It was with high hopes that Daniel Bois and the #31 Sierra Excavating/A&G, The Road Cleaners Chevrolet team arrived at Exhibition Place in Toronto for round five of the 2023 NASCAR Pinty’s Series. With a seventh place finish a year ago the team was optimistic of improving on that performance. Those wishes were dashed early in the 35-lap race.
Through the combined practice and qualifying session, the #31 team worked to improve the handling and performance of the car, however Bois was only able to claim the 15th starting position for the feature race on Friday at the Toronto Indy weekend. Though disappointed the team felt Bois would be able to gain positions during the race and looked forward to the race.
The opportunity for redemption with the #31 car never materialized. As the field accelerated up to speed to take the green flag, suddenly cars in front of Bois slowed abruptly and the driver was unable to avoid contact with the car ahead of him. The #31 car suffered severe damage as a result of the hit and was forced to retire from the race.
“I’m not even sure what to say after a day like this. We’ve had a fast racecar at each race this year but we’ve had some terrible luck. As we’re coming to the start, I guess one of the cars ahead of us had an issue and slowed and it was a scramble from there and I just didn’t get slowed down quick enough to avoid contact. I knew immediately that we’d suffered a serious problem and didn’t want to disrupt anyone else’s race, so I pulled off course. I feel bad for our team, the guys have worked so hard and having our race end almost before it starts really stings”.
-Daniel Bois, Driver #31 MBS Motorsports Chevrolet
Daniel Bois and the #31 MBS Motorsports team will compete next at the famed Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres for round nine of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series on Sunday August 6th.
TV & Live Streaming
All races are streamed live on TSN+ and through FloRacing in the United States. The Tiffany Gate Grand Prix of Toronto will be broadcast on TSN on Sunday, July 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET and on RDS2 on Sunday, July 30 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
The 2023 NASCAR Pinty’s Series will consist of 14 total races in five provinces on a mixture of oval tracks along with road and street courses. MBS Motorsports is running a partial schedule this season.
Race fans are encouraged to follow the progress of MBS Motorsports channels all season long for behind-the-scenes info and updates.
About MBS Motorsports
Owned by Jeff Murphy and Dominic Scrivo with driver Daniel Bois, the team will compete in select events in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series in 2023. Jeff Murphy is an executive with Celestica. Dominic Scrivo is the owner of Sierra Excavating Enterprises. Driver of the #31 Chevrolet Daniel Bois is a high-performance driving instructor.