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DONALD THEETGE OUTDUELS DERY FOR THE WIN AT MONTMAGNY
« on: June 14, 2018, 09:06:46 AM »
CSCC ROUND 2 : STOCK-CAR’S BEST PUT ON A GREAT SHOW

DONALD THEETGE OUTDUELS DERY FOR THE WIN AT MONTMAGNY

 

MONTMAGNY, QC – Quebec businessman and NASCAR driver, Donald Theetge, took advantage of his weekend off… to go stock car racing and ended up taking home the hardware for winning the race.  He raced round 2 of the Canadian Stock Car Championship (CSCC) which showcases Quebec’s best drivers and LMS cars.  Quebec City’s Jean-François Dery, St-Edouard de Lotbiniere’s Dany Trepanier, Terrebonne’s  Pier-Luc Ouellette and Blainville’s Jonathan Bouvrette rounded out the top-5.

The 125 lap race was held Autodrome Montmagny track (Montmagny, Quebec), a 3/8-mile oval, located East of Quebec city.  A fast paced and action filled race from start to finish which delighted the large crowd in attendance.  The race was run in 80 minutes and was slowed for cautions 8 times.

Quebec City’s Gaetan Gaudreault and Ile-Bizard’s Steve Cote occupied the front row of the 20 car field.  Cote took advantage of the outside lane to take over the lead and set the pace for the first 55 laps, despite being attacked by Blainville’s Mathieu Kingsbury and Jonathan Bouvrette.  Cote was quick in the race and set the fastest lap during practice sessions at 17.994 seconds.  Unfortunately, miscalculation shorted him of a good finish, maybe even a top-5, when he ran out of gas.  “I under estimated the gas consumption at this track and we ran out of gas.  We are very fortunate to have scored some precious Championship bonus points, leading and leading the most laps, that keeps us in the running” declared Jonathan Cote, Steve’s crew chief and brother.

After starting 14th, Jean-Francois Dery took advantage of the second restart, while being second, to take over the lead dropping Cote to second.  Behind them, to the fan’s great please, Theetge, Bouvrette, Kingsbury, Vallee-Junction’s Marc-Andre Cliche, Quebec City’s Simon Roussin and Terrebonne’s Martin Jr Goulet were battling it out door to door and bumper to bumper.

Unlucky at the draw for starting positions, Theetge who started 12th, took the lead on lap 73 over Dery for the first time.  The duo exchanged the lead on four other occasions (laps 89, 96, 116 and 119). Theetge scores a first win in the CSCC LMS ranks and a 23rd career LMS win, he sits second on the overall Quebec driver list.  “I was patient.  I started at the back and worked my way to the front while saving my tires.  And my crew made the right adjustments between the afternoon qualifiers and the evening race” declared Theetge in victory circle who has already confirmed he will race in the next CSCC event.

 

Dery finished second and on Theetge’s bumper was making a first CSCC start.  He did not disappoint his fan based by racing like if he stole it.  In post race interview he said: “And, That’s racing!”  One could tell his great satisfaction.  He is credited with the Les construction Alain Gaudreault Hard Charger Award having gained 12 positions.

Dany Trepanier finishes third after starting 11th.  Involved in the first caution (lap 4), he made multiple visits down pit road for chassis adjustments and it proved to be an advantage at the end of the race. “I remembered seeing Patrick Laperle never hesitating to visit the pits to make adjustments during a race and win”.  We used the same strategy and it paid off” said Trepanier who was very pleased with his 3rd place finish.  Sitting in 7th with 11 laps to go, an audacious move and a bit of luck he was able to get around Marc-Andre Cliche, Ouellette and Kingsbury.

Marc-Andre Cliche had a bitter sweet finish but a performance worthy of mention.  He was in the top-5 for the second part of the race and looked to be en route for a top-5 finish or maybe even a podium.  With 11 laps to go, on the last restart, as the field came to speed, Bouvrette momentarily slowed down and the whole outside lane.  He dropped from 2nd to 5th place and Cliche from 4th to 8th place.

If the racing up front was intense, it was as good further behind.  As a matter of fact, a great side-by-side battle over 20 laps, between Jean-Philippe Bergeron of Terrebonne and Remi Perreault of St-Paul de Joliette took place as they battle for the 13th spot.  At the finish, Perreault scored his first career top-10, finishing 10th and taking over the lead in the Montreal Hitch rookie standings.

