Lacroix wins NASCAR Canada race at Trois-Rivieres
TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec (Aug. 3, 2015) – Kevin Lacroix out-muscled Andrew Ranger on the final lap to secure victory the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series JuliaWine.com 50 Tours at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres.
Lacroix and Ranger started on the front row and exchanged the lead three times during the 50-lap chase around the 1.53-mile temporary street course. The top two finishers, and every other starter in the event, raced on Goodyear tires. Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for the Series.
The tire combination used at Trois-Rivieres is the same combination Goodyear supplies the K&N Pro Series East and Pro Series West for road racing applications. All tires Goodyear distributes for use by the three programs, whether for oval or road racing events, are state of the art bias-ply construction.
Ranger led the first five laps and led again for seven more laps in the late going. But Lacroix pushed past Ranger to snag the lead on the final lap. The margin of victory was just .048 of a second.
Ranger finished second, followed by Alex Tagliani, Alex Labbe and D.P. Dumoulin. The winner averaged 57.137 mph for the race distance. Ranger averaged 82.226 mph during his pole-winning lap in qualifications.
Scott Steckly leads the championship standings with 318 points. Ranger is next with 312.
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.