Team Fastline Takin' It To The Streets in Trois-Rivières
"The Tim Hortons -- EMCEA Monte Carlo is capable of winning"
Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres HAMILTON, ONTARIO (August 15, 2007) -- Fastline Motorsports Team drivers Jeff and Jim Lapcevich will compete in this weekend's NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at the Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivières.
Trois-Rivières is located midway between Quebec City and Montreal on the west shore of the mouth of the Saint-Maurice River where it forms a delta at its outlet into the St. Lawrence River. The delta's three channels are the basis of the name of the city that is internationally known for the race track.
"I really like racing in Trois-Rivières, the fans are great, the course is challenging and fun," said Jim Lapcevich. "We had a top-ten there last year after starting well back in the field in 16th position."
The Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivières attained international status when a local group of sports car devotees organized the first race in 1967 through the streets of Trois-Rivières. The event was unique in America as the only organized racing venue on city streets for many years.
"My new road race car is getting better each race and we've been able to run very well at the last couple of races," added Lapcevich, driver of the #25 EMCEA -- Tim Hortons Chevy Monte Carlo. "I'm hoping for a good race, as we definitely got something to prove."
The event at Trois-Rivières is the final road course races on the series schedule in 2007 and the eighth event in the 12-race NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.
"The #23 Team qualifies well and usually runs good at Trois-Rivières," explained Jeff Lapcevich. "We had a great run in Montreal on the last road course race we were third from a ninth place start before being taken out by an over-zealous driver attempting a low probability, high risk pass attempt."
"The Tim Hortons -- EMCEA Monte Carlo is capable of winning, I've raced in Trois-Rivières in the Magna Enduro Series, the Players Ltd/GM Motorsport Series, in Grand-Am Cup, in CASCAR and now the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, " added Lapcevich." We started eighth there last year and went out early in a pile-up completing in only ten laps. We need to turn our luck around at Trois-Rivières."
The teams will practice Friday, qualifying will be held Saturday and the green flag will fly Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. EST for the 42-lap race.
The Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec is held on the 10-turn 1.521-mile street circuit will be race eight in the 12-race NASCAR Canadian Tire Series on August 17-19.