Two podiums for Trac Racing in Sanair St-Eustache, May 30, 2005 - Driver-owner StÃ©phane Trahan scored two podiums in the Echo Pirelli Cup double-header held on the Sanair Circuit of Ste-Pie- de-Bagot with the second round of...
Two podiums for Trac Racing in Sanair
St-Eustache, May 30, 2005 - Driver-owner Stéphane Trahan scored two podiums in the Echo Pirelli Cup double-header held on the Sanair Circuit of Ste-Pie- de-Bagot with the second round of the Quebec Hankook Championship of the Auto-Quebec Federation last weekend. Trac driver Yves Bédard came close to adding a third to the tally in the Hankook Touring class.
After a disappointing first round in St-Eustache, Stéphane Trahan bounced back with a third and second position in Echo Pirelli Cup last weekend. Trahan composed with the pushing and shoving in the pack to come out with an impressive result and this even if he suffered an off-track excursion in the second race of the double-header. "In the second race, recounts Trahan, I got unlucky and I had to work really hard to get back to my starting position (third). I've taken advantage of (Jean-David) Alder's penalty to gain an extra spot. It was really rough in the pack and you had to show a lot of patience and composure to gain positions. The team gave me a good car, an in a monotype series such as Echo Cup, it's essential."
The other Trac Racing drivers also showed good things in Echo Cup, notably Benjamin Distaulo who scored two top tens, with a 5th and a 7th position. "Stéphane (Trahan) worked with me to lower my times, and it really paid off, explained Distaulo. I've improved on my starting position in both races. We're really moving in the right direction." Steven Leblanc, driver of the no 96 Echo, scored a 13th and a 8th position in the double- header. For no 32 driver Michel Dulong, the weekend ended early with his car upside down after a contact in the first race.
In the Hankook Touring Class, Yves Bédard again showed a lot of spirit placing his VW Golf on the fourth spot repeating his St-Eustache result. "The competition level is really high this year, said Bédard. It results in exciting races, and the mechanics again gave me a great car to go play up front. The podium evaded us, but we'll get back at it." Trac Racing also had a car in GTU class driven by Carl Wener who also came in within the top ten in his class with a tenth place.
TRAC Racing wishes to thank all their marketing partners for their tremendous support: TRAC Racing Depot, Motul, OMP, Hankook, Sikkens, Octopus, Polar Bear, VW St-Eustache, Fix Auto St-Leonard, Provan and Construction Encore.
Trac Racing is the official racing school for the Fédération Auto-Québec for season 2004, 2005 and 2006, as well as the official race equipment distributor.