The 100 th Nascar Canadian Tire at Autodrome Chaudière
On Saturday June 13th, Autodrome Chaudière will host the Nascar Canadian Tire series for a 300 laps that will appeal to fans.
It is a pride of the receiving while the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will celebrate its 100 th program. The official list of drivers should be provided to us at the start of the week, but with those already confirmed, we should expect to receive the cream of the elite drivers.
In addition to the Dumoulin brothers who will be with us at the Tailgate which will be held on Friday June 12 at the Autodrome site, we will find among the Quebecers # 18 Alex Tagliani as well as # 27 Andrew Ranger; two pilots whose rivalry on the track will undoubtedly lead to great battles.
It will also be an opportunity to see # 36 Alex Labbé on track who, this year, will participate in several programs in this series. This young rising pilot will undoubtedly attract the attention of spectators who have followed him since his debut.
On the Canadian-English side, although the official list is not yet available, we can expect to see the drivers who are currently fighting for the championship. Among them is rookie # 59 Garry Klutt, who in the last program won after a controversial pass between # 22 Stock Steckly and # 27 Andrew Ranger. In addition to # 17 DJ Kennington, # 3 Jason Hathaway, defending champion of the 2014 event, will undoubtedly try to climb again on the first step of the podium at the Vallée-Jonction oval. We will also be able to see the multiple champion of the Nascar Canadian Tire series the # 22 Scott Steckly and the 2014 rookie of the year # 56 Matthew Scannell.
Will Stéphane Lecours become the man to beat in ACT-Procam
In the guest touring class we will see the Procam series. On their first outing, # 100.5 Beaucerons driver Stéphane Lecours, rookie in the series, surprised more than one by finishing 1st in the qualifying session and first overall in the two races. Also rookie, the # 55 Jean Bilodeau will be there. A 50 lap which promises, among other things, the presence of # 91 Jimmy Roy who finished second in the first program. Without forgetting # 72 Steve Lavigne, # 10 Christian Provost as well as # 37 Dany Gariépy who will undoubtedly want to defend their place.
Our local classes present
The Sport Compact Amateur, Sport Compact Elite and Limited classes will join the Nascar pilots for this program. Having offered us a very interesting “car count” during the first program, we already know that a few names will be added to the list.
Remember that the Sport Compact Amateur class, sponsored mainly by Oricom, has set up a fundraising campaign. This will be an opportunity to encourage them by purchasing your ticket at a cost of $ 5. Perhaps this post will allow you to be one of them during the season! In the last program, the # 18 Jean-Philippe Groleau sponsored mainly by Casse-Croute Sony started his season strong ending 2 e in qualifying and winning the final. But the Ken Grondins, Kharl Landry, Philippe Verret have not said their last words!
As for the Sport Compact Elite, also sponsored mainly by Oricom, we can expect more than 25 cars on the track for this program. For the defending champion, # 75 Steve Godbout, the competition is fierce this year. Climbing to the 2 nd step of the podium in the last program, the # 98 Pascal Turgeon sponsored mainly by Construction Tony Chiasson intends to fight a hot battle in Godbout. Among the top10, # 44 Frédéric Blanchette saw the podium up close. We can bet that this will push him to give the maximum to get there for this program.
We will also have the Limited class on track sponsored mainly by Automobiles Wendake. During the last program, 10 cars showed up, however, more vehicles are expected for the June 13 program. Many thought # 46 Steve Simoneau would dominate, but the Limited riders have shown they are there to compete. Fine performance are to be expected among other # 48 Yves Perreault sponsored mainly by Frameco Lte or the 116 Francis Gregory who accessed the 2 e of the podium.
A weekend not to be missed at the Autodrome Chaudière which will undoubtedly delight stock car enthusiasts.
Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationnite
Tailgate – June 12, 2015
Opening of the marquee 17:30
On the program, music by the group “Les pas fins”, autograph signatures with some star pilots from the Nascar series.