Alex Healy Racing shakes off the rust to earn a top five result at Mosport Victoria Day Speedfest.
24 – May – 2011, Ottawa, Ontario – for immediate release
Alex Healy was battling weather conditions and showing little signs of any rust in opening weekend at CTCC Victoria Day Speed fest at Mosport May 21-22.
“It was one of those weekends where it ended well, but after some significant challenges for our new team,” explained Inside Track magazine’s 2009’s Up and Coming Driver of the Year.
Alex Healy is back in the CTCC series after Healy joined Lombardi Honda in 2010, following his successful debut in 2009 with Alex Healy Racing. “On Friday, our main transmission blew a gear and on Saturday, in Qualifying, I managed to lose my left axle,” he said. “It’s frustrating, but it brings our crew together and we learned we can and will be a top team.” The crew may have set something of a track record in replacing the transmission in well under two hours.
Qualifying a somewhat disappointing 6th, Healy started Race 1 on Saturday in the sunshine on new slicks. By the 5th lap a “Mosport cloud” dumped several millimetres of rain onto the track. He managed quickly to establish a solid second place in the field and was within reach of the leader when a fogging windshield forced him onto the sidelines and into the gravel.
Starting 20th on Sunday, Healy moved through the field 15 places but simply ran out of time to close the distance to reach the podium and had to settle with 5th place.
“All in all, considering our car has been sidelined for well over 20 months, and with a new crew except for my chief, Tyler Givogue, we have to be happy with the result. We will build on this, get better and be ready for iCar in a couple of weeks,” said Healy.
Healy was selected by the series for a special feature and was filmed over the weekend, on and off track, by Phanta Media. That footage will soon be available to CTCC and Alex Healy Racing fans in the very near future.
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