First Budweiser trophy winners at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant Spring Classic Montreal, May 25, 2003 The first weekend of regional racing for the 2003 season ended under cloudy skies. But drivers got a break from the rain that had given them a...
First Budweiser trophy winners at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant Spring Classic
Montreal, May 25, 2003 The first weekend of regional racing for the 2003 season ended under cloudy skies. But drivers got a break from the rain that had given them a hard time on Saturday, and Sunday's races were run on a dry track.
Marc Gagnon and Adam Crawford
During the qualifiers on Saturday morning, Marc Gagnon had some engine trouble that put his Honda Prelude number 81 out of commission for the race. Thanks to the generosity of Adam Crawford from the same stable, Marc Gagnon was able to finish 16th at the wheel of Crawford's number 21. Unfortunately, the Gagnon/Crawford team experienced more engine problems on Sunday morning, keeping them out of the qualifiers. So there was no race for the gold medallist today. The next regional officially recognized by the Federation Auto-Quebec will be the June Classic at Circuit Mont-Tremblant on June 21 and 22, when fans will have a chance to see Marc Gagnon in the second race of his new career.
First Budweiser Trophies
The very first Budweiser trophies were awarded today at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant Spring Classic. This new partnership between Budweiser and Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant demonstrates Labatt Breweries' interest in regional racing, and renews a close association dating back to more than 40 years ago. Pirelli, the other official sponsor of Circuit Mont-Tremblant, is another key player in the Classics series, encouraging talented young racers.
5 races Saturday and Sunday
In the Open Formula F1600 category, Antoine Bessette of St-Bruno was the grand winner with two first-place finishes this weekend, closely followed by Louis Morin and Charles Andre Bilodeau. Young Mathieu Audet finished 4th and 3rd. Hugh Kwok and Walter Davis were winners in the Vintage class.
Results for Sunday May 25, 2003 <pre> Open Formula F1600 1. Antoine Bessette St-Bruno, Quebec 18:01.281 2. Olivier Comeau Rock Forest, Quebec 18:26.308 3. Mathieu Audette Mirabel, Quebec 18:32.085 4. Nigel Mortimer Ottawa, Ontario 18:45.646 5. Marcel Lafontaine Victoriaville, Quebec 18:47.971 6. Lew Mackenzie Bracebridge, Ontario 19:20.427 7. Bortot Pier Luigi Ottawa, Ontario 19:20.427 8. Jean-Guy Fournier Orleans, Ontario 19:21.705 9. Ross Smith Rock Forest, Quebec 19:26.807 10. Frank Roiron Ottawa, Ontario 19:39.351
Vintage 1. Walter Davies Toronto, Ontario 20:53.808 2. Hugh Kwok Montreal, Quebec 20:59.623 3. Nick Pratt West Hill, Ontario 21:02.609 4. Robert Deshane Little Britain, Ontario 22:06.430 5. Martin Beaudry Montreal, Quebec 22:33.368 6. Vince Dicesare Brossard, Quebec 22:34.347 7. Alain Raymond Knowlton, Quebec 22.59.057
Classe Production ABCD 1. Vincent Bisson Brossard, Quebec 20:21.568 (10 tours) 2. Charles Andre Bilodeau Verdun, Quebec 20:36.495 (10 tours) 3. Vincent Basile Montreal, Quebec 20:27.061 (9 tours) 4. David Fiset 21:26.668 (9 tours) 5. Phil Cooper Lorraine, Quebec 13:01.472 (6 tours) 6. Alex Brosseau Kirkland, Quebec 08:12:774 (4 tours)
Classe Touring 1. Jocelyn Hebert Becancourt, Quebec 19:15:994 2. Alain Demers Ile Perrot, Quebec 19:20:005 3. Dominic St-Jean Montreal, Quebec 20:13:917 4. Yannick Bardieux L'Assomption, Quebec 20:14.235 5. Mathieu Pichette Masson-Angers, Quebec 20:16.505 6. Joao Ramalho Laval, Quebec 20:21.673 7. Pascal Carre Trois-Rivières, Quebec 20:27.343 8. Alexandre Dupre Lachine, Quebec 20:30.856 9. Jean-Luc Gehant Montreal, Quebec 21:30.856 10. Martin Hamel Montreal, Quebec 21:21.573
Classes GTO-GTU 1. Cyril Hamelin Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec 41:09.235 (21 tours) 2. Fernando Scattolin TMR, Quebec 42:22.101 (21 tours) 3. Yves Bernard 42:00.347 (21 tours) 4. Carl Nadeau Lasalle, Quebec 42:38.507 (21 tours) 5. Trahan\Gehant 41:12.260 (20 tours) 6. Charles Andre Bilodeau 41:20.425 (20 tours) 7. Claude Rehault Levis, Quebec 41:23.533 (20 tours) 8. Vincent Bisson Brossard, Quebec 41:35.498 (20 tours) 9. Bertrand Plouffe Sorel, Quebec 41:54.414 (20 tours) 10. P. Carre/D.Neault Trois-Rivières, Quebec 42:25.386 (20 tours)
Full results will be posted Monday, May 26 on the Circuit Mont-Tremblant web site: www.lecircuit.com.