Police locate remainder of stolen race equipment. Dumoulin and Taws race cars recovered in time for next event, Montreal (August 6, 2002) - Police officers from the SÃ»retÃ© du QuÃ©bec (SQ) confirmed this evening that they have recovered the ...
Police locate remainder of stolen race equipment.
Dumoulin and Taws race cars recovered in time for next event,
Montreal (August 6, 2002) - Police officers from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) confirmed this evening that they have recovered the remainder of AIM Autosport's racing equipment, including the pink Barbie race car which was stolen from the parking lot of Motel 55 in Bécancour, Quebec late Sunday night or early Monday morning.
The Sûreté du Québec affirmed that the Ford F350 truck used to haul the AIM Autosport trailer had been found near Cornwall, Ontario, while the single-seater Barbie/Wal-Mart Aero 2 race car which is driven by Ashley Taws of Newmarket, Ontario was discovered in a corn field in Yamaska, Quebec. Along with the race car, police found other racing-related equipment belonging to AIM Autosport including spare parts for the two Aero 2 race cars. The team's trailer along with the race car driven by Louis-Phillipe Dumoulin of Trois-Rivières, Quebec, were found earlier today in St. Aimé, Québec, near Sorel, less than forty-eight hours following the theft.
"It's absolutely incredible that everything has been recovered in such a quick period of time," said Keith Willis, a principal in AIM Autosport, a division of Bordin Racing Limited. "The Sûreté du Québec have done an outstanding job and thanks to the support of those involved in this incident, including the media, we are now able to continue on in our race season.
"Our team has delivered excellent results this year and we are now even more determined to do well for the remainder of the season. It's really quite extraordinary; there aren't enough words to express the gratitude we feel. We are overwhelmed by the support we have received from the media, our racing colleagues and competitors, and everyone who has contributed from near and far to this success story. We thank the Sûreté du Québec for their tireless efforts in locating our equipment."
In less than two weeks Taws and Dumoulin will participate in Round 7 of the Canadian Formula Ford Championship at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario. Louis-Phillipe Dumoulin, who has earned five victories and one second place finish in six races, is poised to clinch the series championship title at the event. Additionally, with two races remaining in the season, a win at either event by Dumoulin will allow him to establish a new record for total race wins in a single season.
Eighteen year-old Ashley Taws is currently fourth overall in the driver's championship and is in close competition for the rookie-of-the-year honours. In her first professional year of racing Taws has firmly established herself as the most accomplished female driver in Canadian Formula Ford history.
Established in 1995 with a mandate to identify, train and manage emerging motorsports talent, AIM Autosport's driver development programs are recognized and supported by NTN Bearings, NOCO Racing Inc., Thyssen-Krupp Canada, Mechanix Wear, and Performance Racing News.