FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE RACING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA ROLLS INTO SHANNONVILLE MOTORSPORT PARK THIS WEEKEND
TORONTO, ON (May 23, 2012) – Following a very successful BEMC Spring Trophy event three weeks ago the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada (VARAC) competitors will compete in the second event of the season this weekend (May 26,27) in the DAC Trillium Trophy Races.
Competitors from all over the provinces of Ontario and Quebec will be competing in Vintage/Historic, Formula Classic and Group 70+ while keeping a close eye on Canadian racing superstar and VARAC member James Hinchcliffe as he takes on the world’s best in the Indy 500.
Saturday will consist of one, 15-minute practice session followed by a 15-minute qualifying and the first 20-minute race of the weekend, all starting at 8:30am. Sunday the cars will take to the track at 9:00am and the day will consist of two, 20-minute races.
Featured VARAC drivers/cars among others this weekend will include:
John Greenwood – Lotus 7
Ed Luce – 1967 Lotus 51
Brian Thomas – 1972 Mallock
Joe Lightfoot – 1965 MGB
Richard Navin – 1968 MGB
Sean and Colin Gibson (Father & Son team) – pair of 1988 Honda Civics
Robert Searle – 1972 BMW 2002
John Kinnear – 1972 MGB
Don Hooton – 1959 AH Sprite
Doug Switzer – 1969 TSR FV
Neil and Kevin Young (Father & Son team) – 1971 Datsun 240z
Doug Durrell – 1965 Bobsy FV
Provisional Schedule available here
Complimentary Tickets available here
The DAC Trillium Trophy Races is the second points race of the year and is the final tune-up to VARAC’s much anticipated Canadian Historic Grand Prix taking place on June 15-17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, celebrating the Corvette as the featured marque. A new website for the event can be found at www.canadianhistoricgrandprix.com
VARAC is the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada whose members share a desire to preserve, restore and race historically significant cars in a form as close to the original specification as possible. We race cars made in 1989 or earlier in Ontario and Quebec. The highlight of our season is the Canadian Historic Grand Prix held in 2012 on Jun 15-17 at Canadian
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