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Toronto Honda Indy 2013

I may love perfume, dresses, and getting my nails done but this certainly doesn’t mean I don’t like to get my hands dirty once in a while. A few things you should know about me: I love fishing, I once owned a motor boat and a four-wheeler, and I LOVE motor sports.

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The Honda Indy is a fan favourite for many. People from all over, young and old, man or woman come to the city to watch the epic race which takes place on the streets of Toronto surrounding Exhibition Place in west end of the city. The Honda Indy Toronto is the only Canadian stop for the IZOD IndyCar Series race in 2013.

I’ve gone over the past few years and have found myself really enjoying the whole experience. Growing up with only my father who was a nascar fanatic, I developed a passion for race car driving at an early age. Although Indy racing is quite a bit different from Nascar, the adrenaline and experience of being in the grandstands is much the same and needless to say it was amazing. Watching Ryan Hunter-Reay clutch the win was an experience I will not soon forget and sharing that with my dad was awesome.

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I recently went out to the race site where crews have begun to assemble the 2.84 km track. The amount of work that goes into the set-up is pretty impressive to say the least. A crew of 200  will work from June 5 until July 11 fixing the track to make sure everything is in place for the big day. To put this into perspective for you, there are more than 1,200 sheets of fencing that will span over a 14,000 feet area using approximately 410,000 pounds of steel. The tire wall is approximately 1,600 feet  long and over 5,000 metric tons of asphalt will be used. This is just set-up folks. Tear down takes 21 days!

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This year there will be a barrage of festivals including international food, craft beer, live entertainment, and most important of all; world-class racing. The Honda Indy will feature two full IndyCar races held on July 12-14. This is a first in the event’s history and one of only three events to feature the back-to back format.

If you’re interested in checking out the Honda Indy, you purchase your tickets at HondaIndy.com/Tickets or by phone 1-877-503-6869. General admission tickets range from $35 to $50 and reserved grandstand tickets range from $60 to $165.

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One Response to “Toronto Honda Indy 2013”

  1. I personally love the sound the cars make while they hit 15000 rpms going around the track. The exhilaration is mind blowing. Each year I drive on the Gardener and tell myself “next year I’ll go.” Alas this year I have to postpone a visit again. Hopefully next year it’ll be better.

    Posted by Marcin (@mszablewski) | June 6, 2013, 9:55 pm

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