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August 16, 2012

Eddy Lai annouces retirement

On my 50th birthday. I like to announce that I will be officially retired from full time racing duty. My racing interest started much before taking the Jim Russell Racing School with Richard Spenard. When I was 8 years old, one of my brothers was competing in a 125cc go-kart; while my other brother was racing a Mini Cooper “S” at the famous Macau Circuit. I didn't realized back then, but they were my earliest childhood heros.

My racing career started relatively late at the age of 20. Through the years I was able to chock up four championship win; and one runner-up. Include: (1) Solo-1 Champion and the Ontario Production Car Championship (runner-up); both in same year. (1) ICSCC Touring Car Champion. And (2) Rally Champion in consecutive years.

In the last 30 years my racing experience include:
-Honda/Michelin Challenge series
-Firestone Firehawk Endurance Series
-Formula 2000 Series
-Rothman Porsche Cup cars
-Players GM cars
-Mosport 24 Hours Endurance race
-Ice Racing
-World Challenge Touring Car Championship
-Molson Indy Vancouver Races
Beside my driving duty. My racing involvement also include:
-development of Toyota Celica rally car
-developemtn of Toyota Tercel Championship winning rally car
-development of BMW M5 suspension for racing purpose
-development of VW Golf Gti endurance race car
-development of Toyota MR2 Solo racing car
-development of Toyota Corolla GTS Championship winning race car
-development of Mercedes-Benz 190E 16V Championship winning race car
-development of Mercedes-Benz 190E rally car
-development of Mercedes-Benz C230 coupe
-development of Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK55 GT3 for ALMS
-development of SAAB Canada endurance race car
-development of Hyundai Canada road cars for homologation
-support to AMG FIA GT race at Laguna Seca
-advanced driving instructor for Porsche club
-advanced driving instructor for Ferrari club
-advanced driving instructor for Chinese car club in Toronto and Vancouver
-advanced driving instructor for Pirelli tire
-advanced driving instructor for VW
-organizer of Solo race events
-organizer/instructor advance driving school
-radio co-host