FF: Brendan Langlois news 2008-07-08

BRENDAN LANGLOIS CLAIMS POLE POSITION AND ANOTHER PODIUM "Canadian pilot having success in Ford Focus Midget" July 8, 2008 -- British Columbia resident Brendan Langlois claimed another podium result this past July 3rd at the Las Vegas Motor ...

BRENDAN LANGLOIS CLAIMS POLE POSITION AND ANOTHER PODIUM
"Canadian pilot having success in Ford Focus Midget"

July 8, 2008 -- British Columbia resident Brendan Langlois claimed another podium result this past July 3rd at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring in Las Vegas, NV. The talented driver scored the pole position and heat race victory on the way to a second place result in the United States Auto Club (USAC) California Pavement Series.

Looking to start the evening off right, the Ron Sutton Winners Circle Driver Development driver scored a solid pole position with a lap of 15.330 around the Bullring claiming the pole by almost two tenths of a second over his closest rival and teammate. With momentum on his side, Langlois entered the first eight lap heat race and would be unchallenged as he went on to score the win.

"I was very confident after qualifying," explained Ron Sutton Winners Circle driver Brendan Langlois. "I knew with the lap I turned I had a great car. I just need to get out front and stay out of trouble."

With the field invert, Langlois was forced to start the 30 lap main event on the outside of row three in the sixth position. With 18 talented drivers in the field, Langlois knew that he had his work cut out for him if he would challenge for the win.

The main event saw the caution flag fly on several occasions but that did not stop Langlois on his march forward. Looking like a seasoned veteran in only his rookie season, Langlois passed driver after driver to eventually move into the second position behind his teammate. Looking for the lead on several occasions, Langlois chose to play it safe and not risk sending the two Ron Sutton Winners Circle cars into the wall and crossed the stripe in the second position.

"Brennan (Newberry) drove an outstanding race," explained Langlois after the event. "I was just as fast as he was but I could not find a safe place to get past and rather than wreck us both, I had to settle for the second position. I am happy for the team as we were able to get a 1 -- 2 result."

Langlois, who is a member of the Ron Sutton Winners Circle Driver Development Program (RSWC), currently sits fourth in the overall series points standings even after missing the first event. The Canadian pilot will now travel to Altamont Motorsports Park in Tracy, California for the next USAC event on July 19th.

-credit; www.BrendanLanglois.com

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