Saint-Eustache, June 14 2018 – Kevin Lacroix is ready for his first event on an oval track in the NASCAR Pinty’s series this Saturday, June 16. Lacroix will attempt a first win of the season at the Jukasa Motor Speedway in Hamilton, Ontario during the Rankin Construction 200 with his Dodge Challenger #74 Bumper to Bumper/ Total, Gates/ Go Fast/ PFC Brakes.
“I feel confident for this 200-lap race” states Kevin. “We had obtained good results on this track last season. We had started at the back of the field because of a bad qualifying and we wound up leading the pack before going on pit road to change the tires. Back on the track, one of the new tires had a problem, so we finished 5th.”“For this event, I will be happy to finish in the Top 3, although we always want to win”.
Last season, Kevin Lacroix was the driver who lead to most lap on an oval circuit. This year, he will try to repeat this feat while attempting more wins.
Kevin was on his way to his first win of the season at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park earlier in May when a competitor bumped him out of the track on the last lap, preventing the Bumper to Bumper team to earn a podium. Lacroix nonetheless finished the event in 5th place, placing him in 4th position in the Driver Championship with the same amount of points than American Noah Gragson who will not be present at the next race.
Clarington 200 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: May 20th: – – 5th
Rankin 200 – Jukasa Motor Speedway: June 16
Autodrome Chaudière: June 30th:
Pinty’s Grand Prix Toronto – Exhibition Place: July 14
Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 125s – Wyant Group Raceway: July 25th
LUXXUR 300 presented by Bayer – Edmonton International Raceway: July 28
Les 50 Tours Can-Am – Circuit Trois-Rivières: August 12
Bumper to Bumper 300 – Riverside International Speedway: August 18
TOTAL Energy 200 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: August 26
Lucas Oil 250- Autodrome St-Eustache: September 8 – –
New Hampshire Motor Speedway: September 22
Pinty’s Fall Brawl – Jukasa Motor Speedway: September 29
To follow Kevin Lacroix during the 2018 NASCAR Pinty’s season
Photo Credit: Ryan Dupont
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.
About Bumper to Bumper : The BUMPER TO BUMPER store banner is a turnkey program for auto parts wholesalers looking for complete program support, a strong brand image and a very aggressive go-to-market approach. BUMPER TO BUMPER was introduced to the Canadian Automotive Aftermarket in 1977 and entered the Uni-Select fold in 2006. Today, over 120 auto parts stores operate in Canada under the BUMPER TO BUMPER banner.