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CANADIAN STOCK CAR CHAMPIONSHIP HONNOURS ITS CHAMPIONS AND PARTICIPANTS TREPANIER CROWNED CHAMPION, BERGERON CROWNED ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Par: CSCC LMS | 2019-02-27

CANADIAN STOCK CAR CHAMPIONSHIP HONNOURS ITS CHAMPIONS AND PARTICIPANTS

TREPANIER CROWNED CHAMPION, BERGERON CROWNED ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                       LPS20190225-EN

 

Trois-Rivières, QC – Saturday February 23rd 2019, at the Cafe Mondo in Trois-Rivières, Marc Patrick Roy and Karine Paquette hosted a year-end award ceremony for the 2018 Canadian Stock Car Championship season.

 

In a warm and festive atmosphere, awards and prizes associated to the different Owner, Driver and Rookie Championships were presented in front of the many teams in attendance.

 

Dany Trepanier of Saint-Edouard de Lotbiniere claimed top honours in both the Owner and Driver Championships.  Trepanier’s name will go in the Canadian Stock Car Championship (CSCC) record book for being the first ever Champion in history.  It’s the second time for Trepanier’s name to go in the record book, as he was registered a first time, for his win on May 20th 2018 at Autodrome St-Eustache, as the first ever winner in the new racing organisation.  This is a second career Championship for Trepanier, who previously won the Serie ACT title back in 2015.  He can credit his title, in great parts, to the fact that he avoided mechanical issues and completed an impressive 1031 laps of the total 1036 laps in the 8-race schedule.

 

“We had an amazing year.  We notched another achievement on our belt, thanks in great part to the hard work by my team.  We completed 99.6% of the scheduled distance, missing only 5 laps, thanks to an accident which was out of our control.  I would like to thank my sponsors to whom I am forever grateful.  Thank you to Marc Patrick Roy and his staff.  You met the challenge and delivered under extremely difficult circumstances by putting your heart and honesty into it.  You allowed us, the drivers, to live our passion” said Trepanier as he accepted his trophy.

 

Defending 2017 Champion, Jonathan Bouvrette of Blainville, was crowned vice-champion.  In addition to his trophy and year end prizes, Bouvrette also claimed two of the prestigious draws of the evening.  He won a body courtesy of Five Star Race car bodies and a 54 gal drum of VP Racing Fuel courtesy of DL Performance.

 

Jean-François Dery of Quebec and Martin Goulet Jr of Saint-Calixte finished, by virtue of points, in a tie for 3rd in the Driver’s Championship standing.  Meanwhile Goulet also scored third in the owner’s Championship.  Goulet was also very lucky that evening and won a raffled car body courtesy of ARBODIES.  Nevertheless, his high of the season was winning the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres road course event, his second career win in a Late Model car.

 

Dery had an amazing season.  He competed in only 7 of the 8 races and finished 69 points short of Trepanier.   It is easy to imagine he would have been right in the mix of it with Trepanier and Bouvrette had he not missed the first race.  With three wins, 5 top-3 and 6 top-5 finishes, he led an impressive 288 of the 901 laps he raced in and was only 10 laps short of his scheduled distance (911 laps).

 

Rookies were also impressive

 

The highly contested Montreal Hitch Rookie Championship was so close; results of the last event had to be taken into consideration to settle the top 3 positions.  A slim 5 points separated the top three rookies.  Jean-Philippe Bergeron of Saint-Donat (85 points) edged out Remi Perreault of Saint-Paul de Joliette (82 points) and Vincent Vachon of Saint-Anges (80 points).

 

Despite their rookie status, these three drivers finished respectively 6th, 7th and 9th in the general driver standing.  All three of these drivers scored statistics worthy of veteran drivers, to name just a few, at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, they exhibited patience and avoided traps, Perreault and Vachon finished 3rd and 4th, and the later of the two completed 995 of 1036 laps or 96,04% of the scheduled distance.

 

Contingency Awards and Door prizes

 

An important support by our manufacturing partners and sponsors allowed the distribution of prizes to our competing drivers but also the people in attendance.

 

In addition to their respective prizes, Trepanier and Bergeron, received courtesy of Quarter Master a complete clutch assembly (Aluminium Bell housing, v-drive clutch, start mount and starter) valued at more than 2,000$ US each.

 

The Tom Curley Cup

 

Remi Perreault was awarded the prestigious Award presented annually to the person who best describes the characteristics cherished by the late Thomas M. Curley, founder of the American-Canadian Tour, promoter and well known stock-car pioneer in the USA and Canada.  Perreault was singled out as this year’s recipient as he is a true Ambassador for stock car, the Canadian Stock Car Championship, his combativeness and respect (of rules, protocol, spectators and of others).

 

“Remi never hesitates to promote stock car racing, CSCC and its partners.  He gets involved and promotes the sport on the web, in person and on the track.  Any promoter is well served when he can count on a competitor, such as Remi, to be part of his show” said Marc Patrick Roy as he presented the impressive Cup.

 

A successful season all along the line

 

“I would like to congratulate and thank all of our champions, but also, all of the drivers and team members which made it possible for the 2018 season to be a success all along the line.  We had very good car counts, exciting on track battles and not just for the lead.  There were “no field fillers” in the group.  Hardcharger and laps completed also prove how deep of a field we had” said Roy, President of the Canadian Stock Car Championship.

 

“The CSCC Management team joins me in thanking our important business partners and sponsors who make it all possible.  We also extend our thanks to the families of the team members who make important and frequent sacrifices to allow the teams to be prepared week after week.  I want to direct my last and warm felt thank you to our fans who have come in large numbers to support and cheer on one or many favorite drivers.  Thank you, we can claim to have the best fans” said Roy.

 

The Management of the Canadian Stock-Car Championship have now turned the page on the 2018 season and move on to finalize the 2019 season.

 

For more news about CSCC LMS visit the website at: www.stock-car.ca, on twitter: cscc_lms or on facebook at stock-car.ca.

 

Driver Championship Standing

Pos

Driver

Points

1

Dany Trépanier

878

2

Jonathan Bouvrette

850

3

Jean-François Déry

809

4

Martin Goulet, Jr.

809

5

Mathieu Kingsbury

758

6

#

Jean-Philippe Bergeron

725

7

#

Rémi Perreault

701

8

Patrick Cliche

696

9

#

Vincent Vachon

692

10

Simon Roussin

633

Owner Championship Standing

Pos

Driver

Points

1

TRÉPANIER SPORTS MOTORISÉS

878

2

BOUVRETTE RACING TEAM

850

3

GOULET MOTORSPORTS

809

4

DENUX RACING

809

5

LARUE MOTORSPORTS

786

6

DUROKING CONSTRUCTION

758

7

PROLON RACING

725

8

PERREAULT MOTORSPORTS

701

9

CLICHE MOTORSPORTS

696

10

VACHON MOTORSPORTS

692

Montreal Hitch Rookie

Championship Standing

Pos

Driver

Points

1

Jean-Philippe Bergeron

85

2

Rémi Perreault

82

3

Vincent Vachon

80

4

Martin Hébert

61

5

Benoît Lemieux-Ayotte

16

6

Maxime Gauvreau

12

# indicates rookie of the year candidate

 

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Source: Canadian Stock Car Championship

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