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Green Savoree Racing Promotions closes out a memorable 2019

Holiday offers available for last-minute gifts from all four of its motorsports properties
INDIANAPOLIS (December 19, 2019) – Indianapolis-based Green Savoree Racing Promotions is full speed ahead into planning for the 2020 racing season. With four different motorsports properties spanning Canada to the Midwest, Pacific Northwest and Southeast portions of the U.S., it will promote eight major events and operate over 100 driving and motorcycle riding school courses next year.
Before the calendar turns to a new decade, it’s not too late for holiday gift buyers to deliver unique experiences and the thrill of racing excitement. Last-minute gifts guaranteeing memories for a lifetime are available at hondaindy.com/gsrpholiday at special holiday savings through Dec. 25.
All promoted by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Honda Indy Toronto, The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio and Grand Prix of Portland encompass four of the 17 events on the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule. In addition to the Honda Indy 200, the company owns and operates the renowned Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School which is based at the Lexington, Ohio facility as part of its motorsports portfolio.
“It was a very busy and productive year for our company and staff, and we can’t thank the teams, competitors, our dedicated fans and all our motorsports partners and sponsors enough for an awesome 2019,” said Kevin Savoree, said co-owner, president and COO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions. “We encourage everyone to take advantage of our holiday specials on race tickets, season passes, and driving and motorcycle riding schools. Our team is looking forward to kicking off another season in March in sunny St. Pete!”
The 2019 season did not disappoint. Some of the notable racing highlights delivered from Green Savoree Racing Promotions events to fans and festival-goers included:
  • The NTT IndyCar Season kicked off for the ninth year in a row at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. It started with a dominant win on March 10th for Josef Newgarden and ended with a season championship for the Team Penske driver.
  • The Team Penske duo of Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya, piloting the No. 6 Acura ARX-05 DPi machine, won the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course the first weekend of May. The victory was key to another Team Penske championship-winning season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019.
  • On the streets of Toronto in mid-July, 2019’s Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud had a near perfect weekend at the Honda Indy. The Team Penske driver started on pole and led 80 of the 85 laps including the last 63. It was also the fastest race in Honda Indy Toronto history concluding in 1:30:16.4388.
  • “Mr. Mid-Ohio” Scott Dixon claimed his record sixth Indy car win on the demanding 2.25-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 28th. Driving the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing, the victory was by the narrowest of margins at 0.0934 seconds over his teammate Felix Rosenqvist, also the closest Indy car finish at Mid-Ohio and third closest on a road course in Indy car history.
  • The NASCAR Xfinity Series returned in early August to Mid-Ohio for the seventh time. Another Team Penske driver came out on top with Austin Cindric hustling his No. 22 PPG Ford to victory lane. It was a cherished and memorable victory for Cindric as his late grandfather Jim Trueman once owned Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
  • The 2019 trend continued making it five wins for Team Penske at Green Savoree Racing Promotions’ events. Will Power took top podium honors over Labor Day weekend in the Grand Prix of Portland. Power’s first win on Portland International Raceway brought his career full-circle as the 1.964-mile, 12-turn permanent road course is also where he did his very first Indy car test.
To find out more about all the action at Green Savoree Racing Promotions’ events in 2020 or buy a great holiday gift, visit the following websites: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at gpstpete.com, Grand Prix of Portland at portlandgp.com, Honda Indy Toronto at hondaindy.com, and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School at midohio.com.

Green flag drops on ticket sales tomorrow for 2020 Honda Indy Toronto

Champions Club experience is also available for purchase for a limited time TORONTO (November 19, 2019) – Each July, the Honda Indy Toronto delivers high-speed thrills, exceptional food and entertainment to festival-goers and spectators of all ages in downtown Toronto. It returns to Exhibition Place for its 34th edition, July 10-12, 2020. Public sales for…

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Ticket renewals open today for 2020 Honda Indy Toronto

Public sales will begin Nov. 20 TORONTO (October 23, 2019) – The time has arrived for returning ticket holders to secure their same great seats as last year for the 2020 Honda Indy Toronto. The exclusive window is now open for those customers who purchased 2-Day Grandstand seats for the 2019 event to renew or upgrade their…

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Robert Wickens will give the command today for IndyCar drivers to start their engines

