Following the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series title won earlier this year, Andrew Ranger was invited to the Toyota All-Star Showdown held at Irwindale Speedway, California. The race is a 250 laps shootout between the best drivers from NASCAR local divisions, assembling the best drivers from the Busch East and West series plus the Mexico and Canadian series. As the race is ran with Grand National cars, Ranger had to find a car to drive, which was graciously offered by Dick Midgley from Midgley Motorsport, a Busch West racing team based in Canada.
As he's won the Canadian title, Ranger's starting spot in the main event is secured.
Purses for the showdown this year go as high as 400 000$ with 27 000$ up for grab to the race winner.
Qualifications for the race will be held this friday at at 8 pm and the race will be shown on Speed TV saturday night at 10 pm