Kevin Lacroix Comes Up Short in Toronto

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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 “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.”

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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.