Silverado 250 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
After a victory at ICAR and a fantastic second place at Trois-Rivières earlier this season, Andrew Ranger will be back with the La Cité de Mirabel Inc. team for the upcoming Silverado 250, to be held September 1 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
He will be at the wheel of the No 28 Dodge prepared by the DJ Kennington team.
Andrew was scheduled to race in the ARCA Series that weekend, but an accident last weekend in a ARCA dirt race at the Illinois Fair Grounds has badly damaged the car and it will not be repaired in time for the September 1 ARCA race that was on Andrew’s original schedule. When La Cité de Mirabel Inc. principal Daniel Proulx and Ray Courtemanche Jr. heard about this change in Andrew’s commitments, they immediately found a car and added him to the team for the September 1 Silverado 250, a NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event.
The No 28 Dodge is the very car that Alex Tagliani qualified on pole and drove to a fighting 5th place in Trois-Rivières a few weeks ago. Andrew knows the car. “That car went extremely well at Trois-Rivières, and I am aiming for a pole position and a win – nothing less!”
Daniel Proulx is happy with this turn of events. “Andrew has done well with our team this year, giving us great exposure and generating great enthusiasm about racing and our project. Bringing him back for a third race was a very easy decision for us.”
Ray Courtemanche Jr. is also preparing himself for the same race aboard his No 29 Dodge prepared by Jacombs Racing. “Andrew is a fantastic driver who can make the car dance from corner to corner on the edge of adhesion without ever making a mistake. I know I will improve my driving just by talking with him over the weekend.”
Another partner is joining the team for the weekend. Jean-Philippe Coderre, president of Plancher 2000, has stepped up to contribute to the effort. “I have been following the team all season and the exposure it has gained so far this year, and I decided that I could not pass up this opportunity with Andrew back on the team. Ray Junior and Daniel opened the door for me and I jumped at the opportunity to be part of the team.”
Andrew Ranger, Ray Courtemanche Jr. and the La Cité de Mirabel team will be on track for practice and qualifying on Saturday August 31 and for the Silverado 250 race on Sunday, September 1, at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, near Bowmanville (ON).
source: Baldwin Marketing, Julie Baldwin