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

"Once he (Schwartz) missed the shift it allowed us in our MINI and the other MINIs behind to close in," said Nixon. "We were all bumper to bumper at that point and it made for an exciting finish to the race. The last time I was here was 15 years ago so even though it's in my home country it is not a place I get to compete at regularly."

"This race weekend we knew coming in we were behind in the points," said Francis Jr. "So we knew we needed to get some good finishes and fast lap points. The hilly, up and down track here is one that I really enjoy. I think that it suits me and my driving style. We are looking forward to the next two races and hope we can continue to close the points gap."

"With this being my first time racing in the Pirelli World Challenge, the victory on my debut is phenomenal," said Goulart. "I really have to thank the for giving me a great car. My race was about controlling it at the front. Especially on the starts and restarts I need to manage a small issue with hearing the call for the restarts on my radio. But the Mazda was great and I was able to control the pace and take the win."

Of note, Jason Fichter, of Jupiter, Fla., in the No. 7 Turn 7 Motorsports/Donate LifeBreathless Racing MINI Cooper was awarded the Optima Batteries Best Start gaining two positions off of the start. Holton was awarded the Cadillac Move of the Race for positions gained off of the first restart. The Invisible Clean Pass of the Race award went to Poland for his pass on Fergus. Kris Wright, of Pittsburgh, Pa., in the No. 34 Wright Automotive Group Kinetic Motorsports Kia Forte Koup was awarded the VP Racing Fuels Hard Charger award for gaining 10 positions during the race. The StopTech Brake Late Finish First award went to Nixon.

Francis Jr. will start on TC pole for Saturday's Round 5 race after recording the fastest race lap in class with a 1:30.127. Goulart recorded the fastest race lap in TCA (1:33.652) and will start on pole in class, while Washay has the pole in TCB after recording a fast lap of 1:44.755.
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