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ROUGH DAY FOR SPEEDSOURCE IN MONTREAL
Submitted by FRANCISP on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 7:55am

Speedsource had a rough day at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
in Montreal on Friday. It started great with the #70 & #69
RX-8s in the first two rows; they even dominated the beginning
of the race with Nick Ham taking over the lead from the pole
winning #07 Pontiac of Edwards & Collins. The Speedsource #70
RX-8 had control of the field with the only serious threats
from the great braking Porsches. Then the yellows came out
and at first it appeared to be no problem with the pit strategy
of the team; however, it took so long to clear the 23 Ruby Tuesday
DP porsche off the course, Tremblay took on tires and again refilled
the tank to make it all the way to the end. It was a gamble and
after the restart he made it all the way to sixth place before
spinning out. Tremblay regained control and was plagued
with another nine minute yellow sealing his fate. With only one lap to go under green the 69 car was stuck in front of the GT class and was spun out at the hairpin by the leaders.
The #70 finished 9th and the 69 finished 12th.
Like Laguna Seca, the corner crews took so long to clear the
track after any yellow; I really believe that's what doomed the strategy of the Speedsource team; there were 28 laps under yellow.

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