LOUDON, N.H. (September 21, 2019)- – Kevin Lacroix may have dominated the first 92 laps of the Visit New Hampshire 100, but it was Andrew Ranger, driver of the No. 27 Dodge, who stole the lead and held it straight to victory lane as the tripleheader Saturday kicked off during the second annual Full Throttle Fall Weekend.
“My car was just fantastic,” said Ranger, who started the race from the third position. “The crew pushed really hard when I came into the pits and sent me back out with a little adjustment, and little by little we gained and I could see the race leader. It was a great race, and I hope we can finish and maybe win a third title.”
Capping off a sweet victory, Ranger took a swig from a gallon jug of pure New Hampshire maple syrup, creating a new victory lane tradition for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series at “The Magic Mile.”
Lacroix, who won the inaugural Visit New Hampshire 100 in 2018, repeated a dominant 90-lap performance in today’s race, however, he was unable to win the battle to the checkered flag. In the final lap, Alex Labbe, driver of the No. 36 Ford, spun Lacroix at the exit of turn four, propelling him into pit wall, ultimately ending Lacroix’s day only 20 feet from the finish line.
This race, being only the second time the NASCAR Pinty’s Series has raced outside of Canada, was full of battles throughout the field providing plenty of intense side-by-side racing action for the fans at NHMS.