NBES Weekend Off Means CASCAR Event For Bourque OTTAWA, ONT. (August 3, 2006) - - After rallying a strong 19th place finish in the NASCAR Busch East Series race at Adirondack International Speedway last weekend, Ottawa, Ontario native Pierre ...
NBES Weekend Off Means CASCAR Event For Bourque
OTTAWA, ONT. (August 3, 2006) - - After rallying a strong 19th place finish in the NASCAR Busch East Series race at Adirondack International Speedway last weekend, Ottawa, Ontario native Pierre Bourque will flourish back into the CASCAR Racing Series competing in Sunday's Trois-Rivieres Grand Prix.
Bourque enters the race looking to make his second CASCAR start for Whitlock Motorsports. Bourque guide and teammate is three time CASCAR Champion Dave Whitlock.
It's been nearly 17 years since Bourque has competed at Formula Atlantic but rewinding back to 1989 Bourque produced a very stout eighth place finish and he's hoping to boast a higher finish on Sunday.
"I'm really looking forward to returning to competition in the CASCAR Series," Bourque explained. "I finished 25th at Edmonton and I'm hungry for more this weekend. This is a great series to compete in and I love racing in front of my home country. I know that Whitlock Motorsports has prepared me a great Dodge Charger for this weekend's showdown and I'm hoping to be a contender."
70,000 die-hard racing fans from across Quebec flocking from far as Ontario with many fans also motoring from Northern New England are expecting to attend this weekend's events. "It's going to be a great crowd this weekend. I'm expecting to see the same types of crowds I'm used to seeing in a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series event. It's huge for everyone and especially CASCAR. The fans are the ones that put us in the racecar and I really hope they enjoy themselves"
Sunday's race is the start to a busy week for Bourque. Immediately following Sunday's race, the only full time Canadian NASCAR driver must prepare for his Superspeedway debut in the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Nashville Superspeedway. "I'm hoping to bring some momentum from the race this weekend over to ARCA. I'm having a great summer. I'm having a lot of fun, but I'm learning immensely. I can't wait to get this weekend started."
Bourque will use this race once again 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.
For a second consecutive race, Driving.Ca will adorn the primary sponsorship role this weekend. Driving.Ca is Canada's No. 1 Automotive website.
In addition, Canada.com, Canada's biggest online community, Working.com, one of North America's top career sites, and Dose.Ca, a cool site that caters to hip Canadian urbanites coast-to-coast, will all serve as secondary sponsors on Bourque's No. 29 machine on Sunday.
"I'm really excited about our new sponsors," he said, "they are leaders in their respective fields, both in terms of the way they use new technologies and the way they attract a sizable user base. I'm looking forward to helping them expand their reach into the North American stock car base, particularly within NASCAR's Canadian fan base, which according to public opinion polls, number some six million die-hard fans."