While the drivers get all the attention, auto racing would not exist without the help and expertise of the behind-the-scenes groups, groups that organize races and provide all the logistics and safety aspects.
And road racing in Canada is fortunate indeed to have the Canadian Race Communications Association, formed in 1959 to initially provide marshalling services.
In 1960, with 125 members, the CRCA was a welcome part of road racing, and grew with the sport as it entered its modern-day era with the running of events at Mosport Park.
Throughout its 50-plus year history, the CRCA has provided timing, scoring, communications, safety, and fire fighting and rescue services for major Canadian road circuit events, including Formula One, Can-Am racing, karting, the Indy car race in Toronto, and major motorcycle events.
Without the services of the CRCA, racing would not be a safe, well-organized experience for competitors and fans alike.