Paul Tracy’s KV Racing Technology car will be sponsored by the Ontario Honda Dealers Association and will support Wounded Warriors.ca., at the Honda Indy Toronto, July 12 on the streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
“Having Paul drive in front of his countrymen with an organization like Wounded Warriors.ca on the sidepods of a KVRT car is an honor and a privilege,” said team co-owner Jimmy Vasser. “I personally want to thank the Ontario Honda Dealers Association for making this possible.”
Brian Tafler of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association said, “To have the Indy return to Toronto, sponsored by Honda, and not have Paul Tracy racing didn’t make sense to us. So we decided to sponsor Paul. When someone brought up the idea of supporting our Canadian troops, the decision to do that was both immediate and unanimous. We have young men and women in harm’s way in foreign lands. Not all come back unscathed. We wanted to help those in need of numerous forms of assistance. That’s why we decided to join with Wounded Warriors.ca to help bring awareness to their cause and to help raise funds for them during the Honda Indy Toronto race weekend.”
Captain George W. Johnston, president and founder of Wounded Warriors.ca., commented, “As a soldier and the father of a soldier I think I can speak for all military members and their families when I say thank you from the bottom of my heart. We see the support for the troops every day and what the Ontario Honda Dealers have done here today, has made them corporate heroes.”
Tracy will be contesting his 17th race in Toronto. In 16 previous starts on the streets of the Canadian city he has two wins, five podium finishes and one pole.
“I want to thank the Ontario Honda Dealers Association, Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser for the opportunity to race in front of my hometown fans,” Tracy said. “I am especially thankful because it is a tremendous honor to represent Wounded Warriors.ca. I am proud to be able to support and raise awareness for this organization that assists Canadian armed forces personnel.”