The Canadian Motorsport Expo, which will kick of the 2010 auto racing season Jan. 22-24 at the International Centre out by Pearson Airport, has hit the jackpot.
Organizers announced today that NASCAR star and 2003 Sprint Cup Champion Matt Kenseth, who also happens to be defending champion of the Daytona 500, will be the Expo’s special guest on Sat., Jan. 23, where he will meet fans and sign autographs.
(The last time Kenseth was in Canada was in 2002 when he travelled to Cayuga Speedway to make a guest driving appearance in a CASCAR race and wound up winning the thing.)
Specific details about Kenseth’s appearance will be released in the next few weeks.
Another special guest at this year’s Expo will be Paul Tracy, who also will meet and greet fans and signs autographs. Canadian road racing ace Ron Fellows, up-and-coming sprint car star Jessica Zemken and Canada's most successful international motorcycle racing stars, the father-son team of Yvon and Miguel Duhamel are also booked for autograph sessions.
Organizers say other personality announcements will soon be forthcoming.
As the 2010 season marks the 50th anniversary of racing at Mosport International Raceway, a special session of the Expo will be set aside for that.