Honda Indy@CNE-Wed.,July 13th-17th,2022
It was a three-year absence and the return of the Honda Indy Toronto. We had the pleasure of attending some events leading into the race finale on Sunday.
On Wednesday, July 13, we attended the Christian Lundgaard, No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda Livery Reveal at Exhibition Place.
On Thursday, July 14 the William Ashley Trophy Reveal Event with Simon Pagenaud (2019 Honda Indy Toronto winner) was held in downtown Yorkville for guest and media.
After we departed the Trophy reveal event, we travelled to Exhibition Place/Enercare Centre for the Welcome Press Conference (Drivers, Racing Officials, Event Officials.)
Scott Dixon passed the checkered flag first on Sunday to claim his 52nd IndyCar race victory and fourth at the Exhibition Place street course. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver moved into a tie with the legendary Mario Andretti for second on the all-time wins list.
Dixon was part of a 25-car field, one of the largest in years The grandstand tickets for Sunday’s race were sold out and the weekend total was estimated at 50,000.
The weather for the weekend was, sunny and hot with fans sporting their favourite racing team colours.
The drivers endured racing on the bumpy 11-turn road course, concrete-asphalt transitions different surface changes and other challenges of the lakefront roads. There were some minor mishaps and crashes, but overall the yellow flag wasn’t waved too often during the race.
For Dixon, it marked his first victory since 2021 , a drought of 23 races, unusual for a legend who’d had at least one IndyCar win in each of the previous 17 seasons. Dixon was also presented a cheque for $10,000 for his charity- St.Jude’s Hospital.
We look forward to the 2023 edition of the Toronto Honda Indy/
We would like to thank Green Savoree Racing Promotions for the invitation to Honda Indy 2022.