TORONTO (July 14, 2019) – Not only will Robert Wickens drive an Arrow-modified Acura NSX in the pre-race ceremonies for today’s NTT IndyCar Series race at the Honda Indy Toronto, but the Guelph, Ont.-native will also follow it up by giving the command for 22 IndyCar drivers to start their engines.
For Wickens, it will be a grand welcome home as he continues his recovery and rehabilitation from injuries sustained in a racing accident last August. A personal highlight of his racing career was finishing third last year in Toronto during his rookie IndyCar season for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
“Today is going to be an extra special day to give Robert the standing ovation and recognition that he deserves,” said Jeff Atkinson, Honda Indy Toronto President. “His performance in the 2018 Honda Indy Toronto brought much enthusiasm and excitement to our fans and festival-goers, and he’s going to do the same again this year! It’s going to be an inspirational occasion this afternoon for all of us. Let’s stand up, be loud and cheer on Robbie.”
Also part of the pre-race parade laps is IndyCar driver and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves driving the Honda Fastest Seat in Sports, the two-seater Indy car powered by Honda. Winter Olympics medalist figure skater Adam Rippon will be Castroneves’ passenger in its back seat for a high-speed ride around the 2.89-kilometer, 11 turn street circuit on Exhibition Place. Both Helio and Adam share a common link as past “Dancing with the Stars” competitors and Mirror Ball Champions.
The military will play an integral role as always and be saluted with much fanfare in the pre-race festivities. Led by the MRZR and followed by the G-Wagon, the marching contingent of over 300 Canadian Armed Forces members from across Ontario will begin the ceremonies. Members of the Canadian Army, the 4th Canadian Division Headquarters and 32 Canadian Brigade Group will present the Canadian Flag colours.
A few minutes before drivers get strapped into their cars and Robert gives the command to start their engines, Warrant Officer Darryl Casselman from the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada, stationed in Cambridge, Kitchener, will perform both the Star Spangled Banner and O Canada. The 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron CF-18 Hornets from Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Que. will conduct a fly past over the Exhibition Place grounds. Finally, as the Indy cars come to the starting line, Brigadier-General Paul Prevost, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Strategic Joint Staff in Ottawa, as the Honorary Starter, will wave the green flag for the 85-lap race.
To the delight of kids, SpongeBob SquarePants returns today as a special guest in the ceremonies to commemorate the hit TV series’ 20th anniversary this year. Children 12 and under receive free general admission with a ticketed adult, and also get free access to the NTT IndyCar Series Paddock thanks to YTV, the Official Kids TV Partner of the Honda Indy Toronto. For complete ticket pricing and event information of all the fan and family activities, visit hondaindy.com/familyfun.

Commissionaires will honour veterans through engagement activities at the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto

TORONTO (June 18, 2019) – Commissionaires, the largest private sector employer of veterans in Canada, has entered a partnership with the Honda Indy Toronto set for next month. Canada’s premier security company will host over 100 of its employees and veterans with past military service at the motorsports festival held at Exhibition Place, July 12-14. In conjunction with…

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Honda Indy Toronto delivers new combo ticket packages

TORONTO (June 13, 2019) – In less than a month, the 33rd edition of Honda Indy Toronto gets under way on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place. Two different combo ticket packages offering convenient benefits are on sale now to get in on the festival action, July 12-14.
A great last-minute gift for dad is the Father’s Day Pack available for a very limited time through Sunday (June 16) at 9 p.m. ET. For $160, it includes two Saturday or Sunday Silver Grandstand tickets, two Paddock Passes, two slices of Pizza Pizza, two Coca-Cola beverages, plus a photo opportunity. All these benefits bundled together offer a $110 savings and will deliver lasting memories with dad this summer.
The easiest way to get to the Honda Indy Toronto is by GO Transit. GO Transit Combo Tickets are available for $45 for Saturday or Sunday and also for $70 in a 2-Day option which includes a round trip GO Transit fare and event General Admission. Not only do children 12 and under receive free Honda Indy Toronto general admission, but also they can now ride the GO network for free. The GO Train Exhibition Station is conveniently located just north of Turn 8 near the Gate 2 entrance of the Honda Indy Toronto.
“These combo ticket packages are a great way to check out the Honda Indy Toronto for the very first time or even for our repeat customers to enhance their experience,” said Jeff Atkinson, Honda Indy Toronto President. “In addition to the Stadium SUPER Trucks returning to the schedule, we have some new and exciting festival features to announce over the next three weeks which will only further increase the value of these combo packs.”
Honda Indy Toronto is an unforgettable weekend for the whole family. Children 12 and under are admitted free throughout the event when attending with a ticketed adult. Honda Fan Friday returns for the 10th year to the Honda Indy Toronto offering general admission on Friday, July 12, courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association through a voluntary donation by festival-goers benefiting Make-A-Wish® Canada.
Festival-goers should visit hondaindy.com/promotions to explore all the benefits of these special ticket packages offered for the Honda Indy Toronto. All spectators are encouraged to use Toronto’s GO Lakeshore West Train to Exhibition Station for the easiest commute without the worry of traffic or parking at the Honda Indy Toronto. For complete ticket pricing and event information, visit hondaindy.com.

