Picks up second NASCAR Canadian Tire Series win on road course
The 34-year-old driver from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, returned to the site of his first career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 win Sunday and completed the season-sweep on the road course at Canadian Tire Series Motorsport Park.
The 2011 series rookie of the year claimed the victory over runner-up Martin Roy and third-place Andrew Ranger after 42 laps under a yellow-checkered finish. A multi-car accident in Turn 8 of the 2.459-mile course brought out the record-tying sixth caution, and a prolonged cleanup combined with time constraints to end the race short of the scheduled 51-lap distance.
Andrew Ranger finished third, followed by D.J. Kennington, who took over the points lead. J.R. Fitzpatrick rounded out the top five.
Rookies Marc-Antoine Camirand and Gary Klutt finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Jeff Lapcevich, Howie Scannell Jr. and Robin Buck rounded out the top 10.
Championship contenders Scott Steckly finished 11th and Jason Hathaway 27th. With two races remaining, Kennington leads Steckly by three points (387-384) and Dumoulin (366) by 21. Hathaway dropped a spot, six points back of Dumoulin.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regulars Jeb Burton (12th), James Buescher (31st) and Ty Dillon (32nd) competed in the event that was held prior to the first Truck race in Canada.
Dumoulin went around Camirand on Lap 31 for the lead, and held on the rest of the way for his second career series triumph.
“We had a good strategy by pitting early for tires and fuel, and after that we just gained positions after everyone else was pitting,” Dumoulin said. “I was trying really hard to keep a good pace and not overdriving my car so that for the last 10 laps I could be really hard on it.
“I didn’t know the race was going to go red [flag] and that they were going to give the checkered flag. I was just ready to go and finish the race.”
The runner-up finish for Roy was his best in 26 career starts, and well ahead of his previous best result in three appearances at the track, which was 14th.
The third-place finish for Ranger – who was running as a teammate to Kennington for the first time – marked the fifth top-five finish in six career races at the CTMP road course.
“My car was really, really good and I was very happy because it was my first weekend with D.J. Kennington,” Ranger said. “At the end I was trying to push really hard, at the same time trying to save my tires, but the last caution came out and we were not able to finish the race.”
Sunday marked the first time in 85 all-time Canadian Tire Series events that the podium consisted entirely of Quebec natives with Dumoulin, Roy (Napierville) and Ranger (Roxton Pond).
The race featured three lead changes among four drivers, with the polesitter Lapcevich credited for a race-high 17 circuits led. Making just his second series start, Camirand’s nine laps led were his first in Canadian Tire Series action.
With the road-course portion of the schedule complete, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series wraps up the 2013 campaign with a pair of oval track races. Next up is the Hudco Electric Supply 300 at Barrie (Ont.) Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 8.
NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES presented by MOBIL 1
Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200
Unofficial Results Sunday At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Lap length: 2.459 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (3) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 42 laps.
2. (8) Martin Roy, Napierville, Que., Dodge, 42.
3. (2) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 42.
4. (12) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 42.
5. (4) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont., Chevrolet, 42.
6. (11) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 42.
7. (7) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 42.
8. (1) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 42.
9. (21) Howie Scannell Jr., Milton, Ont., Dodge, 42.
10. (19) Robin Buck, Campbellville, Ont., Dodge, 42.
11. (6) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 42.
12. (14) Jeb Burton, Halifax, Va., Dodge, 42.
13. (13) Chad Hackenbracht, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Dodge, 42.
14. (9) Peter Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 42.
15. (20) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 42.
16. (10) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 42.
17. (26) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 42.
18. (16) Alex Guenette, Terrebonne, Que., Dodge, 42.
19. (23) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 42.
20. (25) Brad Graham, Glencoe, Ont., Ford, 42.
21. (22) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 42.
22. (36) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 42.
23. (32) James Van Domselaar, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Chevrolet, 42.
24. (28) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 42.
25. (5) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Dodge, 42.
26. (18) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 42.
27. (24) Steven Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 41.
28. (31) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 40.
