Steckly Knows St. Eustache Asphalt

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Scott Steckly celebrates his victory in Saturday's NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event at Autodrome St. Eustache. (NASCAR Photo)
Scott Steckly celebrates his victory in Saturday's NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event at Autodrome St. Eustache. (NASCAR Photo)
Scott Steckly celebrates his victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event at Autodrome St. Eustache. (NASCAR Photo)

ST. EUSTACHE, Quebec – Scott Steckly knows his way to victory lane in St. Eustache.

Winless in his first five starts of the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season, Steckly returned to a track where he’s won three of the previous five series events. Make that four of the last six.

The Milverton, Ontario, native raced to his 16th career victory in Saturday’s National 250 from Autodrome St. Eustache. Steckly now has four wins and six top fives in six career starts at the .4-mile flat oval.

18-year-old Alex Guenette crossed the line second, followed by L.P. Dumoulin, Anthony Simone and Jeff Lapcevich.

Noel Dowler, Mark Dilley, Andrew Ranger, D.J. Kennington and J.R. Fitzpatrick rounded out the top 10.

Rookie Alex Labbe won his first series pole award in qualifying earlier in the day in just his seventh career start. Labbe led the field to green but was quickly overtaken by Steckly on the backstretch. Labbe stayed close early on, but ultimately had to withdraw from the event due to problems with his suspension.

The event was slowed by six caution flags.

The finish:

Scott Steckly, Alex Guenette, L.P. Dumoulin, Anthony Simone, Jeff Lapcevich, Noel Dowler, Mark Dilley, Andrew Ranger, D.J. Kennington J.R. Fitzpatrick, Jason Hathaway, Alex Tagliani, Hugo Vannini, Ray Courtemanche Jr., Matthew Scannell, Alex Labbe, Joey McColm.