Toronto based IMSA AWA Racing Team to compete in Canadian Touring Car when racing resumes in July
EXTENDED BORDER CLOSURES BETWEEN CANADA – UNITED STATES TO LATE JULY AND THE REQUIRED 14 DAY QUARANTINE UPON RETURNING TO CANADA CITED AS THE REASON
Team Principal Andrew Wojteczko: “We’ve been carefully monitoring the Covid situation both at home and in the USA. This (border closing and quarantine) presents significant challenges for our team to continue in the revised IMSA championship.”
With this, AWA Racing, who started the Daytona race on pole, is turning its attention to the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) for the month of July and August as the revised CTCC calendar features 3 double header weekends starting with Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The aim for AWA Racing is to go back to IMSA Michelin Challenge when travel limitations will be eased.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to compete in the premier Canadian championship’s revised schedule” continued Wojteczko. Orey Fidani along with coaching from Kuno Wittmer will contest the 6 races with the goal of securing top honours in the fastest GT category. Our hopes are travel limitations will ease and we can safely return to IMSA competition later in the year, possibly for Watkins Glen in September, but we will have to wait and see. For now, we have a championship to focus on and an opportunity to get back to the track.”
Over the past weekend, across social media platforms, posts could be seen showcasing AWA Racing getting back on track at Shanonville Motorsport Park(Ontario). As we thought they were getting ready for Sebring in a couple of weeks’ time, the team is instead preparing for Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on July 25-26th, followed by Shannonville Motorsport park August 14-16th and finally Calabogie Motorsport park August 28-30th.
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