BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada — From midway through the race to the beginning of the penultimate lap of this weekend’s TUDOR Championship race, it looked like the #73 Park Place Motorsports / Children’s Tumor Foundation Porsche was well-placed to bring home a win at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, the first of the year for drivers Patrick Lindsey and Kévin Estre. However, as it had for much of the race, traffic played a factor, holding Estre up at just the wrong moment and allowing the second-place Viper into the lead. Despite a valiant push, Kévin was unable to re-take the position, and ended the race in second place.
“While we would have liked to take the win, we’re quite pleased with our result here today,” remarked Lindsey. “Our crew delivered a flawless car and pit stop, and Kévin drove his heart out. It’s a shame that traffic from a different class affected the outcome, but that’s one of the joys of multi-class racing. I do wish we could have closed this one out for all of the NF Heroes, but we will get one before the year is done.”
The Porsche is wrapped in an eye-catching livery featuring artwork by renowned artist and NF Hero Jeff Hanson in support of the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s Racing4Research™ program. Begun at the season-opening TUDOR race at Daytona, the program has since expanded to include the Park Place Porsche, as well as three additional cars run by long-time CTF team Compass360 Racing.
One of those cars was the #75 Honda Civic Si of Kyle Gimple and Ryan Eversley that won the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Watkins Glen two weeks prior. “It was such an honor to give the CTF families their first win of the season at Watkins,” enthused Gimple. “We got some great television coverage of the car and on the podium for the Foundation, and we hope to do that again before the year is out."