Bergeron who dropped out of the race with suspension problems finished 14th.  Vincent Vachon, another rookie having a great run, was at times in front and other times behind the Bergeron-Perreault duo, but on the 93e circuit as the field was going to caution for the stopped vehicule of Simon Roussin, Vachon was hit hard by Gaudreault which ended his night.  The fourth rookie in the race, Martin Hebert, had an ill handling race car.  They opted to use the race as a tuning session and visited the pits multiple times before dropping out.

The third round of the Canadian Stock Car Championship, a 125 lap race, will be raced on Sunday June 24th at Autodrome Montmagny.  Post time 6:00 pm.

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

CANADIAN STOCK CAR CHAMPIONSHIP LMS DIVISION

JUNE 9, 2018

AUTODROME MONTMAGNY

 

Fin

Pos
 Sta

Pos
 Car #
 Driver
 Hometown
 Sponsor
 Laps
 Notes
 
1
 12
 80QC
 Donald Theetge
 Boischatel, QC
 Mercedes-Benz St-Nicolas, V Tele
 125
 Running
 
2
 14
 21QC
 Jean-François Dery
 Quebec, QC
 Construction CRD, Ultima Fenestration
 125
 Running
 
3
 11
 19QC
 Dany Trepanier
 St-Edouard, QC
 JC-7 Signature, CGM Boily
 125
 Running
 
4
 7
 48QC
 Pier-Luc Ouellette
 Terrebonne, QC
 Larue Equipement de deneigement et pavage
 125
 Running
 
5
 3
 41QC
 Jonathan Bouvrette
 Blainville, QC
 Trafic Tech, Globocam
 125
 Running
 
6
 4
 9QC
 Mathieu Kingsbury
 Blainville, QC
 Duroking Construction
 125
 Running
 
7
 5
 6QC
 Simon Roussin
 Quebec, QC
 Prince-Edouard Performance, Bar Le Petit Prince
 125
 Running
 
8
 8
 98QC
 Marc-Andre Cliche
 Vallee-Jonction, QC
 JLMD Comptables professionnels agrees, MAC Rod Shop
 125
 Running
 
9
 1
 38QC
 Gaetan Gaudreault
 Quebec, QC
 Gaubeau Construction Inc.,Toubou Transport Inc.
 125
 Running
 
10
 16
 33QC
 #Remi Perreault
 St-Paul-de-Joliette, QC
 ARTOPEX, Les Industries RP Inc
 125
 Running
 
11
 9
 11QC
 Claude Leclerc
 Lanoraie, QC
 Prolon Racing,Dimension Portes Fenêtres, Attaches Montreal
 125
 Running
 
12
 15
 57QC
 Carl Poulin
 E-Broughton, QC
 Solution Chem Co.
 125
 Running
 
13
 2
 1QC
 Steve Côte
 Île-Bizard, QC
 Elevateurs Daoust
 116
 Running
 
14
 17
 18QC
 #Jean-Philippe Bergeron
 Terrebonne, QC
 Prolon systeme de contrôle, JC Perreault, Technoflex / Roland Grenier Construction
 114
 Suspension
 
15
 6
 84QC
 Martin Latulippe
 Vallee-Jonction, QC
 Frameco
 100
 Suspension
 
16
 18
 83VA
 #Vincent Vachon
 Saint-Anges, QC
 Recyclage Metaux St-Hilaire, Auto Moto Canada, JASS Racing div Beauce, Frameco
 93
 Accident
 
17
 10
 5QC
 Patrick Cliche
 Levis,QC
 VR Victoriaville, Materiaux Blanchet, Pro Plomberie Fine
 90
 Rear end
 
18
 13
 83QC
 Martin Goulet Jr.
 St-Calixte, QC
 TGF Remorquage
 88
 Rear end
 
19
 20
 13QC
 Patrick Boyer
 Quebec, QC
 Cuisine Thermo-Bois,TBC construction, Banlieu
 54
 Accident
 
20
 19
 43QC
 #Martin Hebert
 Roxton Pond, QC
 JR Services Sanitaires
 52
 Suspension
 

 

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Source : Marc Patrick Roy
514-907-1773
mproy@stock-car.ca

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