CAN: SimplyFast Motorsports names drivers for QTC

SimplyFast Motorsports confirms four-car assault in 20 April 28, 2004 - SimplyFast Motorsports will be unleashing a Two-Car Assault on the Quebec FAQ/Hankook Touring Championship. Hugo Vadeboncoeur and Philippe Léger are going to "team up" in...

SimplyFast Motorsports confirms four-car assault in 20

April 28, 2004 - SimplyFast Motorsports will be unleashing a Two-Car Assault on the Quebec FAQ/Hankook Touring Championship. Hugo Vadeboncoeur and Philippe Léger are going to "team up" in 2004. The Outaouais driving duo will compete in Honda Civics backed by Final Lap Performance and Sound, Speedy, Centre Dentaire Vadeboncoeur, Cactus Commerce, and Auto Trim Design. Hugo Vadeboncoeur will drive the No. 51 car, while Philippe Léger will wheel the No. 52 mount.

Vadeboncoeur's first year (2003) in Touring Cars was highlighted by a fourth place at Ste-Croix--and four top-ten qualifying spots in only six starts. Vadeboncoeur finished ninth in points among 44 participants.

"We are going for the championship this year," said Gatineau resident, Hugo Vadeboncoeur. "We have a two-car Touring team and we're hoping that will work in our favour. Last year, we were gunning strictly for Rookie of the Year. We ran well-paced, conservative races. This year, we're going to risk a little bit more and plan to be right there in the end."

"We've taken a lot of time to organize our team in the off season," added Vadeboncoeur. "We have been working with the engine, suspension and braking to gain a greater edge. We have built a brand new car from scratch for Philippe."

Teaming with Vadeboncoeur, Philippe Léger (Orleans, ON) won two out of two contests over the 2003 Championship. The list of Léger's accomplishments is lengthy and significant. He is looking forward to his fifth Touring season and is hungry for the Touring Championship title.

"I'm really looking forward to racing as part of a high-quality team and with a great teammate," said Léger. "I can't wait for the season to start at St-Eustache. Winning the Championship would be really great this year."

"I love to drive. I like to be able to go out there and run hard," said Léger. "I don't leave anything on the track. The FAQ/Hankook Touring Championship is getting better every year. I believe in my team and I think we are going to do very well."

"The schedule offers geographic diversity and taps key markets, which will provide our growing fan base with the opportunity to thoroughly appreciate the FAQ/Hankook Touring Championship," Vadeboncoeur added. "It offers a blend of the best road courses and temporary circuits, as well as opportunities to race with the Motorock Trans-Am Series, Formula Renault Series and FASCAR."

The Quebec FAQ/Hankook Touring Championship kicks off its 2004 season on May 9th at the St-Eustache Autodrome. It is a provincial championship using racing circuits throughout Quebec and Eastern Ontario. Its aim is to offer drivers and manufacturers an avenue through which they can test their talents and products in high-class competitions. The series was designed to control the cost of the cars by limiting mechanical alterations but allowing extensive suspension changes, in order to offer the fans fast, high-performance cars.

The SimplyFast Motorsports Touring Cars are sponsored by Final Lap Performance and Sound, Speedy, Centre Dentaire Vadeboncoeur, Cactus.net and Auto Trim Design.

SimplyFast Motorsports is also looking forward to beginning its assault on the 2004 Quebec Solo Championship with a two-car effort featuring Isabel Trépanier and Sylvain Bégin, of Gatineau, Qc. The Solo Championship is an individually timed contest of auto control through a course. Courses are set up in large paved areas, typically parking lots, using pylons to mark the course. There is a wide range of car classifications. Other than drag racing, more people compete in Solo competition than any other form of motorsport.

-www.simplyfast.ca

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