BOWMANVILLE, ON (August 1, 2019) - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park announced today that Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame 2011 inductee Rueben McMurter will be the weekend Grand Marshal at the upcoming Superbike Doubleheader presented by BMW Motorrad on August 9th to 11th.
“Being named Grand Marshal is an honour for me,” said McMurter. “I was fortunate to be involved in Superbike racing throughout the 1980’s as it developed into a world-class event with CTMP having a round in 1989 that I was proud to be a part of.”
McMurter compiled 14 Canadian national road racing championships, including 10 Canadian Superbike titles and 50 wins throughout his 16-year racing career. In 1989 “The Rueb” finished an impressive second to Italian motorcycle legend Giancarlo Falappa at the FIM Superbike World Championship round at then Mosport.
“I enjoy being an ambassador for motorcycles and racing,” McMurter continued. “I’m really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces as well as fans old and new.”
Fans can meet and get an autograph from McMurter during his autograph session from 11:00–11:30 am Sunday of the race weekend.
The Superbike Doubleheader presented by BMW Motorrad features the season finale for the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK). With national titles up for grabs in multiple classes, this weekend creates some of closest and most exciting racing on CTMP’s racing calendar.
The CTMP Marketplace is the main-hub of off-track action including vendors, merchandise, giveaways, and the Turn 1 Beer Garden featuring CTMP’s exclusive ’61 Lager by Whitby’s Brock Street Brewery. On Saturday night fans are invited to the Harley-Davidson Outdoor Movie Night Presented by The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival in the Turn 1 Beer Garden.
In the lower paddocks daredevil riders put on a high-flying stunt spectacle in Jordan Szoke’s Extreme Show with multiple shows running throughout the weekend. As well, BMW Motorrad and Harley-Davidson will be offering demo rides all weekend long. Riders must have a valid motorcycle license, riding gear, and helmet.
Children 16 and under are admitted free to the event when accompanied by a paying adult. Weekend camping passes are available for tents, pop-up trailers and RV’s.
About Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Since 1961, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada, hosting series’ ranging from international sports cars to NASCAR on the renowned 3.957-kilometre Grand Prix track. The state-of-the-art facility provides an engaging space suitable for any event; whether you’re here for the on-track racing action or a personal celebration, CTMP offers the flexibility and capacity to accommodate any event.