“I know Thomson well and I know what he brings to the team,” said John Fitzpatrick. “We were a pretty
formidable program, winning eight championships between him and J.R. during the CASCAR days, and I expect at his transition to Crew Chief here will be pretty seamless.”
The role of Crew Chief and advisor to Fitzpatrick is not unknown to Thomson. When J.R. Fitzpatrick was just starting out,Thomson built and crewed a late model program for him and then mentored him when he moved into the CASCAR Super Series.
Thomson. “I am comfortable here, I know the way the system works and John is really committed to putting the best product on the track for J.R. and our sponsor partners.
“I am really pumped to get this season started,” said J.R. Fitzpatrick, who had success several times in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Nationwide Series for stock cars in the last few years. “I had a lot of good runs last season and Thomson’s addition to the team will only make us stronger."
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season gets under way May 20 on the road course at Mosport International Raceway. The championship will be made up of 12 races in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.