RANGER CAPTURES WIN AND EXTENDS CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD
July 25, 2019. Andrew Ranger and the #27 Mopar® Parts Dodge scored a second victory of the season as the NASCAR Pinty’s Series began the annual western portion of the schedule with a double-header event at Wyant Group Raceway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Wednesday evening. After a third-place finish in round one of the twin 125-lap races, Ranger captured the win in race number two and extended his championship points lead.
During practice Ranger showed plenty of speed in the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge, but struggled in qualifying. Ranger would climb from 12th at the start of the race to bring home a third-place result when the race in the top half of the twin bill was called complete after heavy showers doused the area. “I was a little concerned about my car after qualifying, but we climbed all the way up to third and a good points finish,” said Ranger following the first race.
When the weather cleared, teams lined up for the second race of the event. Posting the fastest race lap during race number one earned the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge driver the pole position for race number two. Ranger battled with his teammate in the #17 car for much of the race until he pulled out a comfortable lead during an extended green flag run in the second half of race two, taking the checkered flag for his second victory of the 2019 season.
“I’m so happy for the whole team, the guys worked so hard to give me a great car,” said Ranger following the win. “I have to thank Mopar and all the guys, they gave me a fast car all day. We came third in the first race and now a win, it’s a great start to the western trip it’s fantastic. Very good for the points and now we head to Edmonton,” he added.
The win is Ranger’s 26th career victory in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and extends his championship lead to eight points after six events.
Andrew Ranger and the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge travel to Edmonton for 300 laps of action at Edmonton International Raceway on Saturday, July 27th.
Race fans can get more information and follow Andrew Ranger and the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team on twitter @andrew_ranger and the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/andrew.ranger.nascar/and by going to www.mopar.ca and clicking on Motorsports.
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