Ottawa, ON (July 19, 2011) Canadian NASCAR driver Pierre Bourque returns to action in the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine Dodge this weekend. Bourque will take to the track at Motoplex Speedway near Vernon, BC in round number six of the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series this Saturday July 23rd. Last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s event in Vernon gave Bourque quite a wild ride and he expects plenty of excitement again this year.
After some mechanical difficulties during the Toronto Indy weekend Bourque and the team have quickly corrected the issues and put the race in the past. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was frustrating thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s for sureÃ¢â‚¬Â explained Bourque. Ã¢â‚¬Å“However the guys at the shop have done a marvelous job getting the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine Dodge ready for this weekend. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve gone over everything and I expect weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be strong right from the start of practiceÃ¢â‚¬Â he added.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s important for the team to be ready right from the beginning of the day at Motoplex Speedway. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is such a fast track, the high banks make for great racing that the fans here really loveÃ¢â‚¬Â said Bourque. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The competition is always very close as well and a small improvement in the car can mean a big difference in position on the trackÃ¢â‚¬Â he added.
Last season Bourque appeared to be headed for another strong finish when fortunes changed. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Everything was going well for us in the race, we were just past half way and the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine was running really well, but I was collected in an accident, totally not our faultÃ¢â‚¬Â said the driver. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was some pretty severe contact and I actually got airborne. It was exciting to experience once, but I definitely donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to do it againÃ¢â‚¬Â stated the driver.
Race fans can watch the action on Saturday July 23rd at Motoplex Speedway with Pierre Bourque and the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine Dodge team beginning at 4PM when the gates will open. Time Trials will take place first and the green flag waves on the 300 lap feature event at 8PM.