Rookie PeCoy Leads after Q2 at ARX of Canada
Loenbro Motorsports’ Travis PeCoy leads Round 4 of Americas Rallycross (ARX) after day one at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres.
One of two rookies in the ARX Supercar field for 2019, PeCoy looked like an experienced pro in slippery conditions in Q2 by overtaking double 2018 ARX final winner Tanner Foust and then on the last lap reining ARX Champion and current standings leader Scott Speed to take the win. Adding his victory to P2 in Q1, after the Loenbro team had to change the motor in the Ford Fiesta after practice, PeCoy is in the top qualifier position on Sunday morning in Canada.
“From my off road background I feel like I have a lot of strengths in the rain, I’ve been driving in the dirt and the rain for a long time, it really helped me out today. We made some strong moves by Tanner and Scott, I’m stocked and the car was awesome,” said PeCoy. “Actually we blew a motor in practice and in less than two hours we got the thing replaced and now to be sitting P1, I couldn’t be more stoked with the Loenbro Motorsports team.”
Swedish driver Patrik Sandell took the win in Q1 for Subaru Motorsports USA by winning Race 2 from PeCoy. Speed won Race 1 with third quickest time, chased by Subaru team mate, round two winner at the ARX of Gateway, Chris Atkinson. But after a rain delay before Q2, Sandell was left on the line in Race 2 with technical problems, after PeCoy’s Loenbro team mate Arpin had taken the Race 1 win in front of Andretti Rallycross’ Cabot Bigham, the Volkswagen Beetle R driver having possibly his best race of the season so far by taking an early joker then catching Atkinson before the Subaru WRX STI driver also took his joker.
After Q2, it’s PeCoy who leads from Speed and Sandell with Volkswagen Andretti’s Foust in fourth and Canadian hero Arpin in fifth.
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