Dec 29

Champion’s profile: Labbe Makes His Point

Breakthrough Season Nets Five Wins & Pinty’s Championship

Alex Labbe has always shown the ability to go fast. Quickly. Whether it was a go-kart, the American Canadian Tour, or the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, the St. Albert, Quebec, driver hasn’t wasted any time getting acclimated to the next level and being successful.

In 2017, he showed it was no different when it came to Canada’s national stock car championship. In just his second full-time season in the Pinty’s Series, Labbe took home his first NASCAR championship. On the strength of five wins, 11 top fives and 12 top 10s, Labbe bested provencial rival Kevin Lacroix 16 points in the final tally.

“We just got every single point we could get all season long and that made a huge difference when it came time for the championship,” Labbe said. “Last year, we knew we had a lot of speed on the oval’s and we were really good on the road courses as well. We were always at the top in practice and qualified well, we had a lot of speed, but we couldn’t seal the deal and be there at the end of the race. We had a lot of bad luck.”

The complete article here on NASCAR.com

source: NASCAR.com