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FONTAINE MAKES IT SIX WINS IN A ROW AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY
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Chris Fontaine added another win to his record with his sixth in a row at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL. on Saturday, July 19th.

Qualifying the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model, he tied with Scott Grossenbacher for fast time of 13.856.

"I was pretty surprised. I thought we had everyone covered, but he had a great lap, and it was pretty wild that we ran the exact same time," Fontaine said, adding,"with the inversion it put us in second starting on the outside, and the outside is where I like to be. It worked out in our favor, and I was able to hold off the field."

"We had one caution on lap two, and on the restart I got the outside again and was able to hold off the rest of the field for the rest of the race," he said.

When asked how he and the team have been able to accumulate six wins in a row and how they feel about it, Fontaine said,"We had a great car and we keep working on it to make it better. I am proud of everybody and all the work they have put into it. It's pretty amazing and we are all real excited about it. I never thought it would happen, but we got six in the bag, and now we will go for seven."


The next race planned for Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 race team is on August 2 at Showtime Speedway.

 Including his win of the last race of 2013 at the track, Fontaine has six wins in a row there.

His overall 2014 Super Late Model race record stands at five wins and nine top fives out of 13 races.


FONTAINE
LOOKING FOR 6TH SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY WIN IN A ROW THIS SATURDAY, JULY 19

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model team are preparing to race this Saturday, July 19 at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL.

"I think there will be a bunch of cars there, so we will have our work cut out for us, but, I feel like we have got a handle on the setup there," Fontaine said, adding,"I am really proud of the guys and what we have accomplished so far."

Including his win of the last race of 2013 at the track, Fontaine has five wins in a row there.

"We will try to do it again and we will try to qualify well. We got real close to the track record last time, so we have another chance at that. And we are going for six in a row," he said.

His overall 2014 Super Late Model race record stands at four wins and eight top fives out of 11 races.

 

FONTAINE TAKES 9TH IN THE CLYDE HART MEMORIAL 100 AT NEW SYMRNA SPEEDWAY ON 7/3

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to a ninth place finish in the Clyde Hart Memorial 100 at New Symrna Speedway in New Symrna Beach, FL on Thursday, July third.
He started the race in the 16th spot.

"We spotted brake trouble on Wednesday, and it kind of ruined practice for us.  We only got a little bit of practice on Thursday because of the rain, and we missed the setup pretty bad," Fontaine said.

"We struggled in qualifying, so I just took it easy in the race and tried to not wreck the car," he said.

The next race for Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model team is this Saturday, July 12 at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL.

"We have got to get that first win (of the year) there," he said of what he is looking for at Desoto.

So far in 2014, Fontaine has four top five finishes at the track.

His overall 2014 Super Late Model race record stands at four wins and eight top fives out of 11 races.

FONTAINE TAKES THIRD PLACE AT DESOTO

Chris Fontaine came back for a third place finish at Desoto Speedway on Saturday, June 14, in the 75 lap Super Late Model race despite having spun on lap 12.

"We had a lot of practice rained out that we needed. We tried some new things and at the last minute we went back to our old set-up, and we didn't really have time to tweak it," Fontaine said, adding, "The car wasn't right, it was too tight off turns, and that really cost us in the race. I wasn't able to run the outside like I normally could, and we settled back to fourth or fifth. I cut the car down on the apron, but I spun out in the water and had to restart in eleventh. The way the car was and being tight off the corners, third was the best I could do."

  It was the second time this year he has driven the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to a third place finish at the track. He also has two second place finishes of the six races he has run there.

Including the four wins in a row Fontaine has collected at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park this year, his 2014 record stands at four wins and eight top fives out of 10 races.

Fontaine is currently tied for first with Jesse Dutilly in the 2014 Super Late Model points at Desoto, and he leads the points at Showtime.

The next race for Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises race team will be the Brighthouse Challenge Series/Clyde Hart Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway on Thursday, July 3rd.

 

 

 

 

 

FONTAINE TO RACE AT DESOTO SPEEDWAY IN THIS SATURDAY'S SUPER LATE MODEL RACE

This Saturday, June 14, Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 team are going to race in Desoto Speedway's Super Late Model event.

"We are going to go test this week and figure out a few things. We have got to get the car better. We need some work down there, and we are going to try to go faster," he said.

So far this year, Fontaine has competed in five races at Desoto Speedway, and of the five races he has finished second twice and third once.

Fontaine's 2014 Super Late Model record now stands at four wins and seven top fives out of nine races.

He currently leads the 2014 Super Late Model series points at both Showtime Speedway and Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL.

