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|
|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|