Laperle Claims Second Straight Castrol Title

Laperle Claims Second Straight Castrol Title

Written by  on Monday, 17 September 2012 11:02

St-Eustache, QC – St-Denis, Quebec’s Patrick Laperle claimed his second straight Série ACT Castrol Championship with his fourth win of the season in the St-Eustache 300 at Autodrome St-Eustache on Sunday, September 16. Laperle cruised to the win leading the final 50 laps of the event after getting by Jonathan Bouvrette who held on for second. Karl Allard climbed his way back to third after bringing out a caution on lap 277 and restarting at the rear.Dany Trepanier and Patrick Hamel completed the top five.

Rookie Etienne Cliche finished sixth as the final car on the lead lap. Martin Goulet, Jr., Simon Roussin, David Michaud and Jacques Poulin completed the top ten. Second place point man Jean-Franoiçois Déry was involved in an early caution and spent an extended period of time on pit road changing a radiator and making front end repairs, which ended his title hopes. He finished 14th, 30 laps down.

Laperle’s three career Série ACT Castrol Championships is now the most all-time and his St-Eustache 300 win puts him just one behind all-time Série ACT Castrol wins leader Donald Theetge with 17. The 300 lap event was completed in just in 2 hours, 57 minutes and 22 seconds with 19 cautions. Just 15 of the 26 cars were on the track for the checkered flag.

The event was the 2012 finale for Série ACT Castrol. Laperle, Theetge, Trepanier, Allard, Michaud and Dery will all make the trip south of the border next Saturday, September 22 for the fourth annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH as part of Cup weekend.
Many teams will head to Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT for the 50th People’s United Bank Milk Bowl on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30.

St-Eustache 300 Unofficial Results (Top 20)
1. (10) Patrick Laperle, St-Denis, QC, 300 Laps
2. (5) Jonathan Bouvrette, Blainville, QC, 300 Laps
3. (9) Karl Allard, Saint-Felicien, QC, 300 Laps
4. (4) Dany Trepanier, St-Edouard, QC, 300 Laps
5. (14) Patrick Hamel, Sainte-Croix, QC, 300 Laps
6. (1) #Etienne Cliche, Vallee-Jonction, QC, 300 Laps
7. (25) Martin Goulet, Jr., Mascouche, QC, 299 Laps
8. (11) Simon Roussin, Quebec, QC, 298 Laps
9. (7) David Michaud, St-An-des-Plns, QC, 295 Laps
10. (19) Jacques Poulin, East Broughton, QC, 295 Laps
11. (20) Gaetan Lauzier, St-Pacôme, QC, 294 Laps
12. (24) Jean-Pierre Ouimet, Terrebonne, QC, 292 Laps
13. (15) Alex Guenette, Mascouche, QC, 291 Laps
14. (13) Jean-Francois Dery, Quebec, QC, 270 Laps
15. (16) Daniel Descoste, St. Joseph, QC, 265 Laps
16. (23) Sylvain Lacombe, Terrebonne, QC, 212 Laps
17. (6) Donald Theetge, Boischatel, QC, 197 Laps
18. (3) Patrick Cliche, St-Jean-Chry., QC, 197 Laps
19. (8) Steven Boissonneault, Lyster, QC, 154 Laps
20. (22) Daniel Descoste, St. Joseph, QC, 146 Laps

Lap Leaders: Etienne Cliche, 1-40; Jonathan Bouvrette, 41-79; Patrick Laperle, 80-82; Bouvrette, 83-150; Laperle, 151-207; David Michaud; 208-213; Dany Trepanier, 214; Patrick Hamel, 215; Bouvrette, 216-249; Laperle, 250-300 // Time of Race: 2:57:22 // Margin of Victory: 2.885 seconds // Cautions: 19 (Lap 18, 28, 30, 36, 55, 77, 82, 93, 96, 101, 107, 112, 149, 155, 165, 172, 175, 210, 277) // Heat Winners: Claude Leclerc, Donald Theetge, Patrick Laperle

Courtesy ACT Tour Media

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