June 12, 2011. Round three of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series at Delaware Speedway near London, Ontario was a good one for Ron Beauchamp Jr. and the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge team. It was a day of consistency and the team scored their second top-ten finish of the year.
Delaware Speedway is a challenging half mile track and can be hard to handle and the crew worked hard to maximize performance of the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge. Beauchamp would qualify tenth and start the 200 lap feature event on the outside of row five. “I didn’t get the lap I was expecting in qualifying” said Beauchamp. “But the most important thing is having a car that will race consistently all night and we have that” he added.
When the race began Beauchamp settled into a comfortable pace in the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge. “Some guys will often go too fast too soon so I wanted to go easy at first and have something left for the end of the race” he stated. Even with his cautious approach Beauchamp quickly began moving forward in the race and was running near the top five. .
The #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge team would make scheduled pit stops for fuel during the first caution period and then pit for new tires just past the halfway mark. “Everything looked good for us and now it was up to me to bring the car home with a good finish” explained the driver.
In the late stages of the race the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge was a victim of contact and sent up toward the wall. “That was pretty frustrating” said Beauchamp. “We had a top-five spot and the #84 car just ran into us from behind” he said.
With only some cosmetic damage Beauchamp set out to gain as many spots as possible in the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge in the closing laps. His hard charging efforts would get the car back inside the top-ten and record a ninth place finish at the checkered flag. “It’s too bad about that bump from behind” said the driver. “A top-ten is nice but, we were better than that. This team has some momentum built up now and I’m excited about the races coming up” he added.
Ron Beauchamp Jr. and the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries Dodge Team will compete in all twelve races on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. The next event takes place June 25 & 26 at Mosport International Raceway near Bowmanville, Ontario. Once again this year all events will be broadcast on TSN. Fans should check their local listings for times. For more information about the #60 Mopar Parts/Mobil 1/Exide Batteries team log on to http://www.beauchampmotorsports.com www.beauchampmotorsports.com and http://www.mopar.ca www.mopar.ca For series information check out http://www.nascar.ca www.nascar.ca.