April 4, 2014 — team release — photo courtesy étincelle — ST. PASCAL DE KAMOURASKA, Quebec, Canada ̶ Simon Dion-Viens announced his 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule. The three-time Quebec champion and 2013 Supercar Series national champion will participate in the four road course events on the schedule this season.
“It’s a real turning point in my career,” said Dion-Viens. “I had the opportunity to race on various Canadian and American series like the Grand-Am Cup and the Canadian Touring Car Championship, but this time, the level of competition is higher than ever. The challenge promises to be thrilling and all my team members are highly motivated. I’ll have to get used quickly to driving my Dodge No. 37 BestBuy Auto Parts/ZoneGarage/Kamouraska Chrysler/Castrol car I acquired this car during the summer of 2013 and my team has worked hard to prepare over the winter.”
His slate of events will get underway on May 18 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont., near Toronto. Following that will be a July 6 visit to Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Que., an Aug. 10 date in the renowned Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (Que.) and wrap up with a return trip to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Aug. 31.
“It’s going to be a year of training and development. I aim at a long-term participation in this series, and a presence at some events on oval tracks (this season) has not been ruled out,” he stated. “For 2014, I have the chance to be supported by solid and well-established companies and I intend to represent them successfully on the different Canadian circuits.”
Dion-Viens would like to thank his major partners BestBuy Auto Parts, ZoneGarage.ca, Kamouraska Chrysler, Castrol as well as Nanoprotex, FM107, and Ray Refrigération.