Aug 13

Ranger powers to GP3R pole

Will lead the field for Fourth time at Trois-Rivières

2017-08-12_1067Andrew Ranger has earned many accolades at Circuit Trois-Rivières and he added one more to his resume Saturday by winning the NASCAR Pinty’s Series pole for Sunday’s Le 50 Tours CanAm.

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The Roxton Pond, Quebec, driver logged a time of 1 minute 06.959 seconds (82.259 mph) to claim his fourth pole at the historic Quebec road course. He heads into tomorrow’s race never finishing worse than second in his previous ten starts at GP3R.

Ranger’s No.27 Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge, barely missed topping the track record of 1.06.889 (82.345mph) set by Kevin Lacroix last year.

Alex Tagliani, who was fastest in practice, will start second with a time of 1:07.003 (82.205mph). Marc-Antoine Camirand will start third.

Two time defending race winner Kevin Lacroix qualified fourth, while local favourite L.P Dumoulin rounded out the top 5.

Points leader Alex Labbe finished sixth followed by 2013 GP3R winner D.J Kennington in seventh. J.F Dumoulin, Anthony Simone and David Michaud completed the top ten.

Green flag for Le 50 Tours CanAm will be at 2:18 p.m on Sunday and you can catch the race action live on RDS2 and FansChoice.tv.