The American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that the Patrick Laperle team has received a fine for a post-race incident in victory lane following the 150-lap event held at the Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee Jonction, QC this past Saturday, June 12.
The disciplinary penalty resulted after Laperle, from Montreal, and Donald Theetge, from Quebec City, staged a furious battle for the win in the event which was postponed from the previous night due to an electrical black out. This necessitated running the race on Saturday at noon.
As a result of the constant battle between Theetge and Laperle during the final laps of the event, Karl Allard from Ste. Felicien, QC was able to take advantage of the intense battle. Allard made a three-wide pass underneath the pair as they banged and beat each other down the narrow front stretch at the ¼ mile bullring. Allard went on to win, with Theetge finishing in second. Laperle finished third.
After a verbal confrontation when Laperle exited his car and approached Theetge, an incident occurred between one of the Laperle crew members and Theetge, as Theetge was heading to the podium. Under the ACT disciplinary rules and procedures the driver is responsible for his crew. The Laperle team has been assessed a fine of $500.00.
Because of the behavior of both crews in victory lane, the Laperle and Theetge teams have both been placed on probation for the remainder of the 2010 season. They have been informed that any disciplinary issues during the remainder of the race season will result in immediate suspension and other penalties.
Laperle retains a strong point lead on the ACT Serie Castrol EDGE heading to the new Riverside Speedway at Ste. Croix, QC this Saturday night. The very fast and newly paved 5/8th mile facility has undergone a major renovation this Spring. Post time is 5:00pm.
Autodrome Chaudiere – Saturday, June 12, 2010
Pos Pos Car # Driver Laps
1 16 48QC Karl Allard 150
2 12 80QC Donald Theetge 150
3 20 91QC Patrick Laperle 150
4 11 79QC Pier-Luc Ouellette 150
5 18 21QC Jean-François Déry 150
6 4 97QC Jacques Poulin 150
7 1 16QC Kevin Roberge 150
8 3 95QC #Jimmy Cormier 150
9 19 99QC #Eric Giguere 150
10 26 84QC #Martin Latulippe 150
11 22 20QC Eric LeHoux 149
12 6 9QC Yvon Bédard 149
13 10 11QC Claude Leclerc 149
14 14 2QC Daniel Descoste 149
15 17 92QC Jonathan Desbiens 149
16 21 12QC Etienne Lemay 149
17 25 36QC #Alex Labbé 149
18 15 5QC Patrick Cliche 147
19 8 51QC Patrick Hamel 146
20 13 74QC Gaëtan Lauzier 131
21 5 27QC #Marco Savoie 116
22 9 40QC David Michaud 85
23 2 60QC Junior Collard 60
24 7 15QC #Christopher Bedard 38
25 23 19QC #Dany Trépanier 0
26 24 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette 0