Kevin Lacroix Is Seeking a First Podium In Saskatchewan

Kevin Lacroix Is Seeking a First Podium In Saskatchewan

Saint-Eustache, July 22, 2019 – Kevin Lacroix is ​​on his way to the usual three-day NASCAR Pinty’s program in Western Canada, which takes place this week. The annual trip to Saskatchewan this Wednesday, then to Alberta this Saturday, is always an opportunity to meet Canadian racing enthusiasts’.

 

The Bumper to Bumper team will first head to Saskatchewan for a doubleheader at the Wyant Group Raceway this Wednesday, July 24. The Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 125s is a two races event, each race being 125 laps. The drivers of the NASCAR Pinty’s series will have a break of 2h30 before coming back on track for the second 125-lap event of the evening.

 

The positions of the first round will be determined by a normal qualifying session, while the starting positions of the second race will be determined by the fastest lap in the first round.

 

Last year, the driver of car # 74 Bumper to Bumper / Total, Gates / PFC Brakes finished 6th and 7th in both events, and before that, in 2017, he also claimed two top 10s. “I have not yet clinched a podium finish in Saskatchewan, and I intend to change that this Wednesday, said the Saint-Eustache native. These races are always very intense, which is good for the fans, but which can be costly for us, the drivers. If something happens during the race in Saskatchewan, then the event in Alberta could be compromised. ”

 

Lacroix is ​​currently 2nd in the Drivers’ Championship, just 2 points behind leader Andrew Ranger. It is a musical chair between the two Quebec drivers as they have been exchanging the lead in the standings since the beginning of the season.

 

Tuesday, July 23, the team will be at Sutherland Automotive – Bumper to Bumper, which is Saskatchewan’s largest auto parts retailer. A friendly lunch will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm during which participants can meet the NASCAR Pinty’s driver in the afternoon.

 

The team will also be traveling to Paragon Autoservice in Saskatoon, one of Bumper to Bumper’s partners, to prepare the car between the two events.

Saturday’s Results for the Iowa 300 NTT IndyCar Series Race

Saturday’s Results for the Iowa 300 NTT IndyCar Series Race

NEWTON, Iowa – Results Saturday of the Iowa 300 NTT IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (3) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 300, Running

2. (8) Scott Dixon, Honda, 300, Running

3. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 300, Running

4. (1) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 300, Running

5. (19) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 300, Running

6. (6) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 300, Running

7. (20) Zach Veach, Honda, 300, Running

8. (7) Graham Rahal, Honda, 299, Running

9. (21) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 299, Running

10. (13) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 299, Running

11. (10) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 299, Running

12. (12) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 299, Running

13. (16) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 299, Running

14. (15) Felix Rosenqvist, Honda, 299, Running

15. (2) Will Power, Chevrolet, 299, Running

16. (22) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 298, Running

17. (9) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 298, Running

18. (11) Colton Herta, Honda, 276, Mechanical

19. (17) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 262, Contact

20. (4) Takuma Sato, Honda, 216, Contact 

21. (18) Marco Andretti, Honda, 205, Handling 

22. (14) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 193, Contact 

Race Statistics

Winner’s average speed: 137.664 mph

Time of Race: 1:56:53.5753

Margin of victory: 2.8527 seconds

Cautions: 5 for 45 laps

Lead changes: 7 among 5 drivers

Lap Leaders:

Pagenaud, Simon 1 – 2

Power, Will 3 – 48

Newgarden, Josef 49 – 140

Power, Will 141 – 143

Newgarden, Josef 144 – 253

Bourdais, Sebastien 254 – 255

Dixon, Scott 256 – 257

Newgarden, Josef 258 – 300

NTT IndyCar Qualifying Results for the Iowa 300

NTT IndyCar Qualifying Results for the Iowa 300

NEWTON, Iowa – Qualifying Friday for the Iowa 300 NTT IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, engine, and speed in mph:

1. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 180.073 mph

2. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 179.589

3. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 179.449

4. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 177.646

5. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 176.200

6. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 176.057

7. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 175.857

8. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 175.725

9. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 175.618

10. (7) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 175.578

11. (88) Colton Herta, Honda, 175.346

12. (19) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 175.316

13. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 174.848

14. (31) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 174.323

15. (10) Felix Rosenqvist, Honda, 174.237

16. (59) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 173.837

17. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 173.540

18. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 173.044

19. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 171.791

20. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 171.626

21. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 171.390

22. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 167.136

Pro2000 Podium Photos – @hondaindy

Pro2000 Podium Photos – @hondaindy

( Photos courtesy of Ivan Novotny © )

Congratulations to Danial Frost of Exclusive Autosport on his victory in race #1 of the weekend at the Toronto Honda Indy. Also making the podium was Parker Thompson who finished in third place. Race #2 of the weekend goes at 9:55am on Sunday.

Race #2 Starting Positions:

3rd – #8 Parker Thompson

4th – #68 Danial Frost

8th – #11 Antonio Serravalle

9th – #90 Nikita Lastochkin

Two Podium Finishes for Patrick Dussault at CTMP

Two Podium Finishes for Patrick Dussault at CTMP

Bowmanville, ON, July 8, 2019 – Patrick Dussault earned two podium finishes last weekend, as the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada presented by Yokohama was on track at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The Lauzon Autosport driver achieved two strong third-place finishes after both Saturday and Sunday races, held during the Mobil1 Sportscar Grand Prix in the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.

 

Dussault posted consistent and quick times throughout practice sessions and qualifying, and started the first race in 3rd place. He managed to climb to the second spot and was able to defend his place for a few laps, before he had to concede a spot. He finally achieved his third podium finish this season, at the wheel of his Lauzon Autosport n°77 Porsche GT3 Cup.

 

“I had a good start and I have been able to climb to the second spot, but Jeff Kingsley was faster than me at the end. I tried to keep my place, but I didn’t want to fight too much and risk everything. I played safer to earn precious championship points,” said Dussault.

 

The 45-minute race on Saturday has been contested under extremely hot conditions.

“It’s probably one of the toughest races I have taken part in. It was a very hot and humid day, so the temperature on track and in the car was unbearable,” he stated.

 

On Sunday, the Lauzon Autosport n°77 Porsche GT3 Cup took the start from the fourth place. When another driver made a mistake while fighting for a position, Dussault has been able to take the third spot and achieved his second podium finish of the weekend, his fourth in 2019.

 

“It was a very good weekend for us. We were quick and we scored championship points. I’m now third in the championship standings halfway in the season. We are looking forward to the Toronto Indy, just next weekend,” Dussault concluded.

 

Patrick Dussault and the Lauzon Autosport n°77 car will be back on track next weekend as the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada presented by Yokohama resumes on the streets of Toronto, during the Toronto Indy weekend.