Alex Guenette: Rookie of the year in NASCAR Canadian Tire
At 17 he already thinks NASCAR Sprint Cup!
In his first season in NASCAR Canadian Tire, the young driver Alex Guenette has clinched the title of Rookie of the year, when he finished the season Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, ON. He finished 17th at the end of Pinty's 250, the final race of the 2013 season.
We had the opportunity to talk to him there a few days while attending has private testing with the team of David Jacombs at ICAR.
In his first season in a series extremely competitive, Guenette among the top 10 five times, including twice in the top five. Despite many mechanical woes, Alex deserves the title of best rookie of the year. "We all won despite the title of Rookie of the year and I'm happy. I also finished 10th in the Drivers' Championship general and I become the youngest rookie of the year in the history of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. I had to learn to run on almost all tracks visited, "said the driver Mascouche.
With his Rookie of the Year, Alex Guenette was invited to the annual banquet NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards, which brings together all the luminaries stockcar North American, December 14, in Charlotte, NC. The young man plans participate in six races in NASCAR and ARCA trucks in addition to participate in all the races of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series in 2014.
In December track at Daytona
Alex Guenette participate in six races in 2014 in the prestigious national series americaines NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and ARCA. Guenette therefore see much action during the next season with the support of Motorcycles Unlimited and the other partners in eventual complete The new funding will allow it to run in both series and thus make its debut on tracks like Superspeedway.
"I am very pleased to have the opportunity to make a few races in the prestigious series. I want to be hands on as super-oval Talladega or Daytona. These six tests also allow me to build my NASCAR license, "says a young mascouchois.
The preparation of the NASCAR Camping World Truck and ARCA cars was entrusted to Mario Gosselin, DGM Racing Team. Alex Guenette had also experienced excellent performance with this team has its first participation in NCWTS, road circuit of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport). The agreement provides for the participation in six races with two cars ARCA (average tracks and Superspeedway) and a NASCAR Camping World truck.
However, Alex will be found in the heart of the action of the month of December during testing at Daytona in ARCA series. Thus, the provisional timetable provides for races in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway (March 29) at Pocono Raceway (August 2) and on the road circuit of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (August 31). ARCA, the team intends to race in Kentucky (April), a Talladega (May) and Pocono Raceway (June).
Objective 2014 Championship NASCAR Canadian Tire
Alex Guenette keeps the goal to participate in the full season in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, it is nothing less than the championship in 2014.
The Combined reach of three cars in the United States (two ARCA and NCWTS) and two NASCAR Canadian Tire (road courses and oval) will therefore undeniable fallout across North America. Uniform livery convey a single image of eventual partners in the media. The calendar of races in NASCAR Camping World Truck and ARCA has been determined to allow him to do all season in Canada.
"I learned enormously during my first season in NASCAR Canadian Tire. I had a lot of fun and I was able to tame the different tracks and driving style competitors. Despite my rookie status and some mechanical trouble, I got excellent results in several races, "says the driver.
Moreover, in a recent test session at Circuit ICAR Mirabel, Alex Guenette has excellent times, approaching the same track record in NASCAR Canadian Tire, and, despite a temperature which would almost requires winter tires.
Just as we did with many other talented drivers quebecois in the past, such as Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve, Ranger, Carpentier, Godin, Spengler, the brothers Mathieu and Remy Audette and all members of the clan Wittmer, we will closely monitor the progression of the career of Alex. We are convinced that he has the talent, the will and desire to succeed that transform good to very good pilot pilots labor and perseverance.
It seems to me that Quebec is the to produce a driver that would make his mark in our southern neighbors in the great NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In my humble opinion, Alex may well be the first class to be behind the wheel with a team of advanced Sprint Cup over the next year, we wish him all heart.
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