NASCAR Pinty’s: What a comeback from Ranger!

JUNCTION VALLEY | Andrew Ranger, who was sent to last place after a very questionable penalty, won stage three of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series on Saturday night at the Autodrome Chaudière in Vallée-Jonction.

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The Roxton Pond driver orchestrated a stunning one-two for the GM Paillé dealership in Berthierville as Marc-Antoine Camirand finished second. DJ Kennington accompanied them to the third step of the podium.

The Ontario driver had finished in second place, but the Marshalls relegated him a spot since he passed Camirand early on the last lap when the yellow flag was shown.

Too early and… too late

Halfway through the race, the riders made their way to their paddock spot to refuel and change tires as planned.

However, Camirand, who was leading the race before the stoppage, left the track too quickly to join his mechanics. His early stop did not escape the gaze of NASCAR officials, who penalized him.


The NASCAR Pinty's Series has returned to the Autodrome Chaudière after a two-year absence.

Photo courtesy of Paolo Pedicelli

The NASCAR Pinty’s Series has returned to the Autodrome Chaudière after a two-year absence.

Ranger did the opposite and did one lap too many on the track! He was running in second place when he too was penalized. At the restart, Camirand and Ranger started from 18e and from 19e Rank at the start of the second stage of the race.

But they were able to skilfully clear the way to crown a brilliant comeback, despite some fortunately not serious bumps.


Quebec driver Jean-Philippe Bergeron (1) was involved in an accident that forced him to retire at Vallée-Jonction on Saturday night.

Photo courtesy of Paolo Pedicelli

Quebec driver Jean-Philippe Bergeron (1) was involved in an accident that forced him to retire at Vallée-Jonction on Saturday night.

“I don’t understand why I was penalized,” said Camirand. I deserve the win. »

” I am very happy “

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin started at the top and finished fourth in order ahead of Alexandre Tagliani, Raphaël Lessard, Gary Klutt, Brett Taylor, Brandon Watson and Simon Dion-Viens.

Ranger didn’t hide his delight as he got out of the car, he whose first two races of the season were marked by a string of bad luck. “I’m super happy,” he exclaimed. We worked so hard to turn the tide. I want to thank the audience who came in large numbers. »

Among other Quebecers, Kevin Lacroix had to settle for 13e place while at half-time he had his sights set on a podium finish. Followed by Mathieu Kingsbury (14e), Wallace Stacey (17e), Jean-Philippe Bergeron (18e) Dexter Stacey (19e) and Donald Theetge (21e).

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