Trois-Rivieres: Goodyear Racing race notes

MICKS WINS IN CRASH-BANG CANADIAN TIRE SERIES FINISH TROIS RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada (Aug. 19, 2007) -- The finish of the GP3R 100 race for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series was so close that the winner and runner-up crashed into the...

MICKS WINS IN CRASH-BANG CANADIAN TIRE SERIES FINISH

TROIS RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada (Aug. 19, 2007) -- The finish of the GP3R 100 race for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series was so close that the winner and runner-up crashed into the turn-one tire barrier together at the Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres road course here.

The crash between winner Kerry Micks and Andrew Ranger came after the checkered flag flew over the 10-turn, 1.53-mile road racing circuit.

Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for the Series, offering the same bias-ply tires the tiremaker provides to the teams in NASCAR's Grand National Division. This year's tires are different from those Goodyear supplied to the Canadian series in previous seasons and the teams have adapted to the tires very well.

Veteran Micks, the winner, and emerging Canadian star Ranger, the runner-up, muscled their respective cars toward the finish on the final lap and made contact several times before Micks won the race by an official victory margin of .012 of a second.

Trevor Seibert, Jeff Lapcevich and Jim Lapcevich rounded out the top five finishers. There were 28 cars in the starting field. J.R. Fitzpatrick won the Bud Pole Award with a lap averaging 80.323 mph.

Rangers' finish allowed him to extend his lead in the championship standings. He has 1,292 points. Don Thomson Jr. is next with 1,201.

-credit: goodyear racing

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Kerry Micks , Don Thomson Jr. , Jim Lapcevich , Andrew Ranger , Jeff Lapcevich , Trevor Seibert