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Louis-Philippe Dumoulin wins NCATS opener at CTMP

Written by  on Sunday, 19 May 2013 17:49

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series kicked off its 2013 season on Sunday afternoon at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The Pinty's Presents Vortex 200 was won by Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, driving the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Bellemare Dodge.

It was Dumoulin's first career NCATS victory. He finished the 51 lap chase .651 of a second in front of Jeff Lapcevich in the #76 Tim Hortons Dodge. Jason Hathaway (#3 Snap On Tools / Rockstar Dodge finished third in the race around the 10-turn road course, located north of Bowmanville, ON.

Reigning series champ DJ Kennington finshed fourth. Polesitter J.R. Fitzpatrick experienced a broken driveshaft and was scored 27th. Two-time NCATS champ Scott Steckly was 24th.

Click here to see a photo gallery from the race.

UPDATE:

RESULTS UNOFFICIAL: NASCAR CANDADIAN TIRE SERIES presented by MOBIL 1-Pinty's presents the Vortex 200 Results

Sunday At Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Road Course) // Bowmanville, Ontario // Lap length: 2.459 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (2) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 51 laps, 69.500 mph.

2. (10) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 51.

3. (11) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Dodge, 51.

4. (5) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 51.

5. (7) Robin Buck, Campbellville, Ont., Dodge, 51.

6. (4) Kerry Micks, Mt. Albert, Ont., Ford, 51.

7. (14) Ty Dillon, Welcome, N.C., Chevrolet, 51.

8. (12) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 51.

9. (18) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 51.

10. (17) Brad Graham, Glencoe, Ont., Ford, 51.

11. (21) Ryley Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 51.

12. (27) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 51.

13. (24) Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que., Ford, 51.

14. (28) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 51.

15. (15) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 51.

16. (22) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 51.

17. (16) Ryan Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 50.

18. (20) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 49.

19. (8) Peter Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 43, suspension.

20. (13) Martin Roy, Napierville, Que., Dodge, 37, off track.

21. (9) Howie Scannell Jr., Milton, Ont., Dodge, 22, rear end.

22. (26) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 20, off track.

23. (19) Daniel Bois, Bracebridge, Ont., Dodge, 16, rear end.

24. (3) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 12, accident.

25. (23) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 11, brakes.

26. (6) Alex Guennette, Terrebonne, Que., Dodge, 10, engine.

27. (1) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Cambridge, Ont., Chevrolet, 7, drive shaft.

28. (25) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 5, engine.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 48 minutes 16 seconds

Margin of Victory: .651 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: J.Fitzpatrick (106.289 mph, 83.286 seconds)

Caution Flags: 3 for 13 laps.

Lead Changes: 6 among 6 drivers.

Lap Leaders: J. Fitzpatrick 1-6; L. Dumoulin 7-10; S. Steckly 11-12; J. Lapcevich 13-15; T. Seibert 16-21; M. Roy 22-23; L. Dumoulin 24-51.

Standings: 1. L. Dumoulin, 48; 2. J. Lapcevich, 43; 3. J. Hathaway, 41; 4. D. Kennington, 40; 5. R. Buck, 39; 6. K. Micks, 38; 7. T. Dillon, 37; 8. N. Dowler, 36; 9. T. Seibert, 36; 10. B. Graham, 34.

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