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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series coming to Toronto's Motorama show with racers, cars and more




March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto's International Centre


TORONTO, ON // MARCH 6, 2015 * Visitors to this year's Motorama Custom
Car & Motorsports Expo will have the chance to meet and speak with many
of Canada's top stock car racers as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
Presented by Mobil 1 returns for its annual pre-season appearance at
Toronto's International Centre.


The show takes place March 13, 14 & 15 in over 200,000 square feet of
the massive facility, located across from Toronto's Pearson
International Airport.


In addition to the drivers and officials in attendance, there will be a
massive display of NASCAR racing machines as seven of the series' stock
cars will be featured, all weekend long, in front of the NASCAR
Operations Centre. The giant hauler is the command centre of the series'
operations during race weekends.


"This is always a terrific opportunity for us to connect with the fans,
to teach people about the series, and let them see exactly what's
involved is racing at a professional level," commented Alex Nagy,
Director of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.


The list of NCATS cars on display includes those of reigning series
champion L.P. Dumoulin, two-time past champion Andrew Ranger, 2014
Rookie of the Year Matthew Scannell, as well as the mounts of Kerry
Micks and Mark Dilley, Jason Hathaway, Joey McColm and 2015 rookie
contender Erica Thiering. Two others series cars, piloted by Dwayne
Baker and Anthony Simone, will be featured at the Sunset Speedway and
Canadian Tire Motorsports Park booths, respectively.


While the static car display will be a centre of attention throughout
the three-day Motorama show, there will be a special highlight for the
fans as a total of 14 Canadian NASCAR drivers will participate in a pair
of autograph sessions, joining two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck
Series champion and current Truck Series TV analyst Todd 'The Onion'
Bodine. These will take place at the NCATS display at Motorama, just
beside The Johnsonville Stage, at the back of Hall 2.


 Among the drivers scheduled to appear are former champions Andrew
Ranger, Scott Steckly and DJ Kennington, relative series newcomers
Dwayne Baker, Gary Klutt, Kevin Poitras and Erica Thiering. Additional
participants include veterans Kerry Micks, Mark Dilley, J.F. Dumoulin,
Jason Hathaway, Joey McColm, Matthew Scannell and Anthony Simone.


Saturday's NCATS Driver Autograph Session takes place from 3:00 - 4:00
p.m., while Sunday's runs from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


"It's the fans who truly drive this sport," explained Nagy. "By giving
the fans a chance to speak with the drivers - racers who they have
probably only seen from the grandstands - it not only benefits the
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series but it helps the sport in general."


Following Sunday afternoon's autograph session - from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.
- the NCATS drivers will take to The Johnsonville Stage for a 30-minute
Q&A with the fans. During this session, hosted by Dave Bradley - a
member of the broadcast team for the NCATS race broadcasts on TSN - the
drivers will discuss their news and plans for 2015 and will take
questions from the fans in attendance. Series director Alex Nagy will
also participate in the on-stage session.


Added Nagy, "There have been some changes to the Canadian Tire Series
this year, and the Motorama Q&A will give us the chance to speak to the
news. I imagine there are a lot of questions regarding the moving of the
Ontario oval event to Sunset Speedway, I'm sure all of the drivers will
have an opinion about that."


Speaking on behalf of Motorama, Greg MacPherson said, "We truly
appreciate the fact that the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and so many of
its drivers support our show every year, by bringing their cars and
themselves. The series, its officials and drivers are professionals in
every sense and it's an impressive sight to see it all in one place. A
neat thing about them coming to the show is that it's a less hectic
atmosphere than during race weekends, when they're all focussed on their
jobs and winning races. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this
unique opportunity to get up close to the drivers, cars and officials."


Canadian Tire Series is the only professional stock car racing series in
Canada. Competing from Alberta to Nova Scotia, in 2015 the series will
make 11 appearances at ten different venues, with the schedule made up
of seven oval track races and four road course events. Past series
champions include Scott Steckly, DJ Kennington, Andrew Ranger and LP
Dumoulin. For schedules, race updates, results and standings, visit the
website,, and click on the Canadian Tire Series


show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto's International
Centre, adjacent to Toronto's Pearson International Airport. With a
footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be
Canada's biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports.
For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor
opportunities, schedules and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email The show's website is located at


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GREG MACPHERSON * MOTORAMA Custom Car & Motorsports Expo

DATE: March 13, 14 & 15, 2015  *  VENUE: International Centre (Toronto)
*  WEB:  *  TWITTER:  @MotoramaShow  *  PH: (416)
962-7223  *  EMAIL:  *  FAX: (416) 962-7208

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