TEAM MOPAR SCORES TOP-TEN IN MONTREAL August 29, 2010. Ron Beauchamp and the ...
TEAM MOPAR SCORES TOP-TEN IN MONTREAL
August 29, 2010. Ron Beauchamp and the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge team continued the momentum from last weeks top-five finish at round number ten of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, QC this past Sunday. With a difficult mid pack starting spot Beauchamp would battle for every position and be rewarded with a top-ten finish.
During practice and qualifying the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge just wasn't performing the way Beauchamp wanted. "I just wasn't able to get the kind of feel from the car I was expecting" said the driver. "But the team did a lot of work and made plenty of changes to give me a better car for the race" he added.
With a couple of early caution periods that kept the field close Beauchamp was able to immediately start moving the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge forward. "The car drove really well" he stated. "I managed to get a couple of spots early and gave me some confidence" he added.
As the laps ticked away and the racing between competitors continued to be very aggressive Beauchamp just looked to maintain his consistent lap times and take advantage of any opportunities he saw. "Everything just seemed to be working well for us and I moved into the top-ten and was up running about sixth when the last caution came out" said the driver.
With a green, white checker finish in store Beauchamp was looking to ensure his second straight top-five finishing position. "On that last restart it got pretty bumpy between the #02 car and the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge" said the driver. The two would bump together and Beauchamp would impact the wall on drivers left. "The car got out of shape and it was a pretty hard hit. After that I gathered it back up and made sure we came out with our top-ten finish".
Beauchamp would take the checkered flag and be classified ninth in the race and improved his position in the overall standings to seventh. "I'm really happy we came up with such a good run in this race" said the driver. "It's a big weekend for our sponsors so I'm glad we had such a good race in the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge" he concluded.
Ron Beauchamp Jr. and the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge Team will return to action on Saturday September 11th at Barrie Speedway.
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