ANTIGONISH, NS (August 20, 2017)- It was fitting, perhaps, that the Bumper To Bumper 300 was determined by a bumper Sunday.
Alex Labbe culminated a late charge to the finish with a bump-and-run pass on Kevin Lacroix, on the final corner of the final lap at Riverside International Speedway. This win is the fourth of the season for the Victoriaville, Quebec driver, and his first win on the high-banked third-mile oval.
Lacroix, who led the most laps and dominated throughout the entire race, still managed to finish second. In a post-race act of displeasure, Kevin Lacroix slammed into the driver’s side door of Labbe’s No.32 Can-Am/ Kappa Ford sending Labbe spinning and Lacroix airborne. Following the incident, Lacroix went back to his hauler and declined to comment.
D.J Kennington who started the race from the pole after rain washed out qualifying Saturday and postponed the race a day finished third picking up his fourth podium finish of the season.
Mark Dilley scored his best finish of 2017 in fourth. Andrew Ranger rounded out the top five finishers.
Alex Tagliani and J.F Dumoulin finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Adam Martin, Cayden Lapcevich, and Donald Theetge completed the top ten.
The Bumper To Bumper 300 will air on TSN on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 1:30 p.m. ET, and on RDS on Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
The NASCAR Pinty’s Series will be back in action Sunday, September 3rd for the Total Quartz 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
Riverside International Speedway will conclude its 2017 season September 9 with the Lucas Oil 150, round 11 of 12 on the 2017 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour.
Riverside International Speedway is recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Capremiere 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock-car race in Canada, and of the Bumper to Bumper 300 – eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Highway 104. For more information please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902-863-2410.