St-Denis’ Patrick Laperle earned his third win of the 2010 Série ACT Castrol Edge in the NAPA Autopro 150 at Autodrome St-Felicien on Saturday, July 10. Laperle came from the 10th starting position but pitted several times in the early stages of the race for adjustments.
He worked his way back through the field to take the lead on lap 132 from hometown favorite Karl Allard. Allard also made several pit stops in the first half of the event to make repairs to his sway bar. Allard would hold on for second.
St-Jean-Chrystome’s Patrick Cliche came home third after starting in the fifth position. Claude Leclerc led the first 62 laps before fading to finish in fourth. Kevin Roberge rounded out the top five after working his way through the field from the 14th starting position.
Jimmy Cormier, Stephane Descoste, Alex Labbe, Jonathan Desbiens, and Yvon Bedard completed the top ten.
The 150 lap event was completed in one hour and twenty-eight minutes with just eight cautions for minor spins. Seventeen of the eighteen car field was on the track for the checkered flag and thirteen of the cars completed all 150 laps.
Laperle has already qualified for the second annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Seven drivers have already qualified; Laperle, Nick Sweet, Dave Pembroke, Karl Allard, Miles Chipman, Brian Hoar and Eddie MacDonald.
Daniel Descoste was disqualified from the event after a post race altercation.
The Série ACT Castrol Edge will head back to Circuit Riverside Speedway for their seventh event of the 2010 season on Saturday, July 26 for a 100 lap event.
Série ACT Castrol Edge
NAPA Autopro 150
Pos Start Pos Car # Driver Hometown Laps
1 10 91QC Patrick Laperle St-Denis, QC 150
2 11 48QC Karl Allard Saint-Felicien, QC 150
3 5 5QC Patrick Cliche St-Jean-Chrystome, QC 150
4 1 11QC Claude Leclerc Lanoraie, QC 150
5 14 16QC Kevin Roberge Levis, QC 150
6 18 95QC #Jimmy Cormier Princeville, QC 150
7 7 10QC Stephane Descoste Oka, QC 150
8 6 36QC #Alex Labbé St-Albert, QC 150
9 17 92QC Jonathan Desbiens Levis, QC 150
10 2 9QC Yvon Bédard St.Nicolas, QC 150
11 15 51QC Patrick Hamel St-Edouard, QC 150
12 8 97QC Jacques Poulin East Broughton, QC 150
13 9 21QC Jean-François Déry Quebec, QC 150
14 16 27QC #Marco Savoie St-Lambert, QC 148
15 13 12QC Etienne Lemay Leclercville, QC 142
16 3 19QC #Dany Trépanier St-Edouard, QC 140
17 4 74QC Gaëtan Lauzier St-Pacome, QC 53
DSQ 12 2QC Daniel Descoste St-Joseph, QC