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Jan 20, 2012

Young Canadian Racer's Daytona 200 Effort To Be Backed By Outside-Of-Industry Sponsor

Tim Hortons (Sudbury) to be Title Sponsor of Ben Young's Daytona 200 effort

THORNBURY ONTARIO, CANADA - Canadian coffee icon Tim Hortons (Sudbury) will be Ben Young Racing / Fogi Racing's Title Sponsor for the first race of the AMA Pro Road Racing 2012 season as well as the prestigious Daytona 200, which will be held at the legendary Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach. Florida, USA, March 15 - 17th 2012.

18 year old Ben Young from Thornbury, ON, competing in the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class under the Fogi Racing Development Team banner, is extremely proud to be partnered with Tim Hortons Sudbury franchisee Gilles Bolduc.

Bolduc, a former Canadian Superbike road racer himself, saw this as an opportunity to promote one of North America's largest quick service restaurant chains through a sport he personally has a passion for and a young Scottish-Canadian rider that he feels has a tremendous future ahead of him.

Bolduc missed out on his Daytona Pro Superbike racing debut at the celebrated Daytona 200 himself back in 1986 as a rule change in engine displacement was introduced. Bolduc stated "I couldn't believe I would be unable to compete when the displacement changed to 750cc. Now I have been given the chance to live vicariously through Ben's experience."

Bolduc added "I've been watching Ben's progress for some time now; from 125cc through to the 600s. Ben is an excellent, consistence and clean racer. I'm so pleased to be able to assist in the progress in his career."

Young, who's moving up to the next level of his development programme - the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class from the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport class in 2011 - was asked about the opportunity, "I can't thank Tim Hortons (Sudbury) and Gilles enough for the support. It will be a great honour to represent the Tim Hortons brand on the bike and in the paddock as Tim Hortons is such a huge part of mine and so many others' day-to-day life."

For more information about Tim Hortons please visit www.timhortons.com and to keep up-to-date on the Ben Young Racing and the Fogi Racing Development Team, please visit www.fogi.us, facebook.com/BenYoungRacing and on Twitter @86BY.

Ben Young Racing and the Fogi Racing Development Team would also like to acknowledge the following companies for their support this season; Arai Helmets, Scot-build Developments, GPTech LLC, K&N Filters, EBC Brakes, Arlen Ness Racing boots, Armour Bodies, BCL Motorsports Pit Kit, Vortex Racing, RS Taichi Leathers and The North American International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW.