Scott Steckly Racing
TAGLIANI SCORES A SOLID THIRD PLACE AT ICAR
Montreal, July 6, 2015 Alex Tagliani scored a third-place finish on Sunday in Round 4 of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec. Starting from the pole, the racer from Lachenaie, Quebec was overtaken on lap 3 by Kevin Lacroix of Saint-Eustache who went on to win the 30-lap race by 0.869 seconds ahead of Andrew Ranger. All throughout the race, Tagliani had issues with his power steering unit and could not keep up with the two front-runners' pace, but he managed to stay ahead of his pursuers to secure a podium finish.
This was the third Top-5 finish of 2015 for the driver of the No 18 EpiPen/CGI/CanTorque Chevrolet. Tag finished fifth at Autodrome Chaudière in Vallée-Jonction, Quebec on June 13, and one week later, lapped the entire field on his way to an historic win at Sunset Speedway in Innisfil, Ontario. Even though he has entered only three of the first four series races, Tagliani is now ninth in the driver standings with 129 points, only 30 behind championship leader Jason Hathaway, who finished 11th today.
"With all our mechanical problems during the race, I am very satisfied with the weekend results. During qualifying on Saturday, I started to have problems with the power steering unit after I posted the fasted lap to secure the pole," Tagliani said. "Then, the engine started to overheat. I knew that we would have a lot of difficulties to stay in front for the race. I saved the car as much as I could during the race, battled with the steering wheel for 30 laps, but managed a podium finish. We are now going on a two-race Western Canada swing, where we hope to continue with our success."
Sunday's Ecko Unlimited 100 telecast will premiere on TSN on July 11 at 1 p.m., and on RDS2 on July 25 at 2 p.m.
Round 5 of the 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will be held Saturday July 11 at the Edmonton International Raceway.
The participation of Tagliani Autosport in NCATS is the result of a partnership with Pfizer Canada Inc., the Canadian distributor of EpiPen® (epinephrine) auto-injectors. With his NASCAR program and participation in races across Canada, Alex is the ideal spokesperson to educate the 1.4 million Canadians who are affected by at least one food allergy and the severe life-threatening condition of anaphylaxis. Living with severe allergies to peanuts and nuts himself, Alex carries an EpiPen® Auto-Injector with him at all times. He invites fans to follow him on Facebook and Twitter (@Tagliani), www.TaglianiAutosport.com
To raise money for Anaphylaxis Canada, The Tagliani Foundation is organizing its second Annual Golf Classic at Golf Club Le Mirage on September 29, 2015. For details on the tournament and for tickets, visit http://www.taglianifoundation.org/en/index.html
Tagliani Autosport is also sponsored by CanTorque, headquartered in Edmonton, which designs and manufactures Industrial Bolting Tools and Accessories; by CGI Group Inc., the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Riobel, a manufacturer of high-performance faucets and shower systems that are both elegant and sophisticated and available throughout Canada and in a growing number of US states, and Napoleon®, North America's largest privately owned manufacturer of quality wood and gas fireplaces, outdoor living products and heating & cooling products, are also proud sponsors of Tagliani Autosport. Alex and his team can also count on the support of Fast Wheels, a Canadian alloy wheel manufacturer who offers high quality wheels for more than 40,000 vehicle models.