Kevin Lacroix to Compete in the Canadian Sim Racing Series

Kevin Lacroix to Compete in the Canadian Sim Racing Series

(Photo by Ray MacAloney)

Saint-Eustache (QC), April 20, 2020 – Although current times are uncertain and most drivers are going round in circles at home, the racing community has mobilized to join online virtual championships, a sometimes-forgotten sport that has now gained unprecedented popularity.

Kevin Lacroix, driver of the #74 Bumper to Bumper/Total/ Lacroix Tuning/ PFC Brakes car in the NASCAR Pinty’s series, was not keen on getting through the confinement without participating in one of these virtual championships. That’s why, starting May 3, he will be one of the professional drivers invited to the Canadian Sim Racing Series (CSRS).

“Right now, we would be on the verge of testing our car for the first race at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), but that’s not possible,” explained Lacroix. “I have the racing blues, it’s not easy to look ahead, so I’m very grateful to Jason Labrosse, Clinton Geoffrey and Adam Ross for putting together the Canadian Sim Racing Series (CSRS). It’s going to prepare us well when we get back on track! »

Indeed, the initiative was carried out by Quebec promoter Jason Labrosse and NASCAR Pinty’s Pit Reporters; Clinton Geoffrey and Adam Ross.

The CSRS championship will be contested in the extremely popular iRacing game. The first event will be held on May 3 at Auto Club Speedway, a two-mile oval in Fontana, California, which hosts the real-time NASCAR American series. Then the drivers will head to the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 10, a 1.5-mile oval that also hosts the NASCAR Serie. Then on May 17, the virtual drivers will return here, in Canada, for a race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

On May 24th it will be the turn of the prestigious Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve to host the virtual drivers, and the championship will come to a conclusion at Atlanta Motor Speedway on May 31st.

Kevin will be joined by his competitors Alex Labbé and Gary Klutt, who also race in the NASCAR Pinty’s series. These events will surely be action-packed as the driver lineup is set to be extremely competitive.For those who wish to watch the races in English, you can do so on www.Gforcetv.net/GForceTV while French-speaking Internet users will be able to watch the events on the Stock Car Montreal Facebook page.

 

Races

Auto Club Speedway – May 3rd
Charlotte Motor Speedway- May 10th
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – May 17th
Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve – May 24th
Atlanta Motor Speedway – May 31st

 

Éliane Gilain – PR for Lacroix Motorsport

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About Lacroix Motorsport:  Lacroix Motorsport is a race team created in 2015 from Sylvain Lacroix and Serge Bourdeau’s idea. They wanted to race for pleasure on road tracks in the Canadian NASCAR series. After Kevin Lacroix’s first two wins, and seeing his son’s potential, Sylvain decided to participate full-time in the series. Lacroix Motorsport is not only a team in the NASCAR Pinty’s, in fact, Dany Lacroix, Kevin’s brother, also races in the STCH Cup Formula Tour 1600 in Kent Class.

Lacroix Motorsport stems from an idea and passion.  By creating this team, world snowmobile champion, Sylvain Lacroix has made it a family affair.

 

About Bumper to Bumper : The BUMPER TO BUMPER store banner is a turnkey program for auto parts wholesalers looking for complete program support, a strong brand image and a very aggressive go-to-market approach. BUMPER TO BUMPER was introduced to the Canadian Automotive Aftermarket in 1977 and entered the Uni-Select fold in 2006. Today, over 120 auto parts stores operate in Canada under the BUMPER TO BUMPER banner.

 

 

Wight Motorsports to Compete in NASCAR PINTY’S SERIES – THEETGE to Race Oval Events-

Wight Motorsports to Compete in NASCAR PINTY’S SERIES – THEETGE to Race Oval Events-

(January 2, 2020) Wight Motorsports Inc (WMI) principal David Wight today announced that WMI will compete fulltime in the 2020 NASCAR Pinty’s Series.  Preparations have been underway for some time with the first WMI NASCAR Pinty’s Series car nearing completion along with the acquisition of pit carts and other track equipment.

Wight has amassed 26 Pinty’s Series victories as a Crew Chief along with three series championships.  In the last few years WMI has also become the premier choice of numerous race teams to build, set up and prepare cars for the Pinty’s Series and other elite levels of racing.  Now Wight is ready add another component by fielding his own company entry in 2020.

“This is something I’ve thought about for a while” explained Wight.  “There seem to be a lot of drivers that want to be part of the Pinty’s Series and WMI having the ability to field a car for each race can help.  We now have the latest cars and equipment necessary for interested parties to partner with us and be able to compete at a high level” he added.

WMI is also pleased to announce that veteran racer Donald Theetge of Boischatel, Quebec will be the driver for each of the oval races plus the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres in the #80 Chevrolet Camaro sponsored by Theetge Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac.  “Donald is a talented racer who’s won races and had success in a lot of different series and will be a perfect fit for us this season.  I’m really happy he’s going to join us; we will be really competitive right from the start of the season” said Wight.

Donald Theetge is eager for this new partnership with WMI to begin.  “I saw what David (Wight) did last year as a crew chief, winning a lot of races and a championship.  I want to win races and compete for the oval championship and was very happy to get the call from David about working together.  I am really looking forward to getting out on the track this season” he stated.

The next few months will be busy ones for Wight and WMI.  “Our racecar business is strong and still growing and we’ll be finishing up cars, preparing track equipment and as soon as weather permits, we’ll be testing” explained Wight.  “We’ll also be confirming our plans for the remaining road course events, we still have some options and partnerships we’d like to explore before making a final decision.  This is a busy but exciting time for us” he added.

The opening round of the 2020 NASCAR Pinty’s Series is during the Victoria Day Speedfest at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park May 17th.  All NASCAR Pinty’s Series races are streamed live and broadcast on TSN.

2020 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Schedule

2020 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Schedule

2020 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Schedule

Sunday, May 17: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park- Bowmanville, Ont.
Saturday, June 6: Jukasa Motor Speedway- Hagersville, Ont.
Saturday, June 27: Autodrome Chaudière- Vallee- Jonction, Que.
Saturday, July 4: Sunset Speedway- Innisfil, Ont.
Friday, July 10: Exhibition Place- Toronto, Ont.
Saturday, July 25: Edmonton International Raceway- Wetaskiwin, Alb.
Wednesday, July 29: Wyant Group Raceway*- Saskatoon, Sask.
Wednesday, July 29: Wyant Group Raceway*- Saskatoon, Sask.
Sunday, Aug. 9: Circuit Trois-Rivières- Trois-Rivières, Que.
Tuesday, Aug. 18: Ohsweken Speedway- Ohsweken, Ont.
Sunday, Sept. 6: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park- Bowmanville, Ont.
Saturday, Sept. 12: Circuit ICAR- Mirabel, Que.
Saturday, Sept. 26: Jukasa Motor Speedway- Hagersville, Ont.

*125-lap twin features

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.

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/