Getting to know NASCAR Pinty's Series driver Marc-Antoine Camirand
Each week Motorsport.com will feature a driver, crew member or car owner from NASCAR's only sanctioned touring series in Canada.
Marc-Antoine Camirand (St. Leonard d'Aston, Québec)
How long have you been racing and what was the first race you competed in and what kind of car did you drive?
I started racing in go-karts when I was 8 years old. It's always fun to race karts and after that I started racing Formula 1600 open wheelers and the I moved to endurance racing.
How long have you been competing in the NASCAR Pinty's Series?
This is my fourth season and I raced full-time in 2015. I've been racing part-time since then.
What made you decide to compete in the NPS?
It's a very competitive series with drivers like [Andrew] Ranger, [Alex] Tagliani and its the highest form of racing in Canada right now.
What makes being a part of the NPS special to you?
I love driving on the road courses and it's alwyas fun to race against the best.
How have your fans responded to you being a part of NASCAR in Canada?
The fans love watching me race in this series. I live close to Trois-Rivières and they floow the series.
What or where is your favorite track on the schedule?
I do like the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivières and I have the most wins there in all types of cars.
Do you have any hobbies outside of racing?
I like to play golf in the summer and love to play ice hockey in the winter.
If you weren't a race car driver, what do you think you would do instead of racing for a career?
Good question, really good question. I guess I would work with my dad in prepping cars and without racing.
Who has been the biggest influence in your life and/or racing career?
Greg Moore. I was 16 at that time and he was a good mentor to me and he helped me a lot for sure.
Tell me something about you that would surprise your fans?
We work so hard on the car and I when I can I love spending time with my kid.
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