Montreal: Dave Whitlock race notes

WHITLOCK RACES DICKIES DODGE TO TOP TEN Whitlock Ninth in Thirty-Three Car Field Montreal, Quebec, Sunday August 3, 2008: Dave Whitlock drove his Dickies Dodge Avenger to a fantastic ninth place finish on Saturday at Circuit Gilles...

WHITLOCK RACES DICKIES DODGE TO TOP TEN
Whitlock Ninth in Thirty-Three Car Field

Montreal, Quebec, Sunday August 3, 2008: Dave Whitlock drove his Dickies Dodge Avenger to a fantastic ninth place finish on Saturday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in the NAPA 100. This great result also moved the team up three positions in the National NASCAR Canadian Tire Series point standings.

Whitlock and the Dickies/NMT/PCRFC team practiced and qualified at this world class facility on Friday. In all thirty-three competitive NASCAR Canadian Tire Series cars were battling for the best starting positions.

Saturday's NAPA 100 on the 14 turn, 2.710 mile circuit was held in front of a full house of enthusiastic race fans as Whitlock lined up for the start in row seven on the outside. Smart racing was the plan, get into single file, get a feel for the car and then start picking off the competition and that is exactly what Whitlock did. "Our whole goal today was to finish this race in the single digits and we did that with the ninth," stated a happy Whitlock after the race. "With thirty-three competitive cars here we knew we had our work cut out for us. The car performed flawlessly and my team did a great job working on the Dickies Dodge today."

2007 Champion Andrew Ranger was able to finish the deal this year after narrowly losing the event to J.R. Fitzpatrick last year. Scott Steckly the current points leader and last years Montreal winner Kerry Micks were on the podium with D.J. Kennington and Don Thomson Jr. rounding out the top five.

Whitlock Motorsports heads to Mosport Speedway on Sat. Aug. 9th for event eight of the thirteen race NASCAR Canadian Tire Series for the Full Throttle 200 in eleventh in the Championship standings, a mere 30 points out of the top ten. Dave Whitlock and his team are all revved up about this return to Mosport Speedway, site of their last win. "We would like nothing better than to put our Dickies Dodge into victory lane this weekend," stated Dave Whitlock.

The NAPA 100 from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will be aired on TSN on Saturday August 16th at 12 Noon EST.

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Dave Whitlock , D.J. Kennington , Kerry Micks , Don Thomson Jr. , Scott Steckly , Andrew Ranger , J.R. Fitzpatrick