CDW Canada has announced its sponsorship of popular Canadian race car driver Alex Tagliani in the Honda Indy Toronto and Honda Indy Edmonton. Tagliani is one of only three Canadian drivers entered in the Toronto event, which will be run at Exhibition Place from July 8 to 10, 2011.
“We’re pleased and proud to be sponsoring Alex in these exciting IndyCar races,” says Mary Ann Yule, Vice President and General Manager, CDW Canada. “In the world of technology, speed and precision is vital — just as in the racing world. Alex is a great representative of racing in Canada, and his skill, perseverance and positive attitude have made him one of the best Canadian racers ever. As a Canadian company, we’re particularly strong supporters of his journey to the finish line in Toronto and Edmonton.”
Tagliani enters the Honda Indy Toronto fresh from back-to-back pole position in Texas and Indianapolis where he won the prestigious Indy 500 Pole Award, becoming the first Canadian ever to win 500 pole. Driving for the Sam Schmidt Motorsports team, the Montreal native has enjoyed much success during his career. After driving in the Champ Car World Series from 2000 to 2007, he now competes in the IZOD IndyCar Series where he recorded five top-ten finishes last year and finished 13th overall.
The Honda Indy Toronto is Ontario’s largest annual sporting event, and this year’s race marks the 25th anniversary of open-wheel racing excitement on the streets of Toronto. The 11-turn temporary street course near downtown Toronto has proven to be one of the most challenging IndyCar courses anywhere, and has hosted many of the world’s top drivers. Following this weekend’s race, CDW Canada’s support of Alex Tagliani will continue at the Honda Indy Edmonton from July 22 to 24, 2011.