Francis Jr., Goulart, and Nixon Win in TC, TCA, and TCB at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
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Francis Jr.

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario - Ernie Francis Jr., of Davie, Fla., Elivan Goulart, of Shelton, Conn., and Glenn Nixon, of Mission, B.C. scored Round 4 victories in TC, TCA and TCB respectively at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, and the Remo Ferri Group Canadian Grand Prix presented by Replay XD.

TC pole sitter Francis Jr. driving the No. 98 Breathless Racing/Time4 Learning, Mazda MX-5 jumped into the lead when the green flew over second-on-the-grid Cory Fergus, of Columbus, Ohio, in the No. 00 USLED/Axis Roofing/AERO/RSS/Motul, Motorsports Promotions, Porsche Cayman.

The start for the TCA class was not as clean as the No. 67 Lucas Oil/BUBBA Burger/Hendrick Honda, Shea Racing, Honda Civic Si of third-on-the-TCA-grid Shea Holbrook, of Orlando, Fla., made hard contact with the inside wall in turn 1 bringing out a full-course caution. Holbrook was not injured but her No. 67 car was significantly damaged.

The race was restarted on lap 5 with Francis Jr. leading Fergus, while Adam Poland, from Mount Vernon, Texas., in his No. 33 Edge Addicts/Majestic Pet, EASTEX Motorsports, Mazda MX-5 moved into third past Cody Ellsworth, of Jupiter, FL., and his No. 04 Mac Papers/Hastings Fiberglass, Autometrics Motorsports, Porsche Cayman.

During the lap, Francis pulled out a two-second gap on the field and Poland moved to challenge Fergus for second. Poland was able to get by to take P2 as Nathan Stacy, of Owesso, Okla., driving the No. 14 3R Racing/Stacy Racing, Volvo C30 closed on the No. 26 of Mikey Taylor, from Birmingham, Ala., who had slipped past to take fifth on the restart.

In TCA, the restart found Goulart, driving the No. 23 Tech Sport Racing, Mazda RX-8 out front followed by the No. 36 of Jason Wolfe, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, in the Wolfe Trucking, Kinetic Motorsports, Kia Forte Koup. Following in third was the No. 71 of Paul Holton out of Tallahassee, Fla., in his Children's Tumor Foundation/Honda Performance Development/, Compass360 Racing, Honda Civic Si.

The TCB restart came to the green just as they had qualified with the No. 25 of Johan Schwartz, of Huntersville, N.C., in his Tech Sport Racing/Zero Cancer, Chevy Sonic, leading the No. 58 of Canadian Nixon in his Prosports, MINI Cooper over his No. 57 teammate and fellow Canadian Andrei Kisel, of North Vancouver, B.C. in his Prosports, MINI Cooper in third.
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