Kevin Lacroix Scores Can-Am Le 50 Tours Pole

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Alex Tagliani may have led both practices, but he will not lead the field to the green flag on Sunday afternoon.

The driver of the No. 74 Bumper to Bumper/Total/Go Fast Dodge topped the speed charts with a lap of one minute and 6.9 seconds to take home the pole award. The Quebec native is a favourite entering this weekend after becoming the first driver in the history of the series to win a caution-free race last season at ICAR in his first start at the track. He then backed it up with a win last year at Trois-Riveries, too. He enters this weekend with some momentum following an eighth place finish in Saskatoon.

Tagliani qualified second, 0.451 seconds behind Lacroix. The driver of the No. 18 EpiPen/Riobel/ComplexeJCP/Juste du Pin Chevrolet enters this weekend with momentum following a top-six finish in each of his series starts this year, including three wins. The Lachenaie, Quebec native has two poles (2009, `13) an average finish of 10th and a best result of third (2015) in six previous Trois-Rivieres appearances.

Andrew Ranger will start third, looking to extend his points lead. The driver of the No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Line Dodge enters this weekend leading the points by a single point ahead of Cayden Lapcevich. Ranger is the master of the streets of Quebec, posting a finish of first or second in each of his nine starts. Alex Labbe qualified fourth, as the driver of the No. 36 Can-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear/Lous BBQ Dodge enters this weekend with momentum following a third place finish at Saskatoon, and has posted an average finish of 12th with a best result of fourth (2015) in four previous Trois-Rivieres races.

Daniel Morad rounded out the top-10, looking to build on his top-10 finish at the Honda Indy Toronto.

L.P. Dumoulin qualified sixth, hoping to impress the hometown crowd this weekend. Dumoulin has a win (2014), a pole (2012), four top fives and an average finish of ninth in seven races at Trois-Rivieres and enters this weekend with momentum following a pair of good runs out east. J.F. Dumoulin qualified seventh, followed by Gary Klutt, Marc-Antoine Camirand and D.J. Kennington.

Pos No. Name Sponsor Best Tm Best Speed In Lap Laps Diff
1 74 Kevin Lacroix * Bumper to Bumper/Total/Go Fast 01:06.9 82.345 4 5
2 18 Alex Tagliani EpiPen/Riobel/ComplexeJCP/Juste du Pin 01:07.3 81.794 3 5 0.451
3 27 Andrew Ranger Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane 01:07.3 81.784 3 4 0.459
4 32 Alex Labbe Can-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear/Lous BBQ 01:07.4 81.716 3 3 0.515
5 6 Daniel Morad * Insync Healthcare Systems 01:07.4 81.702 3 3 0.527
6 47 L.P. Dumoulin WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare/Somavrac 01:07.9 81.173 3 4 0.966
7 4 J.F. Dumoulin Spectra Premium/Bernier Crepeau/Bellemare 01:08.0 81.057 4 5 1.063
8 59 Gary Klutt Poolsupplies.ca/Bothwell Accurate/CTL 01:08.1 80.905 2 4 1.191
9 99 Marc-Antoine Camirand Paille GMC 01:08.1 80.888 4 6 1.205
10 17 D.J. Kennington Castrol Edge 01:08.2 80.747 3 5 1.324
11 2 Kerry Micks Johnsonville/Leland/BDI/Avenue Auto Parts 01:08.4 80.544 3 3 1.496
12 56 David Michaud * OMVIC/Excavation Mario Michaud 01:08.4 80.475 2 3 1.555
13 37 Simon Dion-Viens Wholesale Express/Bestbuy Pieces D’auto/ZoneGarage 01:08.4 80.467 3 4 1.561
14 76 Cayden Lapcevich * Fastline Motorsports 01:08.5 80.451 2 3 1.575
15 95 Anthony Simone Innovative Plumbing/Ink You Ride 01:08.6 80.336 3 4 1.673
16 71 Patrick Dussault * Hewitt Rentals/Dussault Const/Perry Auto/MultiPlis 01:08.6 80.266 3 4 1.733
17 3 Jason Hathaway Raybestos/Fasteddie/Choko/HGC 01:08.8 80.095 3 5 1.879
18 36 Jeffrey Earnhardt Can-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear/Lous BBQ 01:10.2 78.497 1 3 3.279
19 77 Jocelyn Fecteau * Metal Mulisha/Pieces d’Auto Super 01:11.4 77.119 3 5 4.533
20 1 Larry Jackson Canada’s Best Racing Team/Piloti 01:11.7 76.799 2 3 4.831
21 20 Raymond Guay * Groupe Immobilier/Potvin 01:12.3 76.182 2 5 5.412
22 11 Martin Cote * GO-VR.com 01:14.1 74.327 5 5 7.216
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Joining OnPitRoad.com 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.