Toronto, ON, May 15, 2013 – The seventh season of the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Continental Tire launches this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, which will be the 21st time that CTCC has been hosted by Canada’s ‘Home of Motorsport’.
In that time, CTCC has grown into the premiere road racing championship in Canada. Both fans and drivers have come to expect tremendous excitement every time CTCC is on the track, and this weekend promises nothing less. Fans can easily relate to CTCC because the race cars are based on their original stock street versions.
Benjamin Distaulo will be returning in the Lombardi Honda Racing Civic Si and he will be looking to better his second overall in Super Class. Bob Attrell in his Hyundai Genesis Coupe will be searching for more podium finishes and a solid run at the championship. A few new race cars will be seen on the track this weekend as Remy Audette has built a new Honda Civic Si for this season and past champion, Nick Wittmer has built a brand new 2013 Honda Accord Coupe and will be looking to challenge for the podium all season long. Roger Ledoux has built a brand new Subaru WRX STI while Luc Lesage is completing a Scion FRS to be run later in the season, both have high expectations.
2012 Touring Class Champion, Damon Sharpe will be back to defend his first CTCC championship in the Blanchet Motorsports Honda Civic Si. He will be joined by team owner Frank Blanchet in a second Honda Civic Si. Michel Sallenbach will be looking for the top spot after finishing second in the championship in the Team Octane MINI Cooper S JCW. He will be looking for support from teammates Paul Gravel and Alain Lauziere. Eric Lacouture will be joining Team Octane also after competing in Super Class last season. Jocelyn Hebert and his 89 Racing Team will bring two Honda Civic Si to challenge for victory.
The B-Spec Class championship will be wide open but expect Karl Wittmer to show the way in the Honda Ste-Rose Racing Fit. Last season, he was very competitive in both a Honda Fit and Mazda2. Nigel Heron will be debuting this season in a Lombardi Honda Racing Fit as well as Normand Boyer in a Mazda2. Stefan Yasin is stepping up from karting and will run another one of the Lombardi Honda Racing Fits.
The CTCC website has been updated for this season and includes links to Facebook and Twitter and a media section was also added. Fans can follow all of the action on their computers, tablets or phones wherever they are via the link to live-timing (www.livetiming.net/ctcc). Very soon, CTCC will launch its own App which promises to enhance the fan experience in a huge way (check us out on Facebook to know more).
For more details about CTCC, visit www.touringcar.ca or follow CTCC on Facebook and Twitter.
About CTCC: The Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Continental Tire is the only truly Canadian professional road racing series and showcases race cars based on their stock street version in three different categories (Classes). The entry-level B-Spec Class is the category for sub-compact cars with stock engines and strictly controlled suspension modifications; Touring Class features cars with minimal engine modifications, while Super Class machines have powerful and heavily modified engines and advanced aerodynamics. All three classes compete at the same time on the track and challenge for supremacy in their class.
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Information: Dominique Longval/ Director Marketing & Communications
Dominique@touringcar.ca – (647) 460-0141