Trois-Rivieres: Kevin Lacroix preview

Third in standings and best rookie Kevin Lacroix, a first at the GP3R St-Eustache, August 1st, 2006. -- Kevin Lacroix will realize another of his dreams this coming weekend at the famous Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. The 17-year old ...

Third in standings and best rookie
Kevin Lacroix, a first at the GP3R

St-Eustache, August 1st, 2006. -- Kevin Lacroix will realize another of his dreams this coming weekend at the famous Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. The 17-year old St-Eustache native will steer his #74 UniSelect car in an event where he was awarded a scholarship by the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières Friends last year. Unable to enter the event last year because of his racing schedule, he will finally fulfill his dream this year in the eight round of the Star Mazda championship on the 1.52 mile 10-turn urban facility. With four podiums and Top 6 results in the six races he entered so far, Lacroix hopes he can climb on the first step of the podium in front of home fans.

"I spent eight years karting in the neighborhood, declared Lacroix. I started on Pointe du Lac race track with PSL Karting Team. I was hoping one day I could race at this prestigious event. I was given a Future Driver scholarship last year at the GP3R annual Gala evening but couldn't race. This year I come to Trois-Rivières with one of the best teams in the series and I stand third in point's standings. I will bear the same philosophy all weekend: drive as hard as I can without taking chances, enjoy every minute and represent UniSelect and my other sponsors to the best of my abilities. I've been waiting a long time for this moment."

Communication with his crew

Besides a few testing days in May, Lacroix got familiar with the UniSelect machine on the concrete streets of Houston. "I earned a podium finish there, he adds, and ever since my relationship with John (Walko) has improved as much as my confidence: it is fun working with JWR and I have the feeling we always have a strong car come race time. I have adapted my driving style and I am more patient than before. I have to make up a lot of points for missing the first race because points are awarded even to drivers that do not finish a race. I still have five more rounds and one more in Canada (Mosport)."

Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières schedule

Lacroix and John Walko Racing will be part of the race happening the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières has always been. After testing with Team A1 Canada of the A1GP series, he found more motivation. He will take to the track twice on Friday for practice sessions at 11:20 and 5:00 PM. Qualifying session will take place Saturday morning at 11:10. Finally, after a short warm-up in the morning, the 50-minute race will go green Sunday at 1:40 PM.

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