Chris Fontaine Does Double Duty at Ocala Speedway
Chris Fontaine did double duty last Friday and Saturday, and brought home a second place finish on the dirt at Ocala Speedway, followed up by eighth in the Super Late Model race at Desoto Superspeedway.
On Friday night, he started the #47 V-8 Thunderstock car in the seventh position, and by lap three of the 20-lap feature he was running second.
Through the caution on lap eight and throughout the rest of the race it was Fontaine and Gamble in the #17 lapping the field and battling for the lead.
On Saturday night, the CFI race team travelled to Desoto Superspeedway in Bradenton, FL to race in the Hoosier Elite Series 75.
Fontaine qualified the Glenden Enterprises #47 second quick in the heat race to start the feature event. He got behind the #07 of Jeff Schofield and the #5 of Joe Boyd, and the three proceeded to chase each other, lapping most of the field by lap 12.
After a caution on lap 16, the field lined up for a double file restart. On lap 20, the #5 of Joe Boyd took the lead from the #07 of Schofield and Fontaine in the #47 raced him for second for the next 2 laps before the #47 got turned around in turn two.
On the restart, Fontaine in the #47 was in second beside the #5 of Joe Boyd. The two battled nose to tail for the next 23 laps, lapping most of the field. On lap 47 the #47 took the lead by going to the inside of Boyd on the front straight when he got behind a lapped car.
The nose to tail battle between Fontaine and Boyd continued with Fontaine in the lead for the next 17 laps until Boyd tried to pass the #47 on the outside on the back straight and Fontaine turned up into him, putting the #47 into the outside wall and damaging the right front of the car.
The next race for the CFI race team will be this Friday, November 20 at Ocala Speedway.
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