29. (27) Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que., Ford, 39.
30. (34) Paul Jean, Mirabel, Que., Chevrolet, 35, off track.
31. (17) James Buescher, Plano, Texas, Dodge, 34, off track.
32. (15) Ty Dillon, Welcome, N.C., Chevrolet, 32, overheating.
33. (30) Ryley Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 27, overheating.
34. (33) Matthew Scannell, Milton. Ont., Dodge, 21, off track.
35. (29) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 20, mechanical.
36. (35) Curtus Fielding, Minden, Ont., Ford, 1, mechanical.
Margin of Victory: Under caution
Fastest Qualifier: J.Lapcevich (105.277 mph, 84.087 seconds)
Caution Flags: 6 for 14 laps.
Lead Changes: 3 among 4 drivers.
Lap Leaders: J. Lapcevich 1-17; A. Guenette 18-21; M. Camirand 22-30; L. Dumoulin 31-41.
Standings: 1. D. Kennington, 387; 2. S. Steckly, 384; 3. L. Dumoulin, 366; 4. J. Hathaway, 360; 5. M. Roy, 352; 6. J. Fitzpatrick, 349; 7. N. Dowler, 313; 8. J. White, 311; 9. A. Guenette, 302; 10. R. Beauchamp,Jr., 302.
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Ray Courtemanche Jr. at hospital for evaluation
After a hard crash near the end of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park earlier today, driver Ray Courtemanche Jr. has been transported to a hospital for further evaluation. Ray Jr. was awake and alert when he left the track.
We will further release to keep everyone informed of developments.
TOUGH WEEKEND FOR TEAM MOPAR
The record number of restarts at the Clarington 200 didn’t work in Ron Beauchamp’s favor on Sunday, where contact from other competitors cut his day short.
Beauchamp headed into the weekend with a positive mindset, but quickly ran into some trouble where an incident with another competitor in the first practice ended the team’s session early. The crew worked to get the #60 Mopar Parts/Exide/Pennzoil Dodge back into shape, but they lost valuable time and struggled in the final practice. The team wound up with an 18th place qualifying.
#60 started off tentatively, but still moved forward to collect several positions.
“We were just outside the top ten trying to keep our nose clean and use pit strategy to improve our position,” Beauchamp said later.
Beauchamp battled hard through six restarts, but struggled to recover.
“It seems every restart we were on the outside and that just wasn’t the place to be and we just lost ground,” he explained after the race.
On what ended up being the final restart, the day went from bad to worse. Beauchamp suffered contact from behind and lost several positions. #60 suffered salt in his wounds when he was hammered from behind from the #15 car on the same lap.
“We’ve been hit by the same car before and it just looks like what he wants to do,” Beauchamp said after the race. “I’m really disappointed, by we won’t keep our heads down – we’re already focusing on doing well in Barrie next week.”
After Sunday’s race, Beauchamp is tied with Alex Guenette for 8th place in the season standings with 302 points.
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THORNDYKE RUNS STRONG AT CTMP
In only his second appearance of the season, David Thorndyke had a tall order to fight his way from last place in the Clarington 200.
Despite inconsistent race appearances in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series this season, Torndyke showed his ability to gain positions in the season opener, where he collected an impressive 14 positions.
His #67 LubeSource Chevrolet was so good in the first practice, the team opted to not run the final practice.
“We know what we had, so we didn’t want to work our equipment too hard,” Crew Chief Adam Thorndyke said.
Despite the solid car, the team struggled during qualifying, and in one session there was a lot of fluid on the track despite thorough cleanup attempts. The team also battled a very congested field, with 36 cars in this race’s line up. Thorndyke qualified last place – 36th.
“The other issue was getting a clear lap, I just couldn’t get a clean lap without traffic,” #67 said after qualifying. “We’re not worried about it, we came from deep in the field in the spring,”
The team opted to use the same strategy that paid off so well earlier in the season, by remaining patient and methodical.
#67 worked hard to avoid trouble, which was not an easy task in a race that ended up recording a record six cautions.
