Class Title Championships Heat Up At CTMP Paolo Pedicelli photo

Class Title Championships Heat Up At CTMP

Written by  Trevor Lamas, Director of Marketing on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 18:20

@CTCCracing •@CTMPOfficial •Toronto, August 30th, 2016 - CTCC presented by Continental Tire returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the second time this year, this time around, to be part of the Silverado 250 along side the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Nearing the end of its race season, the class title chases intensify and the 24 cars entered are ready to roar for another double-header event.

After two wins at GP3R, Super Touring class leader Eric Hochgeschurz (8Legs Racing BMW 330i) holds a lead of 75 points over rival Scott Nicol (Velocity Motorsports Honda Civic Si) and 82 points over Jerimy Daniel (The Racing Company Porsche Cayman S). Karl Wittmer is an arm’s length away in his Lombardi Honda Civic Si. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is a track where all four drivers excel and should present an outstanding show for the spectators.

In Touring class, Team Octane’s driver Michel Sallenbach (Mini Cooper Coupe) is leading the way after winning the five previous races! As Michel states, “There are still five races to go, so my championship lead is far from comfortable”. Jon Young (M&S Racing Honda Civic Si), is doing extremely well holding second place in the championship. Jon came back to racing this season after a three-year of absence and it was certainly worth the wait. Paul Gravel is sitting in third place, only 233 points behind his teammate Michel Sallenbach. More than 500 points are up for grabs to the end of the season, so everyone will have to be on their game.

The Grand Touring class leader and second year CTCC contender, Chris Sahakian, shows a solid lead behind the wheel of his Ford Mustang still bolstered by his first pro series win ever at Shannonville in Round #7. Almost nose to nose with a 20-point difference, in second and third places are the Hyundai Genesis/Blanchet Motorsports teammates of Bob Attrell and Damon Sharpe. Both are very fast at their home track and they should be able to shorten the gab behind the leader. Also, Alex Tagliani will be driving the Fast Wheels Ford Mustang Boss 302 for the second time this season.

Weekend Schedule:
Friday, September 2nd
11:00am – 11:30am – Practice #1
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Practice #2
4:25pm – 4:55pm - Qualifying
Saturday, September 3rd
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Autograph session at the CTCC Technical Centre
3:50pm – 4:30pm – Round #12 (40 mins)
Sunday, September 4th
5:45pm – 6:25pm – Round #13 (40 mins)

CTCC will be located in the middle paddock next to the access road. Our officials, drivers and teams will be happy to welcome and talk to you.

About CTCC
The Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Continental Tire is a truly Canadian Sports Car Racing Championship and a leader in Canadian motorsports. It provides Canadian race fans with close and exciting competition between some of Canada’s fastest race car drivers. Now in its 10th season, CTCC takes pride in the fact that it is Canadian owned and operated, and that it is one of the longest-running professional sports car series in Canada. Notably, amongst the two hundred drivers that have competed in the championship, CTCC has helped to further the career of over thirty drivers.

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CTCC Contact
Trevor Lamas, Director of Marketing
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