Alguire Wins First Career CASCAR Sportsman Feature at Barrie

(Barrie, Ontario) - Mike Alguire and his Cimeron Farms / A-Dor Construction / Huntington Motorsports Pontiac Grand Prix were back in action on Canada Day weekend for round two of the CASCAR Sportsman Series championship, the MOPAR 100 at Barrie Speedway. Alguire was coming off a second-place finish in the opening round and looking to keep himself in the championship hunt on the tight 3/10th-mile layout.

The Sportsman event was a one-day show on Sunday and the teams started with a practice session, followed by qualifying. When time trials had wrapped up, Alguire was fourth on the speed chart, and would roll off from the outside of row two for the 100-lap main event. "We've been struggling all day to get the car to turn in the middle of the corners, so we threw a bunch of stuff at the car for the feature. After qualifying, we took some sway bar out, made a stagger change, and a panhard bar adjustment. Hopefully we went the right way and we're set for the feature."

When the green came out in the feature, Alguire fell into line in fourth, trailing pole-sitter Ron Lethbridge, 2005 series champion Dion Verhoeven, and Shawn McGlynn. Early in the race Verhoeven was able to challenge McGlynn for second, and with the bottom lane open, Mike dove his Pontiac down low as well and moved by McGlynn as well. It was a wild pass as Alguire was tapped by Steve Munro from behind while making a move on Verhoeven. All three drivers kept control, and Mike was able to gain third position.


Alguire Finishes Second in Sportsman Series Opener at Mosport

(Bowmanville, Ontario) - Mike Alguire and his A-Dor Construction / Huntington Motorsports Pontiac Grand Prix hit the track for the first time last weekend on the -mile oval at Mosport. The event was the opening CASCAR Sportsman race of the season, and Alguire plans on being in contention for the title all year long. "We have a great team, and solid equipment," explained Mike, who finished fourth in the championship battle last year, a mere one point out of second. "I think that we showed last year that we can get in a title race and take a shot at a championship."

The only way to describe the weather conditions on the Saturday of Father's Day weekend would be 'hot', and as the mercury climbed over 90 degrees during the afternoon, the team struggled to get the # 32 racer hooked up to the track.

Following the practice session, the cars lined up for qualifying, and Alguire was able to rip off the third-fastest time of the session, trailing only pole-sitter Dion Verhoeven and Steve Munro. "It was a good lap for us, but the track had changed so much since earlier in the day when we practiced."