Entripy Custom Clothing named official event merchandise vendor of Honda Indy Toronto

TORONTO (June 5, 2019) – Honda Indy Toronto is entering an exciting new partnership with Entripy Custom Clothing. The company based in nearby Oakville, Ont. has been named the official event merchandise vendor for the upcoming race weekend at Exhibition Place, July 12-14. Using fully integrated technology which streamlines the printing and embroidery process, Entripy Custom Clothing…

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Tickets go on sale today for the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto

Meridian Champions Club experience is also available for purchase for a limited time
Tickets go on sale today for the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto
TORONTO (December 3, 2018) – The Honda Indy Toronto returns to Exhibition Place, July 12-14, 2019, in downtown Toronto. Public sales for all multi-day tickets begin at 10 a.m. ET this morning at hondaindy.com or by calling 888-476-6251 for the 33rd edition of this annual festival.
As announced earlier, ticket prices remain unchanged for Honda Indy Toronto run on the 2.89-kilometer, 11-turn temporary street circuit. Pricing starts at $85 for Bronze-level 2-Day Grandstand seating, $130 for Silver, and $185 for Gold. 2-Day Weekend General Admission is $55, and children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult providing an exceptional family value. Single-day tickets will be released for sale closer to the event.
Additional items now on sale to enhance the festival-goer experience are the Meridian Champions Club, Pit and IndyCar Paddock Passes. The Meridian Champions Club is available for a limited time for $75 offering unprecedented access. The benefits include a complimentary IndyCar Series Paddock Pass which provides entrance into “the locker room of motorsports”, the pre-race grid walk, a souvenir credential with lanyard, signing the start finish line, an opportunity to win a two-seater Indy car ride on the track, and other exclusive at-event experiences to be announced.
“The countdown is officially on to summer and the Honda Indy Toronto! Now is the time to secure some of the best seats or pick up the ultimate gift for someone on your holiday list,” said Honda Indy Toronto President, Jeff Atkinson. “This summer Toronto tradition continues to gain momentum, but we are most proud of the positive impact that the event and Fan Friday is having on the community thanks to the great support of the Ontario Honda Dealers and the generous donations of our spectators.”
Fan Friday returns for the 10th year offering general admission on Friday, July 12, courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association through a voluntary donation by festival-goers. Honda Canada Foundation matches dollar for dollar the contributions received on the event weekend. Over $690,000 has been raised in nine years for Make-A-Wish® Canada.
The Honda Indy Toronto is an event for the whole family. The Honda Indy Toronto Rookie Racers Club immerses the youngest attendees into the sport with fun experiences. Thunder Alley will be filled with numerous activities and interactive displays including the Honda SpeedZone. New and diverse food options and upgrades to the experience providing additional festival gathering points will continue for 2019.
Go to hondaindy.com/holiday to find great holiday gift ideas for every price point as well as some special seasonal offers. The Honda Indy Toronto serves as Round 11 on the 2019 IndyCar Series schedule. The complete weekend race and festival schedule will be released in spring 2019. For complete ticket pricing and festival information, visit hondaindy.com.
ABOUT HONDA INDY TORONTO
Honda Indy Toronto is a world-class motorsports festival which takes place annually on a 2.89-kilometer, 11-turn temporary circuit using the streets surrounding Exhibition Place near Lake Ontario in downtown Toronto. The event features many attractions, food trucks, interactive displays and activities, and supports local charities. Fan Friday offers general admission courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association through a voluntary donation. Over $690,000 has been raised in nine years for Make-A-Wish® Canada. As one of Ontario’s largest annual sporting events with the first race held in 1986, it has become a prestigious meeting place for some of the world’s fastest race car drivers including past champions like Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden, and Will Power as well as Canadian racing greats Scott Goodyear, James Hinchcliffe, Greg Moore, Alex Tagliani, Paul Tracy, Jacques Villeneuve, Robert Wickens, and more. Honda Indy Toronto is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which also promotes three additional IndyCar races, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (March 8-10, 2019), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 26-28, 2019) and Grand Prix of Portland (August 30-September 1, 2019).
For more information, visit hondaindy.com, ‘like’ its Facebook page @HondaIndyToronto or follow the event on Twitter @HondaIndy and Instagram @HondaIndy using #indyTO.

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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