Trepanier Dominates ACT Showdown
VALLEE-JUNCTOIN, Quebec – Dany Trepanier led the Série ACT Castrol team to a dominate win in the fifth annual Showdown at Chaudiere 200 for late models at Autodrome Chaudiere on Sunday.
Trepanier earned $5,000 for the win plus the Castrol team picked up the $500 bonus for each of it team members with the overall win over their U.S. counterparts.
Fellow Quebecer Karl Allard took second while Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. was the highest finishing ACT U.S. competitor in third.
Patrick Laperle and Brian Hoar were in a three way battle with Polewarczyk over the final laps but had to settle for fourth and fifth respectively. Glen Luce, David Michaud, Patrick Hamel, Jean-François Déry and Randy Potter completed the top ten.
Trepanier was dominant after starting on the pole. He led 193 of the 200 laps after battling with Karl Allard early. He broke out to a straightaway lead during a couple of long green flag runs and cruised to victory. Laperle and Hoar both hit pit road on a couple of cautions before working their way back to the front late in the race.
The Série ACT Castrol team claimed their first Showdown overall win beating the ACT US team 84 to 129, the biggest margin by any winning team.
Two ACT U.S. teams did not return after the rainout on Saturday, so the Castrol team got to drop their two lowest finishes so the combined was 10 versus 10.