CHRIS FONTAINE TAKES 5TH WIN IN A ROW AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON 6/7/2014

Chris Fontaine took a record 5th win in a row driving his #47 Glenden Enterprises Super Late Model in the 50-lap feature event Saturday, June seventh at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL.

He had started the day by setting the fast time in qualifying for the event, but had to start in the nineth spot after an inversion.

"The car was really, really fast, and I had to be patient and work my way through the field," Fontaine said.

"We got the lead around lap 25, and I was able to hold them off on a couple of restarts and get five (wins) in a row," he said.

"It is really exciting for the whole team. I want to thank all the guys at the shop. The car was great, and we are going to try to make it six wins in a row," he said.

Fontaine's 2014 Super Late Model record now stands at four wins and seven top fives out of nine races.

He currently leads the 2014 Super Late Model series points at both Showtime Speedway and Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL.

This Saturday, June 14 Fontaine and the team are going to race in Desoto Speedway's Super Late Model event.

"We are going to go test this week and figure out a few things. We have got to get the car better. We need some work down there, and we are going to try to go faster," he said.

FONTAINE SETS FAST TIME AT SHOWTIME

FONTAINE GOING FOR FIVE WINS IN A ROW AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY

Chris Fontaine will try to better his career best Late Model record of four wins in a row this coming Saturday, June 7th at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL.

He will be driving the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model in the speedway's 50-lap event.

One of the wins at Showtime was in December of last year, and the other three have been in the first three Super Late Model races of 2014.

 Fontaine's 2014 Super Late Model record stands at three wins and six top five finishes of eight races run to date.

He is leading in the 2014 Super Late Model points at both Showtime and Desoto.

"...we're going to try to make it five wins in a row this weekend at (Showtime Speedway), Fontaine said.

"We're just going back with the same setup, and we will try to tweak it on Friday during practice, and we will be ready to go," he said.

 

CHRIS FONTAINE PLACES THIRD IN SATURDAY'S SUPER LATE MODEL 75 RACE AT DESOTO SPEEDWAY

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 to a third place finish in last Saturday's Super Late Model 75 lap race at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL.

The finish is his third top five of the five races he has run at Desoto so far this year.

Including the three wins he has gotten this year at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, Fontaine's 2014 Super Late Model record stands at three wins and six top five finishes of eight races run to date. He is leading in the 2014 Super Late Model points at both Showtime and Desoto.

Fontaine qualified third fastest, but had to start in the eighth spot after an inversion.

"The car wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be at the beginning, but about half way through the race it came to me," he said.

"I had to run in the middle groove, and I haven't done that before, so maybe we have figured out something there that I can do with my car," Fontaine said.

"I got by Schoffield with 10 to go for third place and that's the way we ended up," he said, adding,"whenever we checked the car after the race I had a left front tire going down, so that's why the car wasn't as good as we expected."

 "We'll take that (the third place finish), and we're going to try to make it five wins in a row this weekend at (Showtime Speedway), Fontaine said.

"We're just going back with the same setup, and we will try to tweak it on Friday during practice, and we will be ready to go," he said.

FONTAINE TO RACE SATURDAY, MAY 31 IN THE SUPER LATE MODEL RACE AT DESOTO SPEEDWAY

Chris Fontaine will be looking for his first Desoto Speedway win of 2014 this coming Saturday in the Super Late Model race at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL.

So far this year, he has driven the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to two second place finishes at the track, but he has yet to get a win.

Fontaine has won the last four Super Late Model races run at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL.

His 2014 Super Late Model record currently stands at three wins and five top fives of seven races.

FONTAINE TAKES 2ND PLACE IN DESOTO SPEEDWAY'S BRIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE 100 RACE ON MAY 10

After leading from lap 25 to lap 38, Chris Fontaine had to settle for second place again at Desoto Speedway after TJ Duke took the lead and refused to give it up.

Fontaine had qualified seventh fastest in the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model, but started the 100 lap race in the fifth spot after a pill draw.

He quickly moved up to third place on lap 2, and got to second place on lap 21.

Fontaine took the lead on lap 25, and led for 13 laps before Duke got by him.

"The caution came out and he got me on the restart and I couldn't get him back," Fontaine said.

"I had a couple of chances to get him on restarts, but I couldn't close the deal," he said, adding," with nine laps to go we had our last restart, and I made some ground up and I was able to hold the outside for two laps, but he was able to get out in front of me. I just wore the car out trying to pass him. I ran out of tires and time, and had to settle for second."   

