Toronto, ON (July 10, 2011) Canadian NASCAR driver Pierre Bourque hit the streets of TorontoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Exhibition Place this past weekend for round number five of the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. The race was part of the Toronto Indy weekend and run in front of thousands of enthusiastic racing fans. As he piloted the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine Bourque was looking to show the capabilities of his race team.
During the practice session Bourque had some setbacks. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine came in to pit lane for a routine check and discovered a problem with the starter. Bourque returned to the track for more laps and returned and upon a second stop to replace the starter noticed oil leaking from cracked bell housing. That would end our practice session with only one third of the time elapsedÃ¢â‚¬Â explained Bourque.
The practice troubles made qualifying difficult and Bourque was only able to manage a twenty sixth best qualifying run. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Have the practice troubles put us behind the eight ballÃ¢â‚¬Â said the driver. Ã¢â‚¬Å“But I knew the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine is a strong car and I was determined to make up for that during the raceÃ¢â‚¬Â stated Bourque.
With the drop of the green flag on the 100km event Bourque began making good on his mission. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine felt greatÃ¢â‚¬Â said Bourque. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was able to make some passes and gain positions and move up to sixteenth and still had two thirds of the race to go. I felt we were in for a good afternoonÃ¢â‚¬Â he added.
Sadly troubles recurred in the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine that would dash those hopes. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We had something break in the back end of the carÃ¢â‚¬Â explained a disappointed Bourque. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just one of those things that happen but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s frustrating when weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re making such good progress and heading for a very good finish, likely in the top tenÃ¢â‚¬Â he stated.
Pierre Bourque will race the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine Dodge next in the Canadian Tire Series on Saturday July 23rd at Motoplex Speedway near Vernon, BC. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We had a strong car last year in BC and everybody was super competitive. Last year we actually got airborne in the #00 AaronÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream Machine Dodge after some contact which gave the fans and the driver plenty of excitementÃ¢â‚¬Â said Bourque. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a wonderful track and facility and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m looking forward to getting back thereÃ¢â‚¬Â he added.
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