TEAM MOPAR FINISHES FOURTH AT MOSPORT August 22, 2010. Ron Beauchamp and the ...
TEAM MOPAR FINISHES FOURTH AT MOSPORT
August 22, 2010. Ron Beauchamp and the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge team never let down in their efforts even when dealt with adversity. During round number nine of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series this past Saturday night at Mosport Speedway near Bowmanville, Ontario the team was rewarded for their efforts.
The #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge wasn't the fastest car during practice sessions but the team was most concerned about having a race car that was able to go the distance in the 200 lap feature event. "We worked on the handling of the car mostly" said Beauchamp. "We know how much speed this Mopar car has we need to be able to use it to our advantage.
Beauchamp qualified the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge eighth and started the race looking to improve his position. He didn't have to wait long. "The car was solid all day and right from the start I was able to start gaining positions" said the driver.
Beauchamp would continue his steady pace and soon maneuver the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge into the top-five. "I wasn't trying to do too much, we were worried about maybe the rain starting but I just let the car come to me and we continued to move forward" stated Beauchamp.
In the late stages of the race Beauchamp would be challenging for the lead and actually cross the timing line in first place on lap 177. "I had the nose past the #4 car at one point and we had a really good battle going" said Beauchamp.
A series of late race caution periods would wind up working against the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge driver. "The car needed a few laps to get up to speed and actually the longer ran under green the better it was" explained the driver.
The #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge driver fought hard in the closing stages looking for a podium finish. "I thought there was an opportunity but then the #4 got into me a little bit, then I was under attack" said the driver.
Beauchamp would finish the race in fourth position and give the team a much needed boost. "It's too bad we had all those late restarts I just didn't get to run long enough under green. I really think we had something for them" said the driver. "But we'll take this result, it's great for the whole #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge team and we're pumped up heading for Montreal" he added.
Ron Beauchamp Jr. and the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge Team will return to action next Sunday August 29th with the final road course event of the season at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, QC.
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