Second after Denver double header Kevin Lacroix, happy with weekend results Denver Grand Prix, Colorado, August 15. -- The most critical double header program of the season is now behind him and Kevin Lacroix will come back from Denver with...
Second after Denver double header
Kevin Lacroix, happy with weekend results
Denver Grand Prix, Colorado, August 15. -- The most critical double header program of the season is now behind him and Kevin Lacroix will come back from Denver with two completed rounds and trailing in the championship standings by only two points. For the 16-year old scholar, it was essential to get as much points and stay in contention for the season title. With a sixth and a fourth place, Kevin is happy with the end results considering he was starting from distant positions.
"I drove with a lot of caution this weekend, said Kevin. My priority was to finish both rounds and earn some points. The worst problem was getting some quick times in the qualifying sessions. There was always too much traffic or a slow car when I was on a quick pace. I think my computer shows only one fast lap over both sessions. That explains why I started 6th and 9th, the most distant in the season.
I both races, I made sure not to make any errors. For example, in the Sunday race, I drove side by side to overtake (Richard) Philippe for second place, but there was a yellow flag and I decided to keep my position and not be penalized by the officials.
The title will be decided in Road Atlanta at the end of September. This series is so competitive, we all knew it would go down to the last race. The difference in the standings is only two points and the two final races will determine the winner."
6th on Saturday and 4th on Sunday
Saturday, Kevin stayed out of trouble and kept his sixth place. "An urban track commands respect because there are many blind turns. It proved to be the right decision since I increased my lead in the standings to three points."
Sunday, what he feared happened: "There was an incident that took a few cars out and I managed to get around it. Yellow flags prevented me from passing for second place and I dropped to fourth on account of backmarkers. A fourth in the circumstances is all right. I am confident the #22 UniSelect car will be fast in Georgia. I like driving on a fast track like Road Atlanta."
Final program at Road Atlanta in September
The final double header will take place on September 28-30 in Braselton, Georgia as part of the ALMS Petit Lemans weekend.