Two-time Canadian F1600 Champion Nathan Blok back behind the wheel of JCR No.33
BEACHBURG, ONT., Canada – In just over a week Beachburg, Ontario, native Nathan Blok will be back behind the wheel of the John Cummiskey Racing (JCR) car No. 33 at Ontario’s most prestigious open-wheel racing event of the year. The annual Toronto Indy returns to the tight street-course at Exhibition Place on the shores of Lake Ontario. The Toronto weekend will comprise of the eighth and ninth rounds of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda on Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20.
Blok’s first outing with the new JCR team was in May as part of the USF2000 supporting series to the first road race for Indy Cars at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His results showed great promise considering it was Blok’s first two races in the 2.0-liter Van Diemen with minimal testing. Blok ranked 12th and 13th respectively in the two races amongst a field of 22 cars.
The 20-year-old engineering student looks forward to developing his relationship with his race engineer and the JCR team at his “home” race. The technically challenging 1.755-mile, 11-turn street circuit will test the discipline of all the drivers as run-off areas are minimal and concrete walls line most of the course.
“I've been anxious to get behind the wheel since Indianapolis and I'm glad that Toronto is finally almost upon us,” remarked Blok. “This weekend wouldn't be happening without the continued support of my current partners as well as my new partners Eneos, Zenith and Tenaquip. I would also like to welcome back Boston Pizza & Mr. Lube. I am looking forward to putting on a good show and hopefully come home with a podium finish.”
About the John Cummiskey Racing:
Cummiskey leads an experienced crew and provides a professional race team environment to young drivers looking to expand their career. JCR is focused on providing top quality equipment and a winning atmosphere. In addition, JCR offers a full service preparation/restoration shop for any type of race car. JCR services include full chassis, suspension, engine, and transmission preparation/restoration. JCR can prepare your car for any event, fully restore your car to its original condition with all the up to date safety equipment. For more information about John Cummiskey Racing, visit www.johncummiskeyracing.com.
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Nathan Blok Quick Facts: Nathan Blok is a 20-year old racer from Beachburg, Ontario and a two-time Formula Tour Series Champion. Blok has been racing for 14 years, beginning in karting, and earned his first victory in cars in 2010 in the Ontario Formula Ford Challenge race at Calabogie, Ontario. He holds the F1600 track record at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and is the youngest driver to win at the Trois-Rivieres GP.
Away from the track, Blok holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in karate and is currently attending the Mechanical Engineering Technology course at Algonquin College (Ottawa, Ontario). For more information on Nathan Blok, visit www.nathanblok.com
Sponsors of Nathan Blok Racing: Nathan Blok would like to thank his sponsors for their continuing support – Aurora Tools (www.aurora-tools.com), Tenaquip (www.tenaquip.com), Zenith Safety Products, ENEOS (http://www.eneos.us), Boston Pizza (www.bostonpizza.com), Mr. Lube (www.mrlube.com ), Salin Bank (www.salin.com), Donley Pool Service, Lad's Auto Recyclers, Sun Sign Graphics (www.sunsigngraphics.com, Woody’s MVR (www.woodysmvr.com), Beach-West Pharmacy, McMillan Transmission, H and H Constructions (www.handhconstruction.ca), A-city Taxi, Sandra's Embroidery, TD Products (www.td-products.com).