Theetge Untouchable In Canada
ST. CROIX, Quebec – Donald Theetge earned his second straight Série ACT Castrol late-model win at Circuit Riverside Speedway Saturday.
Theetge was the class of the field all day and worked his way from the 12th starting position for the win. He held off the likes of former Castrol champions Patrick Patrick Laperle and Karl Allard over several caution periods during the 100-lap event.
It was Theetge’s 18th career Série ACT Castrol win, which keeps him atop the all-time wins list.
Jonathan Bouvrette snatched the lead from the outside pole on the first lap, but held it only through lap seven.
Laperle started in the seventh position and was running third by the completion of the first lap. He made his way to the point on lap eight and began building a healthy lead before the first caution of the event came on lap 20.
The first caution was a three minute and 30 second red flag period as the track safety workers repaired holes in the asphalt in turns one and two.
After the restart, Theetge quickly knocked off the remaining competitors between himself and Laperle. Theetge took over the lead on lap 30 as Laperle dropped backward with a tire going down. The tire eventually caused Laperle to spin coming off of turn four on lap 32.
Laperle would ultimately make his way back to second, but was no match for Theetge over several caution periods in the second half of the event.
Allard completed the podium, while David Michaud and Patrick Cliche rounded out the top five.
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