The Honda Indy Toronto will be the 12th auto racing betting event in the Indy Toronto calendar, to be held on Sunday in the street circuit at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (home of Scott Pilgrim). Here are a few offshore sportsbook contenders for people who bet on auto racing.
The Aussie driver has won the Honda Indy Toronto on three occasions; once when it was known as the Steelback Grand Prix and was part of the Champ Car World Series (2007), and twice under its current name and status as an Indy Car race (2010 and 2016). Additionally, Power finished in 3rd place in 2009 and in 4th place in 2015. The Australian is coming off his fourth straight top 5 finish of this season – a 4th place finish in the Iowa Corn Indy 300 on Sunday.
The New Zealander wheelman won the two days of the 2013 edition of this race, which was in fact a doubleheader event for the first of only two times in the Indy Toronto’s history. In addition to that, Dix was the runner-up in 2011, came in 4th place in 2009, placed 5th in 2014, and had back-to-back 8th place finishes in 2015 and 2016. He also had two 5th place finishes in the 2001 and 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series’ Molson Indy Toronto in Exhibition Place. Dixon is coming off his fifth consecutive top 10th finish this season, a streak that includes winning the Kohler Grand Prix.
The Brazilian’s vertical and horizontal auto racing betting paths are about to intersect in Toronto. Horizontally he has been inching closer and closer to a win at Exhibition Place, coming in second place in 2013, 2014, and 2016, and in 3rd place in 2015. Vertically he just had his two best finishes of the season; a 3rd place at Road America and the first place in Iowa – his first win of 2017. All things considered, people who bet on auto racing might bear witness to the first Brazilian driver to win the Indy Toronto since Cristiano da Matta in 2002.
Josef Newgarden won the 2015 HIT but has never finished inside the top 10 in Exhibition Place in six starts (he placed 8th in 2011 in the Indy Lights though). Newgarden finished 2nd in the Kohler GP and 6th in the Iowa Corn.
Sébastien Bourdais won the first day of the 2014 doubleheader and placed 9th in the second day, was the runner-up and third place in 2013, finished 5th in 2015, 6th in 2011, and 7th last year. However, as people who bet on auto racing know, Bourdais withdrew from the 2017 season following a single-car accident while qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 so just ignore everything we just wrote about him.
Finally Ryan Hunter-Reay is your auto racing betting long shot. He was third the 2010 and 2011 editions of the Indy Toronto and won in 2012 after which he has not finished better than 12th. That said, he had his best finish of the season in Iowa, placing 3rd.