Vernon (BC), July 15, 2013 – Race day looked promising for the Montreal-based racer, who was visiting the short tri-oval for the first time. Alex was ready to make the most of this opportunity.
“The car was working perfectly, and I managed to qualify seventh, less than 0.3sec off the pole time. Things looked great for the 300 lap race that would start in daylight and finish in cooler night temperatures. I was pumped!”
The handling of the car was a bit off for the first 60 laps of the race, then started to feel more comfortable, especially after the team made a few adjustments at the first pit stop.
NASCAR officials thought they saw an infraction during the pit stop and penalized Alex, which dropped him a lap behind the leaders. This played havoc with the team’s race strategy, and Alex had to play catch-up from that point on to get the lap back, running absolutely flat out rather than managing his brakes and tires for the long race.
Oddly enough, the officials then reversed their decision, but the damage had been done.
According to Alex, “My car was getting quicker, as my best laps were 262 and 271. I gained back a lot of time on pure speed, but I could never reach the “Lucky Dog” position late in the race to get back on the lead lap. I ended up one lap down in one of the three best cars on the track. This is a tough one to accept.”
The next race for the Moto Illimitées/DLGL team will be held this coming Wednesday, July 17, at Auto Clearing Speedway, a short oval track near Saskatoon, (SK)
For more information on Alex Guenette please visit www.alexguenette.com
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Jacombs Racing: After a career as a winning driver, Dave Jacombs has been preparing cars for top level drivers, first other series and now in NCaTS, for over twenty years. He has been the technical mind behind the successes achieved in NCaTS by drivers such as former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve, Patrick Carpentier, Alex Tagliani, Miguel Duhamel and Andrew Ranger. Jacombs Racing has two NCaTS Championships to its credit, with Andrew, and would like to achieve similar successes with Alex in the coming years.
GC Mortorsports International; This organization, directed by Steve Meehan, is associated with Jacombs Racing to promote the career of young Canadian racers.
Motos Illimitées; Starting with snowmobiles only in 1996 in a 10,000 sq. ft. shop, Motos Illimitées has now grown to a 50,000 sq. ft. multi-brand facility selling motorcycles, snowmobiles and ATV, as well as an extensive inventory of clothing and accessories. You will find there the complete product lines from Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Arctic Cat, Polaris and Victory, as well as an exhaustive choice of accessories and clothing in stock at the multi-level facility.
Motos Illimitées is located on the northern service road of Autoroute 640, just West of Terrebonne. You can also visit us using summer or winter trails that arrive directly at the dealership.
Please go to http://www.motosillimitees.com/en/index.spy to find out more about Motos Illimitées.
DLGL: Since 1984, DLGL has supplied state-of-the-art Payroll and Human Resources Management systems and services to large and very large employers.
Amongst multiple other awards, DLGL has been part of “Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies”, an award sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post and Queen’s School of Business, every year since 1999. DLGL is also a permanent member of Best Employer in Quebec – Permanent Pantheon Award.
Please go to http://www.dlgl.com/DLGL_main_en.asp for more information on DLGL.
From: Dave Jacombs Racing