Speed Leads to Success
The Policaro Foundation’s annual community Track Day took place on May 28th, 2019. The popular Track Day provides the community with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with professional Motorsport race car drivers while raising funds for the SickKids fetal cardiac diagnosis and treatment centre. The proceeds help meet a critical need for the Labatt Family Heart Centre at SickKids by building capacity for Canada’s primary fetal cardiac diagnosis and treatment centre.
The Foundation began in 2018 with the intention of raising $550,000 over 5 years. Track Day combines fun and rare opportunities for the community as the optimal way to raise funds and give back to their supporters. This year marked the second annual Track Day which raised an impressive $160,000. Francesco Policaro, CEO of Policaro Group remarked, “What an incredible day. We were beyond grateful that our community came out to support such a worthwhile cause.” He continued to express, “Our business was built on the foundation of community, and seeing the community support a cause so close to our hearts was truly amazing.”
Track Day is a fun-filled day for families and community members that takes place at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The day offers many exhilarating attractions including the popular hot laps provided by Policaro Motorsport race car drivers. The vehicles have been modified from one seat to two to accommodate a passenger for the exciting ride along. Attendees ride along on a closed circuit in a Porsche GT3 Cup Car or a BMW M4 GT4.
The events of the day attract car enthusiasts from all corners of the GTA. Those with track experience have the opportunity to test their vehicles on the Grand Prix track as part of their Grand Prix experience.
If you love Go-Karts, take advantage of the 1.5 km Go-Kart track that offered 12 turns and elevation changes. This track created non-stop action from beginning to end. The track accommodated up to 15 Go-Karts simultaneously – may the best driver win.
Track Day is a raving success for the community and for the cause that started it all. The Policaro Foundation intends to host the popular event again next year to continue serving the community and raising funds to support the SickKids fetal cardiac diagnosis and treatment centre.
The Invidiata Team sponsored the 2019 Track Day. Caleb Invidiata attended the event and was thrilled to experience first hand the sharp driving skills of Policaro Motorsport professional driver Ethan Simioni. As a sponsor, The Invidiata Team enjoys giving back to the community and raising funds for the SickKids fetal cardiac diagnosis and treatment centre. When asked if he would return next year, Caleb enthusiastically remarked, “Absolutely, I can’t wait.”
Try your hand at steering, braking and speeding up on a professional driving course in 2020 at the annual Policaro Foundation Track Day. The annual community Track Day is guaranteed to feed your need for speed and put a smile on your face. We look forward to welcoming you next year.