FONTAINE FINISHES 19TH IN DAYTONA TRUCK RACE
Chris Fontaine drove the NCWTS #84 Glenden Enterprises/JPL Auto Toyota Tundra to a 19th place finish in the Nextera Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, Feb. 21.
Because qualifying for the race was rained out, Fontaine started in the 27th spot.
"It definitely hurt us, because we had to start in the back," he said.
He cautiously moved up to 20th by lap 40, and after the wreck that brought out the red flag on lap 74, he quickly moved up to the seventh spot.
The #84 of Fontaine was damaged some in the pileup on lap 74, but the Glenden Enterprises/JPL Auto team quickly repaired it. "I had the wreck missed, but then a guy got me from behind," he said.
"It just got the right front fender a little bit," Fontaine said, adding, "the guys patched it up as good as it could be."
When Fontaine made a last-lap move to the outside to try to move up, no one went with him. He lost momentum, and fell back to a 19th place finish.
"No body went with me, so I didn't have any partners. I thought somebody would go with me, but they didn't so I went backwards," Fontaine said.
"I tried to get up front, but the aero package with the trucks made it really tough. No one could pass, and I was trying anything I could to get moved up," he said.
Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises team will return to Late Model racing at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL on March eighth.
CHRIS FONTAINE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO DAYTONA NCWTS TRUCK RACE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST
Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises race team are at Daytona International Speedway preparing the NCWTS #84 Glenden Enterprises/JPLAUTO.com/Ultra-Fit Gym Toyota Tundra for this Friday's truck race,The NextEra Energy Resources 250. The 100-lap race will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 at 7:30 pm/et. TV times for events leading up to the race are:
Wednesday, February 19 Practice: 2:30 pm/et
Thursday, February 20 Practice: 1:30 pm/et Final practice: 4:40 pm/et
Friday, February 21 Qualifying: 4:05 pm/et NCWTS Setup / pre-race: 7:00 pm/et
This will be Fontaine's fourth NCWTS race at Daytona. In 2011, he started the race in the 16th spot and ended up 19th after getting wrecked on lap 96. In 2012, he started 22nd and got his first top-ten NCWTS finish of seventh place. Last year, Fontaine started 22nd, but got caught up in a wreck on lap 53 and ended up 34th.
"They changed the rules and took out the tandem drafting, so we will have to see how that will play a part in the race," Fontaine said.
"They changed qualifying, so we have to get that situated," he said.
"Everybody has worked real hard to prepare the trucks. We have a backup truck this year," he said.
"I am looking forward to getting to draft again. It will be my seventh Superspeedway race(three were at Talledega), so I am looking forward to it, and running inside, outside, doing whatever it takes to get to the front," Fontaine said.
THE JPLAUTO.COM/ULTRA-FIT/GLENDEN ENTERPRISES #84 NCWTS TOYOTA TUNDRA
FONTAINE TO OPEN 2014 SEASON THIS SATURDAY IN THE BRIGHTHOUSE
CHALLENGE SERIES ICEBREAKER 100 RACE AT DESOTO SPEEDWAY IN
Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team are preparing for the Brighthouse Challenge Series Icebreaker 100 race at Desoto Speedway this Saturday, February 1, 2014.
Fontaine won the season opener at Desoto in 2004, and since then he has accumulated four more wins there.
"I think we found some things in our last race at St. Pete (Showtime Speedway) that we can carry over," Fontaine said.
Fontaine won the last Super Late Model race he ran in at Showtime Speedway December seventh of last year.
"We had a good run at Desoto the last
time, finishing second, and we are looking forward to the test and
the race, to see if we can capitalize on a win," Fontaine said,
adding, "I am looking forward to this season and being competitive
in each race that we run."
Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises race team will take to the dirt this weekend in the Florida State Championship races at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL.
Open practice will be on Friday the 20th and the finals will be on Saturday the 21st.
Fontaine drives the #84 Glenden Enterprises car in the Thunderstock division.
This is his first race on the dirt this year, but Fontaine is no stranger to the track, having raced in 35 races there since 2008.
He accumulated 7 wins, 21 top fives and 26 top tens in that time.
In 2010, he got three of those wins in a row.
FONTAINE TAKES THE WIN AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON DECEMBER 7
Chris Fontaine won the 50-lap Super Late Model race at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL last Saturday, December 7.
Fontaine qualified third fastest in the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model, but an inversion put him in the sixth starting place.
"I could tell in the warm-up laps that the car was pretty good. When we went green I was able to work my way up to second, and I got the lead on lap eleven," Fontaine said.
