After having a frustrating weekend last week at Mosport, Jason White was ready to rebound strong this weekend at Circuit ICAR north of Montreal, Quebec. White did that as despite not having a lot of experience on the road courses, he brought home the No. 21 A&W Dodge in the top 10.
“I knew there was going to be all kinds of carnage on those final two laps,” White said of the final green-white-checkered. “I just kept my wits about me and stuck it in there when I had the chance and made a couple of passes in those last two laps.”
This marks the first top-10 for White with his new crew chief Derek Lynch.
“It’s been a long time coming” he said afterwards. “My Crew Chief Derek Lynch and the whole team gave me a car I could drive and not have it drive me. I’ve got to thank all the guys for their hard work this weekend. This whole team is super excited to get back into our oval car and get to Delaware next weekend.”
Following testing, White said he was just looking for a solid run on the 2.11 mile road course that was laid out on the Mirabel Airport.
“It’s a very tight course and really technical,” White explained. “Our team wanted to set the car up to run very consistently throughout the race” he added.
Qualifying wouldn’t be as perfect as he would’ve liked as he’d qualify 17th for the 30-lap race.
“I really wanted to get under a time of one minute forty for a lap and we just missed,” White said. “But I was able to run those laps times all through practice and qualifying which set us up nicely for the race.”
So when it came to the beginning of the race, White knew he had be patient and slowly work his way up front.
“Through the first part of the race the #21 A & W Dodge Challenger was really consistent and we picked up a couple of spots and got up close to tenth and I thought we were in pretty good shape,” White said.
The next event for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will be this coming Saturday June 11th at Delaware Speedway near London, Ontario. The race from Circuit ICAR can be seen on TSN Sunday June 12th at 11AM Eastern.
Race fans can follow Jason White through his website http://www.jasonwhiteracing.com and on twitter @racinjasonwhite