[media-credit name=”http://www.robertherjavec.com/” align=”alignright” width=”170″][/media-credit]Honda Indy Toronto organizers announced that Robert Herjavec will be the Grand Marshal for the 2012 Honda Indy Toronto, which takes place this weekend from July 6th to July 8th. Herjavec is the star of ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank” and a well-known business leader.
“We are pleased to name Robert Herjavec as our Grand Marshal for 2012,” Charlie Johnstone, Vice President and General Manager of Honda Indy Toronto, says. “As a Toronto resident, Robert is a huge supporter of the Honda Indy Toronto and he will be a great ambassador for the event.”
On the big race day, Herjavec will give the command to the drivers to start the engines, while meeting with the drivers and touring the INDYCAR paddocks before the race.
Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders through being an entrepreneurial and motivational expert for many newspapers and magazines, as well as being the former lead dragon on Dragons’ Den. He dropped that role to join Shark Tank.
Beyond his daily business life, Herjavec is also a successful race car driver. He will be competiting in two Ferrari Challenge races as part of the weekend also. He won both races earlier this season in the season-opener at St. Petersburg, Florida while winning the Rookie of the Year title last year. With five podium finishes in six races so far this year, Herjavec looks strong so far.
On top of his duties as Grand Marshall and driving, Herjavec will be appearing at the Ferrari fan zone.
Tickets to the 2012 Honda Indy Toronto are available online at www.hondaindytoronto.com/tickets or by phone at 1-877-503-6869.