(BOWMANVILLE, ON – July 30, 2007) The powerful stock cars of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series are set to make their second visit to Mosport, this time at the Speedway, as Canada's top stock car drivers take to Canada's fastest half-mile oval in the Full Throttle Energy Drink 200 presented by Canadian Shield Anticrime Response Corporation on Saturday, August 11.
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is the nation's top-level stock car championship, and features drivers such as current points leader and former Champ Car racer Andrew Ranger of Roxton Pond, Quebec (who won the Dickies 200 at Mosport International Raceway on Father's Day Weekend) and 2006 national stock car champion JR Fitzpatrick of Cambridge, Ontario.
Among the other veteran racers that will be on the starting grid, are past Mosport Speedway winners DJ Kennington of St.Thomas, Ontario and Dave Whitlock of Petrolia, Ontario and five-time national champ Don Thomson, Jr. of Ayr, Ontario.
In addition to the exciting racing action taking place on-track, the Speedway's got some great attractions off-track too. The Canadian Tire Fast Track Tour will be on hand inside the front gates to entertain and educate race fans. It's an interactive attraction built for those with the need for speed. You can test your NASCAR/ Canadian Tire knowledge and learn more about Canada's rich racing history, and see if you've got what it takes on the Playstation simulator.
The gates open at 2:00 p.m. and time trials are set for 4:00 p.m. Fans will also want make sure they bring their pens and posters for the driver autograph session that will get underway at 5:00 p.m. on the front straight. The green flag for the Full Throttle Energy Drink 200 presented by Canadian Shield Anticrime Response Corporation, a 200 lap, 100 mile race, drops at 7:00 p.m.
Advance tickets are just $25 until August 8 ($30 at the Gate) and parking is free. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult admission.
From Mosport Speedway // Lee Bailie, Mosport