Alain Bergeron was, this weekend, at Rock Black Speedway, Dundee NY, for the Bully Hill Vineyards National. This event is a National race for the ASCS series, so the best USA Sprints 360 drivers were presents with 40 Sprints in the pits. Last year...
Alain Bergeron was, this weekend, at Rock Black Speedway, Dundee NY, for the Bully Hill Vineyards National. This event is a National race for the ASCS series, so the best USA Sprints 360 drivers were presents with 40 Sprints in the pits. Last year for that same event, Bergeron finished second in the A-Main after scoring the best time trial among the 70 drivers that were there.
Friday night (May 18): Finishing sixth in his heat race, Bergeron had to go through the B-main race to qualify himself in the A-Main main event. Third at the checkered of his B-main, the Saint-Pie driver started 22nd on the A-Main starting grid. Unfortunately, another car turned on the track and Bergeron was not able to avoid it, the front end of the car was damaged and the night was off.
Saturday evening (May 19) : For a second night, Alain Bergeron had to negotiate with a bad draw that determined heats starting positions, while he picked up the 8th starting spot in his heat race. Gaining some positions, he finished fifth. On the B-Main, fifth on the starting grid he finished fourth. Being qualified for the A-Main, the Saint-Pie driver had to start way in the back, on the 27th place.
The keyword was 'dust', a lot of dust that prevented all visibility. Despite the heavy traffic and the bad visibility in front of him, Bergeron find himself in the 19th place, but the leaders were catching up and quickly Bergeron was lapped down by the leaders. He was just behind Jason Johnson, that was third at the time and just in front of the 2006 ASCS champion, Gary Wright. Alain Bergeron, not impressed, kept his position, in front of the champion Wright, for the remaining fifteen laps, and in the tail of Johnson's car. The 2006 ESS champion completed the race in 19th. Most important is that he proved that he's able to compete with the best ones in North America.