July 4th, 2012 by Jamie Forestell with tags , , , , , ,

One of our favourite former Dragons and now Sharks on the hit series “Shark Tank”, Robert Herjavec has been announced as the Grand Marshal for the 2012 Toronto Honda Indy taking place this weekend.

“We are pleased to name Robert Herjavec as our Grand Marshal for 2012,” said Charlie Johnstone, Vice President and General Manager of Honda Indy Toronto. “As a Toronto resident, Robert is a huge supporter of the Honda Indy Toronto and he will be a great ambassador for the event.”

Robert is an auto enthusiast with a garage full of high end cars and recently started racing. He has won both
races at this year’s season-opener of the Ferarri Challenge in St. Petersburg.

During the Ferrari Challenge held at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma California earlier this year Robert crashed his 2011 Ferrari 458 and TMZ shared the exclusive footage seen below.

Robert is also a proud owner of the Canadian Supercar, the HTT Plethore, one of the deals he closed during his tenure on the hit show “Dragons Den”. The 750hp HTT Plethore was on display during the 2011 Canadian International Autoshow.

If you would like to check out the Indy, be sure not to miss Free Friday, presented by the Ontario Honda Dealers Association. On the opening Friday, July 6 2012, all grandstands and paddocks will be open to the public free of charge!

For tickets you can purchase via the Indy website. Do you think Dario Franchitti can defend his title?

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