Hamilton’s Arkells named grand marshals of the Honda Indy Toronto


Published July 16, 2022 at 1:07 pm

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Band members from Hamilton’s own Arkells are scheduled to say “the most famous words in motorsports” tomorrow (July 17) at the Honda Indy Toronto.

Arkells frontman Max Kerman and lead guitarist Mike DeAngelis act as the honorary grand marshals for tomorrow’s NTT IndyCar Series race in Toronto.

This is the first time the event has physically taken to the streets of Toronto since 2019.

As the grand marshals, Kerman and DeAngelis will announce what Honda Indy Toronto calls the most famous words in motorsports, “Drivers, start your engines!”

The 85-lap race will take place on the 11-turn, 2.874-kilometre temporary street circuit at Exhibition Place.

“Everything I’ve learned about cars I’ve learned from my bandmate, Mike D,” Kerman told Honda Indy Toronto. “Back when we met at McMaster University, Mike spent most of his time on a Supercars web forum, and now he’s on the INDYCAR stage announcing the most famous words in motorsports.”

General Admission tickets for the weekend are still available. Saturday’s on-track action includes NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying and races from four support series: Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, Indy Pro 2000 Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup North America, and Sports Car Championship Canada.

On Sunday, Honda Indy Toronto will again feature races from the four support series with the green flag dropping at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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