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CASTROL TOURING CARS AT GRAND PRIX OF MOSPORT As the end of the season quickly approaches, Canada's best drivers racing today's hottest touring cars in the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Toyo Tires, will compete during...

CASTROL TOURING CARS AT GRAND PRIX OF MOSPORT

As the end of the season quickly approaches, Canada's best drivers racing today's hottest touring cars in the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Toyo Tires, will compete during the Grand Prix of Mosport this weekend. The CCTCC is proud to be one of the top flight series running this weekend, as this culminates a great season of auto racing at such a prestigious event.

The weekend schedule will start off Friday afternoon for the two distinct car classes with a 30-minute practice at 4:30pm. The teams are just back from a 3 day stint at the GP3R in Trois Rivieres and will use this first session to set up their cars for some exciting wheel to wheel race action. On Saturday morning the fans will be treated to a 30-minute qualifying session at 11:45 where 36 cars will take to the track to determine where the competitors will start in the afternoons heat race when the green flag drops at 5:30pm.

The fans will have quite a few local favourites to cheer for, such as Touring Class championship leading Anthony Rapone (1167 pts) alongside his team mate Durabond/Compass360 Racing's Karl Thomson (1042 pts). Driving for Pfaff VW, Toronto, Ontario based P.J. Groenke (953 pts) hopes to dethrone Rapone from the top spot as will M&S Racing's Tom Kwok (904 pts). Look for last years Rookie of the year, Betz Pools Racing's Ryan Blanchet (593 pts) from Mississauga, Ontario as he fights his way to keep in the top ten.

The Super Touring Class championship points leading Lombardi Honda Racing driver Nick Wittmer (1084 pts) will do what he can to defend his position atop the standings. Wittmer will be under attack from Toronto, Ontario based Donnington Motorsports, Dave Ciekiewicz (978 pts) piloting his potent Subaru WRX STi and Montreal, Quebec GT Racing's Etienne Borgeat (788 pts).

With less than 330 points separating the top five drivers in the Super & Touring classes, the fans will have an opportunity to watch the years tightest racing and fiercest battles as each driver attempts to make his way to top of the podium. The green flag drops at 11:30am for Sunday's feature race. Be sure to grab a spot at the top of Mosport's famous 'turn-two' or at the end of the 'Andretti Straight-away' where a lot of the door-to-door action happens.

-source: www.touringcar.ca

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Series General
Drivers Karl Thomson , Dave Ciekiewicz , Nick Wittmer , Tom Kwok , Anthony Rapone
Teams Compass360 Racing