After having a great season last year and taking home the 2012 Championship Marc Landreville was back and ready to defend his title.
He was back this season with his trusty S14 rocking a great new look. He has an other car currently being built but not sure when it will be race ready.
Practice was going good.. It was really cold out but at least it was dry.. Marc’s car on the other hand started having issues.
The car was brought back into the pits to get worked on the best his team could and Marc went back out for some more runs..
He put down some solid runs
But the car again developed an issue..this time with a axle.
Marc sourced a axle off an other team.
And his team went to work fixing the car.
As his crew worked on the car Marc was interviewed for a local car site.
Once the crew got the car back together Marc was able to make a few more passes but the car was still not running 100%..The only problem is qualifications were about to start.
Marc and his team had to go to plan B.. They were lucky enough to borrow Pro Am drivers Jonathan Guitards Lexus SC400 to qualify with.. With 0 practice time in the car Marc went out for his qualification run.. With the new knock out style qualifications Marc ended up 9th.
The next days practice session did not start all to well.. Rain! and lots of it.
Marcs crew worked hard to get the car set up for the main event.
Marc prepped for Top 16. G ood news the rain had stopped and the track was drying out!
Relaxing on the pre grid.. With the chance of more rain DMCC decided to skip the usual top 16 drivers intro and head pretty much right into competition.
Marc’s first battle was against Claude Poirier. Marc was able to pull a big gap on Claude and got the win.
Going into the Great 8 Marc faced Jo Thiffault. Jo qualified 1st and it was looking like it was going to be a great battle. On Marc’s chase run he stayed very close to Jo.. On his lead run Jo pushed too hard and went hard off course giving the win to Marc.
Final 4 Marc faced Bob Patinka who was driving really good all weekend. It was a close match up but Marc was able to pull it out and moved on to the main battle facing Pat Cyr..Marc and Pat always put on a good show so we knew it was going to be good.
Marc got right on Pat on his chase run almost touching..
On his lead run Pat stayed just as close.. It was really a toss up between both drivers and the judges went with Pat for the win.
2nd place is very good considering Marc was driving a car he had no practice in.
Marc will be back with his S14 in full force for Rd2 coming up on the 29th of June at Autodrome St-Eustache.
Thanks to all his sponsors that help him make it to every round:
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