Rich Vleck, BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO, (June 21, 2014)- Jared Zimbardi was already off to a great start to the 2014 season heading in to this weekend, but after his run Saturday, he cemented this has his best season of his illustrious career.
Zimbardi, of Bradford, PA, flexed his muscle Saturday Night at the Brockville Ontario Speedway, leading all 25 laps of the A-Main to sweep the weekend of Patriot Sprint Tour Canada action.
The defending PST America Champion won his heat and drew the pole position and was solid on all restarts throughout the duration of the event. Quebec’s Alain Bergeron reeled in the No. 35 on a pair of occasions and was able to pull even with “The Juice” on a late-race restart but it was Zimbardi who was able to drive back ahead and win by just under a second.
The win was the fourth in Zimbardi’s career at Brockville, his 16th overall in PST action. It is his fourth win in the last six races and after winning three Patriot events in three prior seasons, it is the first season he has won four PST full-point events.
Bergeron’s second-place effort had a few bids for the win, but Michael Parent ran him hard for that position, eventually would have to settle for third. Ontario’s Chris Jones and Mitch Brown completed the top five.
Local Lee Ladoucuer would edge Yan Bilodeau at the line for sixth while Rick Wilson, Kyle Fraser and Dale Gosselin rounded out the top 10.
Zimbardi and Bergeron were the heat race winners while Dale Gosselin scored the win in the Four Laps of Fame Dash. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.
Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Results: 6/21/14, Brockville Ontario Speedway, Brockville, ONTARIO.
A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Jared Zimbardi (35), 2. Alain Bergeron (8B), 3. Michael Parent (25), 4. Chris Jones (11J), 5. Mitch Brown (10), 6. Lee Ladouceur (51), 7. Yan Bilodeau (123), 8. Rick Wilson (42w), 9. Kyle Fraser (01), 10. Dale Gosselin (3), 11. Chris Durand (67D), 12. Paul Pekkonen (98), 13. April Wilson (15aw), 14. Stan Zanchin (94), 15. Dave Wickham (80), 16. Tyler Rand (84).
Lap Leaders- Zimbardi 1-25.
Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Dale Gosselin (3), 2. Chris Durand (67D), 3. Lee Ladouceur (51), 4. Stan Zanchin (94), 5. Paul Pekkonen (98), 6. April Wilson (15aw).
Heat Races (8 Laps Each)-
Race 1: BERGERON, Brown, Parent, Bilodeau, Gosselin Zanchin, Ladouceur, Wickham.
Race 2: ZIMBARDI, R. Wilson, Jones, A. Wilson, Fraser, Durand, Pekkonen, Rand.
Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Standings (Top 10)- Zimbardi 300, Bergeron 280, Brown 267, Jones 264, Ladouceur 252, Gosselin 236, Fraser 235, Zanchin 222, Barney 145, Parent and Hoddick 141.
Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- Polyak 17, Knab 14, D. Just and Collins 12, CJ Jones 10.
Gater Racing News Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Polyak 31, Adamczyk 17, Zimbardi 15, Reakes 14, Ladouceur 13.