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TORONTO (July 7, 2009) – Sixteen Toronto-area media teams competed today at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto as part of the Honda Pit Stop Challenge in support of Wounded  The event was part of this week’s kick-off activities for the Honda Indy Toronto, July 10-12. 


The winning team of Daria Lennon and Jason Emata from Maclean’s/Rogers Media won the Pit Stop Challenge and presented a $1,000 charitable donation from Honda Canada to Wounded


On hand to cheer on the media teams was Canadian race driver Paul Tracy.  Also in attendance was Captain Wayne Johnston, president and founder of Wounded, and Kim Green, co-owner of Andretti Green Racing.


Tracy, the 2003 Champ Car World Series champion, is one of the most successful and exciting drivers in the history of open-wheel racing.  The native of Scarborough, Ontario, will pilot the #15 Ontario Honda Dealers – Wounded – KV Racing Technology Honda/Dallara/Firestone car in this weekend’s race.


The Toronto race will be Tracy’s fifth IndyCar start.  In May, he competed for KVRT at the Indy 500, finishing ninth.  His other IndyCar events were the 2002 Indy 500, where he placed second, and the 2008 Edmonton race, placing fourth.  Tracy also competed in the Camping World Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International in upstate New York this past weekend in a tune-up race prior to the Honda Indy Toronto and then the Rexall Edmonton Indy on July 26.


About Wounded
Wounded is an independent not-for-profit charity that supports Canadian soldiers wounded overseas. It is primarily a fundraising mechanism that supports existing programs that tend to soldiers. Wounded recognizes the priority to treat visible and non-visible injuries, like that of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  In three years, Wounded has raised more than $400,000 and as an all-volunteer organization is able to keep its administration costs well below 5 per cent. The health of this fund is a credit to the benevolence of Canadian corporations and citizens alike.