Bowmanville, August 26, 2019 – Kevin Lacroix won the Total Quartz 200 this Sunday at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) (https://canadiantiremotorsportpark.com/), claiming his fifth win on this track. Celebrating the end of the summer, and the end of the NASCAR Pinty’s road course season, a big crowd gathered as Lacroix and the other drivers gave a great show, especially on the last lap.
The Saint-Eustache native scored pole position late Saturday afternoon, ahead of the 51-lap race the next day. Starting from the front row, Lacroix pulled away from the field, with Andrew Ranger, his main rival, at his heels.
Betting on a different pit stop strategy, Lacroix did not keep his lead for long as his competitors decided to take a bigger risk by going on pit road earlier than him.
“As usual, the NASCAR Pinty’s field was solid,” said Lacroix. “The car was perfect and the team’s performance too, which was the winning recipe this weekend. We opted for a less aggressive pit-stop strategy than other teams, so as not to compromise the end of the race. But the number of cautions surprised us, and we had to clear our way to the front of the field, where my competitors who had opted for a different strategy were. During the last restart, I gave everything I had to clinch the win, as most drivers in my position would have done. “
With this second win this season, Lacroix has caught up with Andrew Ranger in the overall standings. The two drivers are now tied with 421 points, but the Bumper to Bumper driver remains in second place as Ranger has an additional victory.
“This is an ideal scenario for fans coming to see us in Saint-Eustache, New Hampshire and the season’s finale in Jukasa, because it’s going to be a very intense end of championship. For my part, I have to play everything intelligently to win a first title. These are three ovals where we perform very well, so we will go race by race and try to get the maximum out of it each time. “
The next NASCAR Pinty’s event will be on September 7th at the Autodrome Saint-Eustache, a well-known territory of the region’s native that will attempt to claim NASCAR Pinty’s final victory on this track, which will close at the end of the season.
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