Dumoulin snags first NASCAR Canadian Tire Series career win
5/19/2013 6:48:32 PM
BOWMANVILLE, Ont. - Louis-Philippe Dumoulin won the Pinty's presents the Vortex Brake Pads 200 on Sunday in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Dumoulin, out of Trois-Rivieres, Que., handled all comers on the 2.459-mile road course to pick up his first series career win while leading a race-high 32 laps. The 2011 series rookie of the year had a previous best finish of second last season in his hometown event - the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres.
Runner-up Jeff Lapcevich seemed to be within striking distance after taking the white flag, but a bobble in Turn 1 effectively ended his challenge. Jason Hathaway finished third in front of defending series champion D.J. Kennington and Robin Buck in fourth and fifth, respectively.
Kerry Micks, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Ty Dillon, Noel Dowler, Trevor Seibert and Brad Graham rounded out the top-10 finishers.
Pole sitter J.R. Fitzpatrick broke a drive shaft early on and finished a disappointing 27th in the 28-car field.
The race lead was exchanged six times among six drivers while the action was slowed due to caution three times for 13 laps.
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 is back in action next on Saturday, June 15 for the EMCO 200 at Delaware (Ont.) Speedway.