Toronto, Ontario (May 17, 2013) – Entering year five of their relationship, Canadian Tire is pleased to announce that the 2008 and 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion Scott Steckly will continue to sport the triangle on the hood of his vehicle in 2013. The 2008 and 2011 champion will kick-off the season this weekend at the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
“As a proud supporter of motorsports in Canada for nearly 30 years and the Official Automotive Retailer of NASCAR in Canada, we’re dedicated to growing the sport, and supporting both professional and everyday drivers across the country”, said Landon French, Vice President, Sport Partnership, Canadian Tire. “We are thrilled to announce that two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion Scott Steckly, one of Canada’s most accomplished drivers will once again be part of the Canadian Tire racing family, and wish him the best of luck this season!”
The Canadian Tire Dodge team and Scott Steckly have been working hard to prepare their cars to win races, thrill race fans and compete for the championship. The team has been testing and fine tuning the cars in preparation for the first race of the season, the Pinty’s Presents the Vortex Brake Pads 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, on Victoria Day Weekend. Steckly holds the track record here with a lap of 1:23.922 set on May 19, 2012.
“We are truly honoured to rev our engine with the Canadian Tire logo on our hood and share the season with fans from coast-to-coast again in 2013”, said #22 driver and team owner Scott Steckly. “We have had a great relationship with Canadian Tire and we’re excited for continuing that tradition for another year. They are a terrific partner and we hope to be able to reward their commitment to us with another championship this year.”
For a full schedule of events and ticket information please visit canadiantiremotorsportpark.com
Follow Scott Steckly and the 22 Racing Team on Twitter @ScottSteckly22 and 22racing.ca.
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is the only National Championship in Canada. Twelve events are hosted across the country from Vernon, British Columbia to Antigonish, Nova Scotia with additional stops in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec. In 2013 four events will be challenged on road courses and eight on ovals. For more info on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series please visit http://www.tsn.ca/auto_racing/canadian_tire_series/.
About 22 Racing: Scott Steckly is the owner and driver of the 22 Racing/Canadian Tire Dodge. 22 Racing also prepare cars for the #47 WeatherTech team of L.P. Dumoulin from Trois Rivieres, QC. They are located in the small town of Milverton just outside of Stratford, ON. The race shop houses seven NASCAR Canadian Tire Series cars and has NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Championships in 2008 and 2011 to their credit.
About Canadian Tire Corporation: Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX:CTC.a) (TSX:CTC) is a Family of Companies that includes Canadian Tire Retail, Partsource, Gas+, FGL Sports (Sport Chek, Hockey Experts, Sports Experts, National Sports, Intersport and Atmosphere), Mark’s and Canadian Tire Financial Services. With more than 1,700 retail and gasoline outlets from coast-to-coast, our primary retail business categories – Automotive, Living, Fixing, Playing and Apparel – are supported and strengthened by our Financial Services division. Over 85,000 people are employed across the Canadian Tire enterprise, which was founded in 1922 and remains one of Canada’s most recognized and trusted brands. For more information, visit Corp.CanadianTire.ca.
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