CAN: Series Mirabel race one notes

Wittmer Wins Race One at the Grand Prix de Mirabel at Circuit ICAR (Mirabel, QC -- July 3, 2010) -- Temperatures in the low 30s provided a challenge for car and driver alike in race one at the Grand Prix de Mirabel. Drivers practiced and...

Wittmer Wins Race One at the Grand Prix de Mirabel at Circuit ICAR

(Mirabel, QC -- July 3, 2010) -- Temperatures in the low 30s provided a challenge for car and driver alike in race one at the Grand Prix de Mirabel. Drivers practiced and qualified earlier in the day in more comfortable conditions but needed to dig deep to survive the high heat of the afternoon.

Starting from the second row, Nick Wittmer, the Lombardi Racing Honda driver spent the first half of the race behind polesitter Sasha Anis and Gregory Pootmans. They along with Mathieu Audette charged hard until Anis dropped out of the race and Audette slowed with an oil heating problem. By the time the chequered flag fell, Wittmer was clear of second-place Pootmans by 3.822 seconds.

The Donington Motorsports Subaru Sti of Dave Ciekiewicz moved up six positions to finish third in Super Touring.

The fastest lap of the race (1:32.281) was turned in by Mathieu Audette in his Acura RSX.

In the Touring class, Anthony Rapone won from pole position in his Honda from Durabond/Compass360 Racing. His teammate, Karl Thomson in another Honda was second followed by Michel Sallenbach in the Octane Motorsports Mini.

The action at ICAR continues on Sunday, beginning with a final 30-minute warm-up session at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 30-minute feature race, scheduled to run at 2pm.

-source: www.touringcar.ca.

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Series General
Drivers Mathieu Audette , Karl Thomson , Dave Ciekiewicz , Nick Wittmer , Sasha Anis , Anthony Rapone
Teams Compass360 Racing