Redman (L) with nine-time Le Mans 24 Hour race winner, Tom Kristensen at the "Motor Sport" (magazine) Hall of Fame induction Redman (L) with nine-time Le Mans 24 Hour race winner, Tom Kristensen at the "Motor Sport" (magazine) Hall of Fame induction

Racing Legend Brian Redman Named Grand Marshall For VARAC Vintage Grand Prix Featured

Written by  Dave Drimmie on Thursday, 22 March 2018 19:18

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – (March 22, 2018) British racing legend Brian Redman will be the Grand Marshal for the VARAC (Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada) Vintage Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Father’s Day weekend June 15-17. Redman is a former three-time Formula 5000 driver’s champion, winning from 1974-76.

The feature race of the weekend is the Formula 5000 Revival Series, which brings the popular open-wheeled class launched in 1968, back to one of its iconic circuits to mark the championship’s 50th anniversary.

“It’ll be a pleasure to return to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, where I had some great races over the years,” said the 81-year-old Redman, who now calls Vero Beach, Florida home. “I look forward to meeting some old racing friends and to driving round this historic race track once again.”

Redman’s four-decade career also includes victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and Formula 1.

“We are obviously very honoured to have Brian Redman as the Grand Marshall for our Vintage Grand Prix weekend,” said Ron Fellows, co-owner, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. “Mr. Redman was the most dominant driver of Formula 5000 in the 1970s and having him here at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park to help us celebrate that great era of open-wheel racing is a fantastic addition to our event.”

In addition to the F-5000 Revival Series, the Vintage GP weekend of racing will include beautifully-restored open wheel formula cars, GT muscle cars, MGs and Triumphs from the past 50-years. A full schedule of off-track activities is planned for the Father’s Day weekend, including the ‘Legends of Mosport Drivers’ meet and greet, as well as the “Field of Dreams Classic Car Show” with parade laps.

For tickets and more information, please visit canadiantiremotorsportpark.com.

 

About Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Since 1961, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada, hosting series’ ranging from international sports cars to NASCAR on the renowned 3.957-kilometre Grand Prix track. The state-of-the-art facility provides an engaging space suitable for any event; whether you’re here for the on-track racing action or a personal celebration, CTMP offers the flexibility and capacity to accommodate any event.

 

 

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