ST-EUSTACHE, QC - Scott Lindsay, the driver of the ...
ST-EUSTACHE, QC - Scott Lindsay, the driver of the #20 FRAM CASCAR Sportsman Series Chevrolet Monte Carlo Late Model stock car, managed to snap his run of bad luck, at Montreal's Autodrome St-Eustache, on August 5th. The St. Marys, ON resident finished second in the 150-lap event on the flat, 4/10-mile oval.
After winning the season opener on home turf at Delaware Speedway on May 5, Lindsay has endured several rough outings and has seen a handful of top finishes disappear in the late laps.
"We've had some pretty rough times here in the past six or seven weeks," said an obviously relieved Lindsay, after the St-Eustache event. "A few times we've been in a good position and just had some bad luck."
Lindsay qualified a solid fifth and ran in the top three for most of the race, getting stronger as the race went on. Unfortunately, however, caution periods prevented him from taking a serious run at leader Stephane Messier of Ile Blizard, QC, who went on to win the race.
Lindsay's runner-up finish provided a much needed boost to the FRAM team's morale. "The guys work so hard repairing the car from a few bad crashes we had at Delaware," said Lindsay. "And we just got it working well again. With the flat tires and things like that it was pretty depressing for a while."
It appears that instead of sitting around, thinking about strategy, a key to a solid performance for Lindsay may be a busy schedule away from the track. While at the St-Eustache weekend, the FRAM-backed driver visited the Pieces D'Auto Lacroix auto parts store during the day on Friday, before attending another promotional event at Chez Charlie Grill & Bar the same evening. On Saturday morning, Lindsay was at it again, bringing the FRAM Chevy to the St-Eustache Wal-Mart for a couple of hours.
"It's much easier to talk to people and fans when you're running well and they ask you how things are going," continued Lindsay. "We were close to winning that race. I didn't want to have to knock him [Messier] out of the way. We just ran out of time."
Lindsay ultimately crossed the line right behind Messier, with another Delaware regular, Ron Sheridan right on his tail for third.
Lindsay is hoping the solid result in Quebec provides a turning point for the team as they return to their familiar stomping grounds for a 100-lap event at Delaware this Friday night.
After that, the busy schedule continues as the FRAM Chevy team moves on to the nation's capital for another combination race/promotion weekend. Lindsay will appear along with the FRAM racing mascot, 'Ricki Racer' at Best Price Automotive, at 1300 Algoma Road in Gloucester, ON from noon til 6 p.m. on Aug. 18th. The event will also feature a 'Hooters' Girls car wash, a car show, a barbecue and in-store specials.
On the same night, Lindsay will be at 'Hooters' Restaurant at Bells Corners, ON from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., then back at it on the following morning with a visit to Wal-Mart at 500 Earl Grey Drive in Kanata, ON. "We have the car working better," said Lindsay. "We still have a bit of improvement yet to work on but we're getting real close and we're on the right track."