june 30, 2019

Vallée-Jonction (Quebec, Canada), June 30, 2019 - Raphael Lessard made his mark today in front of family and fans at the wheel of the #07 Sociétés Louis Jacques | FRLExpress car prepared by Dumoulin Competition and the #46 Groupe BLU2 | AssurExperts Lessard & Associés | FRLExpress. Sixth on the NASCAR Pinty's grid, the young Beauceron took the lead on lap 137 and led the rest of the way to victory. Later in the day, Raphaël Lessard again made the podium with the Bilodeau Brothers NASCAR Super Late Model car crossing the finish line in third place. A double result greatly acclaimed by all who were there.

NASCAR Pinty's - #07 Sociétés Louis Jacques | FRL Express | Dumoulin Competition

Raphaël Lessard made his mark brilliantly on this track when he won his first victory ever here, at the age of 12.

"It's very special, it's kind of a dream come true. I never expected to win my first ever NASCAR Pinty's Series race here at home, a major event with all the great drivers who have been here over time. The guys at Dumoulin Competition gave me an awesome race car. It's hard to dominate like this with a one-race deal. It's your first time with the team, with the car and everything is new. I wasn't sure how the race would play out. In practice we were okay on new tires, but we needed a little more speed. And on old tires, we just kept being better and better. I had to pace myself to slow down. It was a lot of fun, I can't thank enough the Dumoulin Competition team for the awesome car, my partners Sociétés Louis Jacques and FRL Express, brothers Jean-Francois and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, and everyone on the team" told us the driver of the Pinty's car #07 Sociétés Louis Jacques | FRL Express car.

NASCAR Late Model - #46 F LFR Logistiques|Groupe BLU2|AssurExperts Lessard & Associés|FRL Express | Bilodeau Brothers

Second on the starting grid, Raphaël Lessard was able to defend his position among the leaders and finish third on the podium.

"We went to get the most out of the car #46 BLU2 Group | AssurExperts Lessard & Associates | FRLExpress. We were a little short on power to take the win, but we are really happy with the result. Thank you to all my partners and the Bilodeau Brothers team," added Raphaël Lessard.

NASCAR Pinty's

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  • The race will be broadcast on TSN on Saturday July 6 at 2 pm, and on RDS2 on Monday July 15 at 7 pm.

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