Thorndyke continued to push forward, choosing to pit for fuel and not take tires in an attempt to improve track position.
#67’s tactic paid off beautifully, he gained 14 spots before the race was called under a red flag due to a multivehicle accident. He recorded a 22nd place finish.
“I’m really happy with how our race went, the car doesn’t have a mark on it and we gained a lot of spots,” Thorndyke said. “ We’re really happy for our partners LubeSource and ThreeWorks Snacks. We’re a small, part-time team but we really made the most out of our day and I’ve got to thank everyone for working so hard.”
David Thorndyke and the #67 LubeSource Chevrolet team have completed their racing schedule for the 2013 season. In the weeks ahead they will begin planning for 2014. They encourage all race fans to enjoy the final oval events in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Barrie & Kawartha. For more NASCAR Canadian Tire Series information log onto www.nascar.ca and to learn more about the #67 LubeSource Chevy team go to www.promotiveracing.com
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DOWLER AND TEAM EMCO BATTLE TO THE END
Sherwood Park, Alberta’s Noel Dowler had claimed top ten finishes in three of the last four events in the #5 EMCO/Rheem Dodge. The driver and his team looked to continue that consistent kind of performance during round ten of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series this past weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Unfortunately that would not be the case.
During the first practice session the #5 EMCO/Rheem Dodge ran smoothly and the changes the team made for the final practice session helped them improve five positions. Dowler was able to manage only a 23rd starting spot for the 200km feature event. “We weren’t too concerned about the starting spot, we always work more on race set up and thought we would be strong during the race” said Dowler.
As the green flag waved in front of a huge crowd Dowler looked to move forward in the #5 EMCO/Rheem Dodge. “Our car was fast and it was actually pretty fast all weekend” he stated. “I just tried to be patient and get ourselves set up for the late part of the race” he stated.
There were a record-tying six caution periods for the track and that kept the field bunched up and allowed Dowler to continue making progress forward. “We just tried to keep out of trouble and pick up some positions wherever we could and things looked to be shaping up pretty well” explained Dowler.
Late in the race a multi-car collision required a lengthy clean up and due to time constraints the race was ended on lap 42 instead of the scheduled 51. “That hurt our finishing result for sure” said Dowler. “We could see there was some attrition and expected there would be more in the final laps and we’ve been successful gaining a lot of positions late in race. We just didn’t get the opportunity to do that today” he added.
Dowler would gain four positions from his starting spot and finish 19th.
After ten events Noel Dowler sits seventh in the overall season championship standings.
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series consists of 12 events from coast to coast in Canada. The next race is at Barrie Speedway this coming Saturday September 7th. For more information about Noel Dowler and the #5 EMCO Dodge/Rheem team log onto www.apollomotorsports.ca and follow him on twitter, @noeldowler.
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ROBIN BUCK SCORES TOP TEN IN QUAKER STATE DODGE
Campbellville, ON racer Robin Buck once again put together a solid run in the #66 Quaker State Dodge this past weekend. During round number ten of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Buck again showed his skills to claim a top ten result in the large field of strong competitors.
As we’ve come to expect of Robin Buck and the #66 Quaker State Dodge they ran consistently well during both practice sessions. Qualifying was a different story and Buck never got the fast lap he wanted and would start the 200km feature race 19th.
“We made a couple of changes we thought would help but obviously didn’t. It’s certainly not ideal but I know we have a good car and we’ll be fine for the race” stated Buck after qualifying.
As the race began under perfect weather conditions Buck had a plan in mind. “Early on the most important thing was to stay out of the beating and banging that can take place, but most of the guys were pretty well behaved.” he explained.
Almost immediately Buck was also moving the #66 Quaker State Dodge forward in the field. “We changed the car back to what we knew worked and had a good pace right away” he said.
Hoping to gain track position by making scheduled pit stops early proved to be unsuccessful. “It seemed a lot of other guys did the same thing but I was still able to pass a lot of cars under green today and I’m pleased about that”.
