Trac Racing dominates in Trois-RiviÃ¨res Trois-RiviÃ¨res, August 3rd, 2004 - StÃ©phane Trahan, of the Trac Racing team, led from flag to flag the Echo/Pirelli Cup Championship race in Trois-RiviÃ¨res last Saturday, scoring his second victory...
Trac Racing dominates in Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières, August 3rd, 2004 - Stéphane Trahan, of the Trac Racing team, led from flag to flag the Echo/Pirelli Cup Championship race in Trois-Rivières last Saturday, scoring his second victory this season.
In difficult conditions oscillating between dry and wet weather, Trahan has capitalised on his pole position to distance himself from his pursuers and claim the honours of the 6th event of the season. The Laval driver proved once again he is the man of great occasions, he who won the inaugural race of the Championship in St-Eustache last May.
"It's always great to win, but to win in Trois-Rivières gives you quite a rush," said Trahan. "This circuit has so much history and can be very treacherous, especially in the wet. Our team put up a remarkable effort to make this a perfect weekend. We are very pleased with the support we received from the fans, and we are already looking forward to next year."
David Fiset, of Laval, also engineered a great performance. He climbed to 11th at the finish line from the 21st starting spot on the grid. His colleagues Jean-Luc Géhant and Sylvain Laporte crossed the finish line in 17th and 21st positions, respectively.
This is the fourth podium finish for Stéphane Trahan this season in the Echo/Pirelli Cup Championship. Luc Lesage and Jacques Bélanger took the other two spots in Trois-Rivières.
Stéphane Trahan also entered the Touring Hankook Championship of the Fédération Auto-Québec, driving his VW Beetle/Trac Racing/OMP car. He finished 15th from the 19th position on the starting grid. His team-mate Yves Bédard, from Montreal, didn't fare as well, being forced out of the race after a crash on lap 4.
The next meeting of the Echo/Pirelli Cup Championship will be held at the Old Milwaukee circuit in St-Eustache August 22nd. As for the Fédération Auto-Québec Touring Hankook Championship, next race will be part of the Molson Indy Montreal program on the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit of Notre-Dame Island, August 27-29.