Antigonish, NS, August 19, 2019 – An intense race for Kevin Lacroix during the Bumper to Bumper 300 at the Riverside International Speedway last Saturday in the NASCAR Pinty’s series. The Saint-Eustache native finished 6th during this action-packed race with thrilling final laps which almost translated into his first victory in Nova-Scotia.
The Bumper to Bumper team was confident about a possible first win on the Antigonish oval, as in previous years the # 74 Bumper to Bumper / Total / PFC Brakes / Lacroix Tuning car has always been great on this track.
Claiming the 3rd best time during the practice session, then scoring the 5th time in qualifying, Lacroix was in a good position to win the race because right from the start, he set the tone of the race by being the fastest driver on the track, climbing to the first place.
“We had a great race; we stayed in first place for a long time,” explained Kevin. “I am very pleased with how the event turned out because we hosted many Bumper to Bumper guests at the track. It’s always impressive to see so many people with our team’s jersey. “
However, the end of the race was extremely eventful. “There were a series of late caution flags which hurt us because our car performs best on longer runs, but not so much on short stints. “
Lacroix fell into 3rd position during a restart and with two laps to go in NASCAR overtime, it was all or nothing for the remaining drivers.
Grappling with Jason Hathaway, Lacroix grabbed the lead. However, Hathaway took the pole back, sending Kevin Lacroix into the wall after contact between the two cars. Returning on the track, Lacroix then ran into Andrew Ranger, his main rival in the championship, who had not seen him.
Finishing 6th and Ranger 7th, there are now only 12 points separating him from the first place in the standings.
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