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Pinty’s CTMP doubleheader: L.P. Dumoulin and Camirand the winners

Olymel Grand Prix of Ontario
L.P. Dumoulin Earns First Victory This Season In Return To CTMP

Bowmanville, ON, Sept 4/21 (by Davey Segal/NASCAR) In the first of two back-to-back races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, it was another familiar name in Victory Lane. Two-time series champion L.P. Dumoulin earned his first victory of the season in the Olymel Grand Prix of Ontario at CTMP, leading the final 10 laps and surviving a restart with six laps to go. The win marks the fourth of Dumoulin’s career at the Bowmanville, Ontario venue and the first since 2018. He now sits one win behind Kevin Lacroix and J.R. Fitzpatrick for the most victories all-time at the track.

Dumoulin grabbed the lead from Gary Klutt, who paced the opening 20 laps from the pole, with 10 laps remaining and held off a hard-charging Marc-Antione Camirand for the victory.

The result is also Dumoulin’s third consecutive top-five this season and fifth top 10. He hasn’t finished worse than sixth in the season-opener at Sunset. Entering the race four points behind Alex Tagliani in the series standings, Dumoulin now sits atop the standings ahead of the 51-lap event tomorrow afternoon.

Camirand finished second for the third time in his 11-race career at CTMP, his first top-five finish of the season after back-to-back DNF’s at GP3R and Circuit ICAR. Treyten Lapcevich also earned his best finish this year in third, with Alex Tagliani and Klutt rounding out the top five.

D.J. Kennington, Andrew Ranger (battled a smoking issue all race and pitted on Lap 13 from the top five), Dexter Stacey, Brett Taylor and Matthew Scannel completed the top 10 finishers.

Entering the race third in the standings and winner of the last event at Circuit ICAR, Kevin Lacroix finished 24th, 20 laps down after spinning in the turn five hairpin from the runner-up spot. He was unable to re-fire his No. 74 Bumper to Bumper/Lacroix Tuning Dodge, ending his day early and marking his second DNF of the season (Sunset 2).

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The Clarington 200
Marc-Antione Camirand Races to Second Career Pinty’s Victory at CTMP

Bowmanville, ON, Sept 5/21 (by Davey Segal/NASCAR) It had been 20 races since Marc-Antione Camirand put his No. 22 machine in Victory Lane in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. But thanks to a late charge and pass on teammate Alex Tagliani, the St. Leonard d’Aston, Quebec native, he earned his second-ever series victory in the Clarington 200, one day after finishing runner-up at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The win marks Camirand’s third straight top-two finish at the Bowmanville, Ontario track and first victory in his 12th start. After coming home with a runner-up yesterday and in 2019. Sunday was finally his day, bringing the No. 22 machine its first-ever win on a road course.

The race-winning move came with five laps remaining in turn 5, as Camirand dove underneath Tagliani and cleared the No. 18 off corner exit. It was smooth sailing from there, as he wound up taking the checkered flag just under one full second over Tagliani, the 2018 CTMP winner.

After leading the most laps, Tagliani came home second for his fifth top-five of the season (third in a row at CTMP), with rookie Kyle Marcelli earning his best career finish of third, one day after finishing 22nd, 10 laps down.

Kevin Lacroix started on the pole and led the opening 14 laps before finishing fourth, a welcome result after a transmission issue hindered them on Saturday, Andrew Ranger came home in fifth after starting in the rear. The Rick Ware Racing driver, despite crossing the finish line inside the top 10, was scored 19th yesterday after ignoring multiple black flags at the conclusion of the race.

Gary Klutt, Matthew Scannell, Brett Taylor, Dexter Stacey and Alex Guenette completed the top 10. A winner Saturday at CTMP, L.P. Dumoulin didn’t have the same fortune, coming home 11th, his first result outside the top 10 this season.

Treyten Lapcevich, one day after finishing third and driving straight to Toronto to compete in his late model, finished 21st, 19 laps down after a driveshaft issue prematurely ended his day. Entering the 51-lap race fourth in the championship standings, 2011 CTMP winner D.J. Kennington finished 24th after pulling into the garage after the initial green flag flew.

With his runner-up result, Tagliani extends his championship points lead by eight points over Lacroix, who passed L.P. Dumoulin for second.

The NASCAR Pinty’s Series will take to Flamboro Speedway for the seventh and eighth races of the 2021 season on Sunday, September 12.

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