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Maxx Ebenal Readies for Asia Formula Renault at Shanghai & Victory for Canada
By: PS Racing
Shanghai, China -
To his friends back home in the small city of Regina, Saskatchewan Canada, Maxx Ebenal has certainly become a hometown hero from half a world away.
From his humble upbringings to newfound glory in high-level international Formula Renault racing, Ebenal epitomizes the famous quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that one must “…go where there is no path and leave a trail.” And a trail Ebenal certainly has made - from battling cancer in his youth, to working in the oil fields of Northern Canada to save money for his racing, then working as a race mechanic to further fund his racing, and finally moving halfway around the world to Asia to risk it all, for one shot at glory.
There is no doubt that glory has certainly been found by Ebenal this season, as he is currently dominating the 2014 Asia Formula Renault Championship by a staggering 57 points. With next weekend’s rounds 10&11 of the series at the world-famous Shanghai International Formula One Circuit, Ebenal has with a chance to seal the overall championship victory with one race weekend still to go, and in so doing, become the first Canadian to win the Asia Formula Renault Championship in its 13 year history.
However, although Ebenal is well on his way to bringing glory to Canada, there is no doubt that a strong part of his motivation for victory comes from his support of the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children. Since 2009, Ebenal has used his racing efforts to promote the charity and in doing so has consistently raised money for the foundation, inspired by his own battle with a brain tumor at a young age. For more information on Maxx Ebenal’s story and updates on his next race weekend at the world-famous Shanghai International F1 Circuit, visit http://www.maxxspeed.ca or his facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/