Montreal: Chris Green preview

Canadian racer Chris Green to compete at Montreal this weekend Local driver to contest Rolex GT race this weekend MONTREAL, QUEBEC - This weekend, Montreal will host the biggest Canadian motorsport event of the year when the Grand-Am Rolex ...

Canadian racer Chris Green to compete at Montreal this weekend
Local driver to contest Rolex GT race this weekend

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - This weekend, Montreal will host the biggest Canadian motorsport event of the year when the Grand-Am Rolex Sportscar Series comes to the circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and well known Montreal racer, Chris Green will be in the thick of the action on Saturday's Rolex GT race as he will co-drive the Battery Tender/ MCM Racing Team's Pontiac GTO-R.

"It's a great opportunity for me to race in front of my home fans," an excited Green said. "Being born and raised in Montreal really helps at an event like this. Montreal fans know who the local drivers are and they are very supportive - and we get a huge charge from their support."

Green, who was one of the stars of Discovery Channel's "Star Racer" a few years back, is now heavily focused on the up and coming career of his young protegee, who is also from Montreal, James Dean Laderoute. "It is great to be able to give back to the up and coming racers that will be competing here in year's to come," Green said, "But this weekend, I am looking forward to the roles being a little switched. Normally, I am watching over James Dean, but this weekend, he will get to see me in action - it should be fun.

Chris Green Fast Facts:

Chris Green is a Montreal based racing car driver. He has competed in the Skip Barber Dodge Pro Series, won the Hankook FF1600 championship and has numerous championships in karting. Green is widely regarded as one of Canada's up and coming stars of motorsport. In 2006 Green competed in the Discovery Channel's Star Racer program.

-credit: cgPR

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Skip Barber , Chris Green