Trois-Rivieres: Ron Beauchamp race report

TOUGH BREAK FOR BEAUCHAMP AT TROIS RIVIERES August 15, 2010. Ron Beauchamp and the ...

TOUGH BREAK FOR BEAUCHAMP AT TROIS RIVIERES

August 15, 2010. Ron Beauchamp and the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge team were charging for a top-five finish at round number eight of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series this past weekend at Trois Rivieres, Quebec. A part failure on the final lap of the race would rob them of the strong finish they deserved.

Through practice and qualifying the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge team worked to achieve the kind of performance they knew is possible. "The car was okay during the practice session" said Beauchamp. "It was better during qualifying and we knew that we could make some further adjustments to take another step forward" he added.

Beginning the race Sunday afternoon in the ninth spot Beauchamp knew almost immediately that the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge had taken that step up in performance. "The car felt really good right from the start of the race" said the driver. "I knew that this car was capable of moving forward".

As the race progressed Beauchamp continued to move the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge forward in the field. "Everything was going well for us" said the driver after the race. "I wasn't pushing the car too hard and we had moved up in the field. "Everything was going well for us" said the driver after the race. "I wasn't pushing the car too hard and we had moved up near the top-five" he added.

A late race full course caution would have the field poised for a green, white, checker finish. Beauchamp was looking to capitalize on the opportunity and try to gain another position or two on what would be the final laps.

However the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge would suffer a mechanical failure and take from Beauchamp the finish he deserved. "I felt that the car did not feel right as soon as the race restarted" said the driver. "I immediately eased off and tried to get to the finish. Then it just got worse as the lap went on and I knew it was very serious".

The broken part would leave the team disappointed but the performance of the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge was encouraging. "I think we definitely learned some things about this new car that we'll be able to apply and take advantage of at the race in Montreal and going forward" said Beauchamp.

-source: beauchamp

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