“Formula Tour 1600 Series returns to action this weekend at Circuit Mont Tremblant with Britain West driver Nathan Blok leading the points”
Brantford, Ontario – July 20, 2011 – Britain West Motorsport, Canada’s leading Formula Ford competition group, head to the beautiful hamlet of Mont Tremblant to take on the third round of the Quebec-based Formula Tour 1600 Series. The series has been off since the Montreal Grand Prix back in early June and many racers are anxious to go racing. This weekend marks the second weekend in a row for the Britain West squad as they completed a solid weekend at Shannonville Motorsport Park taking part in the Ontario Formula Ford Challenge during the DAC Trillium Cup event. The team had five cars on track testing on Friday with three drivers taking in the double-header race weekend. The three-car effort hit the podium four times over the weekend of very hot racing conditions.
Gord Ross running in a B Class car would cross in sixth in the Saturday race, third in class. On Sunday Ross crossed in seventh place, again third in class and another trip to the podium. Steve Tzountzouris in his A Class car also hit the podium taking second on Saturday from his third place qualifying spot. On Sunday it was sixth at the line for the Uxbridge driver as he battled high engine temperatures. Formula Ford rookie Garett Grist, a member of the Sofina Foods Driver Development Program, took second in qualifying on Saturday but had his race cut short as he lost power while running in second place. On Sunday another front row start had Grist lead the first few circuits courtesy of a great outside lane start. Contact on lap five bent his front steering and the rookie driver had to relinquish the lead but held on for second place at the line.
“It was a good weekend, but tough on the cars with the track temperature around 127 degrees,” comments David Clubine, owner of Britain West Motorsport. “Overall we grabbed a couple of podiums and improved over the weekend. Now we have to immediately turn our focus to Tremblant.”
In the field for the Tremblant double-header weekend will be Britain West driver Nathan Blok of Pembrook, Ontario who leads the Formula Tour points following a great Canadian Grand Prix weekend. Joining Blok will be Grist who is eighth in the standings, the highest placing rookie. Grist looks to run well at Tremblant where he took his first win of the 2011 season last time out. Sergio Pasian of St-Jeanne d’arc, Quebec will field his Britain West prepared blue and silver Van Diemen as he sits in 12th in the championship. Rounding out the team is veteran campaigner Guy Gilian of St. Eustache, Quebec who holds onto 20th place in the overall championship.
“Like Shannonville, it looks like Tremblant is going to be a very hot weekend. Staying on top of the equipment is going to be a challenge,” comments Clubine. “We have a good line up of cars and won last time here. I expect we can take another win here again this weekend.”
A fixture in the Canadian motorsports scene for nearly two decades, Britain West is the exclusive Van Diemen Chassis and Dunlop Tire importer for Canada. They also represent AimSport Mychron Data Systems, Penske Shocks and HANS Device. Britain West are also known as the leading engine builder for the popular Formula Ford power plant making use of an in-house machine shop, tooling and test dyno. All the staff at Britain West has an eye for detail and put customer service first. For more information on Britain West Motorsports and this news release please contact Dave Clubine at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-756-1610.