The #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge at Trois-Rivieres The #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge at Trois-Rivieres Photo courtesy of Joe Hamilton

NCATS: Team Mopar scores top 10 at Trois-Rivieres

Written by  on Wednesday, 08 August 2012 10:45
Trois-Rivieres, Que. – Ron Beauchamp Jr. earned a top ten finish at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres thanks to his strong #60 Mopar Parts/Exide Batteries/Mobil 1 Dodge and consistency behind the wheel.

Ron Beauchamp Jr. and his crew headed into Saturday’s practice flying high. His #60 Mopar Parts/Exide Batteries/Mobil 1 Dodge was quick from the start and continued to improve. After suggesting his crew make spring adjustments, Beauchamp’s car ran even better and carried him to a 6th place qualifying time.

“The crew did a great job getting the car to my liking,” Beauchamp said after practice. “I went into the race feeling like we had a really strong car.”

However on Sunday, as the drivers fired up their engines at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres, a thunderstorm rolled in to put the race on standstill before the start of the initial lap. The racers were forced to wait out the storm for two hours on pit road before the JuliaWine.com 100 could resume.

Once the race kicked off, Beauchamp was off to a strong start continuing his consistent performance maintaining his position in the field. #60 ran strong throughout the contest, only encountering one minor setback midway through.

“It was a fluky thing, the car just popped out of gear and spun me around,” Beauchamp explained. “The good news is I only lost one spot but I gained it back.”

#60 continued to run strong through the remaining laps and stay inside the top ten for the entirety of the race. Beauchamp crossed the finish line in 8th place, slipping two spots from his 6th place start.

“We had a solid weekend, you can really see the improvements we’ve made all year and our program has improved,” Beauchamp said after the race. “I can’t wait to get to Montreal now knowing how good we can be. I don’t think we were outside the top ten in every session, I’m feeling good about this team.”

In the overall championship standings Ron Beauchamp Jr. is sixth after eight events, just two points behind fifth overall.

Ron Beauchamp Jr. and the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge team will be back in action during the NASCAR Nationwide weekend at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on August 17 & 18. For more information about the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries team log on to www.beauchampmotorsports.com and www.mopar.ca.

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