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News   November 16, 2011   by Auto Service World

New Mosport Tunnel Under Construction

One of Mosport’s most memorable, but least endearing features, has been the tunnel at Corner 9: an oversized corrugated steel conduit, one car wide, that served pedestrians and cars who wanted to cross into the infield or vice versa; trucks and race team transports had to wait for a break in the action to cross the track.
Now Mosport International Raceway will have a new look when it opens for business in 2012.
The first arches were put in place on November 15 as the construction of the new tunnel between Corners 9 and 10 nears completion. The tunnel will accommodate two-way traffic for tractor trailers as well as pedestrians.
Since Canadian Motorsport Ventures (CMV), a group comprised of Orlando Corporation CEO and chairman Carlo Fidani, Al Boughton, president and managing partner of Trailcon Leasing and Canadian road racing legend Ron Fellows, took over ownership of Mosport back in June, their immediate goal was to improve the experience for spectators, participants, race teams and corporate partners.
“This is just the first step to turning Mosport into a state of the art facility,” said Fellows. “We feel that this necessary change as well as future projects will be well received for all involved as we strive to upgrade the foundation and rich history that Mosport already has.”
The new 35 metre wide tunnel, consists of 17 arches that also provide a 4m high clearance.
“This new tunnel along with our expanded entrance will allow Mosport to function much more efficiently for our existing events and will prepare us for future major events,” said Myles Brandt, president and general manager of Mosport International Raceway.

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