Earlier this week, Mopar announced that they will be sponsoring Andrew Ranger in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series this season. The Quebec native will be driving the No. 28 Mopar Dodge full-time this year for DJK Racing.
The 27-year-old has ran the series in the past, winning a pair of championships while driving for Dave Jacobs. In 58 starts, he has 12 poles, 37 top fives and 53 top 10s. Last season, Ranger competed in three Canadian Tire Series events which included a win at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec and two other top-three finishes.
“This is a great opportunity for me to race a full season and compete to win a third championship,” Ranger said. “I’m really looking forward to working with Mopar and DJK Racing to put the 28 ahead of the competition.”
DJK Racing is owned by two-time series champion D.J. Kennington. Kennington finished second in points last year driving his No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge.
“I’m very excited to be part of this new partnership and having an even larger relationship with Mopar,” Kennington said. “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, Chrysler Canada’s service, parts and customer-care brand, is no stranger to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series as they have been involved in sponsoring cars in previous seasons. Mopar sponsored Ron Beauchamp Jr. in the No. 60 Dodge last season.
“Mopar is extremely excited to announce that Andrew Ranger will be the new driver of the Mopar-sponsored Dodge Challenger in the (NASCAR Canadian Tire) Series,” Jim Kiritsis, Senior Manager, National Service & Parts for Mopar Canada, said. “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.’”