July 28, 2011. Following a tough outing in her last race, Isabelle Tremblay from St. Hippolyte, Quebec did exactly as she and the team expected. They rebounded with a solid effort in round number seven of the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire series at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The #07 team worked two long days to make repairs and gave Tremblay and very good handling race car. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The whole Dave Jacombs team worked so hard the last few days and did a very good jobÃ¢â‚¬Â said Tremblay. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The car felt good in practice and right through the entire raceÃ¢â‚¬Â she added.
For the entire 250 lap race Tremblay ran lap times that were very consistent. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was a great accomplishment for the team to have such a steady race, especially with these two races in the west only a few days apartÃ¢â‚¬Â said Tremblay.
TremblayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s finish also now moves her up in the standings and she is the top ranked rookie driver. Ã¢â‚¬Å“That was my goal to be the top rookie this year, we are moving closer to accomplishing that goalÃ¢â‚¬Â she stated.
It was also apparent that Tremblay is earning the respect of her fellow competitors. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I got bumped and spun by another carÃ¢â‚¬Â explained the driver. Ã¢â‚¬Å“However I did not retaliate, it is important to show that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m here to race at this very high level and not be the kind of driver that is driving carelesslyÃ¢â‚¬Â she added.
Isabelle Tremblay will be doing double duty in her next racing weekend. In addition to racing the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event during the Grand Prix of Trois Rivieres August 5-7, Tremblay will also participate in the F1600 race. Ã¢â‚¬Å“All of my family and supporters who cheer me on help me realize my dreams will be at the Grand Prix and I will be racing for themÃ¢â‚¬Â said Tremblay.
NOTE: Thursday August 4th Isabelle Tremblay will be making an appearance and the Regional ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hospital in Trois Rivieres with other racers participating in the weekend activities.
During the 2011 racing season Isabelle Tremblay will compete in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, the ANCA Sportsman Series at the Autodrome St. Eustache and the F1600 Series. This kind of large-scale racing program schedule would not be possible without the impressive support of many partners for which Isabelle is extremely grateful. Isabelle TremblayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ANCA Sportsman Series efforts are backed by Insulation Ippersiel, Canadian Tire St. Jerome, La Pizzeria Etc and DB Imaging. The NASCAR Canadian Tire series program is made possible with support from Group Beton Brunet and ADF Diesel. Her Formula 1600 Tour receives backing from Furniture World Salotti.
More information about Isabelle Tremblay and her 2011 racing program can be found by going to her website, www.isaracingteam.com
Photo of Isabelle Tremblay practicing at Motoplex Speedway by Todd Lewis.