The "La Cité de Mirabel" team and driver Ray Courtemanche Jr. are happy to announce that they will return to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCaTS) for the 2014 season. The team has added new partners for the coming season, Blackshape Aicraft, the makers of the incredible CF300 Prime ultralight plane, and "22 Racing" who will prepare Ray Jr's cars under the leadership of current NCaTS Champion Scott Steckly. In addition to Steckly, Ray Jr. will partner with another team newcomer, veteran racer Alex Tagliani.
MONTREAL, April 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The 2014 outlook for Montreal-based driver Ray Courtemanche Jr. could not be more positive. He and his business partner Daniel Proulx are proud to be back for a fourth season in the NCaTS and benefit from the exposure to help partners La Cité de Mirabel Inc., back for a second year, and Blackshape Aircraft, newcomers to the sport in 2014, achieve their business goals.
The team is proud to be associated with such quality organisations. La Cité de Mirabel Inc. is a major residential and commercial development that will include over 2000 residential units and an important commercial and industrial complex, situated at Exit 28 of the Laurentian Autoroute (15) just North of Montreal. Blackshape Aircraft (www.blackshapeaircraft.com) designed and builds the high performance CF300 Prime ultralight sport aircraft, which Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo referred to as "The F1 of the sky."
Ray Jr. has assembled also a powerhouse team on the racing side. "We have learned a lot over the past three seasons, which will certainly help the La Cité de Mirable Inc. / Blackshape Aircraft effort over the season. Having Alex Tagliani also running under the 22 Racing banner will help develop my personal driving performance, another plus on our way to closing in on the lead pack in every race."
The season starts six weeks from now and Ray Jr. is convinced that the new team members, team leader Scott Steckly and "driving guru" Alex Tagliani will help him to his best season ever in NCaTS. After an 11th place finish in the 2013 driver championship, Ray Jr. has set some goals for himself for the coming season. "I want to be competitive this year, to be able to run hard in every race and close the gap to the lead pack."
We can all expect a lot from the new Courtemanche - Tagliani driving partnership, and you can follow all of the action on their Twitter and Facebook pages.
The first race of the season will take place at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, near Bowmanville ON, 100 km East of Toronto, at (www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com.)
| La Cité de Mirabel Inc.
A 4,500,000 sq. ft. residential and commercial development, La Cité de Mirabel will feature over 2000 homes (Condos, townhouses, retirement units) as well as a business, offices and shopping district called "La Cité des commerces et des industries de Mirabel." The complex is located off Exit 28 of the Laurentian Autoroute (15) in the municipality of Mirabel. Go to www.citemirabel.com and the La Cité de Mirabel Facebook page for more information and visuals.
The Blackshape CF300 Prime two-place ultralight (Tandem) in now available in Canada and the United States through the Aircité Aviation partnership. The lightness and solidity of carbon fiber is revolutionising the sport aircraft world, and the Blackshape C300 Prime is the first ultralight to be built using only this space-age material. Built to F1 standards and techniques, the performance of the plane is exceptional: an absolute maximum speed of 340 km/hr., a cruising speed at 75% throttle of 275 km/hr. with a 1100 km range and an 8 liter/hr. fuel consumption rate at that speed.
For more information and images, go to the Blackshape Aircraft Eastern US & Canada Facebook page.
La Cité de Mirabel Team
This entity was originally created by Ray Courtemanche Jr. to manage his driving career, taking care of logistics, partnerships and administration, press relations and communications, as well as special events for partners and fans.
Over the seasons, the La Cité de Mirabel team has managed Ray Jr's participation in local oval racing, in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, as well as successful outings in the Formula 1600 Tour in 2012.
La Cité de Mirabel Contributions To Fondations
Last season, the La Cité de Mirabel team has turned over all the purse money gained in Ray Jr's NCaTS racing to several foundations such as Leucan et the A-B Foundation. For 2014, purse money from NASCAR will be shared between Children Wish, Leucan and the St-Justine Children's Hospital foundation.
Image with caption: "Ray Courtemanche Jr. Back for 4th Season In NASCAR Canadian Tire Series With Blackshape Aircraft And La Cité de Mirabel Inc. (CNW Group/Blackshape) (CNW Group/La Cité de Mirabel inc)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140402_C8257_PHOTO_EN_38747.jpg
Image with caption: "The "La Cité de Mirabel" team and driver Ray Courtemanche Jr. are happy to announce that they will return to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCaTS) for the 2014 season. (CNW Group/Blackshape) (CNW Group/La Cité de Mirabel inc)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140402_C8257_PHOTO_EN_38749.jpg
Image with caption: "The 2014 outlook for Montreal-based driver Ray Courtemanche Jr. could not be more positive. He and his business partner Daniel Proulx are proud to be back for a fourth season in the NCaTS. (CNW Group/Blackshape) (CNW Group/La Cité de Mirabel inc)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140402_C8257_PHOTO_EN_38745.jpg
SOURCE: La Cité de Mirabel inc
For further information:
Ray Courtemanche Jr. at 514.863.7680 or at RayJunior@danambonzai.com