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Defending NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio champion Andrew Ranger suffered three fractures of his left foot during a qualifying session for a ice motorcycle race at the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt in Quebec on February 17.
A cast was placed on the foot, but surgery was not required. His doctors estimate a four to six week recovery period and no future complications are anticipated according to a representative from his management company.
The injury should not affect the defense of his Canadian Tire Series title which will commence on May 24 at Cayuga International Speedway near Hamilton, Ontario. He will spend the next several weeks recuperating and rehabilitating the injury while watching tapes of last year’s Canadian Tire Series events to continue his rapid acclimation to stock car racing after making the switch from the open wheel world a year ago.
Ranger, of Roxton Pond, Quebec, is a former Canadian motorcycle ice racing champion. Competitors use spiked tires for traction on oval-type tracks and reach speeds of over 100 mph on the ice-covered surface.