Despite running into engine issues during the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto, Kevin Lacroix was able to finish the 35 lap event on the podium with a third place finish.
“It was a tough race,” he told OnPitRoad.com. “The car was good in the corners, slow in the straights so I had to battle with that. But these guys are so good at every aspect of the race so it was tough. But I’m happy with a third, good for points.”
Starting in the fourth spot, Lacroix jumped out to the early lead after the top-three drivers made contact going into the first turn. He’d fall back, though, as the race went on, with Alex Tagliani and Andrew Ranger making the move down the straightaway where Lacroix lacked power.
Lacroix was then able to hang in there, noting it was hard to make passes with the apparent engine issue.
“The straights are quite long so you have to pass at the end of the straights but I didn’t have the engine to do it,” he said. “So I had to wait for people to battle ahead.”
For Lacoix, it marks his fourth straight top-six finish, moving him up to third in points going into Edmonton International Raceway this weekend.
“We struggled in the first race – mechanical failure, so we’re climbing back to the top of the points,” he said. “Our target is to finish top-three at the end of the year and we’re headed there.”