Robert Wickens third in second race at EuroSpeedway Lausitz
KLETTWITZ, Germany – Guelph’s Robert Wickens placed third in the second DTM German touring car championship series race of the weekend at EuroSpeedway Lausitz Sunday.
Wickens finished the 43-lap race in 56 minutes, 27.514 seconds in his Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM. He finished 7.034 seconds behind the winner, Jamie Green of Britain in an Audi while Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom was second in Another Audi, about ¾ of a second ahead of Wickens.
The result moves Wickens to fifth in the drivers standings with 38 points. Mercedes teammate Lucas Auer leads with 69 points and is followed by Green with 53, Britain’s Gary Paffett with 46 for Mercedes and Germany’s Mike Rockenfeller with 41 for Audi.
Next stop in the series is June 16 to 18 at Budapest for a pair of races there.
Matthew Scannell 20th in NASCAR Pinty’s Series opener
TYRONE, Ont. – Matthew Scannell of Rockwood placed 20th in the Can-Am 200 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Sunday.
The race was the opening race of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series championship and it was won by fastest qualifier Kevin Lacroix of Saint-Eustache, Que., in his Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates Dodge.
Scannell was running in fourth place with his OMVIC/Leland/Beyond Digital Ford stopped on a wet track on the 44th lap of the eventual 55-lap event. The race had two laps of overtime for cleanup of Alex Tagliani’s Epipen/Lowe’s/St. Hubert/Fast Wheels Dodge after Tagliani crashed into a tire barrier on the 49th lap.
Scannell qualified 13th and was running in the top 10 by lap 22.
The race started in the wet, but the track dried for the middle stages before rain returned for the finish.
Next race in the series is the Choko/Fast Eddie 250 presented by Havoline at Delaware Speedway June 3.
Guelph Triathlon Project’s Jamnicky 18th in Dunkerque Grand Prix
DUNKERQUE, France — Dominika Jamnicky of the Guelph Triathlon Project, racing for Metz Triathlon, placed 18th in the French Grand Prix Dunkerque triathlon Sunday.
Jamnicky finished the event in one hour, one minute and 33 seconds and was one position and three seconds ahead of former University of Guelph student Amelie Kretz, who was racing for Issy Triathlon.
Cassandre Beaugrand of France won in 59 minutes and 53 seconds.
- Guelph Sports Journal