Unbuckled: Getting to Know Gaetan Gaudreault
Driver of the #38QC Gaubeau Construction, Inc. Chevrolet Impala
Hometown: Québec City, QC
2015 Season: Finished 8th in Série ACT points
What are your favorite off-season hobbies?
I catch up on the backlog in my "real job" and work on the car for the upcoming season.
What do you do for work?
I’m a general contractor in the residential market.
What is your biggest life accomplishment?
Building up my company. I started it from scratch.
What are your racing plans for 2016?
I plan to run the complete Série ACT schedule and achieve my first podium finish.
What race(s) are you most looking forward to in 2016?
The Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational, if we get the opportunity to get invited again.
What was the highlight of the 2015 season for you?
Our team's improvement from previous seasons.
How did you get started in racing?
I bought a car after my better half (life partner) recommended it – and here we are!
Do you have anyone that you consider a hero or try to emulate?
Dale Earnhardt, Sr. – “The Intimidator”.
Who is your biggest supporter at the track?
My dad. He introduced me to stock car racing and always loved it...imagine his son now!
Who or what has had the greatest influence on your racing career?
Paul Michaud and his "old timer" advice to me.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
That you must first finish before you can finish first.
Tell me about your family?
Nathalie is my better half, along with her two children Erick and Audrey. In July 2015 we became grandparents as well.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
I would do the same things – just differently.
Note: ACT would like to thank Marc-Patrick Roy for his assistance with this and other Série ACT “Unbuckled” profiles.