Canadian Motorsports Expo news 2010-01-12

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CANADIAN MOTOR SPEEDWAY PROJECT TO APPEAR AT THE CME John Bickford of Jeff Gordon Inc. and motorsports facility architect Paxton Waters will be at the Canadian Motorsports Expo to meet fans and discuss the proposed Ft....

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CANADIAN MOTOR SPEEDWAY PROJECT TO APPEAR AT THE CME

John Bickford of Jeff Gordon Inc. and motorsports facility architect Paxton Waters will be at the Canadian Motorsports Expo to meet fans and discuss the proposed Ft. Erie, Ont. facility

(TORONTO, ON // JANUARY 11, 2010) Many Canadian racing fans are aware that Ft. Erie, Ontario has been designated as the host site for a multi-purpose, carbon-neutral motorsports facility called the Canadian Motor Speedway (CMS).

Valued at $150 million, CMS will incorporate a 1-mile 'Jeff Gordon Design Signature Speedway' oval, a 2.6-mile FIA grade road course, 65,000 seats (expandable to 100,000), a Motorsports and Automotive R&D Park in collaboration with McMaster University, and much more into an 820 acre parcel of land along the QEW highway, just kilometres from the Canada/US border.

Late in 2009, CMS received overwhelming support from Ft. Erie and Niagara Region councils, paving the way for construction to commence in the Spring of 2010. As part of its campaign to inform and educate the racing public about plans to create a world-class facility in Southern Ontario, the Canadian Motor Speedway will have a booth at the Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME). The CME takes place January 22-24 at the International Centre, adjacent to Toronto's Pearson Airport.

Internationally respected motorsports facility designer Paxton Waters -- the lead architect on the CMS project -- will be on hand at the CMS booth at the CME, as will John Bickford, the Vice President and General Manager of Jeff Gordon, Inc. Bickford is also the stepfather of Jeff Gordon; the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champ who is heavily involved in the design of CMS.

Fans who visit the Canadian Motor Speedway booth will be able to meet the CMS development team, ask the architect about the design, and get the inside scoop on CMS and the development process planned for between now and the track's inaugural race day, scheduled for 2011. The booth will feature 'never before seen' renderings and souvenir giveaways. As well, the CMS team will be available for B2B discussions to explore partnerships and potential business opportunities with the facility.

"We are extremely excited that the Canadian Motor Speedway group is going to be at the Canadian Motorsports Expo," said Greg MacPherson, of the CME. "In my role as Editor of Inside Track Motorsport News, I'm very familiar with this exciting project that appears poised to make a major impact on the Canadian racing scene. Having the facility architect Paxton Waters and John Bickford, of Jeff Gordon Inc., at their booth to educate the fans, racers and media about what is about to unfold in our own backyard is a real coup for the CME."

The Canadian Motor Speedway booth is #1225, located in Hall 1 of the International Centre. Paxton Waters will be at the CMS booth throughout the entire show. John Bickford will be at the booth throughout Friday (1 to 9 p.m.) and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday of the CME.

-source: cme

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