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BEAUCHAMP QUALIFIES MOPAR PARTS DODGE ON FRONT ROW AT KAWARTHA September 25, 2010. The ...

BEAUCHAMP QUALIFIES MOPAR PARTS DODGE ON FRONT ROW AT KAWARTHA

September 25, 2010. The #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge team has been on a strong run during the second half of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series season posting four consecutive top-ten finishes. As driver Ron Beauchamp and the team arrived at Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, Ontario for the final event of the year, they continued their strong showing.

During the afternoon practice session the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge was solid but Beauchamp and Crew Chief Chris Couvillion felt there definitely were gains to be made. "We talked after practice and Chris made some changes that really helped the car" said Beauchamp. "I was pretty happy with the lap we put down and thought we had a shot at the pole until the #17 bumped us" he added.

Rain showers fell after qualifying delaying the start of the 250 lap feature event. Beauchamp would line up the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge on the outside of row one and early on learned that the showers also changed the track conditions and they were not suitable to the car. "The car was pretty tight at the beginning of the race and we slid back a few spots" explained the driver.

That theme would continue for the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge team. "Every time we ran for a while the car would tighten up" said Beauchamp. "When we came in and adjusted, the car was good again and when we made our final pit stop for right side tires, the car was perfect" he said enthusiastically.

With a car he could push to the limit Beauchamp began to charge the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge toward the front. Ron Jr. would climb into the top-ten and fight amongst the top five cars in the closing stages when the fights for positions became more than little physical. "I was running pretty strong and think I got roughed up a little by the #89 car and the #23 car and both times I lost a few spots" said the frustrated driver.

Beauchamp would hustle the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge to the end and claim the tenth finishing spot. "A top-ten finish is pretty good" he said. "I think we had a better car than that, but with another top ten run we locked up seventh spot in the overall championship which I'm happy about" he added.

Ron Beauchamp Jr. and the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge Team want to thank the many race fans for their tremendous support during the 2010 season.

-source: beauchamp motorsports

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Ron Beauchamp Jr.