Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Seibert fails to finish NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Mosport race; Overheating engine ends Seibert's day early

June 13, 2010, WILLIAMS LAKE, BC– An overheating engine forced Trevor Seibert to retire early from the Vortex Brake Pads 200 at Mosport International Raceway near Toronto on Sunday. The veteran racer from Williams Lake, British Columbia, hoped his off-season switch from Ford to Dodge would bring new luck. While engine troubles relegated him to a 20th place finish the weekend still offered hope that his Avion Motorsports entry is on the right track.
"We made alot of progress in our Lake Excavating Clean Werx Dodge from the time we unloaded for practice until raceday," said Seibert. "The Dodge engine that Ron Beauchamp built definitely puts us in contention with the other teams, and we're working hard to get our chassis set-up where it needs to be."
Seibert isn't entirely concerned with this weekend's misfortune. The veteran is a notoriously slow starter, and Mosport International Raceway is rarely kind to him. After close inspection a pinhole in a radiator hose caused the coolant to evacuate and the engine to overheat.
"I'm not sure why, but Mosport has never been a good track for us," said Seibert. "The engine Beauchamp provided us was great. The hole in the rad hose was just a freak thing.
"I'm confident we'll be very competitive at Toronto, and the remaining road courses suit my driving style well."
In addition to the manufacturer switch Seibert added two-time and defending championship winning crew chief Bill Burns to his Avion Motorsports team as an engineer. Burns worked closely with team crew chief Dave Bruin to improve the handling on Seibert's car.
"We're going to be a team to contend with after a race or two," said Seibert. "We have too many quality components here to do anything but succeed."
Seibert's next outing with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is scheduled for July 17th when the series visits Toronto. The Canadian Tire Series is making its debut on Toronto's popular lakeside course. For more information on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series visit http://hometracks.nascar.com/series/6 . Avion Motorsport's new online home is coming soon.

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