Laperle Dominant at Ste-Croix
Patrick Laperle of St-Denis, Qc dominated Saturday's Ste-Croix 100 at the 5/8ths mile Circuit Ste-Croix to capture his second consecutive Serie ACT Castrol win in nine starts this year. With his victory, the young hot shoe moves into a tenuous 10-point lead in the season-long point standings. Quebec City's Alexandre Gingras was second and Sylvain Lacombe of Terrebonne, Qc, finished third. Lacombe was the point leader by six markers entering the race.

"We found a little `bo-bo' in the car after the win at St-Eustache (July 28)," Laperle stated in Victory Lane. The veteran racer was thrilled with his car as it handled anywhere he put it on the fast Ste-Croix oval. "Basically, we kissed it and made it all better," he added with a grin. The fact that Laperle is even racing this season let alone winning races and leading the point standings is rather miraculous. Following a minor surgical procedure earlier this year Laperle developed a severe infection. He was hospitalized for several weeks before being released just prior to opening day. He was able to start that first race of the year before turning the wheel over to his cousin Jacques Laperle.

Steven Boissonneault from Lyster, Qc finished fourth and Milton, Vermont's Ryan Nolin rounded out the top five. Completing the top ten were Marc-Andre Cliche in sixth, Jacques Poulin, Jean-Francois Dery, Claude Leclerc and Karl Allard.

There were six lead changes among five drivers during the race which included 12 caution periods.

The Serie ACT Castrol continues its 12-race season on Friday (August 17) with the PRO-Fab 100 at the Autodrome Chaudiere. It will be the second visit this year for he Series to the 1/3 mile banked oval in Vallee-Joncation, Qc. Post time is 7:00 pm.