Kevin Lacroix Back in NASCAR Pinty’s for the 2020 Season

Kevin Lacroix Back in NASCAR Pinty’s for the 2020 Season

Photo: Ray MacAloney

Lacroix Motorsport Release:

Saint-Eustache, August 4, 2020 – Kevin Lacroix will return to the shortened NASCAR Pinty’s series season. The Canadian NASCAR series announced earlier the new schedule that will feature six events on three Ontario tracks.

Team Bumper to Bumper was on track last weekend in preparation for the first event at Sunset Speedway on August 15. “We have a new car for oval tracks, so it was essential that we try it out before the season starts,” explained Kevin Lacroix, who will be driving his usual #74 Bumper to Bumper / Total / PFC Brakes / Lacroix Tuning car.

“Testing at the Sunset Speedway was difficult, but the other drivers on the track were also struggling, however when we went to the Flamboro Speedway, everything went very well. »

The team was also scheduled to go to the Jukasa Motor Speedway, but the plans were canceled because of the rain; “we’re going back to Jukasa before the event to try out the car! »

Although the summer seems longer with no races on the calendar, Kevin Lacroix kept busy, first in his role as President of the Bumper to Bumper / Lacroix Tuning stores on the North Shore, but also on his simulator. “I’ve done a lot of simulator since the beginning of the pandemic. I’ve ordered one for my home to make it more accessible. It helped me keep in shape for the season. »

Lacroix Motorsport also went to Circuit Mont-Tremblant for the annual Summer Classic held in July. Dany Lacroix, Kevin’s brother, drover his Formula Atlantic on Saturday and left his seat to Kevin for Sunday’s races. “It felt good to get back to my first love!” said Kevin, who competed in Formula Atlantic in 2008 when the series was in full bloom. “However, it was hard to get used to it again, but after a few laps, I got back to my old ways, so it was very pleasant. I had forgotten how strong the aerodynamics are in this car. My neck hurt for a few days! »

At Lacroix Motorsport’s shop in Saint-Eustache, Sylvain Lacroix and his team have been hard at work, as they recently made the final adjustments to their brand-new dynamometer; “we are happy to have almost everything we need under our roof to prepare the car,” explains Sylvain, team owner. “With the dynamometer now in our garage, we can work on the engine more easily. »

On the digital side, the team is proud to have launched the new kevinlacroix.com website, which is accessible today.

All races will air delayed on TSN and RDS in Canada and MAVTV in the United States. The full broadcast schedule, including start times, will be released at a later date.

2020 Calendar

Race 1: August 15 – Sunset Speedway, Innisfill Ontario

Race 2: August 15 – Sunset Speedway, Innisfill Ontario

Race 3: August 29 – Flamboro Speedway, Millgrove, Ontario

Race 4: August 29 – Flamboro Speedway, Millgrove, Ontario

Race 5: September 12 – Jukasa Motor Speedway, Hagersville, Ontario

Race 6: September 12 – Jukasa Motor Speedway, Hagersville, Ontario

 

Mark Wilkins finishes in 1st Place in the TC class today at Sebring. @IMSA #IMPC

Mark Wilkins finishes in 1st Place in the TC class today at Sebring. @IMSA #IMPC

Congratulations to Kyle Marcelli (2nd in GS) and Mark Wilkins (1st in TC) on their podium finishes today

Below is a list of where the Canadian drivers finished in today’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race from Sebring Florida.

GS
2nd #60 Kyle Marcelli/Nate Stacy KohrTex Motorsports
8th #22 Scott Maxwell/Seb Priaulx Multimatic Motorsports
14th #38 Thomas Collingwood/Jan Heylen BGB Motorsports

TC
1st #21 Mark Wilkins/Harry Gottsacker Bryan Herta Autosport
4th #23 James Vance/Max Faulker Speed Syndicate

AWA Race Team’s Updated 2020 Plans

AWA Race Team’s Updated 2020 Plans

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AWA Team Release:

After starting the 2020 IMSA championship from pole position in Daytona, the AWA racing team was ready to continue that momentum at Sebring in March when Covid related travel restrictions put that plan on hold.

Team Principal Andrew Wojteczko said “We’ve been carefully monitoring the Covid situation both at home and in the USA. Non-Essential travel restrictions have been further extended until late July at the earliest coupled with quarantine requirements upon returning to Canada. This presents significant challenges for our team to continue in the revised IMSA championship.”

“We are excited to have the opportunity to compete in the premier Canadian championship’s revised schedule” continued Wojteczko. Orey Fidani along with coaching from Kuno Wittmer will contest the 6 race championship over 3 weekends with the goal of securing top honours in the fastest GT category. Our hopes are travel limitations will ease and we can safely return to IMSA competition later in the year, possibly for Watkins Glen in September, but we will have to wait and see. For now, we have a championship to focus on and an opportunity to get back to the track.”

The team gets rolling again at the first CTCC official test at Shannonville Motorsport Park June 20th. The season kicks off at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park July 25-26 for rounds #1 and #2, rounds #3 and #4 take place at Shannonville Motorsport park August 14-16th, finally rounds #5 and #6 are at Calabogie Motorsport park August 28-30th.

Thank you to our team partners Orlando Corp, McLaren Toronto, OMP, Spyder, Projekt, Urbinco, Places.co, Wurth, C17 Media, McLaren Customer Racing, Artistic Interlock, Daisy Toronto, AutoRemotes.ca. Photos by Jordan Lenssen

Be sure to follow along on the team website at awa.team, on Instagram @awaracingteam and on Facebook @AWAracingteam.