FONTAINE LOOKING FOR FIRST DESOTO SPEEDWAY WIN OF 2014 IN SATURDAY'S BRIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE 100

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Chris Fontaine will be looking for his first Desoto Speedway win of the 2014 racing season this Saturday, May 10th, in the Brighthouse Challenge Series 100 lap Super Late Model race.

To date this season, Fontaine has three wins in the three races he has run at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, but of the three races he has run at Desoto Speedway, his best finish has been second place.

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FONTAINE WINS FOURTH SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY SUPER LATE MODEL RACE IN A ROW MAY 3, 2014

CHRIS FONTAINE AND TEAM CELEBRATE

FOUR WINS IN A ROW AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to his fourth win in as many races at Showtime Speedway last Saturday night.

"I started third and got into second place in the first lap. We were running like that for half of the race. The leader was running a real high line, and he finally lost it just a little bit and it was enough for me to get by," Fontaine said.

"We had a couple of restarts, and I got the better of those, and cruised to the fourth win in a row," he said. 

One of his wins was in December of last year, and the other three have been the first three Super Late Model races at Showtime Speedway this year.

"It sure is a good handling race car", he said, adding,"I want to thank Kevin, Kevin and Joey. The guys have been working on it a lot, and it is fun to drive when it is handling as good as it does."

"We are looking forward to the next race at Showtime and maybe make it five in a row, but this weekend we are going to have to concentrate on the next race in Bradenton," he said.

That race will be the May 10th Brighthouse Networks Super Late Model 100 at Desoto Speedway.

Adding the races Fontaine has run at Desoto Speedway this year, his current 2014 race record stands at three wins and four top fives of six races. He is currently tied with his career best set in 2008.

CHRIS FONTAINE GOING FOR FOUR WINS IN A ROW AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY SATURDAY, MAY 3RD

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team will race for their fourth win in as many races at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL this coming Saturday.

"We are leaving everything the same. The car was really good the last time we were there. We have put everything back, and we are ready to go," Fontaine said of how he and the team are preparing for the race.

When asked what it would mean to him to win four races in a row, Fontaine said, "It is something I have never done before, so it would be a great accomplishment, and a great thing for everbody on the team. It would show how hard we worked, and I am really excited to have an opportunity to do it." 

AFTER LEADING 35 LAPS FONTAINE SPINS AND ENDS UP 13TH AT DESOTO SPEEDWAY SATURDAY, APRIL 12

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to a 13th place finish in the 75-lap race at Desoto Speedway on Saturday. He qualified fifth, but a 12 car inversion put him in ninth place to start the race.

"The car was better than that I thought. We started the race and I went to the outside and passed as many as I could," Fontaine said, adding,"I got up to fourth on a restart and passed two of them real quick and I got to the leader and passed him on the inside."

"We dominated the race from there on out until a caution came out with 13 laps to go," he said.

"Joe Boyd and I made contact going into turns three and four. He got the better of it and I spun out," Fontaine said.

Fontaine was forced to the rear of the field as a result.

"The car was super good. We won't have to change much to go back and be fast again. I want to thank all the guys for giving me the car they gave me," he said.

FONTAINE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER WIN AT DESOTO SPEEDWAY IN THIS COMING SATURDAY'S 75-LAP SUPER LATE MODEL RACE

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team will race in the Super Late Model 75 lap event at Desoto Speedway Saturday, April 12.

 Fontaine has a 20th place and a second place finish at the track so far this year, but he is still looking for his first win at Desoto this year.

Last weekend Fontaine won his third Showtime Speedway race in a row at the Pinellas Park track.

"Kevin Ingram, my crewchief, has really done his research on the cars I have been driving. In these races they have been really good handling cars, and I have learned a lot in the past couple of months about what it takes to be fast, and I am looking forward to getting another win," Fontaine said.

 "We have had really good cars at Desoto the past couple of times, but things didn't go exactly our way, so we just need a couple of things to fall in the right place and we can get another win," he said.

FONTAINE MAKES IT THREE WINS IN A ROW AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON APRIL 5

Chris Fontaine won his third Super Late Model race in a row at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL on Saturday, April 5 driving the Glenden Enterprises #47. The other two wins were on December seventh of last year, and March 15th of this year.

Including the races he has run at Desoto Speedway so far this year Fontaine has two wins and three top five finishes of four races.

"We qualified first and had to start third," Fontaine said, adding," I passed second place and got to the leader on lap two or three. I got around him on the outside and just drove off and left the rest of the field after that."

"We had two cautions and I got really good restarts on them. We drove about half a straightaway from everybody, and just rode the rest of the race there," he said.

