@GP3R •@NASCARHomeTrack •#NASCARPintysSeries •Trois-Rivières, QC, August 14, 2016 – Patrick Dussault was hoping for a strong comeback at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières this weekend, when he entered the race “Les 50 tours Can-Am” in the NASCAR Pinty’s series. The driver began the race strong, but a mechanical issue forced the Hewitt Rentals/Vincent & Dussault Construction No 71 back to the pits.
The 24-year-old driver was getting quicker and quicker during all weekend. 16th on the starting grid for the 50-lap race, Dussault knew he had to use patience on this narrow and dangerous street course.
“It is very difficult to overtake and I didn’t want to take unnecessary risks. That is just what I did: I was behind another driver, waiting for him to make a mistake. The Hewitt Rentals/Vincent & Dussault Construction No 71 car was quick, and I would certainly have gained some spots this way”, said Dussault.
Unfortunately, after 17 laps completed, the left ball joint broke and forced the driver to retire to pits for long minutes. PB Racing team repaired the car quickly, and it came back on track nine laps behind leaders.
“At this time, I wanted to finish the race and complete as many laps as I could. When I came back on track, the car was hard to handle because the team removed the sway bar after the mechanical issue. I did everything that I could in these circumstances”, mentioned Dussault.
The Hewitt Rentals/Vincent & Dussault Construction No 71 car finished in 16th place.
“It’s unfortunate, because the car was quick. I could have hoped for a top-five finish. The one I was fighting with before the incident finished in sixth place, and I believe that I was quicker that him”, he concluded.
PB Racing team and the Hewitt Rentals/Vincent & Dussault Construction No 71 will be at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, on September 3 and 4, for the NASCAR Pinty’s race held during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series weekend.
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About Patrick Dussault:
After achieving great successes in single-seaters in the UK and North America, Patrick Dussault made the move to stock car racing in 2016, participating in the five road course races of the 2016 NASCAR Pinty’s series. Winner of the Bertrand-Fabi trophy in 2015, awarded to the Québec driver who has achieved the most success internationally, he was runner-up of the British Formula Ford 1600 Championship that year, scoring 10 podiums finishes including 6 wins in 16 starts. He also participated in the British Formula Renault 2.0 Championship in 2014.
About PB Racing:
Founded in 2009 by Patrice Brisebois, former National Hockey League defenseman and driver in NASCAR Pinty’s and Ferrari Challenge, PB Racing team participates in the NASCAR Pinty’s series. For 2016, rookie driver Patrick Dussault will enter five road course races with the team.
About Hewitt Rentals Inc.:
Hewitt Rentals Inc., a subsidiary of Hewitt Equipment Limited and Atlantic Tractors & Equipment, offers a wide variety of equipment and small tools for all your rental needs. Today, Hewitt Rentals Inc. has more than 30 stores in Quebec and the Maritimes. Hewitt Rentals Inc. benefits from the know-how of Hewitt Equipment Limited which has been serving the construction industry with Caterpillar equipment for more than 60 years.
About Vincent & Dussault:
Based in Terrebonne, QC, Construction Vincent & Dussault has over 20 years of expertise in commercial, industrial and institutional construction. The company manages development, design, management and implementation of major construction projects.
Specialized in sheet metal transformation, Multiplis has been manufacturing flashings, moldings and modular wall systems for the commercial and industrial sectors since 1997. It has acquired a solid experience in metal parts and manufacturing assemblies. Its products are distributed throughout America, Europe and elsewhere in the world.
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