Kawartha: Ron Beauchamp Jr race notes

TEAM MOPAR COMES ON STRONG WITH ANOTHER PODIUM FINISH AT KAWARTHA September 28, 2008. The Mopar Parts Dodge with Ron Beauchamp Jr. at the wheel has turned heads over final third of the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire series schedule. Those heads...

TEAM MOPAR COMES ON STRONG WITH ANOTHER PODIUM FINISH AT KAWARTHA

September 28, 2008. The Mopar Parts Dodge with Ron Beauchamp Jr. at the wheel has turned heads over final third of the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire series schedule. Those heads are usually turning to watch the Mopar Parts Dodge Avengers blazing past them. At the final round of the championship, the Ontario Dodge Dealers Ram 250 at Kawartha Speedway Ron Beauchamp Jr. was showing the Dodge power with a third place finish that helped clinch the Manufacturers title for Dodge.

One of the keys to success for Team Mopar has been having a strong car right off the trailer for the last few events in particular. "During practice the car was just a little tight, but we made a few adjustments and it was bang on for qualifying" said Ron Beauchamp Jr. "We had another good qualifying run and started up near the front" he added.

Beauchamp would begin the Ontario Dodge Dealers Ram 250 on the outside of row two on a damp and misty Saturday night. "The car was a little tight on the outside, but I knew right after qualifying I had a good car for the race" he stated.

As the laps ticked away the Mopar Parts Dodge was ever present near the front of the field. "I just tried to be really careful" said Beauchamp. "You could tell it was the last race of the season and some guys were pretty feisty. The thing is it cost most of them positions in the end. We took our time and stayed up front and had ourselves in a very good position for the final stages of the race. Outside forces would also play a significant role in the outcome.

The Ontario Dodge Dealers Ram 250 would actually only complete 174 laps due to persistent showers. The Mopar Parts Dodge though would claim a third place podium position. "We've just been on such a role here lately I'm kind of sorry to see the season come to an end, the way we've been going you want to get right back out there" said Beauchamp.

With back to back podium finishes to close out the season Ron Beauchamp Jr. and Team Mopar are anxious to begin preparations for what will no doubt be a very successful 2009 season. "We're going to get working on our program right away" said the driver. "We'll be building new race cars right in our shop and they'll be race ready right from the start of the season".

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series 2008 season awards, including the Manufacturers Cup that goes to Dodge will be presented at the series annual banquet on Saturday October 25th.

-credit: bm/tmopar

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Drivers Ron Beauchamp Jr.