Marc-Antoine Camirand now occupies exclusive first place in the NASCAR Pinty's Series cumulative standings.
The Saint-Léonard-d'Aston driver learned Thursday morning that he was recovering the 12 points that had been taken from him following a penalty imposed a few days later. his victory in Edmonton on July 23.
Following a post-race inspection, the officials of the Canadian series had judged that the exhaust system of his car did not comply with the prescribed regulations.
Or, Camirand, which wears the colors of the Paillé team, has always claimed that the said component presented no anomaly.
The decision was made a little earlier than expected and it is therefore a strong comfortable 12-point priority at the top of the table that he will present himself at the next stage, on August 27 at the ICAR road circuit in Mirabel.
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Coming off Tuesday night's run on Oshweken clay, where he finished fourth, Camirand tied for the top of the standings with Ontarian D.J. Kennington with 385 points.  ;
“We were very confident of winning the case and justice has been done,” he exclaimed in an interview with the Journal.
“With a 12-point lead,” he continued, “we will approach the next races with enthusiasm, while thinking of collecting precious points in the championship. »
Successful practice sessions
While Camirand never won at ICAR, he always performed well at the complex located on the site of Mirabel International Airport.
“We had the chance to participate in two private test sessions on this track this year and everything went well,” said the man who, in four starts, has a presence on the third step of the podium (2017). and a seventh-place finish (2015).
As for allegations of a possible non-standard rear suspension, which was the subject of complaints from some rival teams earlier this season, “the case is closed. and everything is in order, “confirmed Camirand.
Tagliani also cleared
Camirand will try to win a first title in the series and succeed to Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, crowned champion last season.
Another Quebec driver, Alexandre Tagliani, also won his appeal, this time on Wednesday, and was able to recover the 12 points he had lost during a race in Western Canada, where he was accused of unsportsmanlike behavior on the track.
He is now in third place in the standings and thus maintains his chances of also winning a first championship in the NASCAR Pinty's Series with only three events on the calendar.
Cumulative ranking after ten stages (revised)
1. Marc-Antoine Camirand 397
1. D.J. 385
3. Alexandre Tagliani ; 377
4. Treyten Lapcevich ; 365
5. Kevin Lacroix 364
6. Andrew Ranger 362
7. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin 354
8. Brandon Watson 353
9. Gary Klutt ; 352
10. Jean-Philippe Bergeron 317