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St-Eustache (QC), July 29, 2021 – Kevin Lacroix and the Bumper to Bumper crew are headed to Sunset Speedway, Ontario, for the first NASCAR Pinty’s event of the season this weekend!
Kevin Lacroix is looking forward to the first two events of the season on Sunday, August 1st, at Sunset Speedway, an oval located in Innisfil, just outside of Toronto.
Lacroix is familiar with the 1/3 mile track as he competed there for two races last year during the shortened NASCAR Pinty’s season. He tested at Sunset Speedway earlier this summer in preparation for the event, which will feature two races; the Frontline Workers 125 and the General Tire 125.
“The season started later than expected due to health measures in some provinces, which gave us more time to prepare,” said Kevin Lacroix, who will be driving the The #74 Bumper to Bumper / Lacroix Tuning car.
“It also gave me time to practice on the simulator, I see it as a very good practice, and I’ve been doing a lot of that since the pandemic started.”
Kevin Lacroix is approaching this season wisely; he will focus on consistency rather than wins to get his first title in the Canadian NASCAR series. “The important thing this season will be to have a consistent pace to make sure we get points. Last year I was very close to the title, but a mistake in the first race decided my fate in the championship.”
Indeed, the level of drivers in this series is extremely strong, which will provide an additional challenge this season. However, Lacroix is confident in his team and his cars; “we made some good changes to the car we use on the road courses which gave us some speed, so I have all the elements to fight at the front of the field.”
Once again, Bumper to Bumper will be Kevin Lacroix’s main partner this year, in addition to Lacroix Tuning; “this season especially, I want to thank Bumper to Bumper for supporting me even though the economic situation is less than ideal. I am also thrilled to announce that we will have a new sponsor for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. Stay tuned as we will be making the announcement very soon!”
Sunday’s first event, the Frontline Workers 125, will be presented at 4:50 pm, and the General Tire 125 will be at 6:30 pm. Live timing and highlights can be found at nascar.ca/race-center/ and on the series’ social media channels. Both races will be broadcast on RDS and TSN.