In the late stages Buck had moved the #66 Quaker State Dodge into the top ten and was keen to make a final push in the closing laps. Unfortunately a multi-car crash required a lengthy clean up and due to time constraints the race was ended on lap 42 rather than the scheduled 51. “It’s too bad, could we have finished higher, I certainly think so” said the driver. “The car certainly felt like it had the pace to finish inside the top five today. I guess we’ll just have to try again” he added.
Buck competed in only a limited schedule this year in the #66 Quaker State Dodge but looks forward to returning to competition soon. “We’re working hard to be back in the series next season and we’d really like to run all of the road course events again. We can definitely be even more competitive running more events next season” he stated.
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MARTIN ROY SCORES CAREER BEST SECOND PLACE FINISH
Martin Roy triumphantly earned his best finish of the season and his career in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Sunday at Canadian Tire Series Motorsport Park.
Martin Roy was looking for redemption in Bowmanville, after his last appearance at this particular road course ended with a 20th place finish.
Roy’s #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Dodge drove well in practice, only requiring fine tuning prior to qualifying. The solid car paid off, earning #90 an 8th place start for the Clarington 200.
The field was robust for the main event, with 36 cars fighting for positions. With that in mind, Roy opted to navigate with caution in the early going.
The Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Dodge performed consistently well throughout the day, and Roy was able to focus on his strategy. There were a significant number of caution laps and cycling through pit stops that were shuffling the field, but #90 remained cool and confident through the chaos.
With half of the race remaining, Roy made his charge through the field, breaking inside the top 5 and settling comfortably in 2nd place.
On what proved to be the final restart, #90 made an aggressive push to attempt to earn the spot as lead vehicle. Unfortunately, there was a multicar accident that forced a red flag for lengthy clean up, ending the race due to time constraints.
“I’m so very happy to pick up the first podium finish in the series,” an ecstatic Roy said. “Our team has made good improvements all year, my crew chief Mario Gosselin had a very good set up on the car, it was very fast all afternoon and I’m really happy for all of our sponsors.”
Of Note: Martin Roy also competed in the Camping World Truck Series event this past weekend and scored a very strong 14th place finish, a gain of seven spots from his starting position.
After Sunday’s race, Roy sits in 5th place in the overall standings, with 352 points.
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KENNINGTON FINISHES FOURTH AND RETAKES CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD
Following his back to back podium finishes Castrol Edge Dodge driver DJ Kennington looked to continue his push toward the top of the championship standings at round number ten of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series this past Sunday. Kennington charged toward the front during the race and claimed his ninth top ten result of the season and regained the overall championship lead.
Typical of their performance much of the year the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge was solid during the two practice sessions. Kennington did not have a good qualifying lap and would start the 200km race from 12th on the grid. “There was some oil put down earlier in the qualifying session and we tried a couple of adjustments that didn’t work out. But I was sure we’d be good for the race” said Kennington.
As the green flag waved in front of a huge crowd Kennington immediately began moving the 17 Castrol Edge Dodge forward and was quickly inside the top ten. And though they had some difficulty during a scheduled pit stop there was no cause for panic. “It was early in the race and we just got held up a little bit in pit lane but I knew we had plenty of time to get it back”.
As competitors cycled through pit stops Kennington reestablished his position inside the top ten and continued to move forward. “Our plan was to be patient and get close to the front and really make a push at the end” explained the driver.
The 17 Castrol Edge Dodge continued to power through the field and Kennington edged into the top five. I was following the #28 car and we were going to wait until five to go for the final push” he stated.
A multi-car incident would necessitate a lengthy clean up and due to time constraints the race would end on lap 42 instead of the scheduled 51. “I really think we had a shot” said Kennington afterwards. “I was saving the car, not pushing too hard and waiting for the last few laps”.
Though unable to make a final bid for his second win of the season Kennington’s fourth place result was good enough to push him back to the top of the point standings. “That’s exactly where we want to be” he stated. “We’ve got two races left and we’ve got wins at both those tracks and looking forward to getting going next week” he added.
