Montreal: Trevor Seibert race notes

SEIBERT SPUN FROM BEHIND AT CIRCUIT GILLES VILLENEUVE August 30, 2009. Trevor Seibert and the Lake Excavating Ford Fusion came to Montreal for round number ten of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series looking to finish their limited race schedule with...

SEIBERT SPUN FROM BEHIND AT CIRCUIT GILLES VILLENEUVE

August 30, 2009. Trevor Seibert and the Lake Excavating Ford Fusion came to Montreal for round number ten of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series looking to finish their limited race schedule with another solid finish. After overcoming incredible adversity just to start the 100km feature event at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve a scoring decision would steal away great result from an incredible team effort.

The first practice session was run under wet conditions but the adverse weather couldn't slow down the Lake Excavating Ford and Seibert would be the sixth quickest competitor. During qualifying Seibert would experience motor difficulties but still qualify in the ninth spot. "We blew the oil belt off during qualifying and also a hole in the radiator and lost the fluid so we were a bit worried about the engine" said Seibert. "We made the repairs and ran the motor a couple of times and everything appeared to be alright.

In an incredible turn of events as the Lake Excavating Ford Fusion was being moved to the starting grid an oil line blew off and would send the team scrambling to make repairs. "It was unbelievable" said the driver. "Yesterday we thought we might have lost the motor but it was just an oil belt and then half an hour before the race we blow an oil line, "we just like to do things the hard way I guess" shrugged the driver.

The Lake Excavating Team worked with skill and speed to make repairs in time for the start of the race, however due to the work being done after inspection Seibert would be forced to start the 100KM event from the back of the field. He wouldn't stay there for long. Right from the drop of the green flag he would move the #69 car forward and gain eight spots on the first lap.

As the laps ticked away The Lake Excavating Ford continued to move forward and in the closing stages had moved into the top-ten. "The guys gave me a great car today it was really fun to drive. When they're fun to drive, they're easy drive" said Seibert.

With the race slowed for the final full course caution of the day Seibert already in the top-ten would be looking for more on the restart. As the field moved toward the first corner the leaders bunched up and had contact, Seibert was able to stop the Lake Excavating Ford before getting involved. He would however be spun from behind and pushed off course. Seibert would get his Ford Fusion moving and rejoin the field. The race would be red flagged and then ruled complete due to time limitations.

Following a review by NASCAR officials the Lake Excavating Ford Fusion was scored as finishing seventeenth. A terrible disappointment and a decision the team certainly did not agree with. "I stopped and avoided the problem in front of me, but got punted from behind, yet I'm the one who ends up losing the most in the final results" said the driver.

Trevor Seibert and the Lake Excavating Team have completed their limited schedule for 2009. They are now setting their sights on improving their program for the 2010 racing season.

-credit: tsPR

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Trevor Seibert