Tag Archive: Brian Graham

Nov 05

Team Canada Scholarship Finds Success in England

The world renowned Formula Ford Festival held at Brands Hatch Circuit in England is now in the history books.

Team Canada Scholarship - Chase Pelletier (1) Team Canada Scholarship driver Chase Pelletier acquitted himself well with a solid 14th place finish in the final. The results don’t really show the true success the young racer had in his first trip abroad as he enjoyed a week of close competition and fierce on track battles.

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Oct 03

BGR Team Grote podium at Le Circuit

“It is always a great time of the year to visit Mont-Tremblant”

2014-09-27-1313The Ontario based team headed to the beautiful Mont-Tremblant Le Circuit for the final two rounds of the Formula Tour F1600 Series with their two regular drivers Bruno Chapinotti and Zacharie Robichon.

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Oct 01

Team Canada Scholarship winner announced

The  selection for the Team Canada Scholarship  is a difficult process as there are so many great young candidates. 

Team Canada logo 2014 has been a stellar year for many of the nominees and in the end one driver stood out among his peers. In just his second season of racing, this years winner left his mark with his first Championship and multiple podiums across the two F1600 Championships in Ontario and Quebec. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Team Canada Scholarship announces 6 finalists

 It is again a tough job to narrow it down to 6 finalists

Team Canada logo After a very successful campaign with 2013 Team Canada drivers Scott Hargrove and Zacharie Robichon, the hopes are high once again for the Team Canada Scholarship Program.

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Mar 05

Grote Manufacturing back with BGR for 7th season

Like BGR , Grote Industries Co. believes in delivering results
2011-09-24_0183 Brian Graham, owner of BGR Team Grote is pleased to announce that long time team supporter Grote Manufacturing is back as the primary sponsor of the winning team.

Feb 07

Formula 2000 Series launched

Big Time Wings & Slicks Racing Returns to Canada

Formula 2000 Series Move Motorsports Executives Jason Sharpe and Diane Dale (promoters of the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship) announced today details of a new Formula 2000 Championship for the Canadian market. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Team Canada impresses at Brands Hatch FF Festival

In only its 3rd year the Team Canada Scholarship has certainly come a long way.

Team Canada - Zacharie Robichon - Scott Hargrove For the first time, two young Canadian talents made the trip overseas to represent Team Canada. Scott Hargrove from Surrey, BC and Zacharie Robichon of Ottawa ON both made very good impressions and represented Team Canada superbly.

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Oct 08

Team Canada Scholarship welcomes new supporters

“I am very pleased to welcome our new partners to the program” – Brian Graham

Team Canada logoAs preparations continue for the 3rd edition of the Team Canada Scholarship, the search for support has yielded some high profile partners who join the list of Canadian companies already on board. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

BGR Team Grote wins Prestigious Can Am Cup!

Robichon clinches 8th straight Rookie of the Year for BGR!

Zacharie Robichon by Michael HaleyThe incredible run of Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Rookie of the Year award continued in 2013 and Zacharie Robichon (Aquafine, P1 Fitness, Just a Drop), joined a very select group of drivers who have brought BGR Team Grote the honors home.

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Sep 03

BGR Team Grote wins at CMP!

Jesse Lazare and Zacharie Robichon would once again be in the mix for the overall win

BGR Team Grote - CMPFor the 4th time in 5 events at the picturesque venue, a BGR driver stood on the top step of the podium when the final checkered flag fell.

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Aug 30

BGR Team Grote to test young karters

The future stars of tomorrow begin their careers in karting

BGR Team GroteIn support of the 2013 Canadian National Karting Championships, BGR Team Grote was present in the paddock with one of the teams winning Piper DF5’s.

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Aug 21

Team Canada names second driver

Zacharie Robichon of the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship

Team Canada logoThe Team Canada Scholarship completes their line up for the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, England with the naming of F1600 driver Zacharie Robichon.

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Aug 16

Team Canada Scholarship announces First Selection

Will represent Canada at the 2013 Formula Ford Festival this coming October

Team Canada logo 2The Team Canada Scholarship announces Scott Hargrove as the first driver to be selected for the 2013 edition of the 3rd year program. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

After a month’s break from racing, BGR Team Grote heads to CTMP with one goal in mind, win

BGR Team Grote resumes quest for 2013 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship at CTMP

BGR Team Grote logoWith two successful tests during the break and some updates to the cars the team is confident it will build on their championship lead. Zacharie Robichon will be joined by Jesse Lazare. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Team Canada Scholarship selects first 4 finalists.

The Team Canada Scholarship enters their 3rd year

Team Canada logo 2Team Canada Scholarship announces the first 4 finalists who will be competing for one of the two seats available for this year’s program. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

The “What Ifs Of Racing” leave BGR Team Grote frustrated in Montreal

The team now shifts its focus back to the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship

2013-06-08_1255BGR Team Grote had high hopes heading into the F1 weekend competing in the Formula Tour 1600 series were they looked to repeat the overall win the team captured in 2011.

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Jun 01

BGR Team Grote doubles up at Shannonville!

“The weekend couldn’t have gone better” – Brian Graham

BGR Team Grote logoZacharie Robichon swept the weekend with two pole positions and two wins and now leads the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Team Canada 2012 report

“Although it was a tough week with unexpected problems, in the end, we were quick” – Garrett Grist

Team Canada Garrett GristTeam Canada logoAlthough the results sheets will not reflect it, 2012 Team Canada Scholarship winner Garrett Grist enjoyed a strong showing at the internationally renowned British Formula Ford Festival, and quite ably displayed the quality of driving talent produced by this country. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Team Canada Scholarship winner Garett Grist is set to arrive Monday morning at the famed circuit with Team Canada co-founder Brian Graham

Team Canada ready to go!

