Top-five finish for Team Fastline boys in Trois-RiviÃ¨res "Considering the damage we sustained, I'm really pleased with the result" Trois-RiviÃ¨res, Quebec (August 19, 2007) -- Fastline Motorsports had a good weekend of racing with a pair of...
Top-five finish for Team Fastline boys in Trois-Rivières
"Considering the damage we sustained, I'm really pleased with the result"
Trois-Rivières, Quebec (August 19, 2007) -- Fastline Motorsports had a good weekend of racing with a pair of top-five finishes.
Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres Fastline driver Jeff Lapcevich took fourth spot in the weekend's NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at the Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivières, and brother Jim placed fifth from the 28-car starting field.
"I broke a ball joint in qualifying which put me into the wall causing serious damage," explained Jeff Lapcevich after the race. "The guys worked really hard to get the #23 Tim Hortons -- EMCEA Chevrolet back in tip top shape, and it paid off."
Jeff started ninth in the 41-lap race on 1.53-mile, 10-turn course located east of Montreal, Quebec.
EMCEA Transport "We knew there would be a lot of attrition at this event, and we just paced ourselves for the first half trying to save something for the end," added Lapcevich. "Unfortunately the race was slowed several times in the second half and with my car great on long runs; we never really got a chance to show our stuff. But considering the damage we sustained in qualifying, I'm really pleased with the result."
Kerry Micks used a last lap pass to win his second consecutive road course race. Andrew Ranger was second followed by Trevor Seibert in third. Jeff Lapcevich was fourth followed by Jim Lapcevich rounding out the top-five.
"I'm happy we took a fifth place finish after starting 15th," said Jim Lapcevich. "Overall we have had a good season in the EMCEA -- Tim Hortons Chevy Monte Carlo. I'm disappointed with our qualifying, as it would definitely have helped to start closer to the front."
The race had two lead changes between Micks and Ranger and 18 of the 41 laps were run under the caution flag.