Contributed by: ACT Staff
"SPECIAL VACANCES 4 X 25" AT CIRCUIT STE-CROIX "Special Vacances 4 x 25" Top 3 (L-R) Runner-up Donald Theetge, Winner Sylvain Lacombe, 3rd-place Alexandre Gingras
The race, which combines participant finishes from each of four 25-lap races to determine the overall winner, was truly a survival of the fittest. From the drop of the first segment's green flag, the racers engaged in full contact racing. Multiple caution flags flew before the first three laps were completed.
Following a race stoppage and a private driver's meeting, the competitors who were able to continue returned to action on the 5/8ths mile high banked oval. Sylvain Lacombe won the first race, Gingras was second and Theetge, third.
The second segment, which was lined up by inverting the finishing order of the first, was led early by Karl Allard, the point leader entering Tuesday's race. Sylvain Lacombe took the lead from his brother Martin on the final circuit to take a commanding eight point lead in the overall standings at the half-way mark. The younger Lacombe was second and Stephan Legault was third.
"Special Vacances 4 x 25" Top 3 (L-R) Runner-up Donald Theetge, Winner Sylvain Lacombe, 3rd-place Alexandre Gingras
Déry (21) races hard for position with Gingras (27) and Theetge (80)
Allard entered the night as the Série ACT Castrol point leader, but slipped back to 5th place after an early crash
Lacombe's win puts him in the unofficial point lead over Dery by a mere three points (551-548). Gingras is one point behind (547). Rounding out the top five in the standings are Patrick Laperle (531) and Allard (520).
The Série ACT Castrol competitors have just a few days to make necessary repairs to their race cars since their next event is slated for Saturday (July 28) at the Autodrome St-Eustache in St-Eustache (Laval), Quebec. Joining the Quebec regulars in the ACTion Super Series race will be the top U.S. competitors from the ACT Tour. In all, some 40 Late Model stock cars and drivers are expected from Quebec and Ontario as well as from across the Northeast. Post time for Saturday's combined ACT Tour and Série ACT Castrol 200 is 5:30 pm.