Saint-Eustache (QC), April 26, 2020 – Kevin Lacroix, Jonathan Boivin and William Lévesque drove the BMW M8 GTE Bumper to Bumper/ Sly Sim Racingto victory during the Sly Sim Racing Enduro for “The Race Against Cancer” last Saturday.
It was against 70 drivers, both real and virtual sim racers, that Lacroix foughtduring this 6-hour endurance race taking place on mythical Road America in Wisconsin.
“I love this track,” said Kevin on Sunday morning after a few hours of sleep, as the race ended in the early hours. “It’s a track that is interesting in terms of turns and technique. I was very impressed with the quality of the virtual drivers who took part in the race. »
Indeed, Lacroix teamed up with Jonathan Boivin and William Lévesque, two sim racing pros. Lévesque was the one who claimed pole position behind the wheel of the team’s BMW M8 GTE with a time of 2:01.659.
Racing in the Top 5 during the event, Lacroix was hunting the leader, Victor Tanaka, through the second half of the race when he was involved in an accident. The field was then clear for the trio who claimed the victory.
Although it is always very nice to win representing the Bumper to Bumper colours, it was even more important for Lacroix to make sure that this event was high in action while spectators were home and invited to make donations. The objective of raising $7000 during the evening to benefit “The Race Against Cancer” was largely achieved thanks to the hundreds of fans who gathered to watch this virtual event.
“Sly Sim Racing fans are very involved, just like the fans in the ‘real world’. I can’t wait to see the reactions of the spectators at the NASCAR races hosted by Jason Labrosse, Adam Ross and Clinton Geoffrey. “The first race of the Canadian Sim Racing Series (CSRS) will take place next Sunday, May 3rd. For this race as well, there will be a wide range of drivers, both professional and simulator.
“I am looking forward to sharing the track with my brother Dany, who normally competes in F1600 Canada, and also Mathieu Kingsbury, who was my teammate in three races at NASCAR Pinty’s,” said Kevin.
The CSRS championship became even more exciting with the announcement of monetary prizes for the race winners and the Top 3, “If I win races and am in the Top 3 in the championship, I would like to give the prize to the St-Justine UHC Foundation where my nephew James, son of Dany, is a patient. He was born with many complications and the medical team is doing a lot forhim, my brother and his partner. I also think that hospitals need a lot of help right now, so why not do a small part”.
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