We mentioned on Wednesday that Paul Tracy, one of Toronto’s all-time favorite racing sons, will be back in action this weekend on the streets around Exhibition Place in the Stadium Super Trucks series.
But this year marks not one, but two anniversaries for the Scarborough, Ontario native from his years racing in IndyCar.
Tracy’s 1993 season, when he went toe-to-toe with then-reigning Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell to battle for the CART championship, included one of his most memorable wins on the streets of Toronto. You can see the finish of that below.
Ten years later, Tracy followed up that first CART win with a dominant tour de force from pole in 2003, over Michel Jourdain Jr. and Bruno Junqueira. It was Tracy’s fourth win of the 2003 season, and helped propel him toward his eventual first championship.
Without “PT” in the field for the second straight year, the torch has firmly been passed to Alex Tagliani, a veteran of open-wheel’s top series since 2000, and James Hinchcliffe, self-proclaimed “Mayor of Hinchtown,” as Canada’s home hopes in front of the rabid Canadian fan base.