Triumph Hands Laperle ACT Castrol Crown
ST. EUSTACHE, Quebec – Patrick Laperle claimed his second straight Série ACT Castrol late-model championship with his fourth win of the season in the St. Eustache 300 at Autodrome St-Eustache on Sunday.
Laperle cruised to the win leading the final 50 laps of the event after getting by Jonathan Bouvrette who held on for second. Karl Allard climbed his way back to third after bringing out a caution on lap 277 and restarting at the rear. Dany Trepanier and Patrick Hamel completed the top five.
Rookie Etienne Cliche finished sixth as the final car on the lead lap. Martin Goulet, Jr., Simon Roussin, David Michaud and Jacques Poulin completed the top 10. Second place point man Jean-Franoiçois Déry was involved in an early caution and spent an extended period of time on pit road changing a radiator and making front end repairs, which ended his title hopes. He finished 14th, 30 laps down.
Laperle’s three career Série ACT Castrol championships is now the most all-time and today’s win puts him just one behind all-time Série ACT Castrol wins leader Donald Theetge with 17.