Series ACT Castrol

Donald Theetge Captures Le AIM Quebec 150 Victory

Donald Theetge of Boischatel, QC took home the victory in the Le AIM Quebec 150 in front of a thrilled crowd at Autodrome Chaudiere. Theetge worked his way through traffic from the fifteenth starting position to take the lead on lap 55 from Patrick Hamel. Theetge then had to hold of Hamel, Karl Allard and Patrick Cliche in the later stages of the race.

Newcomer to the Series ACT Castrol this year Marc-Andre Cliche led during the early part of the 150 lap event. During a caution period on lap 31 he relinquished the lead when he had to pit. Dany Ouellet would inherit the lead but it was short lived as Justin Holtom took the lead two laps later. However, Holtom was penalized for using the bump and run to get by. Patrick Hamel would then take the lead for eighteen laps before Theetge took over for good.

Patrick Cliche would come home second followed by Allard, Jacques Poulin, and Stephane Descoste rounding out the top five. Claude Leclerc, Michael Lavoie, Patrick Hamel, Jean-Francois Dery, and Patrick Laperle rounded out the top ten.

With this win Theetge gets his 13th career win and moves into a tie with Sylvain Lacombe as the all-time win leaders on the Series ACT Castrol. It also strengthens his points lead, which was a mere 6 points over Patrick Laperle.

Theetge becomes the eighth qualifier for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Theetge already has laps under his belt at NHMS as he was one of the competitors invited to the first test session this spring. The list of qualifiers for the ACT Invitational now includes Canadians Theetge, Jean-Francois Dery, Patrick Laperle and Americans Dave Pembroke, Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Scott Payea, Eric Williams and Brad Leighton.

With Theetge’s win it now makes three different winners in the first three events for the Series ACT Castrol. Including the American based ACT Tour that now makes eight different winners in eight events under the ACT sanction.

The Series ACT Castrol will make their only visit to the province of Ontario on Sunday, June 13 when they travel to Capital City Speedway in Ottawa, ON. The ACT Tour will also be in action on June 13 as they visit Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford, CT.

Unofficial Finish

Fin          Start

Pos         Pos         Car #      Driver

1              15           80           Donald Theetge

2              12           5QC        Patrick Cliche

3              16           48QC     Karl Allard

4              23           97PQ     Jacques Poulin

5              22           10QC     Stéphane Descoste

6              25           11PQ     Claude Leclerc

7              11           79           Michael Lavoie

8              10           51PQ     Patrick Hamel

9              14           21QC     Jean-François Déry

10           18           91           Patrick Laperle

11           19           3              Sylvain Lacombe

12           4              28QC     Dany Ouellet

13           3              17ON     Justin Holtom

14           24           03           Martin Lacombe

15           26           26QC     Valerie Chiasson

16           6              31           Spencer MacPherson

17           7              27           Alexandre Gingras

18           8              8QC        Pierre-Luc Ouellete

19           9              9PQ        Yvon Bédard

20           20           42           Eric St-Gelais

21           5              92           Jonathan Desbiens

22           13           85           Trampas Demers

23           1              12QC     Etienne Lemay

24           17           7PQ        Daniel Bergeron

25           21           41           Pete Potvin, III

26               2                  67              Marc-Andre Cliche