GM Racing and Sunoco to Sponsor Canadian National Karting Championships Mosport hosts 'double' weekend of action TORONTO, ONTARIO - (August 10, 2003) GM Racing, worldwide racing arm of General Motors, and Sunoco Ultra 94, the performance brand...
GM Racing and Sunoco to Sponsor Canadian National Karting Championships
Mosport hosts 'double' weekend of action
TORONTO, ONTARIO - (August 10, 2003) GM Racing, worldwide racing arm of General Motors, and Sunoco Ultra 94, the performance brand of Suncor Energy Products, have signed as sponsors of the 2003 Canadian National Karting Championships taking place at Mosport's Driver Development Track on the August 15-17. The event will be called Sunoco Presents the GM Racing 2003 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships.
"I am delighted that these two performance-focused companies have decided to get involved in our National Championships," said Paul Cooke, Vice President of Competition, ASN Canada FIA, and National Director of KartSport. "Sunoco and Ron Fellows took the plunge last year when we formed the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship," Cooke continued, "and this series has changed the face of kart racing competitions in Ontario forever. This year GM Racing, as well as Pratt & Miller, the constructor of Ron's race cars, got involved as well and the series did not simply grow - it tripled!"
Fellows will be a busy man this weekend as Mosport is also playing host to the ALMS series this weekend on the 'big track', where Fellows will be behind the wheel of his Corvette C5R. "This is my most important race of the year," Fellows said. "After all, you want to do well when you are the local guy and everyone is rooting for you. The addition of the National Karting races at this event means that I get to be a racer, a series principal and spectator all on one weekend. This should be one great event."
"Ron is a great partner in our Ultra 94 brand's performance positioning", said Patricia Anderson, Sunoco's Director of Marketing, " so it makes sense for us to be involved in his ALMS race on our home turf. "We are so proud of everything that has been achieved in the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship in such a short time that we want to grow awareness of the excitement that exists at these Karting races. We want to ensure the continued growth of extraordinarily capable racers coming from Canada. Naturally I hope that lots of race fans will come to cheer Ron on," she continued, "but I hope they take the opportunity while they are at Mosport to take in some of the karting action as well; they certainly won't be disappointed".
Karting action gets underway with nine National Championships on the line. Teams will come from across Canada - and the USA - to contest one of the most sought after titles in North American karting - Canadian National Champion. The action gets underway for both the cars and karts on Friday, August 15. Heats and pre-finals for the karts will go on Saturday, with both the ALMS race and finals for the National Karting championships happening on Sunday.
Entry to the Sunoco Presents the GM Racing 2003 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships is free.
For more information on the Sunoco Presents the GM Racing 2003 ASN Canada FIA National Karting Championships, visit the ASN website at www.asncanada.com.
Tickets for the ALMS race can be purchased from www.mosport.com