Zachary Claman DeMelo will not finish the 2019 Indy Lights Season

Zachary Claman DeMelo will not finish the 2019 Indy Lights Season

Zachary confirmed on his Instagram account this morning that he will not be competing in this weekends Indy Lights Freedom 100 race and that his season is finished.

“Racing is such a sport of highs and lows! So today I got official confirmation that I will not be competing in the Freedom 100 and my season is over due to sponsorship.The year started off amazing for me winning St. Pete and getting the points lead early in the year, and then things all turned after (Circuit of the Americas) when we forgot to put fuel in the car for qualifying and had an engine failure in the second race due to mileaged out parts.
Anyways I would like to thank the team at Belardi for all the hard work, and my engineer Tim Neff who has been absolutely amazing. I look forward to seeing what’s next in my career, and would like to think it’s far from over!”

Kevin Lacroix is back in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series with one goal in mind. @NASCARPintys

Kevin Lacroix is back in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series with one goal in mind. @NASCARPintys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Lacroix Release:

Saint-Eustache (QC), May 15, 2019 – Kevin Lacroix will be back behind the wheel of the #74 Bumper to Bumper/ Total / Gates / PFC Brakes car in the highly-competitive NASCAR Pinty’s series for the 2019 season.

 

This season more than the last ones, Kevin Lacroix is gearing up to win the Championship title in the Canadian NASCAR series. “This season is different,” declares the drivers. “In the previous years, I didn’t achieve great results on oval tracks, so I would focus on winning on the road courses. However, we found the winning recipe on both types of tracks so we have to have a strategical approach to each race.”

 

Last season, the Bumper to Bumper outfit claimed two victories, six Top 5 and nine Top 19. Lacroix was the driver who led the most laps in 2018, with 789 laps at the front of the field.

 

“We have a different attitude towards the 2019 season. We are much calmer and we feel more ready than last year. We were dominant, but now we have to put our efforts towards not making any mechanical mistakes. On my side, I have to be clever. With these elements under control, we have less pressure and we will have a championship-winning team.”

 

Kevin Lacroix’s main goal will be to claim a maiden title in the NASCAR Pinty’s series. “We have to play our cards right to win the Championship. We need to be consistent and hope that luck is on our side.” Lacroix renewed his trust in Don Thomson Jr. who will be back as the crew chief of the Bumper to Bumper team effort.

 

The driver of the #74 Dodge is delighted to welcome once again his long-time partners; Bumper to Bumper, Total, Gates and PFC Brakes. “To see my partners back with me this year motivates me to claim the title for them.”

 

The Clarington 200 will be Lacroix’s 9th race at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in the NASCAR Pinty’s series. The green flag will be given at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. Lacroix is the second driver who has led the most laps on the Bowmanville track. J.R. Fitzpatrick holds the record with an impressive 208 laps led while Kevin has 129 laps led under his belt. The Saint-Eustache native achieved a hat trick at Mosport, claiming victories during the last event of 2016 and the two events of 2017.

Weekend’s schedule: https://hometracks.nascar.com/international/pintys-series/race-center-nascar-pintys-series/

Parker Thompson joins SportsCarBoutique in the Porsche GT3 CUP CHALLENGE CANADA @parkertracing

Parker Thompson joins SportsCarBoutique in the Porsche GT3 CUP CHALLENGE CANADA @parkertracing

Parker Thompson Release:

May 15, 2019

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Parker Thompson is excited to announce that he will join the 2019 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada with Toronto based SportsCarBoutique. Thompson will pilot the #3 Platinum Cup entry. He will join the team this weekend as the season begins with two races included in the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend held at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, outside of Toronto.

Thompson, an experienced open-wheel racer, expanded into sports cars this year. Early in this season, he has competed in Indy Pro 2000 on the Road to Indy. Thompson has also raced in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA. In both series, he is currently sitting 2nd in overall championship points standings, after four races.

Now in its 9th season of competition, SportsCarBoutique has a clear goal in mind: winning the 2019 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Championship! Over the past seasons, SportsCarBoutique has coached and introduced young Canadian talents to the series, and is proud to work with Parker Thompson.

Parker Thompson
“In my limited experience with the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, I’ve come to really appreciate both the race car and the competitors in the series. I’m looking forward to joining the team at SportsCarBoutique. Many thanks to team principal Ilker Starck for making this opportunity possible. I intend to work hard and continue the success that I’ve had in this series south of the border.” 

Ilker Starck – SportsCarBoutique Team Principal
“We love the sport, the series and most of all these Porsche Cup cars. Over the past few years we have established ourselves as a team that introduces and supports talented young race car drivers.”