Nissan announced today its support of The Motorsport Agency's first-ever Driver Search program, an initiative held by The Motorsport Agency Inc., a company specializing in motorsport talent management and marketing. The Motorsport Agency launched the 2017 DriverSearch today through an announcement at the SuperNationals 20 karting event in Las Vegas.
After a spectacular 2016 Nissan Micra Cup season that crowned its winner at the very last event of the season, Quebec driver Xavier Coupal saw his efforts rewarded with the Gilles Villeneuve Trophy, one of the most prestigious annual awards in the world of Quebec motorsports.
As with any other motorsport series, followers of the Nissan Micra Cup usually only see drivers wearing their full racing garb and in a state of razor-sharp focus on the race track. Some of the youngest members of the Micra Cup family recently assumed the role of journalists, and took their questions to the paddock to get a candid, close look at the drivers - all chronicled in a new video released by Nissan today.
During Labour Day weekend at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario, the Nissan Micra Cup drivers competed in the second-to-last race weekend of the 2016 season. Two races took place under scorching sun and heat, and in front of thousands of spectators who came together for the most important event of the year on this circuit, where the NASCAR Camping World Truck series was the headliner.
This weekend, Nissan will present its TITAN Hauler XD project truck at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the last Micra Cup race in Ontario of the season, bringing together the extremes of the Nissan Canada line-up – the TITAN XD full-size pickup truck and the Micra subcompact. The TITAN Hauler XD project truck builds on the production TITAN XD's already exceptional towing and hauling capabilities by almost doubling the payload rating with a Nissan Micra Cup race car secured in the truck bed.
After a successful first race at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, in Bowmanville (northeast of Toronto) in July, the Nissan Micra Cup will return to the fast Ontario track this weekend. Micra Cup drivers will compete in the thirteenth and fourteenth races of the 2016 season, as part of NASCAR Weekend - the biggest attraction of the year at this venue.
Held this past weekend as part of the Summer Classic at Circuit Mont-Tremblant (Québec), the ninth and 10th rounds of the 2016 Nissan Micra Cup alternated between extreme rain for Saturday's race and scorching summer sun for Sunday's race. This marked the start of the second half of the 2016 season.
The Nissan Micra Cup held its seventh and eighth races of the 2016 season this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the popular track formerly known as "Mosport" situated not far from Toronto. In typical summertime heat and in front of thousands of spectators on-site for one of the most important motorsport events in Canada (also bringing together the prestigious IMSA SportsCar Endurance series), the Nissan Micra Cup offered the public two spectacular races.