Honda Indy not a complete washout for fans

Toronto Sun contest winner Doug McInroy meets with Oakville's James Hinchcliffe prior to Saturday's...

Toronto Sun contest winner Doug McInroy meets with Oakville's James Hinchcliffe prior to Saturday's washed out Race 1 at the Honda Indy Toronto. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

Jenny Yuen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:12 PM ET

More drip than zip.

The first of two weekend Honda Indy races was rained out Saturday after organizers dropped the red-flag twice before finally announcing the cancellation about three hours later.

And yet, the constant rain didn’t dampen spirits of fans – many of whom prepared for the active weather by bringing ponchos and umbrellas.

“It looked like the weather was maybe going to clear,” said David Martin, 44, who came to the race with his wife Rhonda. “Like all Toronto fans, I think we were cheering for James Hinchcliffe, but just to enjoy good quality racing, no matter who the winner is. It’s hard to second guess (race controllers). I’m sure they were trying to do their best for drivers and were waiting as long as possible to try to get the race to the fans.”

However, not everyone was as understanding.

“I’m a fan and I’m not going to be a fan anymore after this,” said Nino Calapa. “You ripped me off $300. I don’t mind for safety reasons,


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