MONTRÉAL, Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Stefan Rzadzinski, Groupe Touchette's official racing car driver (via the Nissan Micra Cup), has just been chosen to take part in the Race of Champions in Miami thanks to incredible involvement by Internet users, with more than 9,300 votes cast in his favour! The competition took place on social networks, and the support of Rzadzinski's fans earned him this golden opportunity to represent ROC Factor North America on January 21 and 22 in Florida.
This is the first Race Of Champions to be held in North America and this year the race offers a North American driver the opportunity to line up at the Race Of Champions Nations Cup race alongside James Hinchcliffe, IndyCar's Canadian star. The winner will also have the opportunity to compete in a group including the NASCAR USA team, Kyle and Kurt Busch, IndyCar USA team, Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay, and the Rally X USA team, Travis Pastrana and Scott Speed, all in identical cars.
The elimination competition is one of the most popular in motorsport, offering a series of one-on-one duels with the world's greatest drivers battling to prove themselves as the fastest on Earth and to be crowned "Champion of Champions." Stefan will be among the racing legends on the track.
Groupe Touchette, a proud sponsor of this racing driver, would like to congratulate Stefan Rzadzinski on his qualification and is happy to have contributed to fulfilling the dream that he had as a child. Stefan started racing at the age of eight in his hometown of Edmonton and is now a favourite of car racing fans around the world!
About Groupe Touchette inc.
Groupe Touchette is a national leader in tire distribution in Canada. The 100% privately-owned company is headed by Nicolas Touchette, Chief Executive Officer, and Frédéric Bouthillier, Chief Operating Officer. It now has more than 500 employees, having grown quickly over the last few years. Groupe Touchette was founded in Montréal almost 40 years ago by André Touchette. The company now operates more than 25 distribution centres from Moncton to Vancouver, serving many customers across the country through its sales programs: TireLink for dealers, and DT Tire, aimed at independent sellers. The company also provides expertise in retail outlets – in particular via the IciPneu brand.
Touchette Motorsport is the division of the Group dedicated to racing activities. It is supporting Stefan exclusively for the third consecutive year.
SOURCE Groupe Touchette inc.
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