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Pfaff Automotive Partners Returns to Canadian Road Racing

In mid-February, Pfaff Automotive Partners confirmed its return to the Canadian racing circuit in the 2011 Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship (CCTCC).

The Pfaff Motorsport team has expanded this year to include Jeff Pabst, racing the 2011 Pfaff/Castrol Audi A5, and P.J. Groenke who will return for the second consecutive year in the 2010 Pfaff/Castrol VW GTI.

“With such a high-caliber team at the wheel with Pabst and Groenke, I’m confident in the results we’ll achieve this racing season in pushing towards a podium finish,” said Christopher Pfaff, president and CEO, Pfaff Automotive Partners. “As a dealer, there is no better way to demonstrate the capability of our cars than to push them to the limits on the track to test both handling and performance.”

P.J. Groenke will pilot the Pfaff/Castrol VW GTI in the Touring class. Photo by Lee Bailie Jeff Pabst will drive the Pfaff/Castrol Audi A5 in the Super Touring class. Photo by Lee Bailie

Pabst will race the Audi A5 in the Super Touring car series in the upcoming CCTCC, which kicks off at Mosport, May 21-22. Pabst is no stranger to the track with more than 20 years of racing experience in the American Le Mans, the Porsche Super Cup at Indianapolis and the Player’s GM Series among others.

Groenke will return to the CCTCC series for his fourth consecutive year in the VW GTI. Groenke has over 11 years of racing experience including placing fifth in the 2008 and 2010 CCTCC Touring Car series. With one race season driving the GTI already under his belt, Groenke is expected to be a frontrunner this season.

Pfaff has formed a partnership with Castrol Canada who will support the Pfaff Motorsport team for the 2011 season as lead sponsor for both the Audi A5 and VW GTI in the 2011 CCTCC.

Pfaff has built a strong heritage in Canadian motorsport, having raced in various series over the years including sponsoring a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car in the Speed World Challenge Series with Scottish driver, Robin Liddell. This year, the Pfaff racing team has high hopes to edge out the competition in the CCTCC and bring home both the Touring and Super Touring Class championships.

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