Spirit of Daytona GTOs' Fanfare in Trois-Rivieres A hometown race for French-Canadian Spirit of Daytona drivers will be just the needed support for a first place finish in the Grand Am Cup Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres in Canada. Quebec native...
Spirit of Daytona GTOs' Fanfare in Trois-Rivieres
A hometown race for French-Canadian Spirit of Daytona drivers will be just the needed support for a first place finish in the Grand Am Cup Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres in Canada. Quebec native Marc-Antoine Camirand will be piloting the Spirit of Daytona No.9 Daytona Mitsubishi/ Diamond Suzuki/ Crane Cams/ Corsa Exhaust GTO with teammate Craig Conway. Doug Goad will be joined with new French Canadian team driver, Stephan Roy. The two drivers will race in the No. 10 Crane Cams/ Corsa Exhaust GTO.
Both sets of teammates are looking forward to a successful race finish. Goad and Roy have both experienced Trois-Rivieres' technical street course before. Roy has competed on the road course numerous times in formula cars. After taking the street stock GTO around the track at Trois-Rivieres on Friday, Roy was impressed with the strength and power of the car. "It was new for me with this kind of car. I am used to formula cars. This is a totally new experience. I had 15 minutes in the first practice session to get use to the brakes. The car feels very powerful." The powerful No. 10 car won the Bernheim Improve Your Position Award last race at Barber. Doug Goad was able to power the GTO up 24 spots from a qualifying position of 40th.
Camirand is also ready for the raw speed and power the Pontiac GTO has in store for him and teammate Conway. Camirand posted a top-10 lap time during the morning practice session. "The car was pretty good. We were the third quickest of the session for a while. The biggest threat at this track is the cement wall. If you make one mistake you can crash into it and be out for the weekend. We have a good car going for us right now," said Camirand. Camirand is also happy to have Canadian support from sponsors Chemcraft and Richelieu on the No. 9 GTO.
The team will be in high gear for the race with qualifying on Saturday, August 6th.