This will be Alex's first race in what is effectively the third rung in the NASCAR racing hierarchy, behind the leading Sprint Cup Series and the second rung Nationwide Series. This race will also mark the first race run by the NCWTS race trucks in Canada and their first race on a road course in 13 years.
According to team leader Jacques Guénette, "We have established a graduated path to allow Alex to learn his craft in progressively more powerful cars and competitive series. It is also logical to take advantage of races in an environment where he can apply his knowledge directly. A road race, in a good car with 150 more horsepower than what he is used to is the right choice, especially as he knows the track very well."
The team will practice in Sebring (FL), where several Indy Car and American Le Mans Series car also test. The track is close to the shop where transplanted Quebecer Mario Gosselin will prepare Alex's race truck, as well as the one that will be driven by NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCaTS) regular Martin Roy at the same event.
Alex is anticipating a long, hard weekend of work, as he will race in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race, held on the same day as the Truck race.
"I know the track well and I am sure that Dave Jacombs will give me a great car for Canadian Tire race, so no problem there. The track is quick and not physically hard to drive in the Canadian Tire Car, at least nowhere as hard as on a short oval or a tight road course."
Alex added, "The truck race is a different matter, as they are significantly more powerful, and it will be our first time out in a race with the truck against a new set of drivers, so that will be more difficult. We are covering all the bases in our preparation so I expect that we will do well in both events."
The No 29 Motos Illimitées/DLGL Dodge will race in the JuliaWine100.com NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race at next weekend's Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Practice (10:50am) and qualifying (5pm) will take place on Saturday August 10, and the race will start at 3:30pm on Sunday August 11.
For more information on Alex Guenette please visit www.alexguenette.com
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You can visit www.nascarhometracks.com for more information on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.
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: Service Presse