The Racing Season Begins January 21-23, 2011 at Toronto's International Centre

(TORONTO, ON // November 9, 2010) Honouring the champions and stars of the recently-completed season is a time-honoured, off-season tradition. The Canadian Motorsports Expo does its part on this front, celebrating the achievements of Canada's top racers with a pair of star-studded, on-stage presentations.

On Friday, January 21 (2011) at the CME, Ontario short track guru Spencer Lewis will take to the stage to announce his Top 10 List for his annual, year-end Ontario Asphalt Short Track Power Rankings. Lewis' knowledge of the Ontario stock car scene is second-to-none and racers who appear on his Power Rankings lists are truly the best of the best.

"I really enjoy doing this each year," said Lewis, of the Power Rankings presentation at the CME. "It gives racing fans, like me, a chance to applaud the racers who dominated the province's short tracks during the season. We chat with them on the stage and give them plaques and prize packs. We hope it's an honour for them to be recognized, because it's an honour for me that almost all of the guys on the list come to the show to be part of the presentations."

Last year at the CME, Ontario stock car legend Steve Robblee came out on top, followed by rising star Brandon Watson and Super Late Model powerhouse Jeff Hanley. Who will be #1 this year? If you're a fan of Canadian grassroots stock car racing, make sure you're at the Canadian Motorsports Expo on the night of Friday, January 21 to see the stars and find out who comes out on top.

The following night (Saturday, January 22) the winners of the Inside Track Motorsport News Readers' Choice Awards will be on stage at the CME to receive their awards. Representing racing disciplines across the entire spectrum of Canadian motorsports -- including stock cars, dirt ovals, road racing, motorcycle racing, drag racing, rallying, karting and various 'up and coming,' 'overall' and 'international' categories -- these prestigious awards will honour Canada's best racers of 2010.

In 2011, Inside Track Motorsport News will celebrate its 15th anniversary as the Official Publication of Canadian Motorsports. And during that time, the Readers' Choice Awards have grown in prestige and become sought-after symbols of excellence by Canadian racers.

"The racers really have come to appreciate and covet the Inside Track Readers' Choice Awards because the votes are cast by Canadian racing fans; the readers of Inside Track," said Editor Greg MacPherson. "The RCA program a way of connecting with our readers and rather than just have our writers and editors choose the winners, the combined knowledge of all our readers is what makes winning one so special. We look forward to announcing the winners on Saturday, January 22 at the Canadian Motorsports Expo."

Both Spencer Lewis's Asphalt Power Rankings Awards and Inside Track Readers' Choice Awards have become must-attend events for fans of homegrown Canadian racing. And both are included for free with your admission ticket each day. Readers' Choice Awards voting will start shortly at

ABOUT THE CME: The Canadian Motorsports Expo is a three-day celebration of Canadian racing that runs January 21 to 23, 2011 at the International Centre (6900 Airport Road in Mississauga). The show is powered by Inside Track Motorsport News. 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. Star drivers will be at the CME to sign autographs and meet the fans. One of the special themes of this year's CME is the Karting Reunion. Please check the show's website for updates and changes.

For more information about the Canadian Motorsports Expo, visit

-source: cme