Our Journey So Far
Born to Compete
It all started in 2016, when Jean-Philippe followed the path of his dad, by joining the Cup Lite serie at Icar racetrack. Little did he know, his performance would impress Martin and Marc, to the point that they started elaborating a plan for Jean-Philippe to race in higher categories.
Jean-Philippe continued racing in the Cup Lite serie, and won his first championship. He also shared a racecar with Olivier Bédard, another talented young racecar driver, in a American Canadian Tour (ACT) season.
Jean-Philippe had his first full time season in the Canadian Stock-Car Championship (former ACT Serie). He secured his first top 10 at the second start of the season (5th career start) and fought for the Rookie of the year title. He obtained the title at the last race of the season and finished 6th in the overall standings.
Rookie of the year title, 2018
Jean-Philippe raced part time in the Nascar Late Model at Autodrome Chaudières at Vallée-Jonction. He also raced part time in Late Model sportsman (LMS).
This year's season has been shorten because of the Global COVID-19 pandemic, but Prolon Racing Team still manage to do five LMS races. Jean-Philippe had great performances: 3 podiums. One win, one second position and one third position. It was definitely a year to remember.
2021 is a pivotal year for the man now known as Bergy, who joins the ranks of Festidrag Development. He does his first laps of the year at New Smyrna (Florida) in the Red Eye 50/50 in Pro Late Model with the Race Car Solutions team. Also in New Smyrna, he participated in a series of 9 races in 11 days in the World Series of Asphalt where he finished 5th in the championship. The World Series of Asphalt, which brings together the best American drivers in Pro Late Model and Super Late Model, is part of the famous Speedweek calendar preceding the Daytona 500.
It was a season of Late Model racing, at the wheel of the #18 car, under the sign of the rebounds that followed on the Quebec track. A reorganization within the team brought its share of challenges. The season ended with a few podium finish.
Jean-Philippe Bergeron finished his racing season in the United States. He took part in three ARCA Menards Series races in the number 46 car with the David Gilliland Racing team: in Salem (Indiana) where he finished 8th, then in Kansas City where he finished 5th and finally in Phoenix (Arizona) where he finished 5th. Once again, the driver shows great maturity and a phenomenal ability to adapt by finishing in the lead pack for his first ARCA series experience.
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