Phil Lamont

2013 Most Improved Driver

 

The VARAC Canadian Historic Grand Prix was recently held at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. As we have come to know VARAC are excellent hosts and once again Monoposto racers had a wonderful weekend of racing. Over the course of three days both Classic and F70 racers had the opportunity to have nearly 2.5 hours of track time on one of the all-time great natural road courses. Historically known as Mosport the track features four fast (flat out for some racers and cars) sweepers, something that no other track in North America has.

The event was also an opportunity to recognize the 2013 Most Improved Driver of the Year, Phil Lamont - pictured above on the right. Phil and his beautiful Lotus 18 formula junior are no stranger to Monoposto. What is unusual is that, while he has always been quick - winning the formula junior championship many times, is that after many years of successfully racing, his improvement last year was stunning and he really earned the selection. We can all hope to emulate him in continuing to develop.

Additional trophies for 2013 will be presented at future events. The next event up is the Sommet des Legendes at Mont Tremblant, another incredible natural road course.

In addition to racing activity Monoposto has continued to review the class specifications. The most recent actions are changes to ease the Dunlop tire shortage that both formula Ford classes are experiencing. Avon tires are now approved as an alternative tire. This is considered a permanent approval. The revised class specifications spelling out the exact tire reqirements made be found in the updated class specifications here.

 

 
 

 

 

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