During the practice sessions Ranger wasn't pleased with the handling of the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge.
"The car felt very tight and wouldn't turn the way I needed it to in the corners" said Ranger.
The team made significant changes for qualifying and but the car was still a handful for Ranger.
"I could feel it was a little bit better but still not quite where we needed it be," said the driver.
As the 300-lap race began Ranger was immediately up on the wheel of the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge looking for opportunities to improve his 14th place starting position. Quickly he found the outside racing groove was effective and push forward in the field and into the top ten.
Suddenly however, the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge was off the pace and Ranger knew there a significant problem and brought the car to pit road. The team went to work looking for the issue to see if there was a quick fix possible. Regrettably the mechanical problem was too serious for repair and they were forced to retire early.
"It's really too bad for the Mopar Motorsports team" said Ranger. "The car was a little better during the race and I had moved into the top ten but unfortunately we had this mechanical issue. I feel bad for the team that worked very hard to help us improve today."
The #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team will be back in action the weekend of July 4th & 5th at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec.
Broadcast Info: Fans can watch all the action from round three from Sunset Speedway Sunday June 28th at 1PM Eastern on TSN and Friday July 10th on RDS2 at 10PM Eastern.
Race fans can also get more information and follow the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team all season by going to www.mopar.ca and clicking on Motorsports.