TEAM MOPAR ON TRACK TO PREPARE FOR THE 2009 SEASON April 29, 2009. Ron Beauchamp Jr. and he entire ...
TEAM MOPAR ON TRACK TO PREPARE FOR THE 2009 SEASON
April 29, 2009. Ron Beauchamp Jr. and he entire #60 Mopar Dodge Avenger team began on track preparations for the 2009 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season at Delaware Speedway as part of the annual Mopar team test day. And as expected the Mopar Dodge Avenger is on schedule and showed great on track performance.
After months of working indoors at their race shop in Windsor, Ontario it was the first opportunity for Team Mopar to get their #60 Dodge Avenger out on the track to see how the work translated to on track performance. The results were very pleasing. "I'm very happy with how the car was today" said driver Ron Beauchamp Jr. "Today we wanted to make sure that every part of the car worked the way it was supposed to and see how any adjustments we made changed the performance, it was a good learning day for us" he added.
Crew Chief Chris Couvillion was equally pleased with how well the Mopar Parts Dodge showed. "I'd say we're about an eight out of ten right now" he concluded. "We started the day on old tires, and the car was very strong. We want to make a few more changes and then we'll get back on track to try them out before the start of the season. Right now I feel really good and feel that we're very close to being ready to start the season and performing at the level we expect" he stated.
With such a positive showing in the first test session of the year the Mopar Parts Dodge team expects to continue with the strong efforts that concluded the 2008 season as they claimed podium finishes in back to back races. "The whole team has picked up right where we left off last year" said Ron Jr. "Everybody worked really well together over the winter and now we can't wait to get the season underway" he said enthusiastically.
Next up will be an open test for NASCAR Canadian Tire series teams on Saturday May 2nd at Delaware Speedway.
The 2009 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series racing season opens at the Autodrome St. Eustache on Saturday May 23rd. Team Mopar will participate in all thirteen events that take place on ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits. You can follow the action all year long with the television broadcasts on TSN. For more information about Team Mopar and Ron Beauchamp Jr. at www.beauchampmotorsports.com and www.nascar.ca