After ten events DJ Kennington leads the overall championship by three points.
DJ Kennington and the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team at back in action this coming Saturday, September 7th at Barrie Speedway.
Race fans are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest team news in several ways. Race fans should bookmark the team website www.djkracing.ca and follow them on twitter, @djkracing and fans should also “like” the DJK Racing Fan Page on Facebook.
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JASON WHITE FIGHTS TO THE FINISH
Jason White made solid gains in the field at Sunday’s Clarington 200, only for his potential to be cut short due to a red flag.
Jason White was excited to return to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for a big weekend, a track where he’s had success in past races.
When practice kicked off for #21, he fought through tight handling on his Bowers & Wilkins Dodge. The crew worked to correct the problem before qualifying, but the issue continued to persist and White ended up with a 26th place starting position.
“We’re really disappointed,” White said prior to the race. “We know we’re better than that.”
The team worked quickly to brush off the disappointing qualifying and work to loosen up the handling before the Clarington 200.
Due to their positioning so far back in the field, the team opted to use pit stop strategy to attempt to move forward. #21 pitted early for fuel, and made further adjustments on the vehicle when swapping out the tires.
“After that last stop, the car just came alive,” White said. “We started walking our way forward, and every restart we’d pick up two or three spots.”
#21 continued to muscle his way through the field, running as high as 15th. Just as White was hitting his stride, a multivehicle accident resulted in a red flag, ending the race due to time constraints.
“It’s too bad we didn’t get a green, white checker finish because I think we really would have had a shot to gain more positions and be close to a top ten,” White said after the race. “We’re a little disappointed but really happy to be part of this weekend. I’m looking forward to coming back because I feel like I left something out there.”
After Sunday’s game, Jason White sits in 8th place in the overall standings with 311 points.
To keep up with the latest news about Jason White and the #21 Bowers & Wilkins Dodge team follow Jason on twitter for the latest updates @racinjasonwhite and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RacinJasonWhite Get more information about the NCATS series at http://hometracks.nascar.com/series/canadian_tire_series
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WEATHERTECH CANADA/BELLEMARE TEAM WINS FOR A SECOND TIME THIS SEASON IN BOWMANVILLE
All-Quebecer Podium at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Bellemare team recorded a second victory this season at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park yesterday, in Bowmanville, Ontario. Moreover, they wrote a new chapter in the history of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series by winning the first ever “All-Quebecer Podium”.
After dominating the first practice (final practice: 2nd best), Louis-Philippe Dumoulin placed the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Bellemare Dodge in third position on the starting grid.
“We were satisfied by our results in practice and qualifying. We wanted to ensure the car would perform on the long run. Decisions taken by Tyler Case [crew chief] were reinforced by the rest of the WeatherTech Canada / Bellemare team and it paid off. I managed to save on tire usage all the way through the race to be in very good position during the last ten laps. The race ended on a yellow flag [six yellow flags/14 laps], but we were confident we could win the race,” explained Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, leader of the race during the last eleven laps.
“We had the right strategy. LP was patient and we knew we were going to come out with the lead after everyone else’s pit stop. He saved the tires; he saved the race car for the end, unfortunately there wasn’t the last run but we had the good enough car to bring home victory anyway,” added crew chief Tyler Case.
RACE 11 – Hudco Electric Supply “300” – presented by G Oil
Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and the WeatherTech Canada / Bellemare team will hit the track this Saturday, September 7th, for the second-to-last race of the season on the oval track of the Barrie Speedway (Ontario).
“There are two races left, two oval tracks, we are really excited, especially since we have proved once again that we can be fast on such track. The mechanical team is passionate and confident for the race in Barrie. A practice session is planned for this week to maximise the car’s fine tuning and ensure the car will perform for us to bring home as many points as possible next weekend”, concluded the driver of the Dumoulin Competition team.
