Friday, July 25, 2008

Ted Powell Memorial Race Weekend at Calabogie Motorsports Park

The feature race of the Ted Powell Memorial Race Weekend is the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship Presented By Toyo Tires. The Championship’s fifth race weekend of the year will challenge Calabogies’s technical and fast layout. The Championship will visit Calabogie as part of eight different weekends in Quebec and Ontario.

The Championship is comprised of two Classes of racecars; Touring Class in the entry level Class where only minimal modifications are allowed while Super Touring Class has the powerful heavily modified racecars with engines up to 2.8 litres. Drivers can start out in Touring Class and develop their racecraft and then move up to Super Touring Class when they are ready for more power and speed. Both Classes compete at the same time on the track and challenge for supremacy in their Class which creates an amazing show. Touring Class racecars are easy to recognize because they have blue windshield banners and headlights while Super Touring Class has yellow windshield banners and headlights.

After four weekends of racing, Arek Wojciechowski (8legs Racing) leads in Super Touring Class driving his BMW followed by Nigel Krikorian (Krikorian Motorsports) in his Subaru and Andrew Wojteczko (Auto Analyser Racing) in his Lexas. They are separated by 76 points in the Championship. Each of the top three drivers has teammates in identical racecars. They will be challenged by more two-car teams including GT Racing (BMW), VMC (Honda) and Fastco Racing (Hyundai).

Christian Raymond (TwoFast racing) continues to lead in Touring Class driving his Mazda, followed by Andre Rapone (Durabond Racing) driving his Acura and Anthony Rapone (Durabond Racing) also in an Acura. They are separated by 89 points in the Championship. The racing in Touring Class has been extremely close this year with only a few seconds separating the top drivers in qualifying and races. The will be challenged by Nissans, Hondas and even a Mercedes-Benz.

The Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship Presented by Toyo Tires is sponsored by CSC Racing, Toronto TireCraft, Sigma Promotions and Mad Macs Communications + Graphics. The Championship is supported by Racing Radios, President Champagne, Leaf Racewear, RaceDV and Impact Custom Canopy.

The Championship features Canada’s Best Drivers Racing Today’s Hottest Touring Cars.

For more information:
John Bondar

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