At the Spring Classic weekend in Tremblant
Only 4 races old, Jonathan Labbee from Simtec Racing / Neutronics managed to log in the fastest race lap times on both the Saturday and Sunday races, and took the Masters Series Pole for the Sunday event.
Saturday (Masters Series)
Labbee qualified 3rd on the Masters grid. As the race progressed, he was battling with #77, Pat Sweeney, as he was attempting an overtaking manouver on Sweeney, Labbee’s 47 car was hit by General Lew in corner 8, which sent him spinning out into the gravel pit.
Unfortunately General Lew also spun and hit Jean Lajoie which ended both their race. Labbee got the car started and managed to get back on the track. At this point, Labbee is last and after a restart, Labbee fought his way back up, passed 8 competitors to find himself back behind Sweeney ;
“ I had a fire in my eyes, it was great” Labbee commented. Due to the spinout, Labbee lost a lap but still managed to take 3rd place in the Masters series, a first podium for the driver and Simtec Racing. Bishara #46 also did well and took 4th place in the Masters Series.
Sunday (Masters Series)
Car 47 driven by Jonathan Labbee qualified on pole and maintained the lead during most of the race. On the last lap, Labbee missed a shift coming out of turn 5, this gave the opportunity for 77 to overtake him and win the race.
“Although this mistake cost me 1st place, I truly enjoyed the heated battle with Pat Sweeny who he was on my tail the entire race, and I had a blast”.
Labbee completed the race 2nd place. A second podium for the rooky driver. Not bad for the 1st program of the 2010 season.
SIMTEC RACING wishes to thank our new PJF Performance crew, they performed very well, Sean Cadney for the impeccable preparation of car 47, Joanne and Alina for great crewing and support, and our incredible sponsors, NEUTRONICS, IXL SPORTS, ILLUMIVISION, GASBEE DIGITAL, F1 FANZONE.
Next week, you can see SIMTEC RACING in action at the F1 Event at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal in the Canadian Grand Prix return to Montreal after a year off in 2009.
source: Simtec Racing