CANADIAN RACING STAR PAUL TRACY TO ATTEND THE CANADIAN MOTORSPORTS EXPO Open-wheel champion to take part in celebration of Mosport's 50th Anniversary Season (TORONTO, ON // NOVEMBER 12, 2009) Racing fans in attendance at the Canadian ...
CANADIAN RACING STAR PAUL TRACY TO ATTEND THE CANADIAN MOTORSPORTS EXPO
Open-wheel champion to take part in celebration of Mosport's 50th Anniversary Season
(TORONTO, ON // NOVEMBER 12, 2009) Racing fans in attendance at the Canadian Motorsports Expo on Sunday, January 24, 2010 are in for a 'thrill.' Paul Tracy, one of Canada's most successful, entertaining and popular racers will be at the International Centre to sign autographs, chat with fans, and participate in ceremonies celebrating the official kick-off of Mosport International Raceway's 50th Anniversary Season, in 2010.
Known as 'The Thrill from West Hill,' Tracy is the perfect headliner for the CME's Mosport celebration. He cut his teeth at the legendary Canadian road course, earning his first-ever win in a racecar on the challenging 10-turn circuit that has played a prominent role in Canadian motorsports since first being opened in 1961.
Speaking about his upcoming appearance at the Canadian Motorsports Expo, and paying homage to Mosport, Tracy said, "I'm looking forward to signing autographs at the Canadian Motorsports Expo. It's always great when you get to go home and get up close and personal with the fans. I'm very excited and I'm sure it's going to be a great time. Mosport was my home racetrack when I began racing cars. I had my first race and my first win in a racecar there, so I'm thrilled to be a part of kicking off their 50th anniversary celebration."
CME President Glenn Butt is equally enthused about Tracy's scheduled appearance. "When you think of successful Canadian racing stars and institutions, Paul Tracy and Mosport International Raceway are near the top of the list. The two have a shared history, and having Paul take part in our celebration of Mosport's 50th makes it all the more special."
Responding to the news that 'PT' will be participating in the Mosport Anniversary festivities at the CME, Myles Brandt (President & GM, Mosport International Raceway) said, "Mosport has been the home track to many of Canada's top race drivers over the past five decades, and Paul Tracy ranks as one of the greatest Canadian racers of all time. Everyone at Mosport knew he was something special when he won the Formula Ford title in 1985 and then scored a Can-Am victory here in 1986 to become the youngest Series race winner at age 17." Brandt continued, "A proud Canadian, Paul has gone on to win many races and titles at circuits across North America and we're proud that his career began at Mosport; Canada's Home of Motorsports. I think it's fitting that he'll be joining our 50th Anniversary season launch at the Canadian Motorsport Expo in January."
The Canadian Motorsports Expo is a three-day celebration of Canadian racing that runs January 22 to 24 at the International Centre (6900 Airport Road in Mississauga). The show is powered by Inside Track Motorsport News and supported by companies like Lucas Oil Canada, NASCAR Canada and Mosport International Raceway. In addition to booths and racing vehicles representing the entire spectrum of Canadian motorsports, the show is loaded with seminars and forums to entertain and inform racers and fans alike.