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Lacroix Dominates for First Toronto Victory
Celebrates Third Pinty's Road Course Win of 2017


Toronto, Ont -- It only took Kevin Lacroix seven laps to get the lead, once he got there he didn't look back.

The 28-year-old driver from Saint- Eustache, Quebec, held off hard charges from Marc- Antoine Camirand, LP Dumoulin and Adam Andretti to win the Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto Sunday at Exhibition Place.

This race win was Lacroix's second consecutive win following his win at Quebec's Circuit ICAR last week. This marked the championship points leader's third win of the season, extending his points lead over Alex Labbe by 13 points. Lacroix nearly lost his lead to Camirand with six laps to go when the St. Leonard d'Aston, Quebec, native hit the wall forcing a late race yellow. Lacroix then continued his dominating performance holding off LP Dumoulin and Andretti to claim his first victory in Toronto.

LP Dumoulin picked up his best finish of 2017 finishing second. Adam Andretti finished third and became the first American to sit on the podium since Jason Bowles in 2010.

Alex Labbe finished in fourth, while JF Dumoulin ended up fifth notching his first top five since CTMP in 2015. DJ Kennington came home sixth followed by Cayden Lapcevich in seventh.

Anthony Simone brought his car home eighth while the father/son duo of Gary and Peter Klutt rounded out the top ten finishers.

Polesitter Andrew Ranger limped home in 15th after an early run in with Alex Tagliani. Tagliani went on to finish 14th.

The NASCAR Pinty's Series heads west to Wyant Group Raceway for the Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 100s presented by Bayer on July 26th.

Fin   Str   Car   Driver   Team   Laps   Points   B/Points   Status
1   3   74   Kevin Lacroix   Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates/Go Fast Dodge   35   48   5   Running
2   7   47   L.P. Dumoulin   WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge   35   42       Running
3   4   44   Adam Andretti *   Engineered Components/Anchor Bolt & Screw   35   41       Running
4   6   32   Alex Labbe   Can-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear/Lou's BBQ Ford   35   40       Running
5   10   4   J.F. Dumoulin   Spectra Premium/Bellemare/Bernier Dodge   35   39       Running
6   11   17   D.J. Kennington   Castrol Edge Dodge   35   38       Running
7   13   76   Cayden Lapcevich   Bay King Chrysler Dodge   35   37       Running
8   8   95   Anthony Simone   Innovative Plumbing/InkYourRide Dodge   35   36       Running
9   9   59   Gary Klutt   Pioneer Family Pools Dodge   35   35       Running
10   12   42   Peter Klutt   Legendary Motorcar Chevrolet   35   34       Running
11   18   69   Trevor Seibert   Lake Excavating/Avion Motorsports Chevrolet   35   33       Running
12   20   25   Larry Jackson   Wonder/Dunright Foam/CBRT/B&B Decals Dodge   35   32       Running
13   17   9   Adam Martin *   Johsonville/Oliviers/Reser's Ford   35   31       Running
14   2   18   Alex Tagliani   Epipen/Lowe's/St. Hubert/Fast Wheels Dodge   33   31   1   Running
15   1   27   Andrew Ranger   Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane Dodge   33   30   1   Running
16   5   22   Marc-Antoine Camirand   GM Paillè Chevrolet   29   28       Accident
17   16   43   Robin Buck   Ontario Chrysler Dealers Ad Assoc. Dodge   22   27       Off Track
18   15   8   Brett Taylor *   Piloti/CBRT/365 Security Dodge   15   26       Accident
19   19   11   Martin Cote   GO-VR.com Dodge   8   25       Off Track
20   14   2   Matthew Scannell   OMVIC/Leland/Beyond Digital Ford   1   24       Accident
RACE STATISTICS

Fastest Qualifier: Andrew Ranger, Time: 76.785 Seconds, Speed: 82.282 mph

Time of Race: 0 hrs., 57 mins, 3 secs Average Speed: 64.601 mph Margin of Victory: 1.207 Seconds

Caution Flags: Laps 2-3 (Car 02 contact with tire wall {free pass[none]}); 9-11 (Car 11 contact with trire wall [none]); 30-31 (Car 44 stopped on track [27]).  3 for 7 laps.

Lap Leaders: Andrew Ranger 1-3, Alex Tagliani 4, Andrew Ranger 5, Alex Tagliani 6, Kevin Lacroix 7-35.

Total Laps Led: Kevin Lacroix 29, Andrew Ranger 4, Alex Tagliani 2.  4 changes involving 3 drivers.

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

COCA-COLA MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Larry Jackson, 25 Wonder/Dunright Foam/CBRT/B&B Decals Dodge

DODGE/MOPAR QUICK THREE - 1ST:  Kevin Lacroix, 74 Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates/Go Fast Dodge

DODGE/MOPAR QUICK THREE - 2ND:  L.P. Dumoulin, 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge

DODGE/MOPAR QUICK THREE - 3RD:  Adam Andretti *, 44 Engineered Components/Anchor Bolt & Screw Chevrolet

DODGE/MOPAR-POWERED QUICK THREE - 1ST:  Larry Jackson, 25 Wonder/Dunright Foam/CBRT/B&B Decals Dodge

DODGE/MOPAR-POWERED QUICK THREE - 2ND:  Andrew Ranger, 27 Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane Dodge

E3 SPARK PLUG POLE AWARD:  Andrew Ranger, 27 Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane Dodge

FDP BRAKE ON THE RACE AWARD:  Andrew Ranger, 27 Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane Dodge

JOSTENS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Adam Andretti *, 44 Engineered Components/Anchor Bolt & Screw Chevrolet

LELAND INDUSTRIES LAP LEADER AWARD:  Kevin Lacroix, 74 Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates/Go Fast Dodge

SPECTRA PREMIUM CREW CONSISTENCY AWARD:  Kevin Lacroix, 74 Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates/Go Fast Dodge

Top 10 Driver Points: Kevin Lacroix 222, Alex Labbe 209, L.P. Dumoulin 192, Andrew Ranger 188, Cayden Lapcevich 186, D.J. Kennington 183, J.F. Dumoulin 180, Alex Tagliani 179, Adam Martin * 162, Larry Jackson 153

Next Race:Wyant Group Raceway on Juy 26/2017

* Jostens Rookie of the Year contender

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