It’s time to put the pedal to the metal, Toronto, because the Honda Indy is driving into town. Beginning today with “Fan Friday” – with practice races in the morning and qualifying runs in the afternoon – this year’s event at Exhibition Place will feature two IZOD IndyCar Series races in one weekend for full points and prize money each day.
As a friendly welcome to the city, freshly-acquired Toronto Maple Leafs and natives of the area, Dave Bolland and David Clarkson, will serve as Grand Marshals of Ontario’s largest annual sporting event on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. They’ll be the ones at the start line yelling out the iconic phrase, “Drivers, start your engines!” Each racer will be trying to beat last year’s winner Ryan Hunter-Reay’s fastest ever time of 1:33:27.
If you catch a whiff of burning rubber in TO, you know what’s up!