Trois-Rivieres: Kerry Micks race notes

Refreshing win for Micks on Trois-Rivières road course "We won the deal and that's all that counts" Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres Trois-Rivières, Quebec (August 19, 2007) -- It's now two for two on the road circuits for skilled stock car ...

Refreshing win for Micks on Trois-Rivières road course
"We won the deal and that's all that counts"

Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres Trois-Rivières, Quebec (August 19, 2007) -- It's now two for two on the road circuits for skilled stock car driver Kerry Micks.

Driving the Beyond Digital Imaging Ford Taurus on Sunday the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series in the Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivières, Micks duked it out with a competitor on the last lap to win the event.

"I knew we had the car to beat from the onset of practice on Friday, we had something to prove after our dismal finish here last year," said Micks after the race. "We were able to take the lead right from the start and keep it for the first 32 laps."

Similar to his pass at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal two weeks ago in Montreal, Micks made a last lap maneuver to pass Andrew Ranger for the win, his second of the season after leading most of the race.

"I love a challenge, I always have," he went on to say. "The Beyond Digital Imaging Micks Motorsports Team is tough. We like a good fight and we're good at it."

With this victory, Micks has won the final two road course events of the season.

Micks and Ranger were side by side on the final lap of the 1.53-mile, 10-turn course, but the seasoned pro was first to the checker flag by a mere .012 seconds in front of Ranger.

The caution came out on lap 35 of 41, setting up a green-white-checkered dash to the finish. With Micks in second place, he stalked the leader for the first lap of the two-lap finish waiting for an opportunity, which presented itself on turn eight of the final lap. Micks took the lead going into the final two turns.

"There was contact at the end that I'm not totally pleased with, but we won the deal and that's all that counts," added Micks from Mt. Albert, Ontario.

The win moved Micks into fourth position in the Top 10 Driver Points in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

"We need to stay focused going into the last four races of the season, to insure a strong finish in the points standings, today was a big boost."

-credit: mm

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Kerry Micks