(Toronto, Ontario) November 15th, 2012 – The Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs – Ontario Division celebrated an exciting and competitive season of racing with its Annual Gala on November 10th at the Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel.
For The Garage/MBRP team it was the climax of what can only be described as an astonishing rookie season.They started this spring untested and unproven but as the season progressed, through hard work, innovative thinking and a little luck fused together into an efficient, well-organized unit.
So when Race Director Nick Majors presented the GT Challenge GT2 Class trophy to team owner and driver Martin Barkey it was the crowning moment of a season filled with challenges overcome and the discovery that they had what it took to compete with the best.
The real surprise was when Martin was called up to receive the Rookie of the Year Award as the race division’s top-scoring rookie driver.
“The funny thing was that when I received the Rookie of the Year trophy I saw that Kyle Marcelli had won it in 2007.” said Martin Barkey, CEO of The Garage and co-founder of MBRP Inc. “Kyle has proven that the CASC program builds world-class champions and I am truly honoured to have been able to participate. Our success would not have happened without the dedication and individual effort of every member of the team. Josh Barkey, Ryan Wagg, Byron Stickland, Jeff Carr, Peter Moriarity and Jacob Barkey – you all made the dream a reality.”
Just as critical to the team’s success has been the steadfast support of our sponsors. Tire Discounter Group, Jackson Transportation Services, Praxair and Jake Media proved their commitment to the vision in backing The Garage/MBRP racing. We are pleased to have been able to have earned the trust that they placed in us.
For 2013 The Garage/MBRP racing is officially participating in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada. This one make development series pits amateur and semi-professional drivers head to head and is a true measure of their skills as well as that of the crews that keep them on the track. Races are held at some of Canada’s premier race tracks; Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant and Calabogie Motorsports Park. Get more information on what has been described as some of the best sports car competition in Canada at www.imsachallenge.ca. For information on becoming a The Garage/MBRP 2013 race team sponsor contact Martin Barkey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You can get more information about our 2012 corporate sponsors by checking out their web sites. Big thanks go out to: Tire Discounter Group (www.tirediscounter.ca), Jackson Transportation Services
(www.jacksontransportation.com), Praxair (www.praxair.com) and Jake Media (www.jakemedia.ca).
For more info on The Garage visit www.the-garage.net.