Visit Florida Senior VP Eileen Forrow (pictured right), Greater Miami CVB Representative Joanne Scalamogna, and Jerry Grymek, Account Director at LMA Communications Inc., were in Montreal on August 18th to greet the media members for the annual GRAND-AM Rolex race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Visit Florida sponsors the Number 40 and Number 41 Mazda RX-8 cars for Dempsey Racing, owned by Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey.
The Visit Florida team welcomed writers and editors from AskMen.com, Canadian Travel Press, CTV Montreal, enRoute Magazine, Tourisme Plus, Travel Word Radio Show, and West End Times.
The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has played host to the Nationwide Series since its inaugural Canada race in 2007. The track is named after the late Canadian driver Gilles Villeneuve, father of 1997 Formula One world champion Jacques Villeneuve. It serves as one of the top venue for Formula One and Champ Car series races.
The team organized an action-packed event, including a media breakfast, Racing 101 demonstration and a Meet & Greet with the Visit Florida racing team before watching the big race. We even supplied ear plugs – now that's being prepared! All of the attendants had a great time and we look forward to next year's Pit Stop event!