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Mixed Results For La Cité de Mirabel Inc. In NASCAR Canadian Tire Series: Andrew Ranger Third, Accident Takes Out Ray Junior Courtemanche
« Clarington 200 » – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
After starting from second place on the grid in his No 28 La Cité de Mirabel Inc. Dodge, Andrew Ranger was convinced that he had the winning car under him for the 54-lap race. Stopping for gas and tires early in the race, Andrew found himself in third place with 12 laps to go, when the race was stopped for an accident and declared completed after exceeding the maximum allowed time. Ray Courtemanche Jr. was no luckier. A victim of that accident, he was sent on to a hospital from where he was released late Sunday night.
Ray Jr. was transferred to Lakeside Health center where he was declared fit after a series of tests, and discharged late on Sunday night. He is now resting back at home, feeling “OK and symptom-free, but hurting everywhere like I just lost a fight to ten big hockey players.” His frustration was evident as he spoke from his bedside: “The car was running well, and I was about to stop for new tires and then push hard until the end of the race. The accident happened off to one side of the track and one car suddenly crossed the track and stopped right in front of me. There was nothing I could do to avoid it – just bad racing luck I guess. We’ll be back stronger at the next race. I want to thank everyone at the Lakeridge Health Center in Bowmaville, and also the three doctors from NASCAR who visited and worked with the hospital doctors on the analysis. They have also arranged for a follow up with my Montreal doctors before allowing me back on in a NASCAR race.”
Andrew Ranger was just as frustrated as Ray Jr. “The DJ Kennington team gave me a winning car and I could not use it!” In the lead after lap 6, Andrew was pacing himself and preserving tires and brakes to make sure he had the best car for late in the race. The two stops, for fuel and then tires as per the rules, put him back in third place with 12 laps to go, right behind leaders JF Dumoulin and Martin Roy, and in an ideal position for a final push to victory. “My car was great on restarts and I could see the win within my grasp. Then the Yellow came out and the rest of the race was cancelled, and that was it: a frustrating third place in a winning car. »
M. Daniel Proulx, one of the principals at La Cité de Mirabel Inc., shared in the general frustration, but was also very happy with Andrew’s result. “Andrew has achieved three podium finishes in three races in Canada this year, thanks to our support and to that on smaller organizations like Plancher2000.ca for this race, and to the skill of people at Jacombs Racing and at DJ Kennington’s team. We are proud of what we have all done so far this season.”
Andrew is now going back to finish his season in the USA. In Ray Jr’s case, NASCAR is awaiting the results of a final test to be run in Montreal before allowing him to race again. The next race in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, the « Hudco Electric Supply 300 » will be held this coming Saturday September 7, at the Barrie (ON) Speedway.
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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series: Last race of the season for Jean-François Dumoulin
The season continues as a driving instructor
Behind the wheel of the #04 Manac/Bellemare Dodge, Jean-François Dumoulin has crossed the finish line in 15th position yesterday on the track of the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario.
The result was not the expected one. The whole mechanical team had worked hard to adjust quickly and to be efficient during pit stops. Twentieth on the starting grid, the Quebecer has strategically made his way to the eighth place. However, a few skirmishes at the end of the race prevented him from ending up in the top-10.
“We had a good race, we entered the pit at the right time to fill up the fuel tank, the #04 Manac/Bellemare team has used an interesting strategy. After exiting the pit, I was following the leaders in the traffic and the first few restarts went well, we even managed to climb back up to eighth place. However, I had a few skirmishes in the last two restarts that caused me to lose a few places. We were hoping the last restart would help us climb back a few places to finish in the top-10, but the race ended on a yellow flag”, shares the Quebecer.
Professional driving instructor
As a driving instructor, the season continues for Jean-François Dumoulin, notably alongside the Speed Merchants Motorsports racing team (Porsche Cup GT3 Challenge), the private clubs (Porsche and Ferrari), Ferrari Challenge as well as the racing schools such as Jim Russell’s (Mont-Tremblant).
Jean-Francois Dumoulin and the Dumoulin Competition Racing Team wish to share their appreciation and recognition to partners, medias, collaborators, family, and fans who, year after year, continue to show their support.
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