Team press release by Todd Lewis & TL Sports & Entertainment
Ottawa, ON (April 18, 2011) NASCAR driver Pierre Bourque, who normally is behind the wheel during the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, raced this past weekend in the 3 Amigos 250 ARCA Series event at Talladega Superspeedway. Piloting the #6 Revolution Resources – Fight Network – OCR Gas Bar Toyota fielded by Eddie Sharp Racing, Bourque had a race outing that was as wild as the weather in Talladega.
During practice for the event Bourque showed great poise behind the wheel and posted the eleventh quickest time around the high banked Superspeedway. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We picked up right where we left off during our testing sessionÃ¢â‚¬Â said Bourque. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The whole ESR team worked really hard and gave me a terrific carÃ¢â‚¬Â he added.
Bourque would qualify the #6 Revolution Resources – Fight Network – OCR Gas Bar Toyota sixteenth but would have to wait until Saturday morning to begin the race due to extreme weather across the southern US. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was quite an impressive display of the power of Mother NatureÃ¢â‚¬Â noted Pierre.
When the green flag waved on Saturday morning Bourque had the benefit of some great experience to help guide him around the race track. Ã¢â‚¬Å“My spotter for this event was Eddie DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Hondt whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been around NASCAR forever as a team owner and he also happens to be the spotter for Kyle Busch so I knew IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be in good handsÃ¢â‚¬Â said the confident driver.
Through the early part of the race Bourque proceeded methodically with #6 Revolution Resources – Fight Network – OCR Gas Bar Toyota listening to DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Hondt and maneuvering his ride. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I learned so much during this race it was amazingÃ¢â‚¬Â said Bourque. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This kind of Superspeedway racing is totally unique and it was so important to have Eddie helping me outÃ¢â‚¬Â he added.
Following an early caution Bourque would find himself running as high as third in the field of thirty nine cars. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was a real statement about how well this #6 Revolution Resources – Fight Network – OCR Gas Bar Toyota was running and how quickly we got up to speedÃ¢â‚¬Â said the driver.