(Mirabel) After content with eighth place in Innisfil and to Valley Junction, Andrew Ranger leads where it has been extremely successful in the past in Canadian NASCAR.
On the Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Ranger has triumphed three times in succession from 2012 to 2014 before finishing second behind Kevin Lacroix last year. In 2013, he even established a track record in qualifying.
“Obviously it’s a track I like and it’s fun to come back after two somewhat disappointing, said Ranger news conference Thursday morning. But morale is very good, do not worry! ”
At Autodrome Chaudière last Friday Ranger led for about 75 laps before making a skid that cost him dearly. 11th party, he had found the right racing line and managed to overtake everyone ahead of him.
“The result was disappointing given, especially, that I had a super good car. But now I look back and forward is the race of the weekend. I trust.”
On a circuit where he feels quite at home, he has every reason to be.
“I love racing here is clear. I’m comfortable here. And when you win at a place, you know what it takes to succeed. ”
Ranger also has a big fan club in Mirabel. Each year, fans flock around him.
“I participated in all the races presented here and have had success. I like to feel the people’s support. ”
Despite its past success, Ranger would not say it was the victory at the weekend.
“The first goal is to get the most points. But if I see that we have a good car, I’ll go to war, for sure. ”
As of Thursday afternoon, there were 24 committed for the race weekend. Note that the practices and qualifications are Saturday and the main event will be presented the following day.
“Twenty-four cars, it’s fun, resumed Ranger. It’s better than the 16 boiler, even if it was a good race. In Mirabel, we never misery to have multiple cars. ”
Alex Tagliani will be at Mirabel. Particularly road course, the Ranger-Tag Duels are particularly interesting.
Ranger is currently second in the Canadian series of NASCAR. He accuses six points behind rookie Cayden Lapcevich, an Ontarian aged just 16 years.