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TICKETS FOR HONDA INDY TORONTO GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

Meridian Champions Club Experience Available for a Limited Time TORONTO (November 30, 2017) – Anticipation is building for the 32nd edition of Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place, July 13-15, 2018.  Ticket sales will open to the public starting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. ET. All two-day ticket options will go on sale.  These include Reserved Grandstand, General Admission,…

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Honda Canada Extends Sponsorship of Honda Indy Toronto Through 2020

HONDA CANADA EXTENDS SPONSORSHIP OF HONDA INDY TORONTO THROUGH 2020   TORONTO (July 16, 2017) – Honda Indy Toronto along with its owners and operators, Green Savoree Racing Promotions, is proud to announce the extension of its sponsorship agreement with Honda Canada Inc. for the annual event at Exhibition Place through 2020.                                                                                             Honda Canada has been…

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FAN FRIDAY TO KICK OFF ACTION PACKED HONDA INDY TORONTO FESTIVAL

  Race Weekend Will Feature Six Different Series on Track     TORONTO (July 11, 2017) – Honda Indy Toronto, July 14-16, will ring in its 31st running with the return of Fan Friday, where fans gain general admission access to all event’s high octane excitement courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association through a voluntary donation to…

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Great Canadian Combo Ticket Launched for Honda Indy

TORONTO (June 20, 2017) – The Great Canadian Combo ticket package for Honda Indy Toronto went on sale yesterday with the support of Canada’s favourite racer, James Hinchcliffe, to much fanfare.

The driver of the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series toured Toronto’s downtown in a Honda Civic Type R, making its much-anticipated debut to the Canadian automotive market this summer. Hinchcliffe’s journey ended at the Exhibition Place GO Station near the 2.89-kilometer (1.786-mile), 11-turn temporary street circuit currently under construction for the July 14-16th event.

The Great Canadian Combo ticket package combines the quintessential Canadian food experience with Ontario’s largest annual sporting event, the Honda Indy Toronto. Priced at $45 per package and available in limited quantities, it includes:

One (1) Single Day General Admission Ticket (Saturday or Sunday admission – not valid for grandstand access)

One (1) Smoke’s Poutinerie Poutine (redeemable only at 2017 Honda Indy Toronto)

One (1) Tim Hortons $10 Tims Card (redeemable in-store at Tim Hortons locations)

The Great Canadian Combo announcement also aligns with the continuation of Tim Hortons’ sponsorship of the Honda Indy Toronto as the event’s official coffee and baked goods provider.

“Tim Hortons joined as a partner of the race for the first time last year, and we’re proud to have them return again,” said Jeff Atkinson, president of the Honda Indy Toronto. “As Canada celebrates its 150th, this is a truly Canadian ticket package combining our country’s iconic race weekend, coffee and food at a fantastic value.”

Tim Hortons will have a presence onsite with a Tims Coffee Truck to deliver Canada’s Favourite Coffee to festival-goers and team personnel. It will also have extensive branding throughout the event site and along the historic street course. Tim Hortons will also add a sampling station inside Enercare Centre offering iced lattes.

Before the race cars take to the track on Friday, the Indy Cycling Challenge is first up on Thursday afternoon, July 13th, to raise money for a great cause. This inaugural event benefits Prostate Cancer Canada and will be organized into two races: a 10KM and 25KM. Cyclists will compete in a timed event for a chance to win incredible prizes. Entries are limited and are open now at theindychallenge.com.

Friday, July 14th is Fan Friday at the Honda Indy Toronto; gates are open to race fans of all ages with a voluntary donation to Make-A-Wish® Canada, and is made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association (OHDA). Kids 12 and under receive free general admission throughout the weekend when accompanied by a ticketed adult. For complete ticket pricing and event information, visit hondaindy.com or call 877-725-8849.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES ADD TO THE THRILLS OF HONDA INDY TORONTO

  Rookie Racers Program Created for Kids Ages 5 to 12 Years   TORONTO (June 15, 2017) – Honda Indy Toronto is proud to announce the launch of a new dedicated fan page hondaindy.com/family.  This portal of the official event website highlights all the family features and activities surrounding the 31st edition of the event happening…

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TRACK BUILD UNDERWAY FOR 31ST EDITION OF HONDA INDY TORONTO

TRACK BUILD UNDERWAY FOR 31ST EDITION
OF HONDA INDY TORONTO
 
 
TORONTO (June 7, 2017) – Track construction of the 2.89 km (1.786 miles), 11-turn temporary street circuit has begun inside the Exhibition Place grounds for next month’s Honda Indy Toronto, July 14-16.  The final racing layout will once again feature four left and seven right turns running clockwise direction.

Led by Jim Tario, Director of Track Operations, who has built the Toronto circuit for 30 years, approximately 200 expert crew members will assist in completing the project with much of the work happening at night.  Construction will be near completion with Lake Shore Drive closing at 12 midnight on Wednesday, July 12 for the race weekend.
“Each year the crew gets more efficient with the construction and tear down process.  The logistics of night construction comes at a greater cost to us, but the time savings is significant in completing the track build,” said Jeff Atkinson, president of Honda Indy Toronto.  “We transform the streets into a world-class race track while showcasing the beauty of our city to a worldwide TV audience.”
Concrete barrier block placement has begun along Manitoba and Ontario Drives.  In total over 2,050 blocks made using more than 10 million pounds of concrete will be positioned.  Fencing spanning 14,000 feet made from 410,000 pounds of steel will be erected, and over 1,600 feet of tire wall barriers will line the course.
Track tear down will begin immediately upon conclusion of racing activity on Sunday, July 16.  Crews also work at night on this process to avoid daytime traffic.
Friday, July 14th is Fan Friday at the Honda Indy Toronto; gates are open to race fans of all ages with a voluntary donation to Make-A-Wish® Canada, and is made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association (OHDA).  Kids 12 and under receive free general admission throughout the weekend when accompanied by a ticketed adult.  For complete ticket pricing and event information, visit hondaindy.com or call 877-725-8849.

MERIDIAN JOINS HONDA INDY TORONTO AS A NEW PARTNER

MERIDIAN JOINS
HONDA INDY TORONTO AS A NEW PARTNER
 
Meridian to Sponsor Champions Club and Volunteer Program
 
 
TORONTO (June 1, 2017) – Honda Indy Toronto is proud to announce that Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union, has joined as the official financial institution of the upcoming event, July 14-16, 2017, at Exhibition Place.  This new partnership includes the naming rights to the exclusive Champions Club as well as sponsorship of the Honda Indy Toronto Volunteer Program.

 
As a community-focused credit union, Meridian helps grow the lives of more than a quarter of a million Members throughout Ontario.  Meridian combines exceptional Member service with a full range of products and services such as telephone, mobile and online electronic banking services that allow its Members to access their money anywhere, any time.
“Meridian is committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience just like we do for the festival-goers attending the Honda Indy Toronto.  It’s a natural fit adding the Meridian name to the Champions Club,” said Jeff Atkinson, president of the Honda Indy Toronto.  “Meridian is a brand on the rise continually growing the number of branches and overall presence in the Greater Toronto Area.  We’re excited to have them a part of this large annual community event for the first time.”
 
The Meridian Champions Club provides a unique, premium experience for Honda Indy Toronto event goers.  These ticket buyers are the most loyal, dedicated race fans who purchased their tickets early each year to receive special access and other great benefits on the event weekend.  The highlight of the Champions Club happens on Sunday afternoon when members take part in the grid walk which takes them onto pit lane only minutes before the start of the Verizon IndyCar Series race.  Other benefits include a souvenir credential with lanyard, Verizon IndyCar Series paddock access, discounts on merchandise and the opportunity to sign the start/finish line during race weekend.
 
