Jun 11

Ray Courtemanche Jr. ready for first NCaTS oval track race of 2013 season

This will be Ray Jr’s first event on an oval track in a car prepared by Jacombs Racing

2013-06-10-0082_1After an excellent test session at Delaware Speedway last Friday, Ray Jr. and the La Cité de Mirabel inc. team will be back there this Saturday night for the EMCO 200. 

Ray Jr’s first race in the road-racing Jacombs-prepared Dodge netted him an outstanding 12th place finish at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, where he cut four seconds off his qualifying time over the 51-lap race. Ray also survived a bump that caused him to spin and lose three positions with eight laps to go in the race. After starting 27th, his great finish earned him the “Coca Cola Move-of-the-Race” award.

A test on the “Oval” car at Delaware Speedway last Friday (June 8) went particularly well. “We were able to turn within 0.419 sec of the 2012 pole time on worn out tires. The car was incredibly easy to drive, a credit to Jacombs Racing and Tim Ellas, my new Crew Chief. I am looking to qualify and run mid pack during the EMCO 200, and maybe push a little harder near the end of the race. Oh, and I just may defend my position a little more aggressively in traffic!”

The EMCO 200 will take place this coming Saturday (June 15) evening at Delaware Speedway, a short oval 15 km West of London (ON.)

source: Julie Baldwin