Mechanical problem ends Beaulieu's Mid-Ohio race. LEXINGTON, OH -- Aug 11, 2002: Canadian racing driver Josh Beaulieu had a promising run in Mid-Ohio cut short yesterday when his throttle cable snapped. The 26-lap event was eventually won by ...
Mechanical problem ends Beaulieu's Mid-Ohio race.
LEXINGTON, OH -- Aug 11, 2002: Canadian racing driver Josh Beaulieu had a promising run in Mid-Ohio cut short yesterday when his throttle cable snapped. The 26-lap event was eventually won by Marc Breuers, and A.J. Allemdinger's 3rd place finish clinched him the Barber Dodge Pro Series title.
Beaulieu, in the 8th Barber Dodge event of his career, was on lap 14 and had just completed an outside pass in turn 7 on Cleveland race-winner Davy Cook when he was forced to retire.
"After going on the outside of Davy, I went back to the throttle pedal and nothing was there," commented Beaulieu. "I was up two positions and am really disappointed. The guys fixed a few things on the car after qualifying, and I was looking forward to a good race.
"We haven't had the greatest luck in the past several weekends, but the good news is that mechanical failures are very rare in the Barber Dodge Pro Series, so I am hoping that our share has been used up by now. Road America and Montreal are both my kind of circuits, having won at the Air Canada Grand Prix last year in Formula Ford, so I'm definitely looking ahead to the last two season races."
Round 9 of the 2002 Barber Dodge Pro Series will be this weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, with live timing at www.barberdodge.com. The Cleveland and Vancouver events (rounds 6 and 7) will air across North America on SpeedChannel on Saturday August 17 and 24, respectively.
Josh Beaulieu, in only his second year of professional auto racing, has established himself among the next generation of Canada's racing stars. You can find out more about Josh's career by visiting his website www.joshbeaulieu.com.