Team Canada logoGarett GristThe flights are booked, hotel rooms reserved, rental car arranged, and all the details taken care of for the second trip to the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch.

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Sep 13

Last chance to impress!!

“Can’t wait for next week to learn who our second Team Canada Scholarship winner is” –  Gerry Merz

Team Canada logo 2Team Canada logoWith the announcement of who will fly the Team Canada Scholarship colors at the Formula Ford Festival a week away, there is one last chance for the drivers to impress the selection committee and sponsors. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Team Canada is ready to build on success in 2012

With the goal of once again challenging for top honors at the premier Formula Ford event

Team Canada logo 2Team Canada logoAfter a remarkable debut in the 40th anniversary of the world-renowned Formula Ford Festival at the Brands Hatch Circuit in England last season, Team Canada is ready to build on that success in 2012.

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Jul 13

Another podium for Lazare in FF1600

Podium finish for Lazare at Summer Classic
 
2012-07-07_03492012-07-08_0118Jesse Lazare was back in action at the historic Mt-Tremblant Circuit last weekend at the Summer Classic in his #21 Door Doctor BGR Piper DF5. Once again it was a new track for the 15-year-old, but he came to grips with the tough Mt-Tremblant circuit quicky.

(Flagworld’s Tremblant Summer Classic photo album)

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Jul 10

Podium for BGR Team Grote at Mont Tremblant with Lazare.

“What a great weekend for BGR and our driver Jesse Lazare!” – Brian Graham

2012-07-08_04162012-07-08_040415 year old Jesse Lazare aboard his Piper DF5/Honda impressed as he made his debut in the Formula Tour 1600 Series this past weekend at the famous Circuit Mont-Tremblant. His first ever laps on the world class track came during the promoters test day on the Thursday. As he had done two weeks prior at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport) he quickly came to grips with the high speed facility and was comfortably in the top 10. Marc Bishara had two solid races and continues to learn and set some personal best laps in the process.

(Flagworld’s Tremblant Summer Classic photo album)

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Jun 26

Lazare strong in FF1600 debut

Two podiums for Jesse Lazare at Mosport Double-Header weekend 

F1600 - Jesse Lazare portraitF1600 - Jesse Lazare pitsQuebec based racer, Jesse Lazare kicked off his car racing career this weekend at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Double-Header weekend at the wheel of a Brian Graham Racing Team Grote No. 21 Door Doctor Piper DF5/Honda entry.

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Mar 08

BGR Team Grote becomes Canadian dealer for Piper Race Cars

The leading F1600 Team has taken delivery of its first car and expects the second car in just a few weeks.

piper formula ford 1600piper formula ford 1600 2The reigning OFFC Champions and Rookie of the Year winner in both the OFFC and Quebec based Formula Tour 1600 will field at least two Piper DF5’s this season as well as support any customer owned cars in Canada.

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Oct 21

Inaugural Team Canada scholarship program with driver Xavier Coupal make history!

Fastest lap and pole position

Team Canada Scholarship - very first time a Canadian has ever sat on the pole at the Formula Ford FestivalTeam Canada Scholarship - Team Shot is Gerry Merz, (Team Canada Founder), Driver Xavier Coupal, Brian Graham (Team Canada FoundeAs the final checkered flag over the 40th Formula Ford Festival, the Team Canada entry was already parked, but not without making a spectacular debut and also making history!

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Sep 07

Hindman wins, Kellett, Anderson Podium for BGR Team Grote!

“Wow what a weekend for our team” – Brian Graham

BGR Team Grote - Mosport - Trent HindmanMosport International RacewayTrent Hindman continued his impressive rookie season with 2 pole positions and the Sunday feature win at Mosport International Raceway to strengthen his points lead with 4 rounds remaining.

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Aug 23

The final 3 candidates for the Team Canada Scholarship have been selected.

Team Canada Scholarship to the festival announces finalists!

Team Canada logoTeam Canada logo 2With the half-way point of the season now past, the selections have been made, and it was clear that Canada has a great number of young up and coming drivers who could all represent our country well! The 3 finalists will be gathering for an intensive interview process on August 29th, and shortly thereafter, one driver will be selected to be the very first winner of the annual Scholarship. The interviews will take place at Mosport International Raceway, the world renowned track known for producing some of this country’s greatest drivers.

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Aug 04

Team Canada Scholarship hopefuls continue to impress

Corporate support flows in!

Team Canada ScholarshipBGR Team Grote logoThe search for the first driver to win the inaugural Team Canada Scholarship to the Festival is heating up. For the principals of BGR Sports and Entertainment, (BGR S & E), Gerry Merz, Dave Matkovich, and Brian Graham, founders of Team Canada Scholarship, the task of selecting the driver to represent Canada at the 2011 Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch is in full swing.

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Jul 21

BGR Team Grote takes Shannonville by storm



There is no rest for the team as they are busy preparing for Mont Tremblant

BGR Team Grote logoBGR Team Grote - Dalton KellettBGR Team Grote drivers Trent Hindman and Dalton Kellett both made the podium their own this weekend with the pair taking 2 of the 3 steps during rounds 5 and 6 of the 2011 Ontario Formula Ford Championship.

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