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Miller Lite Named the Featured Beer of Honda Indy Toronto

TORONTO (July 3, 2018) – Honda Indy Toronto is proud to announce that Molson Coors has extended its partnership with the event through 2020. Miller Lite will be the official featured beer of the annual summer festival held at Exhibition Place, set for July 13-15, 2018.
Miller Lite, a classic and purpose-brewed light beer, will hold a site-wide serving license, so that festival attendees can enjoy Miller Lite across the grounds including at the brand new ‘Miller Lite Deck’. This location on the west end of Thunder Alley, between Turns 4 and 5, adds another great space for fans to gather.
 
“For decades, Miller Lite has been a proud supporter of car racing as a beloved North American sport and pastime,” says Joy Ghosh, Sr. Director of Marketing, Miller Trademark. “The fandom and energy only increase around the magnitude that is the Honda Indy. We’re proud to add to the whole experience as the light beer that’s never light on taste.”
“Thanks to Miller Lite, festival-goers with general admission access can experience new areas to sit back, relax and recharge while enjoying the events on and off the track,” said Jeff Atkinson, president of Honda Indy Toronto. “Food and beverage offerings are key amenities to any special event, and having Miller Lite involved will help us elevate the experience.”
Molson Coors has been associated with Honda Indy Toronto since 2015, and the company held the title sponsorship of the event starting in 1986 to 2006. This year marks the first year with Miller Lite as the featured beer. Festival-goers can also enjoy some of the other beers form the Molson portfolio, including Miller High Life.
A full-site serving license, expanded point of sale sites and locations to watch the weekend’s events unfold add up to a variety of options for fans to enjoy a Miller Lite. The ‘Miller Lite Deck’ and the Pinty’s Pub & Grill at Turn 1 are open for general admission ticket holders. Both these areas promise to be a great place to gather with friends in an active, festive area and will feature interactive fan programming throughout the weekend.
 
July 13th is Fan Friday presented by the Ontario Honda Dealers. Gates are open free to fans on Friday with a voluntary donation in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada. 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.

Honda Indy Toronto and OLG Form a Winning Partnership

HONDA INDY TORONTO AND OLG FORM A WINNING PARTNERSHIP
 
Racers Will Visit OLG Winners’ Circle during July Weekend
TORONTO (July 5, 2018– Honda Indy Toronto is excited to announce a new, exciting partnership with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) for the event taking place July 13-15, 2018. With this partnership, racers will celebrate their winning moment at OLG Winners’ Circle during this year’s annual summer festival at Exhibition Place.

A provincial agency, OLG’s mission is to generate revenue for the province, stimulate and enhance economic development, and promote Responsible Gambling – all in the best of interests of the Province of Ontario. Last year, OLG delivered a record $2.36 billion to the Province to support key government initiatives.
“OLG makes dreams come true – every day, across the province of Ontario. We are pleased to partner with the Honda Indy Toronto by sponsoring the OLG Winners’ Circle. We love to be right where winning moments happen,” said Randy Weyersberg, OLG Vice-President of Marketing and Planning. “And we’re excited to be able to share that ‘winning feeling’ with all race fans throughout the event.”
“It’s magnificent to have OLG join on to support this great Toronto festival in many engaging ways both before and during the event,” said Jeff Atkinson, Honda Indy Toronto President. “Winners will be around every corner with all the experiences that OLG plans to bring to the Honda Indy Toronto.”
OLG brings the ‘winning feeling’ to the Honda Indy Toronto. The excitement begins with the OLG ‘Feel the Win’ contesting campaign in advance of the Honda Indy Toronto event weekend, awarding #indyTO experiences through OLG media partners. At the event, the winning drivers in each of the weekend’s 10 races will stand on top of the podium at OLG Winners’ Circle. Festival fans can visit OLG Winners’ Corner in Thunder Alley to experience the thrill of winning for themselves and the chance at exclusive race access and additional perks. Follow @OntarioLottery for exciting contest opportunities. #OLGfeelthewin.
July 13th is Fan Friday presented by the Ontario Honda Dealers. Gates are open free to fans on Friday with a voluntary donation in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada. 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.

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SINGLE DAY TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR 32ND EDITION OF HONDA INDY TORONTO

New Website also Launched for July’s Festival

TORONTO (May 30, 2018) – Single-day tickets went on sale today for this summer’s Honda Indy Toronto, set for July 13-15, 2018. Fans going online to purchase will also see a brand new website launched at hondaindy.com with an improved user experience, more fan information and easier navigation on all devices.

This public on-sale marks the final countdown to July’s big weekend for festival-goers at Exhibition Place. Prices start as low as $40 for single-day general admission and $70 for reserved grandstand seats.
 
Two-day tickets are still available for purchase to secure the top seats at the best value in the grandstands for the entire race weekend. Sold only in the two-day option and including a paddock pass to get up close to the stars and cars racing on track, a limited quantity of Gold Level reserved grandstand seats for the highest rows remain.
 
“The Honda Indy Toronto is going to be another spectacular weekend filled with on track and off track festivities. We have Honda Canada’s 10th year of partnership in this great event to celebrate, and the features they showcase for all to enjoy are always a summer highlight,” said Jeff Atkinson, president of the Honda Indy Toronto. “We have so many exciting announcements to share over the next few weeks. Stay tuned at the brand new hondaindy.com and follow on social media as we welcome new partners, announce new programs and detail all of the attractions available for festival-goers.”
 
The 32nd edition of this annual festival of speed on the streets of Toronto is going to provide an abundance of racing action. The Saturday and Sunday headliners remain the same while the support races to take the green flag on the 2.89 km (1.786 miles), 11-turn circuit include all three open-wheel development series from the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires and additional full-fender action from the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama.
 
Sunday’s feature, the 85-lap Verizon IndyCar Series race, will be extra special for Toronto race fans with the all Canadian team of James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens set to take the green flag for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, and Montreal’s Zachary Claman DeMelo adding a third Canadian driver to the field for the first time in years. The defending Honda Indy Toronto winner Josef Newgarden and his Team Penske teammate, recent Indy 500 champion and 2016 Toronto victor Will Power, will also join the starting grid. In Saturday’s NASCAR Pinty’s Series-sanctioned event, the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto, Canadian driving hero Alex Tagliani will try to get back to victory circle and have to battle the 2017 race winner Kevin Lacroix.
 
Before the race cars take to the track on Friday, the Indy Cycling Challenge is first up Thursdayafternoon, July 12th, to raise money for Prostate Cancer Canada. The second annual event features 10KM (4 laps) or 25KM (9 laps) Challenges for cyclists around the temporary street circuit on Exhibition Place. Entries are limited and are open now at theindychallenge.com
Friday, July 13th is Fan Friday. Courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association, gates are open free to fans with a voluntary donation in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada.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.

CAA SOUTH CENTRAL ONTARIO NAMED THE OFFICIAL ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE SPONSOR OF THE HONDA INDY TORONTO

TORONTO (May 8, 2018) – The Honda Indy Toronto is proud to announce that CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) has been named the official roadside assistance sponsor of the the annual event held at Exhibition Place, July 13-15, 2018.   As part of its event activation, CAA SCO will provide the on track towing services for all race series…

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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.
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