According to a Honda Indy Toronto press release, “Organizers of the Honda Indy Toronto are pleased to announce Tom Cochrane… as Grand Marshall of this years Honda Indy. As Grand Marshal Tom will announce the most famous words in motorsport, Drivers start your engines!”
Tom is honoured to be asked and says “especially in the summer of Canada’s 150th year. It’s always a hallmark of summer in Toronto and Ontario. My favourite moment of Indy history was when Paul Tracy won the championship. It was a proud year for Canadians. This year after being a resident of Oakville for the last 20 years…I’m obviously rooting for fellow Oakvillian, James Hinchcliffe to win!”
Hinchcliffe will start 6th at the Big Race today.