Sunday, August 13, 2017

"1997 CART Rookie of the Year" Patrick Carpentier Born - August 13, 1971

August 13, 1971
Patrick Carpentier
(Photo; en.wikipedia.org)
Born in LaSalle, Quebec, Canada.
He is best known for his career in the Champ Car World Series and the IndyCar Series, where he got five wins and 24 podiums, as well as two third place championship finishes in 2002 and 2004. The long-time Champ Car driver switched to the IndyCar Series in 2005, but moved on Grand Am in 2007 and spent a bit more time running his ranch. After a few NASCAR races in 2007, he moved full-time into the series in 2008. Since 2009, he has only had part-time drives, so became a contractor and renovator in Montreal, trading in real estate in Las Vegas, as well as being a color commentator for television coverage of various racing series. He occasionally competes part-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Achievements;
1985 Quebec Karting (4stroke) junior champion
1989 Spenard-David racing school series champion
1992 Formula Atlantic (Canada) series champion.
1996 Toyota Atlantic champion
1 Mile Oval: Fastest lap ever recorded by anyone (1998 Nazareth, PE. CART) 184.896 mph with a qualifying lap of 18.419 sec.
1997 CART Rookie of the Year

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