Vallée-Jonction, QC – The Autodrome Chaudière in Vallée-Jonction was the host of an action-packed NASCAR Pinty’s Series race last Saturday. Kevin Lacroix finished just shy of the podium, in fourth-place, during the 300-lap Bud Light 300.
Lacroix was behind the wheel of the #74 NAPA Synthetic Motor Oil | Valvoline car on Saturday evening, in front of a full house. He finished the morning practice session in eighth position, then went on to set the sixth-fastest time in qualifying a little later in the day.
Lacroix started the race from the third row and wasted no time in moving up through the field, battling with the competitors around him. By the halfway mark, he was in the leading pack and was giving it his all to try to take the win.
“Our car was very fast, probably one of the fastest on the track,” said Kevin Lacroix. “It is quite challenging to overtake at Autodrome Chaudière. I was stuck running two cars wide for the whole race, which made it difficult for me to make progress and move up the field quickly.”
He went on to say that “I was hanging around in fourth place a lot, and when I got back up to third, I didn’t have much time to catch up to the first two cars before the cautions. This scenario played out a few times. As for the restarts, I was starting from the inside line, but the outside line was a bit faster. Therefore I was almost guaranteed to lose a position on each restart.”
“We had a final restart with four laps to go. I was running in third but lost my position at that point, but that’s life. I’m satisfied with the event, it went very well overall.”
Lacroix leaves Vallée-Jonction with valuable points in the bank, enabling him to maintain third place in the overall standings with 122 points, 17 points behind the leader.
The next NASCAR Pinty’s Series event will be at Eastbound International Speedway in Newfoundland on June 24.
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.
- By Service Presse