the American Le Mans Series at Mosport are six exciting open wheel and sports car and GT champions are on the schedule featuring many established and up-and-coming Canadian and International drivers. The SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge also returns to Mosport this year with races in both the GT and Touring classes, and Ron Fellows will once again drive for the Cadillac factory team in the GT race. The Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear and Formula BMW USA are highly competitive open-wheel series that feature rising young Canadian stars such as Devon Cunningham (Mazda) and Daniel Morad (BMW). The IMSA GT3 Cup featuring Porsche 911 (Type 997) cars and the sportscar prototypes of the IMSA Lites series round out the weekend schedule.

In addition to the great racing on-track, the Mobil 1 Grand Prix of Mosport features lots of cool things away from the track for fans to see and do as well at this year's event, such as an ALMS team tech talk and an autograph session with American Le Mans Series drivers and teams, two brand new XBOX 360 Forza Motorsport 2 racing simulators and lots of vendors selling authentic race-related merchandise. The American Le Mans Series race will also feature its famous open grid walk, which allows spectators unparalleled on-track access to the teams and drivers minutes before the green flag drops. This feature of ALMS racing is unique amongst top-level racing series and enables fans to enjoy a real interactive racing experience.

A four-day SuperTicket is just $65 until August 22 ($80 at the Gate) and each ticket includes parking, paddock admission, and entrance to Saturday Night Stock Car racing at Mosport Speedway. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult admission. Single day tickets are also available.

General and family camping areas are available, with full-service washrooms, showers and children's playgrounds. An advanced three-day weekend general camping pass is just $30 (For tents or pop-up trailers). RVs are $50 for the weekend.

For those looking for a real Mosport VIP experience, tickets to the Grand Prix Club are available for $200. The Grand Prix Club includes a three-day admission and Sunday VIP Hospitality which features a fully catered lunch and beverages, and is located trackside overlooking the start/finish straight and corner one.

For more information about Mosport ticket packages and camping, call the Mosport Hotline at 1-800-866-1072 (Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET) or visitonline at www.mosport.com. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster.

-credit: mosport

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Series ALMS , Formula BMW , IMSA Others , PWC
Drivers Allan McNish , Bryan Herta , Ron Fellows , Timo Bernhard , Daniel Morad