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Ryan Verra acquits himself well on a loop that’s been a stepping stone for some of auto racing’s biggest stars

Ryan Verra F3 Podium Brazil

Calgarian overcomes eye issue to make waves on Formula 3 circuit

Race car driver Ryan Verra worried he’d never get behind the wheel again when his laser eye surgery went horribly wrong.

But months of struggle ended in triumph for the 31-year-old Calgarian when he reached the podium during a Formula 3 race in Brazil last month.

For Verra the third place finish in his first attempt at Formula 3 racing was the latest success in a remarkable journey behind the wheel of blindingly fast cars.

Unlike many top drivers Verra came to the sport as an adult but quickly caught up with racers who had been behind the wheel since childhood and by last year he had worked his way up the rankings in the North America Indy tour’s USF2000 championships.

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Verra set to race Formula 3 in Brazil; Making His Comeback to Racing

(September 1st, 2014) It’s been about 8 months since Canadian race car driver, Ryan Verra, last entered a race. The former Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Championship driver claimed two victories, multiple podiums and finished second in the National Championship during his time with the series. Then, he took some time off. Not necessarily on purpose. Ryan had complications from lasik eye surgery which prevented him from begin able to safely drive a race car as well as nerve ending damage in his hand. Now, he is all healed and ready for a comeback.

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Ryan Verra Supports the Heart Truth Fashion Show in Calgary

Heart Truth Fashion Show Calgary with Lisa Bowes CTV News

Heart Truth Fashion Show Calgary with Lisa Bowes CTV News

2013 Road to Indy Driver Ryan Verra walks the runway with the lovely Lisa Bowes of CTV Calgary News. Lisa is sporting the Formula One inspired red dress designed by Haithem Elkadiki. This

The Heart Truth Fashion Show“, a national campaign which raises the awareness that heart disease and stroke is more common than we think and in fact is a leading cause of death among women in Canada, has shown great response since its first introduction in Toronto. Inspiring the rest of the nation, the Heart Truth Fashion Show is now hosted by different cities. Calgary will be hosting its 2nd edition tonight at the Eighth Avenue Place.

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Ryan Verra Battles on the Toughest Circuit of the Season

Ryan Verra Mid-Ohio USF2000 Race Indycar Racing

(Lexington, Ohio – August 8, 2013) Ryan Verra returned to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this past weekend for the Allied Building Products USF2000 Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio. This is one of the most challenging tracks on the series schedule due to its many elevation changes and turns. Though Ryan prefers street courses, he was up for the challenge in his #25 Alliance Autosport (Capto Scientia/Enemy Sport/Toshi/Cancer Research Society) after testing in May with the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in the National Class Presented by SCCA Enterprises

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Verra Races the Streets of Toronto

Ryan Verra Toronto Indycar

(Toronto, ON – July 17th, 2013) Ryan Verra came from his hometown of Calgary to Toronto this past weekend to compete in The Analytic Systems USF2000 Grand Prix of Toronto. This would be his first time back in a competitive race with the #25 Alliance Autosport (Capto Scientia/Enemy Sport/Toshi/Cancer Research Society) car since St. Petersburg in March. Not only was Ryan excited to be back racing but he was also excited to debut his charity project, “Driven to Research”, in his home country.

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Road to Indy driver Ryan Verra partners with Cancer Research Society

Ryan Verra Charity Racing Project

CALGARY, AB (June 10, 2013) – Verrasport is proud to announce its partnership with the Cancer Research Society in the ‘Driven to Research’ campaign.

The Cancer Research Society was founded in 1945 with the goal of funding research on all types of cancer, thereby contributing to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting and treating this disease.

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