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Ranger Selected As Canadian Stock Car Racer Of The Year By Inside Track

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

As the 2008 season is about to get underway another honor has been given to the 2007 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio champion Andrew Ranger.

Ranger, 21, was selected in online voting as the Canadian Stock Car Racer of the Year in the Sixth Annual Inside Track Readers’ Choice Awards. Inside Track Motorsport News is one of the preeminent racing publications in Canada.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitor and Canadian road racing legend Ron Fellows won the Overall Canadian Racer of the Year, a category in which Ranger also received votes.

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Date Change: Western Swing Moved

By Official Release

Both western events on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio schedule will move forward one week due to the change of dates for the Rexall Edmonton Indy weekend.

The race at SunValley Speedway in Vernon, B.C. is now scheduled for Saturday, July 19 and the new Edmonton dates have qualifying on Friday, July 25 and the race on the 1.973-mile temporary road course at Edmonton’s City Centre Airport will be held on Saturday, July 26.

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Ranger Injures Foot In Spill

By NASCAR Public Relations

Defending NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio champion Andrew Ranger suffered three fractures of his left foot during a qualifying session for a ice motorcycle race at the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt in Quebec on February 17.

A cast was placed on the foot, but surgery was not required. His doctors estimate a four to six week recovery period and no future complications are anticipated according to a representative from his management company.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Announces Schedule For 2008

By NASCAR Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 19, 2008) – Coming off a very successful first season, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio is set for more exciting action in 2008. Packed grandstands and final lap heroics were the norm a year ago, while this season a spirited battle for rookie-of-the-year honors along with Andrew Ranger’s title defense will only heighten the excitement.

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2007 Canadian Tire Series Official Race Results

Overview: A race-by-race recap of the current season, showing pole and race winners.

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Micks Motorsports Re-Signs with BDI

Micks Re-Signs With BDI

MT. ALBERT, Ontario -- Micks Motorsports is pleased to announce the return of Beyond Digital Imaging Inc. (BDI) as its primary sponsor for the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

"We're very pleased to have BDI back as our prime sponsor," said Kerry Micks, driver of the Micks Motorsports Ford Fusion. "This early-season renewal of our sponsorship agreement with BDI allows our team to focus at what we do best, win races and compete for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Championship."

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HB Motorsports Confirms Haldex As Sponsor

BRANTFORD, Ontario -- The No. 10 HB Motorsports Dodges will again be carrying the same familiar blue and white colours of Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems when the green flag waves to start the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

Confirmation of the return of last year's Title Sponsor was conveyed to the Brantford, Ontario-based team on December 21st at the Canadian headquarters of the commercial vehicle systems company in Guelph, Ontario.

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Canadian Tire Series Reaches Out To Canadian Military

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 22, 2007) -- The special relationship shared between the military and NASCAR is strong in the United States. With the help of Pierre Bourque (No. 29 driving.ca Dodge) that bond is strengthening north of the border in Canada, as well.

Also like the U.S., Canada has troops abroad fighting the war on terrorism. Most deployed Canadian troops are based in Afghanistan in search of exiled Taliban and active members of the al Qaeda militia.

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