I’ve been so busy over at Wheels.ca that I didn’t get around to posting this here. Of course I actually loaded the pics, I just didn’t get around to adding any words.
So, a couple of weeks ago, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series folks and a gaggle of media types invaded the brand spanking new events centre at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Fresh off his boot to the nuts incident, Nelson Piquet Jr. was on hand as an “impartial” test driver to lay down some baselines for the teams when they arrive on Labour Day weekend.
Jeb Burton, James Buescher and Miguel Paludo came along for the visit also, just to see what all of the fuss was about. It is safe to say that everyone was suitably impressed by the incredible new facility.
The big news of the day was that General Motors of Canada is supporting the truck race as the title sponsor. You learned it here last, the first ever road course race for the NASCAR trucks will be called the Chevrolet Silverado 250. Rather fitting really, considering the company’s proximity to the legendary track and Ron Fellows long involvement with the Chevy brand.
Just to give you a taste of what the trucks will sound like, I shot some video footage from corner 5.