Mosport Int'l Raceway news 2010-06-04

DURHAM RACERS ON-TRACK AT HISTORIC MOSPORT CIRCUIT, JUNE 13 Vortex Brake Pads 200 Is Round Two In NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Season (BOWMANVILLE, ON -- June 3, 2010) Oshawa's David Thorndyke and Ajax's Joey McColm will be competing at their...

DURHAM RACERS ON-TRACK AT HISTORIC MOSPORT CIRCUIT, JUNE 13
Vortex Brake Pads 200 Is Round Two In NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Season

(BOWMANVILLE, ON -- June 3, 2010) Oshawa's David Thorndyke and Ajax's Joey McColm will be competing at their home track in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Vortex 200 at Mosport International Raceway on June 13.

Thorndyke will be running a limited season schedule in his #67 Thorsons EVT 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. He will be sticking to the road courses in 2010 which includes Mosport, the Toronto Street Course on July 17, The Grand-Prix de Trois Rivieres on August 15 and conclude at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on August 29.

"I have been in the Canadian Tire Series since it started but with limited schedules every season," said Thorndyke. "With running only two or three races a year, I've only got about a full season of experience under my belt. We will be running a new motor this year and I am really excited about it. I would be thrilled if I can get a top-10 finish."

The 53-year-old has been racing since 1988 and his company, Thorsons EVT is the corporate sponsor for the Mosport Speedway home class Six or Less.

"Mosport is awesome," proclaimed Thorndyke. "Regardless if it's my home track or not, it's such a cool track to run on. A track like that, with all the elevation changes, it just makes it challenging but a lot of fun to drive."

Thorndyke is the president of Thorsons EVT (Enclosed Vehicle Transportation) which he runs with his brother. They currently have a fleet of 13 trucks all of which are 53 feet and they haul cars from coast to coast.

"All of our transports are enclosed," explained Thorndyke. "There are no open carriers so that what we transport is protected."

Joey McColm of Ajax is a NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Veteran at the tender age of 24. He has been with the series since its inception back in 2007 and will run a full-season schedule in 2010. McColm who will be driving the #50 Ultimate Drivers.ca Dodge Avenger caught the racing bug as a teenager.

"My dad used to take me to Mosport every Saturday night and I told him that I had to get into that somehow," the Ajax resident proclaimed. "When I was 15, we built my first car and I started racing. To grow up around Mosport and to be able to race there is pretty special."

McColm has been noted as one of the more personable drivers in the series and can often be seen signing autographs and interacting with his many fans.

Off-track the 24-year-old is a Civil Engineering student at Ryerson University in Toronto. Upon graduation, he plans on enrolling in a Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program and major in marketing. McColm is also involved in several charities such as The Children's Breakfast Club of Canada, Racing Against Drugs, Ontario Special Olympics, The Ride to Conquer Cancer and Hope With Wheels.

Racing starts Friday (June 11) with a full-day of testing for all series' but the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Saturday (June 12) will have both practice and qualifying in the morning, followed by races for the Castrol Touring cars, F2000 Championship and OFFC-F1600. Sunday (June 13) morning opens with more qualifying and then races in F2000, NASCAR, Castrol Touring and OFFC-F1600 to close out the weekend.

For more information and to purchase tickets call the Mosport Hotline at 1-800-866-1072 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm ET), visit online at www.mosport.com, or email info@mosport.com

-source: mosport

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , David Thorndyke , Joey McColm