"Scofield was behind me, and on a restart he got out if front of me. Then we had another caution, a red flag, and I got on the outside of him on the restart. We battled it out for a few laps before I finally got out ahead of him a few car lengths and he started having motor problems, Fontaine said.
"At that point we had the dominant car in the race, and after a few laps we could drive off from second place," he said.
With two laps to go in the race a late caution came out, and on the restart the #75 was lined up on the outside of Fontaine in the #47.
"I was able to keep him to the outside, then going into the last turn we had some contact. He got up underneath me, but we were able to get to the start-finish line first," Fontaine said.
It was Fontaine's second race on the quarter-mile oval track this year. In the 100-lap race there in August, he got a fourth place finish.
To date this year, Fontaine has accumulated one win, six top five and seven top ten finishes of ten Super Late Model races.
The next race for Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises race team will be the Florida State Championship Race on the dirt at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL on December 20-21.
FONTAINE TAKES SECOND PLACE AT FULL THROTTLE SPEEDWAY DESPITE GETTING WRECKED
Chris Fontaine finished the 75-lap Turner Tree and Landscape race at Full Throttle Speedway in second place despite getting caught up in a seven-car wreck.
"We qualified third which was a big improvement. The car felt better altogether," he said.
"We started the race, and I was getting held up on the outside by people in front of me I thought would go faster and there was no where to go. I saw the leaders and it looked like they were going to wreck, so I dove to the bottom and ended up getting run over. We all slid into turn three and a car ended up on my roof," Fontaine said.
The wreck left another car on top of Fontaine's Glenden Enterprises #47, and brought out the red flag.
"I got out of the car and surveyed the damadge. It looked like all the tires were straight, so we came in and patched it up with a bunch of tape. I tried it and it didn't hurt anything in the suspension so we were able to rally back to third. We got up to second but we didn't have enough at the end to catch the 81," he said.
During the race delay, he and the team were able to make repairs and get back into the race without loosing any laps.
(Fontaine said he "couldn't believe" he ended up with a runner-up finish with a battered race car. He said his crew must have used 10 rolls of duct tape to get the car back in the race.
"I got out of the car and everything was straight and the radiator wasn't leaking, so I said let's try it," Fontaine said after surveying his car immediately following the early crash.
"It ended up working and it was a lot
of fun out there. That might have been the most fun I've had in a
race car." )
Of the nine Super Late Model races he has run so far this year, he has five top five finishes and six top ten finishes.
The next race Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises team plan to race in is the 50 lap Super Late Model race at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL on December 7.
FONTAINE FINISHES THIRD AT CITRUS COUNTY
SATURDAY, NOV. 2
CHRIS FONTAINE TO RACE THIS SATURDAY
11/2/2013 IN THE SUPER LATE MODEL RACE AT CITRUS COUNTY SPEEDWAY IN
FONTAINE AVOIDS WRECKS TO TAKE 15TH PLACE
FINISH AT TALLEDEGA
This was Fontaine's fourth race at Talledega, and his best
finish at the track.
FONTAINE FINISHES 5TH AT FULL THROTTLE SPEEDWAY ON 9 28 2013
Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to a fifth place finish in Saturday nights Turner Tree and Landscape 75 lap race at Showtime Speedway in Bradenton, FL.
He had qualified in the sixth place, and started fourth after an inversion.
"We just missed the setup and didn't have the car right, and it was all I could do to get fifth place. We will just have to go back and try it again," Fontaine said.
It is Fontaine's third top five finish and his fourth top ten of the seven Super Late Model races he has run so far this year.
The next race he plans to run in is the NCWTS Fred's 250 Powered by Coca-cola at Talledega Super Speedway on Saturday, October 19th. The race will be televised live at 4:00 pm on FoxSports 1.
FONTAINE AND TEAM ARE PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THE #47 SUPER LATE MODEL FOR SATURDAY'S RACE AT FULL THROTTLE SPEEDWAY
Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises Race Team are preparing the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model for this Saturday's Super Late Model 75 at Full Throttle Speedway in Bradenton, FL.
This will be Fontaine's third race at Bradenton so far this year. He finished third during the race in May, and did not start because of transmission trouble in June.
Fontaine has 3 top ten finishes out of the six Super Late Model races he has run so far this year.
CHRIS FONTAINE AND TEAM ARE PREPARING THE #47 GLENDEN ENTERPRISES SUPER LATE MODEL CAR FOR THE SUPER LATE MODEL 75 AT FULL THROTTLE SPEEDWAY ON SEPT. 28 AND THE #84 NCWTS TRUCK FOR TALLEDEGA NEXT MONTH
WRECK ON LAP 184 TAKES FONTAINE OUT OF WORLD CROWN CONTENTION
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Chris Fontaine started the World Crown 300 in the 18th spot of the tight 23 car field, and got as high as 12th place before getting involved in a wreck on lap 184 that took the Glenden Enterprises #47 out of the race.
