BRENDAN LANGLOIS CLAIMS HEAT RACE WIN AND PODIUM IN CALIFORNIA "Canadian continues success in Ford Focus Midget" July 21, 2008 -- British Columbia resident and current Ron Sutton Winner's Circle driver development pilot Brendan Langlois ...
BRENDAN LANGLOIS CLAIMS HEAT RACE WIN AND PODIUM IN CALIFORNIA
"Canadian continues success in Ford Focus Midget"
July 21, 2008 -- British Columbia resident and current Ron Sutton Winner's Circle driver development pilot Brendan Langlois claimed another podium result this past weekend at the Altamont Motorsports Park in Tracy, California. After a disappointing qualifying session, Langlois went on to claim the heat race win before finishing the evening on the podium which he has come accustom to.
With a mechanical issue plaguing the car during the qualifying session, Langlois was only able to turn the eighth quickest time of the session at a 13.464. Disappointed with his qualifying run, the Canadian rookie regrouped his focus and shifted his attention to the up coming wheel-to-wheel racing action.
Starting with the heat race, Langlois was on a tear. The RSWC pilot took the checkers in the heat race and was looking forward to the main event. Taking the green flag, Langlois led the field early has he led the first 19 circuits at the Tracy, California facility before being overtaken by two fellow competitors. Battling hard, Langlois held back the advances of other drivers for the remaining 11 laps to claim a third place finish and another podium in his rookie season.
"The racecar was a little too tight," explained Ron Sutton after the event. "If we would have fixed this problem, the race win would have definitely been Brendan's."
"I was extremely disappointed after qualifying today," explained driver Brendan Langlois. "I was really hoping for the pole and then victory but we weren't as good as what we needed to do be today. I think we managed to salvage a better result than we should have and am very happy for that."
Langlois, who is a member of the Ron Sutton Winner's Circle Driver Development Program (RSWC), continues to sit fourth in the overall series points standings only 40 points shy of the lead even after missing the first event. The Canadian pilot will now travel to Toyota Speedway at Irwindale in Irwindale, California for the next event in the California Ford Focus Series.