VALLEE JONCTION, Quebec — It was a day Ben Seitz, won’t soon forget. Saturday at Autodrome Chaudiere, everything just fell into place for the Bourne, Mass., driver and his crew.
Seitz’s No. 17 was consistently fast and by the end of practice he had set a track record of 10.77 seconds , breaking Johnny Benson’s mark set in 2011. Seitz signed the track wall as had Benson, and then the 17 sat in victory lane at the end of the ISMA 75 later than night. It was about as perfect a day as any driver could ask for. And, Seitz was certainly pleased with the results. The win was Seitz’s second on the ISMA trail.
“This was very good. I am very happy. The car was really good. Brian (Allegresso) and Dickie Bien both set the car up and it was really good,” Seitz said. “I was patient and I knew the car was really good so I was there at the end. We started ninth and I kind of just picked and chose my spots. I need to thank my sponsors, Sam Lorusso and his family for sticking with us through all the adversity the last couple of years. Thanks also to ISMA and the fans who came here today. We appreciate it. I think Brian and Dickie now have this thing pointed in the right direction. Hopefully things keep going this way.”
Jon McKennedy finished second ahead of Alison Cumens, Eddie Witkum Jr. and Ryan Litt.