Toronto, Ont. – It is a well-known fact that Samantha Tan has a special place in her heart for children. This week, when she went home to Toronto for the holidays, she made it a point to bring some holiday cheer once again to the children at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Center.
Just over a month ago, ST Racing put the word out to all its friends and supporters at BMW Canada, Maranello BMW, Ferri Automotive and Autostrada Magazine for gift donations. The response was unbelievable! A “mountain of fabulous toys and racing swag” showed up at the HB Kids Rehab Center on the day of Samantha Tan’s visit.
Samantha Tan and some of ST Racing’s entourage were guided through the hospital for a one-hour visit with a chariot full of toys for all the children to enjoy. The looks on the children’s faces were precious.
The Canadian race car driver sat down among her young fans and spent time answering all their questions, while they watched a video of her racing.
When Tan pulled out her driver suit to show the kids what she wears when she is driving her race car, everyone wanted to touch it and see what it felt like. The 21-year old driver took time to explain to the children what the suit was made of, and what all the names on the suit represented.
Spending time with these children was truly a heartwarming moment for Samantha and the whole group that was present. Christmas is all about giving, and none of this could have been possible without the help of precious friends and supporters and ST Racing is grateful to all of them. Also, a special thank you goes out to the staff at the Holland Bloorview Rehabilitation Center for hosting the visit and their constant care and devotion to the children.
From everyone at ST Racing, Happy Holidays! See you next year!
ST Racing’s season starts on March 1st at the famed F1 Circuit of the Americas (COTA). Four other race weekends will make up the 2019 West Championship for the Pirelli GT4 America. The schedule is as follows:
March 1-3 COTA
March 29-31 Laguna Seca
June 7-9 Sonoma
July 12-14 Portland
Oct 26-28 Las Vegas
Samantha Tan’s race fans can follow her on samanthatanracing.com, Instagram
(@samanthatan_racing) (samanthaatan), Facebook (STRSamantha) and on Twitter (@STR_Samantha).
About ST Racing:
ST Racing was officially launched last October (2016). A Team of highly experienced guys were put together for the 2019 Pirelli World Challenge season. Both ST Racing drivers, Samantha Tan and Jason Wolfe are driving the BMW M4 GT4 in the GTS SprintX class. Kenneth Tan is the Team Principal, Ben Distaulo the team manager, and Alex Dupré, team engineer.
About Pirelli GT4 America
The GT4 America championship utilizes GT4 homologated race cars in two popular race formats – Sprint and SprintX. The past season has seen explosive growth in the GT4 category and has resulted in a wide range of cars that are eligible to race in the GT4 America Series, including the BMW M4 GT4, Chevy Camaro GT4.R, Audi R8 LMS GT4, Ford Mustang GT4, and the Mercedes-AMG GT4. Among other GT4-spec cars are the successful Porsche Cayman GT4 CSMR, McLaren 570S GT4, Panoz Avezzano GT4, and many others.
GT4 America offers two regional series integrated within our SprintX Championship -West & East. Each regional series is designed to offer new drivers a localized race program that is cost effective and competitive, with all the benefits of racing in a professional national championship. Each region will consist of five (5) rounds at top-tier circuits in North America in a two-driver, Bronze-rated format.
SRO Motorsports Group: the global leader in GT racing
With more than 25 years’ experience at the forefront of a continuously evolving industry, SRO Motorsports Group is the established international leader in GT racing.
Best known for the development and implementation of the GT3 and GT4 regulations, SRO promotes and organizes championships that embrace professional and amateur competitors. Its portfolio of highly regarded series spans Europe, America and Asia, while its flagship Intercontinental GT Challenge contests events on five different continents.
The 2019 the season will see more than 100 races run under the SRO Motorsports Group banner, highlighted by the prestigious Total 24 Hours of Spa. In addition to promotion and organisation, the company operates SRO Race Centre by MMC – a high-level technical centre at Circuit Paul Ricard – and provides the ultimate driving opportunities on world-renowned facilities through Curbstone Track Events.
SRO Motorsports Group is chaired by company founder and CEO Stephane Ratel. With offices in London, Paris, Liège, Hong Kong and Austin, its work is facilitated by a dedicated global team of full-time and freelance staff.