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NCATS: Ranger dominates at Circuit ICAR

Written by  on Monday, 08 July 2013 09:03
MIRABEL, QC – For the second year in a row, Andrew Ranger gave the hometown crowd at Circuit ICAR something to cheer about as the Quebec native roared to the victory Sunday in the Jiffy Lube 100 presented by Snap-On.

The two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 champion from Roxton Pond, Quebec, withstood a late restart to go wire-to-wire for the win - his 17th career series victory and 14th on a road course.

Ranger had set a track record on the 2.113-mile airport road course Saturday in winning the pole. He appeared to have his No. 27 La Cite De Mirabel Dodge on cruise control as he held command throughout Sunday's 30-lap event.

Scott Steckly, who started third on the grid, held off teammate L.P. Dumoulin for second at the finish. J.R. Fitzpatrick and Jeff Lapcevich were fourth and fifth.

Rounding out the top 10 were D.J. Kennington, Kerry Micks, J.F. Dumoulin, Martin Roy and rookie Alex Guenette.

After four of 12 races, Kennington has a two-point lead on L.P. Dumoulin and three over Lapcevich. Fitzpatrick moved up to fourth, and Jason Hathaway dropped to fifth after late mechanical problems Sunday prevented a top-10 finish.

Prior to Sunday, Ranger had registered the most recent wire-to-wire win in the series in 2011.

The Jiffy Lube 100 presented by Snap-on is slated to be televised on TSN on Friday, July 26, at 11 a.m. ET; on RDS2 on Friday, July 26, at 11 p.m. ET; and on RDS on Saturday, July 27, at 10 a.m.

It marks the first of three Quebec appearances this season for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.

Next on tap is the A&W 300 at Motoplex Speedway and Event Park in Vernon, British Columbia on July 13.

NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES presented by MOBIL 1-Jiffy Lube 100 presented by Snap-On

Results: Sunday At Circuit ICAR // Mirabel, Que. // Lap length: 2.113 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (1) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 30 laps, 63.567 mph.

2. (3) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 30.

3. (4) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que, Dodge, 30.

4. (6) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont., Chevrolet, 30.

5. (2) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 30.

6. (9) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 30.

7. (8) Kerry Micks, Mt. Albert, Ont., Ford, 30.

8. (14) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que, Dodge, 30.

9. (12) Martin Roy, Napierville, Que, Dodge, 30.

10. (13) Alex Guenette, Terrebonne, Que, Dodge, 30.

11. (5) Alex Labbe, St. Albert, Que, Dodge, 30.

12. (11) Ryley Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 30.

13. (18) Howie Scannell Jr., Milton, Ont, Dodge, 30.

14. (16) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 30.

15. (20) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 30.

16. (23) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 30.

17. (22) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que, Dodge, 30.

18. (15) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 28.

19. (10) Elie Arseneau, Bedford, Que., Dodge, 27.

20. (7) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Dodge, 26, rear end.

21. (21) Brandon White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 23.

22. (19) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 13, transmission.

23. (24) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 9, rear end.

24. (17) Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que., Ford, 0, accident.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 0 hours 59 minutes 50 seconds

Margin of Victory: 3.550 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: A.Ranger (79.289 mph, 95.938 seconds)

Caution Flags: 2 for 4 laps.

Lead Changes: 0 among 1 drivers.

Lap Leaders: A. Ranger 1-30.

Standings: 1. D. Kennington, 153; 2. L. Dumoulin, 151; 3. J. Lapcevich, 150; 4. J. Fitzpatrick, 143; 5. J. Hathaway, 138; 6. M. Roy, 138; 7. S. Steckly, 129; 8. N. Dowler, 128; 9. R. Seibert, 124; 10. H. Vannini, 122.

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