May 19

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin snags first NASCAR Canadian Tire Series career win (+photos, +results)

Road course ace gets off to fast start In ‘13

18-05-13_0313Louis-Philippe Dumoulin won the Pinty’s presents the Vortex Brake Pads 200 on Sunday in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

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Dumoulin, out of Trois-Rivieres, Que., handled all comers on the 2.459-mile road course to pick up his first series career win while leading a race-high 32 laps. The 2011 series rookie of the year had a previous best finish of second last season in his hometown event – the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres.

Runner-up Jeff Lapcevich seemed to be within striking distance after taking the white flag, but a bobble in Turn 1 effectively ended his challenge. Jason Hathaway finished third in front of defending series champion D.J. Kennington and Robin Buck in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Kerry Micks, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Ty Dillon, Noel Dowler, Trevor Seibert and Brad Graham rounded out the top-10 finishers.

Pole sitter J.R. Fitzpatrick broke a drive shaft early on and finished a disappointing 27th in the 28-car field.

The race lead was exchanged six times among six drivers while the action was slowed due to caution three times for 13 laps.

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 is back in action next on Saturday, June 15 for the EMCO 200 at Delaware (Ont.) Speedway.


NASCAR CANDADIAN TIRE SERIES presented by MOBIL 1-Pinty’s presents the Vortex 200 Results

  • Sunday At Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Road Course)
  • Bowmanville, Ontario
  • Lap length: 2.459 miles
  • (Start position in parentheses)

1. (2) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 51 laps, 69.500 mph.

2. (10) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 51.

3. (11) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Dodge, 51.

4. (5) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 51.

5. (7) Robin Buck, Campbellville, Ont., Dodge, 51.

6. (4) Kerry Micks, Mt. Albert, Ont., Ford, 51.

7. (14) Ty Dillon, Welcome, N.C., Chevrolet, 51.

8. (12) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 51.

9. (18) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 51.

10. (17) Brad Graham, Glencoe, Ont., Ford, 51.

11. (21) Ryley Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 51.

12. (27) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 51.

13. (24) Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que., Ford, 51.

14. (28) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 51.

15. (15) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 51.

16. (22) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 51.

17. (16) Ryan Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 50.

18. (20) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 49.

19. (8) Peter Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 43, suspension.

20. (13) Martin Roy, Napierville, Que., Dodge, 37, off track.

21. (9) Howie Scannell Jr., Milton, Ont., Dodge, 22, rear end.

22. (26) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 20, off track.

23. (19) Daniel Bois, Bracebridge, Ont., Dodge, 16, rear end.

24. (3) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 12, accident.

25. (23) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 11, brakes.

26. (6) Alex Guennette, Terrebonne, Que., Dodge, 10, engine.

27. (1) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Cambridge, Ont., Chevrolet, 7, drive shaft.

28. (25) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 5, engine.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 48 minutes 16 seconds

Margin of Victory: .651 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: J.Fitzpatrick (106.289 mph, 83.286 seconds)

Caution Flags: 3 for 13 laps.

Lead Changes: 6 among 6 drivers.

Lap Leaders: J. Fitzpatrick 1-6; L. Dumoulin 7-10; S. Steckly 11-12; J. Lapcevich 13-15; T. Seibert 16-21; M. Roy 22-23; L. Dumoulin 24-51.

Standings: 1. L. Dumoulin, 48; 2. J. Lapcevich, 43; 3. J. Hathaway, 41; 4. D. Kennington, 40; 5. R. Buck, 39; 6. K. Micks, 38; 7. T. Dillon, 37; 8. N. Dowler, 36; 9. T. Seibert, 36; 10. B. Graham, 34.



source: nascar.com


2013 NCaTS Race 1 – Ray Jr Courtemanche 12th

“I am absolutely gassed” were Ray’s first words when he pulled up to the team hauler after finishing 12th. It was indeed true, as he took the green flag in 20th place, cut almost four seconds off his qualifying time during the race, wormed team his way up to 8th near the end of the race and survived two restarts to hang on to 12th position at the checkered flag. Nice work indeed.

“The car was perfect, I did not put one wheel off the road, I learned new faster lines, the car and the were perfect. What a treat. I can’t wait for the next race.”

source: Julie Baldwin


Flash – Alex Guenette Put Out By An Accident

Starting from 6th on the grid, Alex dropped to 8th then 9th, and was accumulating knowledge and track time and ready to pick up the pace as the race wore on. But it was not to be, as an incident with Jeff Lapcevich in Turn 3 forced Alex off the track. Debris put a hole in the radiator and that was it for the motor.

“I learned a lot about how the guys behave on the track, found quicker lines, and was getting ready to push a little harder when the accident happened. The car and the team were great and I know we will be better at the next race. This is going to be a great season.”

source: www.alexguenette.com