"I was running with the #71 and he blocked me twice, then he bumped somebody in front of us and I checked up to keep from getting in that wreck and Gill ran into the back of me and put me in the wall," Fontaine said.
CHRIS FONTAINE TO RACE IN THE SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES WORLD CROWN 300 AT GRESHAM MOTORSPORTS PARK IN JEFFERSON, GA ON SATURDAY, 8/10
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Chris Fontaine is back behind the wheel of his No. 47 SLM. (Speed51.com photo)
FONTAINE FINISHES FOURTH IN FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 100 AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY 8/3
Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Late Model from an 11th place starting position all the way to a fourth place finish in the Florida State Late Model Championship 100 at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL on Saturday, August 3rd.
"It was a real tight field. The outside groove ended up working for my car and we passed a few," Fontaine said, adding that it was a caution-filled race.
"It got pretty frustrating only getting to do a few laps at a time," he said.
"The car went away a little bit. I used it up at the beginning," Fontaine said.
"It was one of the roughest races I have ever been in, with contact with a bunch of different cars. Some of it I felt like it was incidental and some of it was on purpose. There was a late red flag, I guess to come in the pits and get cooled down," he said, continuing," when the race resumed, through attrition and passing a few cars we ended up fourth."
The top five finish gives Fontaine three top ten and two top five finishes out of five Super Late Model races he has run so far this year.
This coming Saturday, Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises team will be travelling to Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, GA to compete in the Slack Auto Parts Southern Super Series World Crown 300.
photos by Tyler Sontag speedracerphotos.com
CHRIS FONTAINE TO RACE AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY SATURDAY
Chris Fontaine is preparing to race the #47 Glenden Enterprises Super Late Model in the August 3rd 100 lap Florida State Championship race at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL.
The last time Fontaine raced on the 3/8 mile oval track in 2000, it was called Sunshine Speedway and he was driving a SARA Sportsman Limited Late Model.
"We are going to get as fast as we can, and compete for the win," Fontaine said.
FONTAINE FINISHES THIRD AT FULL THROTTLE
He won the Hard Charger Award for the third place finish after coming back from a spin during the race.
This was the 29th top five finish Fontaine has posted at the track in the 70 races he has run there since 2000.
Fontaine is currently third in track's Super Late Model series points.
Photo by Robert Howell
CHRIS FONTAINE TO RUN THE #47 GLENDEN
ENTERPRISES SUPER LATE MODEL AT FULL THROTTLE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY
FONTAINE TAKES 7TH IN SUPER LATE MODEL RACE AT CITRUS COUNTY SPEEDWAY ON 4/27
Chris Fontaine driving the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model finished seventh in the 50 lap feature race at Citrus County Speedway last Saturday night.
Fontaine started second in the heat race. "After our first lap we kind of got into it with the #82 and ended up fourth, but I got the lead again by lap four, and won the heat race," Fontaine said.
After an inversion Fontaine started the feature race in third.
"I got around second place and got up beside the first place car and we got together, and it tore up the front of the car a little bit," Fontaine said.
"Around lap 35 Steve Dorer caught me and got outside of us and everybody just ran out of racing room. Me and Steve got together and it tore the whole side of the car off, so we just made it to the finish,"Fontaine said, adding,"We were running really, really well. We should have won, but the car got a little loose.
Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #84 Toyota Tundra got collected in a multi-truck wreck on lap 53 of the NextEra Energy Resources 250 NCWTS race at Daytona International Speedway Friday night.
"We were just riding and it was really hard to pass. Everybody checked up and we all wrecked," Fontaine said.
He had qualified the #84 in the 22nd spot to start the race and was credited with a 34th place finish.
This was Fontaine's third NCWTS race at Daytona. In 2011, while running near the front, he got caught up in a late race wreck and ended up with 19th place. In 2012, he stayed out of harms way and finished with his first career top ten finish of seventh.
FONTAINE FOURTH FASTEST IN DAYTONA PRACTICE
Chris Fontaine driving the Glenden Enterprises #84 NCWTS Toyota Tundra ran fourth fastest in the first practice session for Friday's NCWTS season opener, the Nextera Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
CHRIS FONTAINE AND THE CFI/GLENDEN ENTERPRISES TEAM HAD THEIR BEST NCWTS SEASON TO DATE IN 2012
FIRST CAREER TOP 10 FINISH AT DAYTONA
4 TOP 20 FINISHES
15 RACE STARTS
25TH IN DRIVER POINTS
26TH IN OWNER POINTS
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