Champion Canadian Racer Andrew Ranger to Steer #28 Mopar Car for DJK Racing in 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Season
Mopar, Chrysler Canada’s service, parts and customer-care brand, announced that Quebec-born Andrew Ranger will be the driver of the #28 Mopar racecar for the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCATS) season. Ranger is no stranger to...
Mopar, Chrysler Canada’s service, parts and customer-care brand, announced that Quebec-born Andrew Ranger will be the driver of the #28 Mopar racecar for the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCATS) season.
Ranger is no stranger to the NCATS circuit: Age 27, he’s already won the Series’ Championship twice (2007 and 2009), run a total of 58 races with 11 poles, 50 top-10s finishes, 34 top-5s and 16 win. The Roxton Pond, Quebec native’s new #28 Mopar racecar will now be built by the top-notch racing team of another two-time NCATS champion, DJ Kennington.
“This is a great opportunity for me to race a full season and compete to win a third championship,” said Ranger. “I’m really looking forward to working with Mopar and DJK racing to put the #28 ahead of the competition.”
Said NCATS driver and head of DJK Racing, DJ Kennington: “I’m very excited to be part of this new partnership and having an even larger relationship with Mopar. Our DJK Racing team has won two championships with Mopar power and we take great pride in what we’ve accomplished. It’s terrific news for the Series to have Andrew Ranger back full-time and I’m looking forward to competing against him every weekend”.
Mopar is synonymous with racing and the storied brand has been ingrained in Canada’s motorsports scene for decades. It has been a major part of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series since its inception and the CASCAR Series which preceded it. In 2013, a Dodge won all 12 NCATS races; of the 60 total competitors throughout the season, 42 were Dodge-bodied and Scott Steckly – in the Canadian Tire Dodge – won the Series’ Championship.
Mopar is also the title sponsor of the Canadian Superbike Championship and sponsor of the two biggest IHRA Drag Race events in North America: the Mopar Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals in Edmonton, Alberta and the Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals at Grand Bend, Ontario.
“Mopar is extremely excited to announce that Andrew Ranger will be the new driver of the Mopar-sponsored Dodge Challenger in the Canadian NASCAR series,” said Jim Kiritsis, senior manager, national service & parts for Mopar Canada. “Having Andrew as our wheel-man in the car embossed with the Omega ‘M’ will give us a presence at the track that is sure to be nothing short of epic. Additionally, we are thrilled to be teaming up with DJK Racing, a winning car and Mopar engine builder. These proven winners embody the Mopar adage, ‘Authentic Performance’.”
In 2009 Andrew Ranger was voted the Most Popular NASCAR Canadian Tire Series driver. The same year he finished third in the NASCAR’s upper-level Napa Auto Parts 200 Nationwide event at Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. Last year, Ranger competed in three NCATS races, with first, second and third place finishes.