Quebec, Canada – Jean-Philippe Bergeron is getting ready to fly to Florida where he will meet the members of the RCS (Race Car Solutions) team with whom he will compete in the Red Eye 50/50 event at the New Smyrna Speedway on January 1st and 2nd. The only Canadian registered for this race will take the wheel in the Pro Late Model #51 car on the ½ mile oval circuit. The Red Eye 50/50 event with the RCS team will serve as a preparatory race for the 55th World Series of Asphalt, which will be held at the same racetrack from February 4-13. “It was Alex Labbé who put us in touch with RCS. We were looking for a high-performance car with a top team to compete in the World Series of Asphalt. It only took a phone call for Alex to put us in touch with Jamie Skinner, owner of RCS. I am confident that we will have a car that will live up to our expectations. I’m ready more than ever, we’re going there to drive forward, but also to gain experience,” said Bergeron.
New recruit for Festidrag development
Jean-Philippe Bergeron will be wearing the colors of Festidrag Development for his first race of the year. “Jean-Philippe has been in the stock car business for few years. We’re ready to move on to the next stage. Festidrag Development provides us with the communications support and visibility we need to make our sponsors happy,” said Marc Bergeron, Jean-Philippe’s father and president of the Prolon Racing Team. “Jean-Philippe is serious, talented and motivated. We want drivers like him on our team. He knows how to represent our partners well and we will do everything we can to help him develop as much as possible in this sport,” said Martin D’Anjou, president of Festidrag Development. D’Anjou has offered Mario Gosselin, owner of DGM Racing (where Quebec driver Alex Labbé is racing in NASCAR Xfinity series), to help Jean-Philippe Bergeron during the Red Eye 50/50 and World Series of Asphalt races. Gosselin, whose reputation is well established in the stock car industry, will coach Jean-Philippe at both events. “I’m thankful for opportunities like these to apply my industry experience and knowledge to help young drivers,” said Mario Gosselin.
Although it’s an early start to the season, Jean-Philippe will then take part in the LMS championships at Autodrome Chaudière de Vallée-Jonction and Autodrome Montmagny which will begin May 15 and 22 respectively, both in the province of Quebec, Canada. For these two championships, he is aiming for nothing less than the title! “All the ingredients are in place to have a good season. If you add to that luck, there’s no reason not to finish in the top,” concludes Jean-Philippe Bergeron. The team would also like to thank its valued partners who, through their loyal support, made this 2021 season possible: JCPerreault, Technoflex, Prolon, NeuroVision, CTSR, Hamel Honda, Rousseau Metal, Silverwax, Hipertech, VP Racing Fuels / DL Performance, Groupe GBI, Globocam, Permatex and Festidrag.TV.
About Race Car Solutions
Race Car Solutions is a reputable racing team with state-of-the-art cars that specializes in driver development, track and shop services, manufacturing and car rental. The owner, Jamie Skinner, himself a professional race driver, competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the age of 19, and then went on to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity series. He is the son of NASCAR champion Mike Skinner. The RCS team is well known for winning numerous podium finishes each year at the World Series of Asphalt in New Smyrna, Florida.
About Festidrag development
Festidrag Development offers emerging drivers the support to help them progress positively in their discipline according to their level and their need, through a customized program.
The objective is to offer them the best tools, not only at the competition level, but also in terms of media communication, branding, self-promotion, sponsorship research and partner relations.
About Jean-Philippe Bergeron
Jean-Philippe Bergeron made his first laps in a kart at the age of 13. In 2015, he participated for the first time in the Cup Lites series on the ICar road circuit where he was crowned Rookie of the Year. Thus began a promising career for the Quebec native. In 2017, he will experience an LMS car in the ACT series with the support of Mr. Claude Leclerc. That’s all it would take to convince the driver to purchase his own LMS car to race in the CSCC series one year later. Once again, Bergeron finished with the title of Rookie of the Year. In 2019, Marc Bergeron (Jean-Philippe’s father) and Martin Perreault founded Prolon Racing Team. Surrounded by enthusiasts such as Denis Valiquette, Alain Fortier, Michel Patry, and Richard Forget as team leader, Jean-Philippe started the 2020 season with an all-new car entirely rebuilt with a chassis updated by renowned manufacturer Dale Shaw. Despite the shortened season due to the COVID-19 events, Bergeron still accumulated three podium finishes, including one on the top step to end the season on a high note at Autodrome Montmagny.
Fans can follow Jean-Philippe Bergeron throughout the 2021 season on Festidrag.TV at www.facebook.com/festidrag, on YouTube www.youtube.com/c/FestidragTV and on TéléMag. You can also follow the activities of Jean-Philippe and the Prolon Racing team on Facebook www.facebook.com/JPBRacing18, on Instagram @jpbergeron18 as well as on the website www.prolonracing.com.
What? Red Eye 50/50
When? January 1-2, 2021
Where? New Smyrna Speedway, FL
What? World Series of Asphalt
When? February 4-13, 2021
Where? New Smyrna Speedway, FL
-Festidrag Development Press Release and Photo