TORONTO, ONT. – The fast-growing Nissan Micra Cup highway racing array will make a Ontario motorsports uncover entrance with an entrance during a Motorama Custom Car Motorsports Expo presented by Mothers. The uncover takes place Mar 11, 12 13 during The International Centre, opposite from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
The ‘spec’ array took to a lane for a initial time in 2015. The initial report featured several events in Quebec, though a new debate done a large sense on a Canadian motorsports stage and direct fast grown outward of a province. In response, a Nissan Micra Cup will supplement races during Calabogie and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2016.
Series owner Jacques Deshaies and his associates set out to emanate an affordable, entry-level array that put a concentration of motorist ability and competition, rather than budgets and horsepower. The Micra Cup cars are probably ‘stock’ in nature. Updated suspensions and stop pads are a usually important opening improvements. Otherwise, a engine, rigging box, transmission, etc., are all accurately as they come on a bottom indication Nissan Micra.
The outcome was full grids of identically-prepared Nissan Micra Cup cars, piloted by a far-reaching accumulation of fervent racers, including some of a country’s many gifted youngsters and gifted veterans.
Some of a informed competitors who took partial in array races final deteriorate were: Kevin Lacroix, Stefan Rzadzinski, Marc-André Bergeron and Richard Spénard. Former World Figure Skating Champion Elvis Stojko and publisher Jim Kenzie also took part. In a end, Olivier Bédard emerged as a first-ever Nissan Micra Cup champion.
“The thought behind this array was to yield a automobile that could try and arrangement a talents of a drivers, rather than carrying them attain formed on a opening of their cars,” explained Deshaies. “These cars are all a same; it’s how they’re driven that leads to success. we generally trust that this array is a best approach for drivers entrance out of go karts to learn to scrupulously expostulate a competition car.”
With a series’ enlargement into Ontario in 2016, Deshaies hopes that a Motorama entrance of dual Micra Cup entries – supposing by Toronto’s ALTA Nissan – will attract a courtesy of intensity new drivers and teams looking to get concerned in this affordable, ultra-competitive series.
“Last year we built 28 cars. For this year, we should have 35 cars prepared to race,” continued Deshaies. “Everybody – including a initial champion Olivier Bédard – has told me that they’re entrance back, and a unrestrained that we saw final year, is growing. Everyone we pronounce with views a Micra Cup array as a good choice to open-wheel racing and a good stepping mill into other veteran sports automobile divisions.”
Visitors to a Nissan Micra Cup arrangement during Motorama will have a event to get an up-close demeanour during a typical, race-ready Micra Cup car. The counter will also underline a video detailing a series’ initial year. Jacques Deshaies, former ASQ President and technical confidant Gilles Villeneuve, and several Nissan corporate member will also be on palm to answer questions.
Deshaies and Villeneuve will also take partial in a Road Racing Discussion Panel. That is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Mar 12 on a Johnsonville Stage.
Discussing a appearance of a Nissan Micra Cup array during Motorama, a show’s Greg MacPherson said, “We are really gratified that a guest will have an event to pronounce with member of a array and see tangible Nissan Micra Cup cars during Motorama. In only one season, a array done a outrageous sense with racers opposite Canada and we know that a lot of Ontario highway racers will be meddlesome in training some-more about a Nissan Micra Cup.”
About a Nissan Micra Cup
Created in 2015 as an affordable, entry-level racing division, a Nissan Micra Cup found evident success in Quebec and will enhance into Ontario this year. Races are a half-hour in generation with a deteriorate consisting of 8 doubleheader competition weekends. For a sophomore year, a Nissan Micra Cup will seem on a schedules of several of a country’s premiere racing events, including a Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, and a Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix and a NASCAR Chevrolet Silverado 250 weekends during Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. For serve sum per a series, a website is located during www.nissan.ca/micra-cup/en.
About a Motorama Custom Car Motorsports Expo
The second annual Motorama Custom Car Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers takes place Mar 11, 12 13, 2016 during The International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of roughly 300,000 block feet, a uncover will be Canada’s biggest late-winter jubilee of automobiles and motorsports. Announced luminary guests, so far, embody Steve Darnell (Vegas Rat Rods / Welderup), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Jimmy Shine (So-Cal Speed Shop / Jimmy Shine Work Shop), Jeff Lutz (Street Outlaws / Lutz Race Cars) and Gene Winfield. For information about a show, including tickets, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, and more, call (416) 962-7223, email [email protected] or revisit www.MotoramaShow.com.
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