Saint-Eustache (September 10, 2018) – Kevin Lacroix and the Bumper to Bumper team claimed the 13th position after an action-packed 250-lap event in the NASCAR Pinty’s series at the Autodrome Saint-Eustache last Saturday.
The Saint-Eustache native was pleased to race in front of his fans at his local track. The grandstands were packed with fans wearing the #74 team’s jersey.
During qualifying, which took place earlier Saturday, Lacroix set the fastest time, which made him confident could claim a second oval victory this season.
The #74 Bumper to Bumper/ Total, Gates/ Go Fast/ PFC Brakes was the front-runner for many laps. However, the Dodger Challenger was not to the driver’s liking, so Lacroix came down pit road for adjustments.
This unplanned pit stop put Lacroix in 9th position, but he quickly made his way up the field and back in the lead. The NASCAR fans witnessed a very exciting end of the race at the Autodrome Saint-Eustache as Lacroix, and two other cars were involved in an incident.
Consequently, Lacroix lost the lead and ended up 13th. “It was a great first stint, it’s unfortunate that the car degraded” explained Lacroix. “I am not in the championship race anymore, so the results don’t really matter at this point, the important thing is to give the fans a great show, and of course get podium and even victories when it’s possible. We thought we were going to be successful at the Autodrome Saint-Eustache, so we are pretty disappointed, but that’s what racing is all about!”
The Lucas Oil 250 presented by Coors Light and Bumper to Bumper will be broadcast on TSN on Saturday, September 15 at 3:30 pm, and on RDS on Tuesday, October 2nd at 8:00 pm.
Clarington 200 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park:May 20th = 5th
Rankin 200 – Jukasa Motor Speedway June 16: = 1st
Autodrome Chaudière: June 30th = 16th (DNF)
Pinty’s Grand Prix Toronto – Exhibition Place: July 14 = 16th (DNF)
Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 125s – Wyant Group Raceway: July 25th = 6th and 7th
LUXXUR 300 presented by Bayer – Edmonton International Raceway: July 28 = 2nd
Les 50 Tours Can-Am – Circuit Trois-Rivières: August 12 = 20th (DNF)
Bumper to Bumper 300 – Riverside International Speedway: August 18 = 8th
TOTAL Energy 200 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: August 26 = 2nd
Lucas Oil 250- Autodrome St-Eustache: September 8 = 13th
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.
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.