Richard Spenard: Working Overtime
Richard Spenard took the weekend off but managed to find work anyway. The Skip Barber Director of Canadian Operations stepped in as a guest driver for the #76 Porsche of Doncaster Racing and motored his team to a second place result in the recent Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series Grand Sport 250.
Spenard was instrumental in setting quick lap times at a critical point in the race in an effort to regain the lead it held earlier. However for every 'fast' lap turned by Richard Spenard, he could not reduce the gap. Aware that catching the leader wasnt to be, Spenard backed off the pace to ensure the slippery conditions wouldnt send him off track and off the podium.
I got in the car midway through the race and brought it back on track in fourth place. He continued, We made a slight mistake in the pits during a tire change but were able to pick off two positions and slot into second.
This is the first time Spenard has been in the Multimatic-prepped GT1 Porsche since 2001, when he contested the 24 hours of Daytona. Next up on his race schedule is a track he knows well, Le Circuit Mont Tremblant. He will drive a Fiorano SportsCar on September 13-15 and follows that action with a stint at Mosport later in the month.