Bowmanville, Ont. September 1, 2013. The record number of restarts at the Clarington 200 didn’t work in Ron Beauchamp’s favor on Sunday, where contact from other competitors cut his day short.
Beauchamp headed into the weekend with a positive mindset, but quickly ran into some trouble where an incident with another competitor in the first practice ended the team’s session early. The crew worked to get the #60 Mopar Parts/Exide/Pennzoil Dodge back into shape, but they lost valuable time and struggled in the final practice. The team wound up with an 18th place qualifying.
#60 started off tentatively, but still moved forward to collect several positions.
“We were just outside the top ten trying to keep our nose clean and use pit strategy to improve our position,” Beauchamp said later.
Beauchamp battled hard through six restarts, but struggled to recover.
“It seems every restart we were on the outside and that just wasn’t the place to be and we just lost ground,” he explained after the race.
On what ended up being the final restart, the day went from bad to worse. Beauchamp suffered contact from behind and lost several positions. #60 suffered salt in his wounds when he was hammered from behind from the #15 car on the same lap.
“We’ve been hit by the same car before and it just looks like what he wants to do,” Beauchamp said after the race. “I’m really disappointed, by we won’t keep our heads down – we’re already focusing on doing well in Barrie next week.”
After Sunday’s race, Beauchamp is tied with Alex Guenette for eighth place in the season standings with 302 points.
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CONTACT INFORMATION: Ron Beauchamp Sr., Beauchamp Motorsports (519) 726-9600
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