ALMS Mobil 1 Grand Prix of Mosport

Greetings from Canada, eh!

Fantastic weekend in Ontario at the beautiful Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for ALMS.

I got invited to do ALMS at Mosport while marshalling in Montreal with some Canadian Motorsports Marshalling Services members. After doing ALMS at Lime Rock I couldn’t wait to follow the series around. A little planning later I realized that after heading up to Canada I can continue moving west to Indianapolis to do Grand Am there and finish the trip with another instalment of ALMS at Mid Ohio… all three tracks I haven’t done before.

So after the first stop in Mosport… I feel content with the way things went though I must say I was off the mark on all four days volunteering here. Nothing came naturally whether it was blue flagging at turn 6 on Thursday or working safety at turn 2A on Sunday for the race. I felt physically sick and things just wouldn’t click.

Putting that aside, it was a unique experience. Canadian marshals are of the younger demographic than those in the USA. They still carry log books which I was asked for but didn’t bring for the sake of looking less suspicious crossing the border when immigration/customs would search my car. This time they didn’t, but I still don’t know what log book I should fill for these professional events.

The racing itself was a bit uneventful except for some Porsche Cup smashups at turn 5 where I was on Saturday. It seems in Canada blue flag is a coveted position so I, as a visitor, was kept well away from it. Not to worry I had a blast.

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