DELAWARE, ON, June 4, 2017 – Kevin Lacroix finishes fifth on the Delaware Speedway oval track after an action-packed NASCAR Pinty’s Series race on June 3.
The Saint-Eustache, QC driver placed himself as the person to beat when he qualified second for the Choko / Fast Eddie 250 presented by Havoline race.
Right from the start of the 250-lap race, he challenged Andrew Ranger, passing him for the pole position on lap five. Gaining a lot of distance from his competitors, Lacroix had an eight second gap on the runner-up. His good performance was indicating that he was about to easily win his first oval race.
An incident with Ranger on pit road put a halt to his victory chance as the direction of the car was damaged.
Even though the accident prevented Lacroix from being dominant for the rest of the race, the #74 car Bumper To Bumper/ Total/ Go Fast / PFC Brakes/ Gates Corporation prepared by Bumper to Bumper team was excellent on the track, except for the damaged direction. It is a brilliant pit stop strategy from the team that allowed Kevin to lead the race one last time before checkered flag. Unfortunately, he did not stay leader for long as he had a slower pace than his competitors.
Kevin Lacroix finished the race fifth, satisfying result considering the state of the car.
“I had to drive the car the whole race with a damaged direction. I do not think we obtained the result we should have, but finishing in the top five is very good for the points. I am happy because I was able to show that I am a leader on oval tracks, and that I do not let my emotions get in the way this year. It definitely looks very good for the rest of the season!” says the 28-year-old driver.
Although this top five is not the expected result, Kevin remains the leader of the championship with 89 points ahead of Alex Labbé (86 points).
Kevin wants to thank his sponsors Bumper to Bumper, Total, Go Fast, PFC Brakes and Gates Corporation, a partnership between growing companies that represent excellency, ambition and victory. His next NASCAR Pinty’s race will be on June 17 at the l’Autodrome Chaudière for the first race of the year on Québec soil.
About Lacroix Motorsport: Lacroix Motorsport is a race team created in 2015 from Sylvain Lacroix and Serge Bourdeau’s idea. They wanted to race for pleasure on road tracks in the Canadian NASCAR series. After Kevin Lacroix’s first two wins, and seeing his son’s potential, Sylvain decided to participate full-time in the series. Lacroix Motorsport is not only a team in the NASCAR Pinty’s, in fact, Dany Lacroix, Kevin’s brother, also races in the STCH Cup Formula Tour 1600 in Kent Class. Lacroix Motorsport stems from an idea and passion. By creating this team, world snowmobile champion, Sylvain Lacroix has made it a family affair.