Contributed by: ACT Staff
Alexandre Gingras of
Gingras, the winner two weeks ago in the Toromont CAT 100 at
The only time Gingras lost the lead was on the lone restart following a lap 17 caution for Kevin Roberge’s blown motor. On the restart, Theetge lined up alongside leader Gingras. Theetge, the 2006 Série ACT Castrol champion nosed his car ahead to lead the 18th circuit. Gingras surged back to the front as Theetge admittedly overdrove through the third and fourth turns. Déry capitalized on the mistake and powered into second, a position he held until the 66th lap when Theetge returned the favor.
“Once I made the mistake I called to my crew chief and said, ‘I’m going to let them go, there will be a
Alexandre Gingras (27) powers down the long Circuit Ste-Croix backstretch as second place Jean-Francois Dery (21), Donald Theetge(80) and Karl Allard (48) prepare to pass Martin Lacombe
Dany Ouellet, the outside polesitter was the only other driver to lead the race. He was out front for the first eight circuits.
Sylvain Lacombe from
The Kenyon Racing Products Hard Charger Award went to Karl Allard while the Race Basics Hard Luck Award went to rookie competitor Eric St-Gelais. In addition to his purse winnings Gingras also earned awards from Racing Electronics and Five Star RaceCar Bodies. Yvon Bedard took home the VDL Fuel Systems Award.
Déry, the Série ACT Castrol’s point leader entering Sunday’s race maintains his position atop the standings even though he did not qualify for the bonus point semi-feature and his two closest rivals did. Déry’s margin has been cut to an unofficial 18 points. Gingras’ victory moved him into second (410-392) up from fifth. Allard is third with 384 points.
The Serie ACT Castrol’s next event, the PRO FAB 100 is set for Friday, June 29 at the Autodrome Chaudiere, a 1/3 mile high banked oval in Vallee-Jonction, Qc.
Official Finish of the Série ACT Castrol’s Stock Car Manis 100 – Sun., June 26, 2007 at Circuit Ste-Croix,
1. (6) Alexandre Gingras,
2. (10) Donald Theetge,
3. (12) Jean-François Déry,
4. (13) Patrick Laperle,
5. (14) Karl Allard,
6. (11) Sylvain Lacombe,
7. (4) Marc-Andre Cliche,
8. (5) Jacques Poulin, East
9. (3) Claude Leclerc,
10. (8) Yvon Bedard,
11. (7) Daniel Bergeron,
12. (9) Martin Lacombe,
13. (17) Steven Boissonneault,
14. (2) Dany Ouellet, La
15. (16) Rejean Blanchet, St-Tite-des-Caps, Qc, 98
16. (18) Stephane Legault,
17. (19) Jonathan Desbiens,
19. (1) Kevin Roberge,