Montreal: Pierre Bourque pre-race notes
Bourque and Mohawks Are Off to a Great Start at Montreal NASCAR Race Mohawk Internet Technologies is Partnering With ...
Bourque and Mohawks Are Off to a Great Start at Montreal NASCAR Race
Mohawk Internet Technologies is Partnering With #29 Entry This Weekend
CONCORD, NC (August 2, 2008) -- The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is in action this weekend in Montreal as part of the NASCAR Nationwide Series' historic appearance in Canada this weekend. Pierre Bourque will take part in the weekend of racing at Montreal's Ile Notre Dame on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event at the road course on Saturday.
Bourque got off to a solid start on Friday, as preparations began for the race. In opening practice, he started out as fourth quickest. Later on, brake issues limited him to a 17th-place qualifying run, but those issues have been rectified and Bourque is very optimistic about the race.
"Our first practice session went terrific," said Bourque. "The car was very, very good and fast. However, we uncovered some serious braking issues afterwards and this track has some very high speed braking points. So we bled the brakes, changed brake pads and made some adjustments. That caused us to qualify in the middle of the pack, but I'm so proud of everything that the Whitlock Motorsports crew did to the Mohawk Internet Technologies Dodge. There is a lot of energy and enthusiasm from the whole team about this race. We should be terrific and hope to end the day with a top 10 finish."
The #29 Whitlock Motorsports-prepared Dodge that Bourque is racing at Montreal is being sponsored by Mohawk Internet Technologies for this race. It is the first venture for the Mohawks into NASCAR racing and Bourque is excited about the partnership
"I am really excited about this groundbreaking collaboration with Mohawk Internet Technologies," said Bourque. "To my knowledge, this is the first time a Mohawk business has entered the world of NASCAR. Not only am I thrilled to have their support, but I am also a longtime client and I can attest first-hand to the quality and performance of their cutting-edge services and technology."
It's not just Bourque who is excited either. In fact, both sides of the partnership are thrilled with the arrangement for the weekend.
"In over 400 years, the Mohawk people have never been defeated in battle, and it is with that knowledge and sense of history that we are proud to place the name of Mohawk Internet Technologies on the car of #29, Mr. Pierre Bourque, whom we believe will carry that tradition forward," said Chuck Barnett, Board of Supervisors for Mohawk Internet Technologies.
Bourque is in a great position to carry along that tradition. He is a veteran of both road racing and stock car disciplines and the Montreal event will require proficiency in both areas for a driver to take home a good finish.
The NASCAR Canadian Tire event at Montreal will take place on Saturday, August 2nd.