Patrick Cliche Takes First Série ACT Win at Montmagny
Patrick Cliche of St-Jean-Chrysostome, Quebec scored his first career Série ACT win in the Montmagny 100 at Autodrome Montmagny (QC) on Saturday, July 27. Cliche worked his way from his 12th starting position to 4th on a lap 75 restart. He inherited the lead after the caution flew once again on lap 75 and sent the top three cars to the rear. Cliche held off podium finishers Alex Labbe and Jonathan Bouvrette for the final 25 laps and took the checkers.
Patrick Hamel and Steven Boissonneault battled for the lead over the first half of the event with Hamel taking the advantage until a caution on lap 75. The field went green again but was quickly back under yellow with the top three, Hamel, Donald Theetge and Jean-François Déry going to the back of the field.
Veteran Claude Leclerc and young Etienne Cliche rounded out the top five. Boissonneault, Hamel, Patrick Boyer, Marc Beaudoin, and rookie Martin Goulet, Jr. filled out the top ten. The event saw six cautions and was completed in just over an hour. Fifteen of the nineteen cars that took the green completed all 100 laps. Eric LeHoux did not start the main event as he suffered rearend end issues.
Cliche becomes the tenth qualifier for the ACT Bond Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 21. He joins Jimmy Hebert, Brian Hoar, Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Bobby Therrien, Donald Theetge, Jean-François Déry, Derrick O’Donnell and Cody Blake.
The Série ACT heads to Sanair Super Speedway next Saturday, August 3 for a combination ACT US 150-lap event.
Série ACT 100 Unofficial Results
Autodrome Montmagny – Montmagny, QC
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Pos. (Start) Driver, Hometown, Laps Completed
1. (12) Patrick Cliche , St-Jean-Chr., QC, 100
2. (10) Alex Labbe, St-Albert, QC, 100
3. (5) Jonathan Bouvrette, Blainville, QC, 100
4. (7) Claude Leclerc, Lanoraie,QC, 100
5. (17) Etienne Cliche , Vallee-Jct., QC, 100
6. (3) Steven Boissonneault, Lyster, QC, 100
7. (1) Patrick Hamel, St-Croix, QC, 100
8. (2) Patrick Boyer, Quebec, QC, 100
9. (16) Marc Beaudoin, Quebec, QC, 100
10. (4) #Martin Junior Goulet, Mascouche, QC, 100
11. (19) Gaetan Gaudreault, Quebec, QC, 100
12. (18) Jacques Poulin, E. Broughton, QC, 100
13. (14) #Christopher Bedard, Montreal, QC, 100
14. (15) Donald Theetge, Boischatel, QC, 100
15. (11) Jean-Francois Dery, Quebec, QC, 100
16. (6) Marco Savoie, St Lambert, QC, 99
17. (13) William Roberge, Pintendre, QC, 99
18. (8) Jean Lamontagne, Quebec, QC, 99
19. (9) Dany Trepanier, St-Edouard, QC, 79
DNS Eric LeHoux, St-Elzear, QC
Lap Leaders: Patrick Hamel, 1-6; Steven Boissonneault, 7-17; Hamel, 18; Boissonneault, 19-40; Hamel, 41-75; Patrick Cliche, 76-100.
Time of Race: 1:01:17
Cautions: 6 (laps 6, 18, 75, 75, 81, 93)