SES: Fontaine candidate for rookie of the year

(April 7 2001) - The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, has announced that eight drivers have filed applications to compete for the 2001 Gatorade All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Rookie-of-the-Year Program. This will be one of the...

(April 7 2001) - The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, has announced that eight drivers have filed applications to compete for the 2001 Gatorade All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Rookie-of-the-Year Program. This will be one of the largest group of rookie contenders for the series in recent years. Chris Fontaine brings an impressive record to the series. He started racing in 1997 and has competed at numerous tracks in central Florida. He has competed in two different divsions, Mini Cup type cars and Limited Late Model type cars. In 1999 he won a championship in Mini Cup cars. Fontaine has numerous victories to his credit in his short racing career and his sponsor is Discount Auto Parts. Fontaine is single.

BRAKELINE PUTS THE BRAKES ON DESOTO RACE The CJF Racing team travelled to Desoto Speedway on March 31st to run the #47 Discount Auto Parts/Suntrust Late Model Monte Carlo, but were plagued by brake problems throughout the day. Every time Chris went on the track, the brakes would give out, and each time repairs were made. It was later found out that other parts were needed that weren't available at the track. The next race for the CJF Racing team is the NASCAR Gatorade All Pro 200 lap race Saturday, April 14 in Nashville, TN.

The Gatorade All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring teams will roll into USA International Speedway on April 21 sporting new and old names in the world of short track asphalt racing, all looking for the checkered flag in the $56,700 Discount Auto Parts 200. Eight Rookie-of-the-Year candidates will be attempting to make the 36-car starting field with local fans watching Chris Fontaine in his Discount Auto Parts sponsored Chevrolet. Fontaine, with a very impressive record prior to moving into NASCAR touring competition, failed to make the first event of the season at Mobile International Speedway but feels very confident coming back to his home track. "We are still learning," said Fontaine after missing the race at Mobile. "Touring drivers are much tougher and there is so much to learn about setup and handling at a new racetrack. We certainly were not discouraged and coming back to USA International will give our team a big boost."

-CJF-

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