JOCELYN FECTEAU ENDS UP TOP 9 WITH STOCK ENGINE! Toronto (Ontario), July 18, 2010.- Jocelyn Fecteau and Media Racing Team were entered this weekend in the Canadian Touring Car Championship doubleheader as support races for the Toronto Indy...
JOCELYN FECTEAU ENDS UP TOP 9 WITH STOCK ENGINE!
Toronto (Ontario), July 18, 2010.- Jocelyn Fecteau and Media Racing Team were entered this weekend in the Canadian Touring Car Championship doubleheader as support races for the Toronto Indy Grand Prix. Steering his Toyota Corolla XRS still driven by a prodcution engine, the Mont Saint-Gregoire (QC) driver still managed to reach the final stripe in both rounds, with a ninth place in the Sunday race as best result in Touring class.
Already familiar with the downtown lakeshore Toronto urban facility where he clinched a podium finish last year, Fecteau knew he had to set his hopes with less ambition, taking in account that his Media Racing Team crew had to rely on the same stock engine they had for the Grand Prix of Mirabel two weeks ago and the Toronto event. "If you want to race, you definitely need a race engine!," argued Jocelyn. "But we knew that a well balanced racing car would be reliable enough to earn us some valulable points here in Toronto. Our goal was to complete both rounds and finish in the Top 10, which we did."
Top 10 was no tall order for the Saturday round when Fecteau had to dive in the pits with a flat tire that send him back in 13th place in the Touring category at the checkered flag. The Sunday race was incident free and Fecteau was able to carve his way to 9th this time. "I had to slalom my way around a few accidents on the track and managed to keep my nose clean" added Jocelyn. "But it will come down into the books as a fine ninth with a near series mechanic on a track where we need extra power on the long Lakeshore drive straight."
"This the best reward for my Media Racing Team crew and especially the contribution from Synoptic Tuning who kept working all weekend on the engine computer program. We made some ground again in making our racing car more reliable. Too bad we couldn't finish in the Top 10 on Saturday because of that deflating tire. A full course yellow could have saved our day and given us a chance to do so. But overal, we're happy with the end result" completed Fecteau.
A fresh racing engine for the Media Racing Team Toyota Corolla XRS will be under the hood for the next event, the famed Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières set for August 13 to 15), one of the season highlights Canadian Touring Car Championship.