Mopar, FCA Canada’s service, parts and customer-care brand, announced that Canadian Andrew Ranger would again be behind the wheel of the Mopar racing car this season.
Andrew Ranger will be driving the no 27 Dodge Mopar in this year’s NASCAR Pinty’s Series, beginning May 22.
Ranger is no stranger to Canada’s NASCAR Series circuit. At age 29, he’s already won the championship twice (2007 and 2009; the same year he was named ‘Most Popular Driver’ by fans). In the past two years, he has three wins and four poles. Ranger finished last year third in the points standing and has tied rival driver Scott Steckly for the most wins in the Series at 20.
The Roxton Pond, Quebec-native has a new crew chief for 2016 in David Wight; his No 27 racecar gets an exciting new Mopar paint scheme and the car will again be built by the top-notch team of DJ Kennington, a two-time Series champion himself.
“I am so proud to represent Mopar for a third season,” said Ranger. “It’s an incredibly supportive team and one loved by the fans. The entire Mopar crew will continue to work hard with a winning mindset, so I can achieve a third championship.”
The 12-event, Canada-only stock car racing series has a new title sponsor for 2016 in Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc. Its sponsorship announcement came alongside news of a three-year deal for the Series to run again at the Indy Toronto weekend in July. The Series raced Toronto in 2010 and 2011, with Ranger winning both of those events.
Mopar is also the title sponsor of the Canadian Superbike Championship and sponsor of the two largest 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.