Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CA – By Tom Bryant, NASCAR — Matthew Murnaghan/NASCAR photo — Marc Antoine Camirand proved that sometimes good things come in threes.
After having the quickest time in Saturday’s two practice sessions, the Saint-Leonrad-d’Aston driver capped the day with his first career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pole, earning the top starting spot for tomorrow’s JuliaWime.com Le 50 Tours with a fast lap of 67.100 seconds at 82.086 miles per hour on the 1.53-mile street course.
Camirand just edged local favorite L.P. Dumoulin, a Trois-Rivieres native and current series points leader. Dumoulin will start second after turning a qualifying lap at 67.323 seconds / 81.815 mph.
Andrew Ranger, a Quebec native who has won four of the seven previous races at Trois-Rivieres – and finished second in the three races he didn’t win here – qualified third at 67.333 / 81.802.
Kerry Micks (67.632 / 81.441) and J.R. Fitzpatrick (67.713 / 81.343) rounded out the top five. Alex Labbe, Jacques Villeneuve, J.F. Dumoulin, Elie Arseneau, and Alex Tagliani secured starting positions six through ten.
The JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours is scheduled to begin at 3:30 pm Sunday.