The NAPA Auto Parts 200, Presented by Dodge Named the Official Presenting Sponsor of the 2011 Procam Super Truck Challenge
Montréal, May 11, 2011 — Stock-Car Montréal, promoter of the NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by Dodge, is proud to announce it has entered into a partnership agreement with the Quebec-based Procam Super Truck Challenge. The August 19th and 20th event at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will be the official presenting sponsor of the series. Starting next weekend at Autodrome Montmagny, drivers competing in the 2011 Procam Challenge will sport the logos of the NASCAR Nationwide Series Montreal event on their trucks. The NAPA Auto Parts 200, Presented by Dodge will become the event sponsor for the 10 championship truck series races.
“With our goal of being part of stock car racing action in Quebec, we are pleased to have secured a direct partnership with the 2011 Procam Super Truck Challenge. This series has a strong fan base in all Québec regions and is showcased on three important grassroots race tracks,” explained François Dumontier, President of Octane Management and delegated promoter of the NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by Dodge. “This is another fine way to get close to Québec stock car fans while supporting home grown racers.”
Created in 1997 by Mr. Rhéal Carpentier, the Procam Super Truck Challenge, powered by the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge (the official name of the series for 2011), is entering its 15th season of competition. The series draws drivers from all corners of Québec, from La Pocatière to Rawdon, Hemmingford and Rigaud, to Mascouche. It also attracts a strong delegation of competitors from the Quebec City region and the Montréal area. The field is made up of drivers of all ages including veterans such as Martin Goulet Sr., and a seventeen-year old named Alexandre Jeannotte. Other series stars include Jean Duchesneau, Sylvain Lemieux, Stéphane Lévesque, and Christian Provost.
“This season, our Procam Super Truck Challenge program is geared towards the young drivers. We want to make this a series that will launch their careers into the higher echelons of stock-car racing,” says Jean-François Fredette, the series spokesperson. “However, these up and coming drivers will face plenty of opposition with the return of several series’ veterans. In fact, our races could very well mirror the recent editions of the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge. Right now, we are working to make sure that at every race, the best drivers from the Montréal area face the Québec City region competitors.”
The Procam Super Truck Challenge, powered by the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge, has scheduled 10 races for its 2011 season. The series will open and close at Autodrome Montmagny on May 14 and September 3. In between those two dates, drivers will visit Autodrome Saint-Eustache on July 16 and August 6, while Riverside Speedway in Sainte-Croix de Lotbinière will host six Super Truck events: June 11 and 18, July 9 and 23 and August 13 and 27. The series will of course be inactive on Saturday August 20th as many of its drivers will be at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and be among the many tens of thousands of fans watching the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge. Fans can learn more on the series and on race results by visiting the Procam website at www.procamsupertruck.com.
Tickets for the 2011 Montreal NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by Dodge are currently on sale. To order the best grandstands tickets available and see Nationwide drivers Elliott Sadler, Trevor Bayne, Marco Ambrose and Danica Patrick, as well as several other NASCAR stars on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on Friday and Saturday August 19-20, fans must call now 514 397-0007 or order online anytime at www.circuitgillesvilleneuve.ca.
Mandated by Stock-Car Montréal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation (ISC) based in Daytona Beach, Florida, Octane Management is, since 2009, the delegated promoter of the NAPA Auto Parts 200, Presented by Dodge. ISC is the leading promoter of motorsports in North America, hosting over 100 major racing events each year.
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