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White in 15th place at the NAPA Auto Pro 100

 | September 9, 2011

The NAPA AutoPro 100 on Aug. 20 was riddled with yellow caution flags, engine trouble and car contacts. NASCAR Canadian Tire Series’ last road course for the season was held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

Difficulties beleaguered drivers throughout the race.  Barely 12 minutes after the start of the race, the first caution flag was waved when Ray Courtemanche Jr. went off track and had trouble restarting his engine. On Lap 8, Michel Pilon’s car spun into traffic. On top of that, two more cautions were given for two car contacts that occurred just 18 minutes apart.

It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time for Sun Peaks racer Jason White, whose position was brought down several notches while avoiding a collision.

“It happened right in front of me and I had to do some quick maneuvering to keep from getting collected,” he said. “There was no contact but I lost a number of positions.”

“There was no damage to the car so I just hustled to get back what I could,” said White.  “We were all set up for another Top 10 finish but unfortunately I got caught up in that problem,” he concluded.

At the end of an action-packed race, White passed the checkered flag in 15th place. The points from this race brought his total score to 1,133 points putting White in eighth place in overall standings.

It’s back to the ovals on Sept. 10 for the Wild Wing 300 at Riverside International Speedway. Follow White at www.jasonwhiteracing.com or on Twitter @racinjason.

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