Celebrating 30 Years Of IndyCar In Toronto
The Verizon IndyCar Series may be in Iowa this weekend however next week the sport heads to Toronto Canada for their only trip outside the US this season.
The 2016 race at Exhibition Place marks 30 years since the very first race here which was won by Bobby Rahal whose son Graham competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team.
One driver who will be hoping that he be able to benefit from home support is Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe who missed the race in 2015 although he attended the event as a spectator. The Mayor of HinchTown will be hoping that home advantage will help him to compete for the win.
Another driver who is will be hoping to carry momentum onto the streets of Toronto is Josef Newgarden who has done an incredible job so far this season and heads to the race in Iowa this weekend in fifth place in the championship.
Former IndyCar driver Michael Andretti who now runs a team in the series is the most successful driver at the circuit having taken seven wins as a driver in 1989, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 2000 and 2001.
Andretti also has one victory as a team owner with Ryan Hunter Reay taking victory here in 2012.
The question is who is going to win the race this season? The last street circuit was the double header at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit in June with Sebastien Bourdais taking victory in Race 1 while Team Penske’s Will Power took victory in Race 2. Penske have been extremely strong this season particularly with Simon Pagenaud who has a massive lead in the championship.
We don’t have long to wait to find out who will win as the race takes place next weekend and for all you need to know about transportation to the circuit visit – http://hondaindytoronto.com/