Kevin Lacroix, at the wheel of car number 74, crossed the finish line just before the two-time defending champion, Andrew Ranger (no. 27).
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RACE AUTOMOBILE. On the 8th July last, the driver 28-year-old native of St-Eustache, Kevin Lacroix, has moved ahead of a few seconds, with reigning champion Andrew Ranger and was victorious for a second year in three years on the track, ICAR, in Mirabel.
It is the second victory of the season for Kevin Lacroix, which now occupies the first rank of the championship.
During this road race, Marc-Antoine Camirand has been the leader for 13 laps to ultimately finish in third place. A neutralization with two laps to go allowed Lacroix to make a raise, and thus taken the first rank.
In his first race of the season, Camirand took the third step of the podium. Alex Labbé, who held the first rank in the series before the race in Mirabel, concluded in fourth position.
Alex Tagliani completed a round of the qualifications in 49, 304 seconds, which earned him the prix E3 Spark Plugs Pole earlier in the day. This is the third time he won this award on the track ICAR. The rider of Lachenaie has led 61 laps of the race before crossing the finish line in fifth place.
Simon Dion-Viens has finished sixth, followed by Larry Jackson, DJ Kennington, Anthony Simone, and David Michaud.
With the win, Lacroix took a five point lead on Labbé and 16 on Ranger in the overall standings of the Nascar Pinty’s.
The start of the Nascar race Pinty’s took place to 19h Saturday. It was a first race on the projectors at circuit Mirabel, in seven opportunities. Also, the organizers have shortened the course of 1.1 km instead of 3.6 km, in order to make overtaking more difficult. This change has allowed the spectators to attend to one end of a spectacular race.
“Pilots were afraid of this change, but we are fully satisfied as the race has given rise to a lot of twists and turns and the spectators were witnesses of the action at any time,” said Laurianne Brunet-Martel, head of marketing at ICAR.