MONTREAL, QC - Saturday night's Auto Parts Plus 150 at Autodrome St-Eustache produced the seventh different victor in as many Castrol Super Series races. Two-time and defending Castrol Cup winner Peter Gibbons was the beneficiary of a spin by ...
MONTREAL, QC - Saturday night's Auto Parts Plus 150 at Autodrome St-Eustache produced the seventh different victor in as many Castrol Super Series races. Two-time and defending Castrol Cup winner Peter Gibbons was the beneficiary of a spin by front-runners Don Thomson Jr. and Neil Fair on lap 106. The lead duo hit oil in turns 3 & 4 on the Montreal-area oval and executed a double-pirouette in front of their pursuers.
Gibbons, who has been dogged by bad luck in most of the season's first six events, was able to make it through the oil slick and emerged in the lead. In the closing laps, the Canadian Tire Chevy driver held off the advances of Castrol SYNTEC Intrepid driver DJ Kennington. The St. Thomas, ON racer had recovered from an earlier crash to challenge for the lead by the end of the 150-lap race.
Gibbons' win at St-Eustache was his second in a row, coming almost one year after the Stouffville, ON racer claimed a thrilling CASCAR event at the 4/10th-mile facility.
Also overcoming adversity at St-Eustache was Don Thomson, who fought back after spinning from the lead just past the two-thirds point of the race, to claim the third podium position. The Home Hardware Chevy driver came into the race second in the point standings and moved into the overall Castrol Super Series lead following the seventh race of the season. Blue Streak Intrepid pilot Al Turner started the Auto Parts Plus 150 with a one-point lead in the standings but was displaced atop the rankings when he finished 12th at St-Eustache.
Almost 5,000 fans packed Autodrome St-Eustache for the race. The Castrol Super Series resumes next weekend at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, one of the oldest and biggest road racing weekends on the Canadian racing calendar.