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Director 06-27-2014 04:37 PM

Karts to cars driver development program
 
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CASC ONTARIO REGION LAUNCHES
KARTS TO CARS DRIVER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Program Will Award Formula 1600 Test To Three Worthy Recipients From The Regional Karting Community

TORONTO, ON (June 27, 2014) – CASC (Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs) Ontario Region and Move Motorsports Management (Canadian formula car series promoters) jointly announced today an innovative Driver Development Program aimed at the regional karting community.

“We are extremely excited to be able to make this announcement today,” said CASC-OR President Perry Iannuzzi. “This program has been developed to further enhance our relationship with the club level karting community. While we are looking to grow regional road racing and believe there are many karters that would be interested in making the jump, we are also committed to using our events, resources and reach within the racing community to help foster the growth of kart racing.” he added.

The Karts to Cars Driver Development Program will be open to residents of Ontario, 15 and older, racing karts at the club level. It is not a program based on race wins and championships but more targeted towards the grassroots racer with a passion for the sport and a huge desire to race cars, for fun.

The winners will be judged by a selection committee and awarded an F1600 experience in October of this year with three of the Toyo Tires F1600 Championships top teams, during their series sampler days.

Registration will be done online, the details and criteria of the process to be made public the weekend of the Honda Indy Toronto.

Partnered on the program is Move Motorsports Management, promoters of both the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship and the newly launched F2000 Canada, both sanctioned by CASC, Ontario Region.

“It’s exciting for us to get involved with the program,” said Jason Sharpe. “When Perry first spoke of the program I felt the time was right to help make it a reality. Our company is directly involved in road racing here in Ontario and we see the benefits of a healthy karting community as well so we are eager to get started.”

Move Motorsports will be responsible for the execution of the program. They will be attending karting events in an effort to encourage registration in the scholarship as well as raising the awareness of the entire road-racing scene, from driving to marshaling and volunteering. At the road race events Move Motorsports will also be tasked with raising awareness of club level karting to race fans who may have an interest but do not know how to get started.

The first event for the program will be the Honda Indy Toronto where an F1600 racecar will be on display along with a kart and some ambassadors from both genres.

Additionally, Move Motorsports will be inviting karters from a number of clubs to come down to the track on Make A Wish free Friday to tour the F1600 paddock and get a chance to watch the action from their trackside suite.

CASC ONTARIO REGION is Ontario's governing body of automobile sport, and is comprised of over 26 automobile and sport enthusiast clubs within Ontario. The organization sets rules and regulations for four divisions, Road Racing, Time Attack, Autoslalom and Ice Racing and administers provincial championships in each. Affiliated member clubs organize championship and club-level events in these divisions as well as Lapping Days, Rallies, and other motorsport activities. In addition corner marshals, timers, and safety personnel at many events in Ontario such as the Honda Indy Toronto and the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park Grand Prix are members of our clubs

More information on this partnership can be found by contacting:

MOVE MOTORSPORTS CONTACT: Jason Sharpe, (416) 557-5451 or jasons@movemotorsports.com, Twitter: @jasonsharpe

CASC CONTACT: Perry Iannuzzi, (416) 505-1691 or president@casc.on.ca

If photographs are required please contact Jason Sharpe (416) 557-5451 or jasons@movemotorsports.com


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