Villeneuve Set To Compete At GP3R

Villeneuve Set To Compete At GP3R

Joins Steckly And Dumoulin At 22 Racing
Team Release
June 11, 2013 - 12:21pm

MIRABEL, Quebec, Canada -- Following a press conference on Monday at Circuit ICAR to promote the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event at Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres, the Dodge Dealers of Quebec introduced their driver.

Jacques Villeneuve will compete in the 2013 edition the Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres in a 22 Racing-prepared Dodge Challenger with partners Dodge, Couche-Tard and Julia Wine.

“I am thrilled to have Jacques racing one of our cars at Trois Rivieres,” commented team owner and driver Scott Steckly.  “It is an honor for us to have him in the seat of a 22 Racing Dodge for this event as Jacques is a world-class driver. With the talent of our three teams we should be a threat to win.”

“It was a great test day today,” stated Dumoulin Competition and Scott Steckly teammate L.P. Dumoulin. “It was awesome to test with Jacques in his Dodge Dealers of Quebec-sponsored car prepared by Scott and his 22 Racing team.  He will be a great addition to our team in Trois Rivieres.”

Jacques Villeneuve won the 1995 CART Championship, the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and the 1997 Formula One World Championship, making him only the third driver along with Mario Andretti and Emerson Fittipaldi to achieve such a feat.  Jacques Villeneuve last raced at the Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres in 2009.

“I was very pleased with the set up that Scott and the team put under the car today,” said Jacques Villeneuve after practice.  “This is probably only once in my career that I jumped into a car and it was good right out of the box.  I am very excited to race at Trois Rivieres.”

The JuliaWine.com 100 at Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres is the 8th event of the twelve-race NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule this year and is set for Aug 11th.  For more information please visit www.gp3r.com


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