|Condor Motorsports driver Junior Strous Wins at Mont Tremblant! |
For a second year in a row Condor Motorsports walks away with a victory at Mont Tremblant. This time it was Junior Strous who piloted the number 6 Condor Motorsports entry to the top spot of the Winners Circle.
Strous topped the charts in all the practice sessions. However, the first qualifying added some drama to the chase for the Pole when rain started to pour early in the session.
At the time Junior was fourth fastest started to rain and looked as the chance to get a better position was gone with the wet track . Almost as a carbon copy of 2007 with Franck Perera, the rain stopped and the hopes of improving our position became again a possibility.
After a few laps on wet tires, Junior pitted for dry rubber as the track was drying up briefly and set on his way to turn the fastest lap of the session thus obtaining the pole position.
The race was also a replay of the 2007 event. Strous made a perfect start and took the lead followed by Marcus Niemela. Junior quickly opened a gap that eventually widened to four seconds to Niemela in second place.
With a few laps left on the race a full course yellow made the four seconds gap evaporate. Strous made a great re-start and again led the race into turn one. A lap later the pace car was dispatched again do to a collision between Douglas Soares and Daniel Morad. With one lap to go there was not enough laps left on the race to have a re start and the race ended under yellow.
It was Junior’s first victory in the Atlantic Series. The points obtained for the Race Win, Pole Position and Fastest Lap propelled Strous to the points lead on the 2008 Atlantic Series Championship.