Isabelle Tremblay & Martin Roy heading into battle at Barrie
This will be the first oval track event of the year for Tremblay – Martin Roy is focused on Rookie of the Year title
After a three week break the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series returns to action this weekend at Barrie Speedway a very challenging 1/3 mile oval about an hour north of Toronto, ON. Rookie of the year point’s leader Martin Roy pilots the #90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Dodge and teammate Isabelle Tremblay in the #07 Frank Lyman Design Dodge will both participate in the 300 lap race taking place this Saturday night.
This will be the first oval track event of the year for Tremblay who has competed previously on four road courses. “I’m excited to race on the oval for the first time this year” said Tremblay. “I had an 11th place finish last year and this will be a good opportunity for a strong result” she added.
Meanwhile Martin Roy is focused on one prize and that is the Rookie of the Year title for the series. “Barrie is a very challenging track” said Roy. “There will be plenty of bumping and pushing, you have to be aggressive to be successful but also patient because 300 laps is a long race” he stated.
Voting for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is underway for the Most Popular Driver. Race fans can vote online once per day for their favorite driver with the results to be honoured at the NASCAR Night of Champions Awards December 8th in Charlotte, NC.
Martin Roy has decided to encourage a little ballot box stuffing for his teammate Tremblay. “My mission this year is the rookie title so I’d like all the fans who would vote for me to vote for Isabelle instead. She has done so much for the team, generated interest from the fans and sponsors for the series I think it would be great if both of us could be winners” he explained.
Action at Barrie Speedway begins with afternoon practice and qualifying and the green flag for the 300 lap feature is at 8PM.
source: Todd Lewis & TL Sports & Entertainment, tlsportsent.com