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Labbe Uses Bumper to Win Bumper to Bumper 300

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ANTIGONISH, N.S — It was fitting, perhaps, that the Bumper To Bumper 300 was determined by a bumper Sunday.

Alex Labbe culminated a late charge to the finish with a bump-and-run pass on Kevin Lacroix, on the final corner of the final lap at Riverside International Speedway. The win is the fourth of the season for the Victoriaville, Quebec driver, and his first win on the high-banked, third-mile oval.

Lacroix, who led four times for 251 laps and dominated throughout the entire race, held on to finish second. In a post-race act of displeasure, Lacroix slammed into the driver’s side door of Labbe’s No.32 Can-Am/ Kappa Ford sending Labbe spinning and Lacroix airbourne. Following the incident, Lacroix went back to his hauler and declined to comment.

D.J Kennington who started the race from the pole after rain washed out qualifying Saturday and postponed the race a day, finished third picking up his fourth podium finish of the season.

Mark Dilley scored his best finish of 2017 in fourth. Andrew Ranger rounded out the top five.

Alex Tagliani and J.F Dumoulin finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Adam Martin, Cayden Lapcevich and Donald Theetge completed the top 10.

With the win, Labbe extended his championship points lead to 26 over Lacroix with three races remaining. Defending series champion Lapcevich is third, 18 behind Lacroix and two in front of Kennington and 10 ahead of LP Dumoulin.

The Bumper To Bumper 300 will air on TSN on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 1:30 p.m. ET, and on RDS on Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

The NASCAR Pinty’s Series will be back in action Sunday, September 3rd for the Total Quartz 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Points B/Points Status
1 3 32 Alex Labbe Can-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear/Lou’s BBQ Ford 300 47 4 Running
2 2 74 Kevin Lacroix Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates/Go Fast Dodge 300 44 2 Running
3 1 17 D.J. Kennington Castrol Edge Dodge 300 42 1 Running
4 7 2 Mark Dilley Leland/Avenue/OMVIC Ford 300 40 Running
5 11 27 Andrew Ranger Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane Dodge 300 39 Running
6 10 18 Alex Tagliani Epipen/Lowe’s/St. Hubert/Fast Wheels Dodge 300 38 Running
7 12 4 J.F. Dumoulin Spectra Premium/Bellemare/Bernier Dodge 300 37 Running
8 9 9 Adam Martin * Johsonville/Oliviers/Reser’s Ford 300 36 Running
9 5 76 Cayden Lapcevich Fastline Motorsports Dodge 300 36 1 Running
10 6 22 Donald Theetge * Circuit Acura/Le Soliet/L’Antidote Media Dodge 299 34 Running
11 14 25 Simon Dion-Viens Castrol Canada/Bestbuy Pièces d’auto Ford 267 33 Running
12 13 28 Armani Williams * CBRT/Race4Autism Dodge 257 32 Oil Leak
13 4 89 Donald Chisholm Nova Construction/Keltic Ford Ford 246 31 Transmission
14 8 47 L.P. Dumoulin WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge 87 30 Rear gear
15 15 8 Joey McColm CBRT/Piloti Dodge 1 29 Electrical

RACE STATISTICS
Fastest Qualifier: Qualifying Rained Out
Time of Race: 1 hrs., 41 mins, 23 secs Average Speed: 59.122 mph Margin of Victory: .681 Seconds
Caution Flags: Laps 69-74 (Debris in turn #2 {free pass[25]}); 79-89 (Cars 25 & 28 contact in turn #3 [none] Red flag for 11:45 mins); 116-121 (Car 28 spin in turn #3 [none]); 154-155 (Break [25] red flag for 7:45 mins); 172-177 (Cars 22 & 89 spin in turn #3 [none]); 247-254 (Debris [04]); 267-272 (Car 18 spin in turn #3 [22]).  7 for 45 laps.
Lap Leaders: D.J. Kennington 1-36, Kevin Lacroix 37-121, Cayden Lapcevich 122, Kevin Lacroix 123-145, Cayden Lapcevich 146-155, Kevin Lacroix 156-273, Alex Labbe 274, Kevin Lacroix 275-299, Alex Labbe 300.
Total Laps Led: Kevin Lacroix 251, D.J. Kennington 36, Cayden Lapcevich 11, Alex Labbe 2.  8 changes involving 4 drivers.

RACE NOTES
The following cars dropped to the rear of the field: 25 & 27 for unapproved adjustments and 8 for unapproved drive change.
2 red flags for a total of 19:39 mins.

CONTINGENCY AWARDS
COCA-COLA MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Andrew Ranger, 27 Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane Dodge
DODGE/MOPAR QUICK THREE – 1ST:  Kevin Lacroix, 74 Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates/Go Fast Dodge
DODGE/MOPAR QUICK THREE – 2ND:  D.J. Kennington, 17 Castrol Edge Dodge
DODGE/MOPAR QUICK THREE – 3RD:  Andrew Ranger, 27 Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane Dodge
DODGE/MOPAR-POWERED QUICK THREE – 1ST:  Andrew Ranger, 27 Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane Dodge
DODGE/MOPAR-POWERED QUICK THREE – 2ND:  Joey McColm, 8 CBRT/Piloti Dodge
FDP BRAKE ON THE RACE AWARD:  Kevin Lacroix, 74 Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates/Go Fast Dodge
JOSTENS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Adam Martin *, 9 Johsonville/Oliviers/Reser’s Ford
LELAND INDUSTRIES LAP LEADER AWARD:  Kevin Lacroix, 74 Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates/Go Fast Dodge
SPECTRA PREMIUM CREW CONSISTENCY AWARD:  Alex Labbe, 32 Can-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear/Lou’s BBQ Ford

Top 10 Driver Points: Alex Labbe 432, Kevin Lacroix 406, Cayden Lapcevich 388, D.J. Kennington 386, L.P. Dumoulin 378, Alex Tagliani 363, J.F. Dumoulin 344, Andrew Ranger 343, Adam Martin * 328, Anthony Simone 241


 



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