Milton Racer to Debut in Canadian Touring Car Championship
Milton, Ontario (May 13, 2014) – Stuart Clark’s rookie season competing in the 2014 Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) will see the Milton-based racer use the spotlight to raise awareness of SOS Children’s Villages Canada – a charity that works with orphaned and abandoned children, best known through its television advertisements featuring Canada’s most trusted contractor, Mike Holmes.
Clark, who will drive a Honda Civic Si in the Touring Car class for double championship winning outfit, Blanchet Motorsports, steps up to CTCC competition having excelled in karting. His successes racing for the Maranello North America squad, under the guidance of Trevor Wickens, include winning the 2013 Super Nationals in Las Vegas, the Canadian National Championship at Goodwood, Ontario and the Eastern Canadian Karting Championships.
Now with his graduation to car racing, Stuart’s goal is to bolster his racing resume, and, at the same time, promote a cause he feels passionate about. That’s why Stuart has chosen SOS Children’s Villages as a platform for his on-track activities. In conjunction with Clark’s participation, Mike Holmes will be providing his support by promoting the racer’s SOS-branded entry in the CTCC, creating further exposure for the cause through social media.
Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest orphan-focused charity. SOS provides children who are alone the opportunity to grow up in a loving home in the care of a local SOS mother. It’s a simple approach that has helped millions of children in 133 countries around the world.
“I’m naturally extremely excited to be racing in the Canadian Touring Car Championship,” enthused Clark. “It’s a big step but a natural one for me as I build my racing resume. Blanchet Motorsports has won the Touring Class division for the past two seasons so there are no doubts about the pedigree of the team. It comes down to me to prove myself and soak up as much as I can in that environment!”
On promoting SOS Children’s Villages Canada during his rookie campaign Clark stated; “It’s important to me to use my racing as a platform to promote something more than just myself. My wife, Shelly, and I have been long-time supporters of SOS and we believe in the value of their work. It was a natural fit to use my CTCC entry as a way of giving SOS further exposure through branding on the car. The championship offers a great way to reach out to the public and raise awareness and support for SOS Children’s Villages as I race throughout Canada this season.”
The 2014 Canadian Touring Car Championship kicks off with the opening round hosted at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Ontario, 17th-18th May.