Pierre Bourque Looking Forward To CASCAR Debut OTTAWA, ONT. (Thursday, July 20, 2006) - - Taking a breather from his hectic NASCAR Busch East Series (BES) schedule, Ottawa, Ontario's (Canada) Pierre Bourque will look to make a smashing debut ...
Pierre Bourque Looking Forward To CASCAR Debut
OTTAWA, ONT. (Thursday, July 20, 2006) - - Taking a breather from his hectic NASCAR Busch East Series (BES) schedule, Ottawa, Ontario's (Canada) Pierre Bourque will look to make a smashing debut in Canada's version of NASCAR from Edmonton, AB in the running of Saturday's Grand Prix of Edmonton.
Bourque, Canada's only full-time NASCAR driver is teaming up with Whitlock Motorsports for the first of three events this season.
"I'm really looking forward to Edmonton this weekend," stated a confident Bourque this week. "I'm grateful to Whitlock Motorsports for allowing me to be a part of their team. Hopefully we can keep our nose clean and garnish a good finish for everyone."
Before heading into Edmonton, Bourque tested at Race City Motorsport Park in Calgary on Wednesday preparing for this weekend's prestige event.
Bourque will use this race not only as experience in the CASCAR Series but as additional seat time in a stock car. Bourque is spending 2006 in a variety of different racecars and sanctions, but anytime an opportunity arises to acquire seat time to boast his racing resume, it's not a hard decision.
"The NASCAR Busch East Series is off this weekend and I want to keep my rhythm going in a racecar and competing in this weekend's event allows me to do so. I'm really pumped about the race on Saturday. I'm not going to try and go out and slaughter any records this weekend, I just want to run competitively and finish well. Everyone deserves that."
Bourque will drive the No. 29 Dodge Charger for Whitlock Motorsports in all Canadian events. Next weekend, he will be back competing for Andy Hillenburg's Charlotte, NC, based Fast Track Racing Team in the 2006 NASCAR BUSCH EAST championship where he currently lies 18th in the points chase.