Late move wins Canadian race for Klutt
BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (May 18, 2015) – Right place, right time.
With less than a lap to go in the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race, Gary Klutt was running third and did not seem to have a chance to win. But when the two leaders came together near the end of the final lap around the 2.459-mile road racing circuit at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and created an opportunity, Klutt was able to dodge the mechanical mayhem and win the race.
It was Klutt’s first victory in series competition.
Like every other entry in the event, Klutt’s car raced on Goodyear Eagle bias-ply racing tires. Goodyear manufactures the tires used by the Canadian Series as well as the K&N East and K&N West series in the United States. The tires are manufactured in Goodyear’s Innovation Center in Akron, Ohio.
Klutt started on the pole and led the first 11 laps of the 51-lap chase. Jeff Lapcevich finished second, about half a second behind the winner. J.F. Dumoulin, D.J. Kennington and Scott Steckly completed the top five finishers.
Klutt’s pole winning lap was timed at 106.321 mph.
Goodyear employs about 69,000 people at manufacturing plants and facilities in 22 nations. Based in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear is among the largest tiremakers in the world and is the worldwide leader in race tire innovation.