J.R. Fitzpatrick takes the pole for Sunday's CASCAR race at Mosport International Raceway BOWMANVILLE, ON -- Third-year CASCAR Super Series racer J.R. Fitzpatrick captured his first career pole during qualifying at Mosport Int'l Raceway on ...
J.R. Fitzpatrick takes the pole for Sunday's CASCAR race at Mosport International Raceway
BOWMANVILLE, ON -- Third-year CASCAR Super Series racer J.R. Fitzpatrick captured his first career pole during qualifying at Mosport Int'l Raceway on Saturday afternoon. The Milwaukee Tools Chevrolet Monte Carlo driver will start Sunday's Clarington 200 presented by Canadian Shield Anti Crime Response Corporation alongside of his Fitzpatrick Motorsports teammate Don Thomson, who posted the second-fastest lap.
Thomson is the defending winner of the Clarington 200. His victory last June was the only win of his 'Drive For Five' season in which he was successful in capturing his fifth consecutive CASCAR Super Series National championship. Last year's Mosport race was also notable for J.R. Fitzpatrick. His third-place finish was the first-ever podium result for the then-sophomore Super Series competitor.
Several other successful CASCAR road racers posted solid times during qualifying on Saturday and will start near the front of the pack on Sunday. Mt. Albert, ON resident Kerry Micks, who won last summer's CASCAR race at the Toronto Indy, will start third, alongside of former Mosport road course race winner DJ Kennington, of St. Thomas, ON, in the Castrol Dodge Charger.
Peter Gibbons (Canadian Tire Chevy), who has enjoyed considerable success at Mosport over the years, will start fifth. Windsor, ON racer Ron Beauchamp Jr. will line up on the outside of the third row on Sunday in his MOPAR-powered Dodge Charger.
The 51-lap Clarington 200 is the first CASCAR road course event of the season. The 32-car field is scheduled to take the green flag at 1:30 p.m. at the legendary 10-turn, 2.459-mile road course, located north of Bowmanville, ON.