Solid Finish For Bourque At Nashville LEBANON, Tennessee (August 13, 2006) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie Pierre Bourque brought up a clean 21st place finish Saturday afternoon in a high attrition ARCA 200 from Nashville ...
Solid Finish For Bourque At Nashville
LEBANON, Tennessee (August 13, 2006) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie Pierre Bourque brought up a clean 21st place finish Saturday afternoon in a high attrition ARCA 200 from Nashville Superspeedway.
Bourque, driving the No. 11 Driving.Ca Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Andy Hillenburg and Fast Track Racing, started the event 36th. Throughout the event, Bourque inched his way through the most competitive ARCA field on record using the race as a learning session.
With average lap speeds over 150 mph, the Nashville race marked Bourque's Superspeedway debut in stock car racin' and he was looking to make the most of it. Despite batting some handling issues, Bourque continue a steady climb towards the front. Bourque used the day to gain critical experience on big fast tracks. In the end, Bourque battled adversity and claimed a very respectable 21st place finish.
"We made the race, that was one of our goals," said Bourque. "We didn't have the best car in the race, but we definitely had a solid car. Much of the day was a learning experience for me. I don't have a lot of experience in an ARCA RE/MAX Series or the car, so to bring home a 21st is great for me."
Bourque made his ARCA debut earlier this year at Winchester Speedway a short track. On that day, the Ottawa, Ontario native roared from 23rd place to collect a solid 13th. "There is such a huge difference between a short track and a Superspeedway. The way you drive the race is entirely different. It's just amazing how much you can learn. I learned so much Saturday at Nashville; I know it will help me not only in ARCA but with my other endeavors in the NASCAR Busch East Series, where I am currently 17th in the championship."
Driving.Ca adorned the car as primary sponsor this weekend. Driving.Ca is Canada's No. 1 Automotive website.
In addition, Canada.com, Canada's biggest online community, Working.com, one of North America's top career sites, and Dose.Ca, a cool site that caters to hip Canadian urbanites coast-to-coast, all served as secondary sponsors on Bourque's No. 11 machine on Saturday.
All four new sponsors are part of Canwest-Global, Canada's largest media company with interests in television, radio, newspapers and the internet. All four will be backing of Bourque's NASCAR Busch East season, his remaining two CASCAR races, and his forays into ARCA.
"We had a pretty solid day for our sponsors," he continued. "Our car looked great with their logos on it and I think we played well to the TV audience too. We are putting together solid finishes in ARCA, as well as in the NASCAR Busch East Series and CASCAR Series, all to our sponsors credit."