MIRABEL, QC – Rookie Alex Guenette reached a milestone in his developing career by finishing 10th in a NASCAR Canadian Tire event, the Jiffy Lube 100 presented by Snap-on. After encountering mechanical problems and one crash in the first three events of the season, Alex and his team were more than satisfied with the fighting 10th place earned by the young driver.
Starting 13th on the grid, Alex fought hard throughout the race with a group of quick veterans such as Kerry Micks, Martin Roy and Jean-Francois Dumoulin before crossing the finish line in 10th position, and also garnering points for Top Rookie in the race.
Alex is learning fast as he goes along, achieving his quickest time one lap from the end of the 30-lap race. The race strategy used by the team worked out perfectly.
According to Alex, “I was aggressive right from the start, and then settled in a quick rhythm that allowed me to stay right up with the cars just ahead of me. That pace left me with enough brakes and tires to put on a real charge in the closing laps. The No 39 Moto Illimitées/DLGL Dodge the guys at Jacombs Racing gave me felt great and allowed me to push as hard as I could right to the end.”
Looking towards the next races in the series, Alex felt a turn for the positive after some unlucky races in the early part of the season.
“This race went off perfectly for us, the car was working great, I was driving better and better as the race went on, and we did not encounter ant mechanical or incident relates problems. Now we go to three oval events, where I feel very much at ease. I feel we are now on a positive note for the remaining races.”
The team now leaves for the Western swing and will be back in Quebec for the July 27 race at Autodrome St-Eustache, just North of Montreal.
The next race for the Moto Illimitées/DLGL team will be held this coming Saturday, July 13, at the Motoplex Speedway oval, near Vernon (BC).
For more information on Alex Guenette please visit www.alexguenette.com
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For additional information please contact Jacques Guénette at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Alex at 514 758-9200 or Alexrace9@live.com at:
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.