Chevrolet Silverado 250 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
The Motos Illimitées/DLGL team is proud to announce that driver Alex Guenette will race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), at the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado 250, on September 1 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
This will be Alex’s first race in what is effectively the third rung in the NASCAR racing hierarchy, behind the leading Sprint Cup Series and the second rung Nationwide Series. This race will also mark the first race run by the NCWTS race trucks in Canada and their first race on a road course in 13 years.
According to team leader Jacques Guénette, « We have established a graduated path to allow Alex to learn his craft in progressively more powerful cars and competitive series. It is also logical to take advantage of races in an environment where he can apply his knowledge directly. A road race, in a good car with 150 more horsepower than what he is used to is the right choice, especially as he knows the track very well.”
The team will practice in Sebring (FL), where several Indy Car and American Le Mans Series car also test. The track is close to the shop where transplanted Quebecer Mario Gosselin will prepare Alex’s race truck, as well as the one that will be driven by NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCaTS) regular Martin Roy at the same event.
Alex is anticipating a long, hard weekend of work, as he will race in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race, held on the same day as the Truck race. “I know the track well and I am sure that Dave Jacombs will give me a great car for Canadian Tire race, so no problem there. The track is quick and not physically hard to drive in the Canadian Tire Car, at least nowhere as hard as on a short oval or a tight road course.” Alex added that “The truck race is a different matter, as they are significantly more powerful, and it will be our first time out in a race with the truck against a new set of drivers, so that will be more difficult. We are covering all the bases in our preparation so I expect that we will do well in both events.”
The No 29 Motos Illimitées/DLGL Dodge will race in the JuliaWine100.com NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race at next weekend’s Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Practice (10:50am) and qualifying (5pm) will take place on Saturday August 10, and the race will start at 3:30pm on Sunday August 11.