Raphael Lessard In ARCA Series At The Pocono Raceway Tri-Oval

may 22, 2019

Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce (Quebec, Canada) - May 22nd, 2019. Raphael Lessard will race in the "General Tire #Anywhere is possible 200" on May 31st at the Pocono Raceway. This is his second race of the 2019 season for Raphael Lessard in the ARCA Menards Series with the KBR Development team, which will field only one car for this race. In Pensacola (FL) on March 9th, Raphael Lessard impressed by leading 83 of the 200 laps in the race. Thanks to the support of the company Les cuisines Thermo-Bois, the young Beauce driver is looking to get back on the podium at the wheel of car #28.

Every race added to Raphael Lessard's program over the season is extremely important to him, as he needs as much track time as possible to develop his skills and gain experience, as well as learn as many new tracks as possible. This race will be his first one on the asymmetrical triangular track, nicknamed "The Tricky Triangle", and he will benefit from some free practice on Wednesday, May 29th to give drivers more time to learn the intricacies of this wide and bumpy track. "I look forward to getting back at the wheel with the KBR team in Pocono. We want to maintain our highest performance level all the way to the checkered flag this time around," Raphael Lessard said with determination. As the only KBR driver for this event, Raphael Lessard will work with team owner Mike Bursley and Jeff Stankiewicz as Crew Chief, a winning team.

Iowa Practice session - NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, May 20th - Newton (IA)

Raphael Lessard participated in a day of testing on Iowa Speedway to fine-tune the set-up of a Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) truck in preparation for the NASCAR truck race scheduled there for June 15th. This was the second special practice session of this sort for Raphael Lessard, as the KBM team and Toyota Racing Development (TRD) recognize the growing skills and experience of the young driver, and their confidence in his abilities continues to grow.

The renewed support of KBR, specialists in Super Late Model and ARCA series racing will help Raphael Lessard get up to competitive speed quickly, in practice and qualifying, and during the race as track conditions evolve.

*Schedule: - Practice starts at 9am, qualifying is scheduled for 12pm, and the green flag will be waved on Friday, May 31st at 5:45pm (EST). The race will be broadcast on FOX (FS2) at 8pm.

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