TORONTO, ON – BFGoodrich® Canada and The Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs-Ontario Region (CASC-OR) have teamed up to launch the biggest tire contingency program for GT racing in Ontario. The CASC-OR is the province’s governing body for road racing. The three year agreement positions BFGoodrich as the title sponsor of the CASC-OR’s premier GT Challenge division for the season. The contingency program supports both GT Challenge and RaceOntario GT Sprints presented by CSC Racing Products competitors.
The announcement was made Saturday at the racing industry’s biggest consumer show, the Canadian Motorsports Expo.
“BFGoodrich has a strong road racing heritage and we’re excited to build on that legacy in Ontario through our new partnership with the CASC,” said Robert Haggart, motorsports manager for BFGoodrich Canada. “On the race track we clearly demonstrate the exceptional performance of our tires and equally important is the opportunity to engagage with motorsports enthusiasts with whom we share a passion for racing.”
“We are delighted to welcome BFGoodrich as a new marketing and contingency partner for our GT racing programs,” said CASC-OR President, Perry Iannuzzi. ” It’s rewarding to see BFGoodrich recognize the value of CASC and our grass roots motorsports activities and provide what could be the richest tire contingency program ever for GT club racing in Canada.”
Specific details of the contingency program will be released in the near future and will include race event and year-end awards that could total more than 45 sets of tires for BFGoodrich-shod competitors, a significant number for grass roots racing programs in Canada.
The seven-race BFGoodrich® GT Challenge features sports cars in five classes ranging from Corvettes and Porsches to Hondas and Volkswagens. The season opens May 4 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) and includes stops at Shannonville Motorsport Park (near Belleville), Calabogie Motorsports Park (near Ottawa), along with four more rounds at CTMP before ending there Sept. 28.
More information about the BFGoodrich Tire contingency program will be available soon at casc.on.ca.
ABOUT BFGOODRICH: Using North American motorsports as a proving ground for more than 40 years, BFGoodrich Tires is involved in every type of racing, including sports car, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. In Canada, visit BFGoodrich Tires at www.bfgoodrichtires.ca, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BFGoodrichCanada
ABOUT CASC-ONTARIO REGION: The CASC Ontario Region is Ontario’s governing body of automobile sport, and is comprised of over 30 automobile and sport enthusiast clubs within the province. The organization sets rules and regulations for four divisions (Road Racing, Time Attack, Autoslalom and Ice Racing) and administers provincial championships in each. Affiliated member clubs organize championship and club-level events in these divisions as well as Lapping Days, Rallies, and other motorsport activities. In addition, corner marshals, timers, and safety personnel at many pro events in Ontario such as the Honda Indy Toronto and the ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport are members of our clubs.
From Jerry Priddle / Accelerate Marketing & Communications