Three-time IZOD IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti, who also has two Indianapolis 500 victories to his credit, will be the featured guest at January’s Canadian Motorsports Expo, it was announced today.
Franchitti, who won the 2009 Honda Indy Toronto as well as one other time when it was known as the Molson Indy, will participate in an autograph session and a question-and-answer with fans on Sat., Jan. 22, at the International Centre in Misssissauga.
The Scottish-born driver, who has also raced in NASCAR, Grand-Am and ALMS during his career, overcame a 12-point deficit heading into the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win his third IndyCar Series crown.
In a release, Franchitti said: “I’m really excited about coming to Toronto and the Canadian Motorsports Expo in January. I always have a great time racing there each summer and it will be good to connect with Canadian racing fans during a weekend when I don’t have to focus on trying to win a race. I’m looking forward to talking with the fans and signing autographs at the CME.”
Throughout its existence, the Expo has been a showcase for celebrity racer appearances. Stars like Ron Fellows, Jacques Villeneuve, Matt Kenseth, Paul Tracy, Derek Daly, Miguel & Ivon Duhamel and many more have graced the CME stage for fan Q&A and autograph sessions.