Mount Albert (ON), July 13, 2022 – Gavin Sanders is back on Canadian soil for a very special event! The 19-year-old Mount Albert native will be on track for the first time at Toronto Indy in the highly competitive Sports Car Championship Canada (SCCC).
The one-off race has significant meaning for Gavin, who grew up watching the IndyCar series race around the streets of Toronto.
“Racing in my hometown is something I have dreamt of for a long time,” said Sanders. “I am extremely grateful to Fat Bastard Burrito, Motomaster, Simoniz, Pro-Series OE+ and SportsCar Boutique, who are allowing me to showcase what I can do behind the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG GT4.”
Gavin Sanders has had a great deal of success this season in the United States, claiming four podiums. After an extensive shoot-out last year, he was able to stand out from the other drivers, thanks to his race craft, and won a seat with Conquest Racing in the SRO GT4 America series.
“I am excited to show my family and friends how far I’ve come and what I can do driving this unbelievably stellar car.”
The SCCC series, also known as ‘FEL’ in the motorsports industry, will be on track for two races: Race 1 at 4:30 pm Saturday afternoon and Race 2 at 12:35 pm Sunday. It will not be an easy event, as there will only be extremely limited testing because of the nature of this urban track.
“I’ve tried preparing as best as possible by watching in-board videos. I have also been practicing on the simulator, but that’s as much as I can do.”
The track, which goes around the Exhibition Centre, is challenging because of its tight walls and blind corners.
“It will be imperative to learn as much as we can in the only practice session we have, as qualifying is the most important session. If I qualify in a good spot, it is easier for me to keep out of trouble and push to the front.”
This weekend, it’s an all-Canadian effort as SportsCar Boutique, a premier one-stop-shop for car enthusiasts, is based in North Yolk, Toronto. “I think the guys at SportsCar Boutique are extremely professional and have a great work ethic. I look forward to working with them this coming weekend.”
Friday, July 15, 2022
11:50 AM – 12:20 PM SCCC practice 1
Saturday, July 16, 2022
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Qualifying
4:30 PM – 5:10 PM: Race 1
Sunday, July 17, 2022
12:35 PM – 1:15 PM: Race 2
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