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Ranger Moves South

- April 23rd, 2010

There is good news and bad news in Canadian motorsports with the announcement Friday that two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion Andrew Ranger will not be back to defend his title this season.
That is the bad news.
The good news is that Ranger, a native of Roxton Pond, Que., will race full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series for Waste Management Recycling NDS Motorsports.
That is a step up to heavier, steel-bodied stock cars for Ranger who won his two championship with Dave Jacombs Racing in the No. 27 Ford.
But when Ranger’s seven-year-sponsorship deal with Proctor&Gamble and WalMart came to an end after the 2009 season, he was left to search for a new deal.
It was a tip from Mike Perrotte, a retired dirt-track racer and owner of the Airborne Speedway in Plattsburg, N.Y., that lead the NDS Racing team owners to meet with Ranger.
It’s a good deal for Ranger — he has been a winner at every level including the Champ Car World Series — who will get some attention from NASCAR Sprint Cup teams like Joe Gibbs Racing, Richard Childress Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing and Roush-Fenway Racing.
All of those big name teams use the K&N series as launching pads for their development drivers. Including current Sprint Cup stars Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano.
Among the tracks where Ranger will race this season include Martinsville, Dover, New Hampshire, Lime Rock and Infineon Raceway in California.
We will be following Ranger’s exploits starting with his first race at Iowa Speedway on May 23.