Saskatoon, SK. (July 28, 2011) NASCAR driver Pierre Bourque completed the western swing of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series in the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine Dodge with a sparkling run at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In a hard fought 250 lap race Bourque started seventeenth, ran as high as third in the race and finished the evening in twelfth position.
The Wednesday evening race meant a quick turnaround for the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine Dodge team. Ã¢â‚¬Å“All of the guys pitched in and did a great job to get ready after our race on Saturday in BCÃ¢â‚¬Â said Bourque. Ã¢â‚¬Å“During the practice session I tried a number of different racing lines and the car felt very solid wherever I was running on the trackÃ¢â‚¬Â he added.
Bourque would begin the race in the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine Dodge seventeenth but quickly moved forward. Ã¢â‚¬Å“After the first caution period I restarted the race in eleventh positionÃ¢â‚¬Â described Bourque, we were having a good nightÃ¢â‚¬Â he concluded.
Forty laps later Bourque had pushed the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine Dodge into the top ten. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was just trying to be patient and had a very good handling race car. It felt really good to be battling with these great racersÃ¢â‚¬Â he stated.
When the checkered flag waved Bourque had gained a total of five positions from the start finishing just outside the top ten. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was a very good race for the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine Dodge teamÃ¢â‚¬Â described the driver. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The car ran really well, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a lot of fun to race on this track in front of a capacity crowd and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve built some momentum for our next race. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m really looking forward to getting to the road course in Trois RivieresÃ¢â‚¬Â he stated.
Pierre Bourque is back in action at the Grand Prix of Trois Rivieres August 5-7 in Trois Rivieres, Quebec.
Photo: Pierre Bourque in the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine Dodge at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway by Todd Lewis.