Saint-Eustache, June 25, 2018 – On June 30th, Kevin Lacroix will be on track for the first Quebec NASCAR Pinty’s event at Autodrome Chaudière. It will be for the Bumper to Bumper 300, an event hosted by Lacroix’s main sponsor. It is the first of two events hosted this season by Canada’s most popular automotive parts brand.
After two events, one on a race course at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and the other on oval the Jukasa Motor Speedway, Lacroix is in first place in the Drivers’ Championship, five points ahead of Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.
“I am looking forward to returning to Quebec” explains Kevin. “I hope to create a greater gap in my lead in the championship with a second win. Especially at an event hosted by my sponsor.”
The 300-lap race, that will start at 8 p.m., will have Competition neutralisations, like at the Jukasa Motor Speedway two weeks ago. As we saw during that race, the two mandatory stops caused the pit stops strategies to be highly crucial. During the Rankin Construction 200, Kevin had taken the lead during the first Competition yellow since he had not entered the pits as many had done. This proved to be beneficial and gave the Saint-Eustache native the opportunity to lead the field and to win.
His two participations at the Autodrome Chaudière in 2016 and in 2017 yielded Lacroix a 6th position. Now that his bad luck on ovals seems over, the Dodge Challenger #74 Bumper to Bumper / Total / Gates / Go Fast /PFC Brakes driver hopes for victory one more time.
Clarington 200 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: May 20th: 5th
Rankin 200 – Jukasa Motor Speedway: June 16: 1st
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: Matthew Manor
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.