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Supercar Drivers Fighting for the Mayor's Cup

Supercar Drivers Fighting for the Mayor's Cup

Written by  on Monday, 12 August 2013 12:15

Trois-Rivières, August 11, 2013 –The Supercar drivers were very excited to be racing on Trois-Rivières' beautiful track. They were once again fighting for the historic Mayor's Cup.

Drivers had a practice session under the sun on Friday morning. They brought their powerful machines on the track and impressed the huge crowd.

Back on the track on Saturday morning for the qualifying session, Anthony Mantella as well as David Ostella and Pierre Poliquin had mechanical problems keeping them from participating.

It still was a very intense qualifying, in S1 Class pole position was grabbed by Darryl O'Young followed by Marco Cirone and the young Louis-Philippe Montour in his Viper. In S2 Class, first place on the starting grid was set by Marc-Antoine Camirand in his BMW M Coupe but he encountered mechanical issues keeping him from taking the first position on Round 5's starting grid. In second place was Simon Dion-Viens with Gabor Foti in third place.

Later that day, Supercar machines got on the track for the first race of the weekend. Everything was set for  a great show, very talented drivers, and powerful cars on a historical racetrack. Drivers made sure the huge crowd had an exciting show.

In S1, Darryl O'Young, who had qualified first, managed to protect his position and climbed on the first step of the podium. He was followed by Marco Cirone in second place and André Belzile in third, all three driving beautiful Porsche GT3s. In S2, first place was won by Simon Dion-Viens in his Chevrolet Corvette, he was followed by Henri Sicotte in his Chevrolet Corvette leaving in third place Gabor foti in his Porsche GT2.

Round 6 took place on Sunday afternoon and it was a very exciting race There was close fighting between competitors but everything was very clean.

In S1, the first position was won again by Darryl O'Young closely followed by Étienne Borgeat and Marco Cirone in third place. In S2, history repeats itself, Simon Dion-Viens again wins the race followed by Henri Sicotte.

''It is a dream realized to be racing in Trois-Rivières and now to be on the podium is more than I would ever have expected'' said Sicotte.

Pascal Carré completed the podium trio. Marc-Antoine Camirand had mechanical issues and had to abandon the race after the first lap.

Rounds 7 and 8 will take place in Calabogie on September 7-8

Canadian Supercar Series:  Ultra Performance Racing
 
For more information of the series, rules and registration, please visit supercar.ca

Information:   Alexandra Paquin/ Communications Coordinator

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