Local Drivers Looking Forward To Racing At Home DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 11, 2004) - When the Rolex Sports Car Series heads to Canada for the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant, May 21-23, many drivers will feel right at home. Four drivers...
Local Drivers Looking Forward To Racing At Home
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 11, 2004) - When the Rolex Sports Car Series heads to Canada for the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant, May 21-23, many drivers will feel right at home. Four drivers reside in Quebec, while twelve drivers live in other Canadian provinces.
Doncaster Racing driver Jean-Francois Dumoulin, from nearby Trois-Rivieres, will co-pilot the No. 91 Porsche and is looking forward to driving in front of his hometown crowd.
"I'm excited about the race," Dumoulin said. "It's my hometrack, and it will be a nice six-hour race. I'm also happy to be back on a natural road course."
Marc Antoine Camirand, of Montreal, will be making his Rolex Series debut on a track he knows well. He will co-pilot the Canadian-based Powell Motorsport No. 07 Corvette in the SGS class.
"I think it's going to be fun," he said. "I've been to Mont-Tremblant many times in different types of cars, and it's great to be able to race in front of my fans. A couple of my friends are going to come to the race, and it's going to be special. It's my first race in the Rolex Series and my first race in that type of car. I usually run open wheel, so the six-hour race is going to be long."
Camirand will share driving duties with Normand Guindon, also of Montreal. Guindon has raced at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant many times and is very familiar with the track.
"It's great racing at my hometrack," Guindon said. "Obviously there will be a lot of people I know that will be coming out and watching the race. I'm looking forward to it. As a kid, I used to watch the races at the track, so I'm very comfortable on it. I participated in the Fall Classic last year at Mont-Tremblant in another Powell-built car, so it's great to be back in the Rolex Series."
Dumoulin feels that the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant will offer fans plenty of enjoyable racing and the drive to the track is definitely worth it.
"It's an amazing place to watch races," he said. "It's going to be exciting with all those Daytona Prototypes running around with the GT cars. It's going to be a fun weekend."
Benoit Theetge, of Quebec City, will drive the SpeedSource No. 66 Mazda RX-8 in the Grand-Am Cup Series Mont-Tremblant 250. SpeedSource team owner and driver, Sylvain Tremblay, who is originally from Quebec, will field five cars in next weekend's race.
Doncaster Racing, which is based in Toronto, will have an all Canadian team. Dumoulin will be joined by Bobby Julien, of Toronto, in the No. 91 Porsche GT3 Cup. Greg Wilkins and Dave Lacey, both of Toronto, will share driving duties with Kenny Wilden, of Oakville, in the No. 71 Doncaster Porsche GT3 Cup. Zoom Motorsports, also based in Ontario, will field the No. 16 BMW M3 in the Mont-Tremblant 250. It will be piloted by Alan Wortzman, of King City, and Mike McCalmont, of Ancaster.
Other Canadian drivers racing in the Mont-Tremblant 250 include Devon Powell, of Port Perry, in the Powell Motorsport No. 11 Cadillac CTS-V, Jeff Lapcevich, of Caister Centre, in the Shreiner Racing No. 30 Mustang Cobra and Karl Thomson, of Toronto, in the Compass360 Racing No. 36 BMW Z3. Rehagen Racing will feature two Canadian drivers. Ken MacAlpine, of Sarnia, will pilot the No. 52 Mustang Cobra, while David Sheep, of Toronto, will be in the No. 58 Mustang Cobra.
Event information can be found at www.lecircuit.com. Tickets can be purchased by calling 800-517-5725.
For more information on the Rolex and Grand-Am Cup Series, please visit www.grandamerican.com.