Diverse Lineup Highlights Honda Indy Toronto
Indianapolis, November 10, 2010: The 2011 Honda Indy Toronto will celebrate the 25th anniversary of racing on the streets of Toronto with a diverse slate of racing. Ontario's largest annual sporting event will feature the highest levels of IndyCar, stock car, touring car and, for the first time, exotic car racing from July 8-10.
"Fans appreciate diversity, accessibility and quality in our weekend schedule," said Charlie Johnstone, vice president and general manager for Honda Indy Toronto. "We could not hope for a better lineup to celebrate 25 years of racing on the streets of Toronto."
The marquee attraction will be the IZOD IndyCar Series, which will race for the third time on the streets of Exhibition Place. The 2011 race will feature Dario Franchitti, series champion and winner of the 2010 Indianapolis 500; Will Power, winner of the 2010 Honda Indy Toronto; Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon, past winners of the Indy 500; Marco Andretti, son of Toronto's winningest driver Michael Andretti ; Danica Patrick and Graham Rahal, son of Bobby Rahal, who won the inaugural Indy car race in Toronto in 1986.
Returning races include the Firestone Indy Lights, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, and the Acura Sports Car Challenge that will feature the Canadian Touring Car Championship. An addition will be the Ferrari Challenge, a unique racing series that allows Ferrari owners and enthusiasts to see the legendary cars in their natural environment - the racetrack.