Ottawa, Ontario – The Motorsport Club of Ottawa (MCO) has announced a fully-packed car race weekend for this year’s third annual Ted Powell Memorial Race Weekend at Calabogie Motorsports Park on July 24 to 26, 2009.

“We thought fewer racers might be at MCO’s Calabogie race weekend this year because of the recession, but that isn’t the case,” said MCO president Pat McDermott. “I’m pleased to say we expect as many, or more, than the 169 racers who participated in last year’s Ted Powell race weekend, with at least 25 coming from the Ottawa area. Plus we have a more exciting track for racers and a great race program for fans.”

Dow Honda and Star Motors of Ottawa will again sponsor the weekend, which saw five women racing cars in the 2008 edition. New this year, admission is half-price for members of the Canadian Forces and their accompanying families.

The Ted Powell race weekend attracts well-known racers such as Major-General Lewis MacKenzie, commander of the UN forces in Bosnia, who races a Formula Ford, and the full semi-professional field of the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship, which includes race-prepared sedans such as BMWs, Audis, Subarus, Cobalts and Civics. The weekend also includes sprint races, open-wheel classes, and vintage racers.

For more information, visit Calabogie Motorsports.

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