“Meridian is extremely proud and excited to be aligned with such an energetic and thrilling sporting event,” said Bill Whyte, Meridian’s SVP and Chief Member Experience Officer.  “Partnering with the Honda Indy will help elevate Meridian’s brand as we continue to increase our presence in the Greater Toronto Area.”  
In addition to its new association with the Champions Club, Meridian will have a highly visible presence through branding exposure via trackside signage and fan banners on site at the Honda Indy Toronto.  All of the volunteers’ T-shirts will feature the Meridian logo as part of its sponsorship of the race’s volunteer program.  Meridian will also host VIPs and prospective clients on site and conduct event ticket promotions to build excitement with its Members for the 31st edition of Toronto’s annual racing festival.
Friday, July 14th is Fan Friday at the Honda Indy Toronto; gates are open to race fans of all ages with a voluntary donation to Make-A-Wish® Canada, and is made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association (OHDA).  Kids 12 and under receive free general admission throughout the weekend when accompanied by a ticketed adult.  For complete ticket pricing and event information, visit hondaindy.com or call 877-725-8849.

GREEN SAVOREE RACING PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCES AN EXPANDED PARTNERSHIP WITH PILOTI

INDIANAPOLIS (March 1, 2017) – Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) today extended its partnership with Piloti, makers of performance, luxury and casual driving shoes and apparel.  Piloti will outfit race staff at both the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and 2017 Honda Indy Toronto as a result of the expanded program. “The partnership…

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PPG Named Official Paint Sponsor of Green Savoree Racing Promotions Properties

PPG NAMED OFFICIAL PAINT SPONSOR OF
GREEN SAVOREE RACING PROMOTIONS PROPERTIES
INDIANAPOLIS (February 7, 2017) – Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) announces a new partnership with PPG Industries, naming the company as the official paint sponsor of all three GSRP race properties, which include Firestone Grand Prix of St. PetersburgHonda Indy Toronto and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course which hosts The Honda Indy 200 in Lexington, Ohio. 
 
PPG, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., and operating in 70 countries worldwide, is an industry leader in high performance automotive refinish products.  PPG boasts an impressive history of more than 35 years in motorsports and is a market leader in coatings, innovation, sustainability and color. 
 
“We are thrilled to partner with PPG across our entire portfolio of race properties,” said Kevin Savoree, President and COO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions.  “PPG is consistently on the cutting edge of innovation and aligns with our company’s goals to deliver outstanding results.  With PPG’s long history in motorsports sponsorship, the relationship with GSRP is a natural fit, and we are looking forward to seeing all facets of the partnership in action during the 2017 season.” 
 
PPG will have a highly visible, ongoing presence during the year’s GSRP events by hosting guests and through branding exposure via trackside signage and fan banners at the three racetracks.  As noted, GSRP’s season highlights include three Verizon Indy Car Series races-the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 10-12; the Honda Indy Toronto, July 14-16; the Honda Indy 200, July 28-30 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
 
“It’s very exciting for us to partner with Green Savoree and be part of the Verizon Indy Car Series,” said John Outcalt, PPG Vice President, Global Automotive Refinish.  “It’s a great opportunity for PPG to associate itself with a very successful organization whose racing events provide a thrilling spectator experience.  We look forward to being trackside with GSRP.”
 
To learn more about the new partnership, visit www.gpstpete.comwww.hondaindy.com or www.midohio.com.

INDY CYCLING CHALLENGE AT EXHIBITION PLACE ANNOUNCED TO SUPPORT PROSTATE CANCER CANADA

Online Registration Now Open for July 13th Event TORONTO (January 24, 2017) – Cycling enthusiasts have the opportunity to band together for a great cause while experiencing the Honda Indy Toronto like never before.  Teams composed of four riders each can register now to compete in the Indy Cycling Challenge held on July 13, 2017,…

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