"I want to thank everybody that worked on the car, Kevin, Kevin and Joey. The car was one of the best cars I have ever had in a race as far as handling, and I can't wait to go to the next race at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton," Fontaine said.

This is the second time Chris Fontaine has won three races in a row on the same track. The last time was in 2010 when he won three Thunderstock races in a row on the dirt at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL.

 "Kevin Ingram, my crewchief, has really done his research on the cars I have been driving. In these races they have been really good handling cars, and I have learned a lot in the past couple of months about what it takes to be fast, and I am looking forward to getting another win, and make it four in a row," Fontaine said.

 "We have had really good cars at Desoto the past couple of times, but things didn't go exactly our way, so we just need a couple of things to fall in the right place and we can get another win," he said.

CHRIS FONTAINE TO RACE THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 5 AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY

Chris Fontaine, driver of the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model, will try to make it three wins in a row  at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL in the Super Late Model race this coming Saturday, April 5th.

Fontaine won the last two Super Late Model races at the 1/4-mile track on March 15, 2014 and December 7, 2013.

So far in the 2014 Super Late Model season, Fontaine has one win at Showtime Speedway, a second place finish at Desoto Speedway and a 20th place finish at Desoto Speedway.

FONTAINE MAKES IT TWO WINS IN A ROW AT SHOWTIME

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Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model led every lap of the Super Late Model 100 race at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL. Saturday, March 15, 2014 enroute to his second consecutive win at the 1/4 mile track.

Fontaine also won the race he ran in at Showtime Speedway on December seventh of last year.

"We started second; got the lead on the first lap, and led every lap," Fontaine said.

During most of the race he held a three to five car length lead over the rest of the field.

"We kept having restarts, but there was one time I got about half a straight-a-way lead," Fontaine said.

"We appreciate everybody's efforts, and all my guy's hard work," he added.

"It was a tough field of cars. There were a lot of fast cars, and we are just excited to get another win," he said.

FONTAINE SECOND FASTEST IN QUALIFYING AT SHOWTIME

FONTAINE GOING FOR TWO WINS IN A ROW AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY

Chris Fontaine and the #47 Glenden Enterprises Super Late Model team will run the Super Late Model race this Saturday, March 15th at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL.

Fontaine won the last race he ran in at Showtime Speedway on December seventh of last year.

"We are going to try to make it two in a row. We are going to go with close to the same setup, I know we want to try a couple of things, and I am looking forward to trying to be dominant again there," Fontaine said. 

THE GLENDEN ENTERPRISES RACE TEAM PREPARES THE #47 FOR SATURDAY NIGHTS RACE

 

CHRIS FONTAINE SCORES SECOND AT DESOTO

 

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Chris Fontaine scored a second place finish in the 75 lap Super Late Model race at Desoto Speedway on Saturday, March 8.

After a 12-car inversion, Fontaine started the race in the eighth spot.

" It was a really fast-paced race from the beginning, everybody drove real hard from the start to the finish. We passed a couple of cars on the outside on the restarts," Fontaine said.

"With about 25 to go we got in second place, and had to run the leader down on the straightaways. It took me about 20 laps to get to him," he said, adding," I got against him in turn four and tried to make the pass, but I wore my car out. When I got to him I could just barely hang with him at that point."

"We were a little faster than the leader at the end, but I just wore the car out to get to him," Fontaine said.

The next race for Chris Fontaine and the #47 Glenden Enterprises Super Late Model team will be this Saturday, March 15th at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL.

Fontaine won the last race he ran in at Showtime Speedway on December seventh of last year.

"We are going to try to make it two in a row. We are going to go with close to the same setup, I know we want to try a couple of things, and I am looking forward to trying to be dominant again there," Fontaine said.

 

FONTAINE TO RACE AT DESOTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 8 IN THE SUPER LATE MODEL 75

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises race team are preparing the #47 Glenden Enterprises Super Late Model for this Saturdays race at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL.

The last time Fontaine raced at the track on February 1st of this year, he got in a wreck that took him out of the race on lap 47. He was credited with a 20th place finish.

"We're going back with the car just how it was. It was good enough to lead before I got wrecked. We are leaving everything the same and we are going to go try to win," Fontaine said.

Last year, he accumulated three top five finishes out of four races at the track.

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

 

CHRIS FONTAINE TO OPEN 2014 SEASON THIS SATURDAY IN THE BRIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE SERIES ICEBREAKER 100 RACE AT DESOTO SPEEDWAY IN BRADENTON, FL

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."

           

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