Canadian Motorsports Expo news 2010-01-11

Derek Daly to present Advanced Driver Development Seminar at the CME; Former F1 and CART Series driver to share his expertise with aspiring young racers at the CME (TORONTO, ON // JANUARY 11, 2010) Respected motorsports personality Derek Daly...

Derek Daly to present Advanced Driver Development Seminar at the CME; Former F1 and CART Series driver to share his expertise with aspiring young racers at the CME

(TORONTO, ON // JANUARY 11, 2010) Respected motorsports personality Derek Daly will make a special appearance at the Canadian Motorsports Expo on Saturday, January 23. Daly, who competed in Formula 1, CART (now IndyCar) and other series during his 17-year career as a professional racer, will present his Advanced Driver Development Seminar and sign autographs for CME showgoers.

Since retiring as a racer, Daly has gone on to become a successful motorsports broadcaster, author, motivational speaker, racetrack designer and business consultant.

"I have always had a soft spot for Canadian motorsports fans," said Daly. "I scored my first Formula One world championship point in Montreal in 1978 when Gilles Villeneuve won. Canadian racing fans are among the most knowledgeable anywhere."

Daly's book, Race to Win, is the basis of his Advanced Driver Development presentation to aspiring racers and motorsports fans. Discussing his upcoming appearance at the CME, Daly continued, "I look forward to sharing the principles of driver development with existing and future Canadian drivers. I highly encourage any parents whose children are interested in racing to attend. The seminar has been well-received from Indianapolis to Silverstone and it will be a delight to deliver the message in Toronto. I have a passion for the young driver and it will be a pleasure to attend the Canadian Motorsports Expo."

Daly's seminar is scheduled to start at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday morning (Jan. 23) in the CME's Seminar Room. Following his presentation, Daly -- who took part in six Indy 500s and twice won the Sebring 12 Hour -- will be available for a fan Q&A and autographs. Copies of his book, Race to Win, will also be available at the show.

Commenting on Daly's appearance at the CME, show founder Glenn Butt said, "We are extremely honoured that Derek Daly is coming to the Canadian Motorsports Expo. He competed at the highest levels of the sport, and since retiring as a racer, he's successfully continued in motorsports in several prominent and exciting roles. He has a unique perspective and we're excited that he'll be at the CME. For anyone who wants to learn what it takes to progress as a racecar driver -- from someone with a proven track record and a lifetime of experiences -- this is an invaluable opportunity."

-source: sme

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