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Ken Wilden Rejoins Jaguar RSR For American Le Mans Series Race at Mosport

Ken Wilden Photo by Dan BoydCanadian Ken Wilden has signed with JaguarRSR to drive the #98 Jaguar XKR in Sunday's American Le Mans Series race at Mosport, part of the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport, July 21-24.

Wilden, who’s the 2009 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season champion, will be joined by P.J. Jones for the two hour-45 minute race.

"It's great to be back with the whole team at JaguarRSR, the Oakville native said.

"The American Le Mans Series is a great showcase for all the various manufacturers and world class drivers.  Being able to compete at my home track in the Jaguar will definitely be the highlight of my year.”

Choosing a driver of Wilden’s talent especially with the past success he has enjoyed at Mosport’s historic 3.96 km track was a no-brainer for Paul Gentilozzi, JaguarRSR Principal Partner.

“Having Kenny return behind the wheel of the #98 XKR with JaguarRSR for the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport is an honour for the whole team and a great strategic move,” he said.  “He has proven that he is one of the fastest guys at Mosport and will bring a lot to our team effort there and later in the season.”

The last time Wilden ran in a professional race at Mosport, was in the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series in 2010 at the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend.  During that memorable weekend, he set both the qualifying and race fast laps track records on his way to the dominating victory.

Wilden has been recognized as one of the country’s most accomplished road racers since claiming the Player’s/GM and Firehawk Series crowns in 1992.  Along with American Le Mans, his racing resume includes Formula Atlantic, Daytona Prototypes, Trans-Am and Grand Am Continental Challenge.

The Weekend gets underway on Thursday (July 21) with a full-day of testing for all series' except the American Le Mans Series.  Friday (July 22) will see practice sessions for all supporting series' and the American Le Mans Series will hold their testing.  Saturday's (July 23) schedule starts with both practice and qualifying, followed by races for F2000, IMSA GT3 Cup, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, Cooper Tires Lites and the Castrol Touring Car Championship.  Sunday (July 24) morning opens with more qualifying and then races in Star Mazda, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, Cooper Prototype Lites, Castrol Touring, IMSA GT3 Cup and the two-hour, 45 minute feature American Le Mans Series race to close out the weekend.

A four-day SuperTicket is just $70 until July 20 ($80 at the Gate).  Single day tickets are also available.

For more information and to purchase tickets call the Mosport Hotline at 1-800-866-1072 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm ET), visit online at www.mosport.com, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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