FITZPATRICK WINS DRY ROAD RACE AT MOSPORT BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (June 14, 2010) -- J. R. Fitzpatrick led 35 of the race's 51 laps and earned his first victory of the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tires Series presented by Mobil 1 season while winning...
FITZPATRICK WINS DRY ROAD RACE AT MOSPORT
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (June 14, 2010) -- J. R. Fitzpatrick led 35 of the race's 51 laps and earned his first victory of the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tires Series presented by Mobil 1 season while winning the Vortex Brake Pads 200 at Mosport International Raceway.
Fitzpatrick won at the 2.459-mile road racing circuit for the second time in two years, leading the final 14 laps.
Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for the Canadian Tire Series, as well as NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East and West. The Mosport weekend was impacted by rain during the first day's practice sessions and there was a possibility that Goodyear's rain tires might be needed on race day. The specially-grooved rain tires were on hand and ready for use, but the race ran under sunny skies and excellent racing conditions.
"We keep our rain tires available for road racing events," said Chad Fletcher, Goodyear's sales account manager for NASCAR touring series.
Fitzpatrick was followed across the finish line by defending series champ Andrew Ranger, Jason Bowles, Scott Steckly and Kerry Micks. The final 29 laps were run under green flag conditions.
Bowles completed the race on one set of Eagles, pitting just for fuel during the second of just two caution periods during the day. The resulting quick stop gave Bowles excellent track position on the restart and allowed him to record the excellent finish. Fitzpatrick and the other top finishers pitted for fuel and tires, spending more time in the pits than Bowles.
Ranger set a track record in qualifying with a lap averaging 105.334 mph. With only seven laps completed under the caution flag, the race was completed at a zippy 81.518 mph average.
-source: goodyear racing