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CHRIS FONTAINE TO RACE IN THE FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE ON DIRT AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK IN OCALA, FL DECEMBER 20 AND 21

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.") reprinted from article by Scott Lockwood on Full Throttle Speedway's website.http://www.fullthrottleracepark.com/

Fontaine is currently fourth in the 2013 Full Throttle Speedway Super Late Model points standings.
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
THE GLENDEN ENTERPRISES TEAM IS PREPARING FOR RACE IN BRADENTON THIS SATURDAY, NOV. 9
Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to a third place finish at Citrus County Speedway on Saturday, 11/2/2013.
It was his second top ten and first top five finish of the three races he has run at the track so far this year.
"We only got eight laps of practice, and we didn't get the car the way we could have been had we gotten more practice," Fontaine said, adding,"so the car was really,really free during the race."
"We were supposed to start ninth, but we ended up starting third because people dropped to the back," he said.
"The first few laps I got to the outside of the leader and was battling him door to door and the caution came out," he said.
"On the restart, I couldn't get back up beside him and we ran in second for awhile until I slid up the track and fell back to fifth," Fontaine said, continuing,"I was able to work my way back up to fourth, and with three laps to go there was another caution. On the restart I got past the third place guy and got up to third with two to go."
This Saturday, November 9th, Fontaine will race the #47 at Full Throttle Speedway in Bradenton, FL.
He has a third and a fifth place finish of the three races he has run there so far this year.
"We are going to try and go fast, and see if we can get the car competative to run with the leaders, he said, adding,"There are two guys who have been really dominant there, and we just have to figure out a way to run with them," he said.


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CHRIS FONTAINE TO RACE THIS SATURDAY 11/2/2013 IN THE SUPER LATE MODEL RACE AT CITRUS COUNTY SPEEDWAY IN INVERNESS, FL 
Chris Fontaine will drive the #47 Glenden Enterprises Super Late Model in Saturday's 50 lap Super Late Model race at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness, FL.
  This will be Fontaine's third race at the track this year, and his eighth Super Late Model race this year.
  "We are normally pretty good there," he said of his expectations for this week's race, adding,"We haven't had the finishes we wanted, but we look to be competitive and get to the finish.  To win you have got to get to the finish."
  Fontaine is just coming off last month's NCWTS race at Talledega SuperSpeedway where he got his best Talledega finish to date with 15th place.

FONTAINE AVOIDS WRECKS TO TAKE 15TH PLACE FINISH AT TALLEDEGA



    
     Chris Fontaine avoided two big wrecks to drive the #83 Glenden Enterprises NCWTS truck to a 15th place finish in Saturday's Fred's 250 powered by Coca-cola at Talledega Superspeedway.
     He qualified the truck named "Freak" in the 17th spot to start the race. 
     "We didn't exactly qualify where we wanted to, but at Superspeedway races sometimes we can make up for that in the race. We stayed out on the first caution and got some track position," Fontaine said.
     He lead 3 laps early on in the race while running in tandem with Kyle Busch.
     "We were able to hook up with Kyle and go to the front for a few laps, and then some other trucks did the same thing in the tandem draft," Fontaine said.
     "We had to come in and get gas, and that put us to the back again, so I just played it safe and tried to miss "the big one", he said, adding,"Fortunately we did miss it, but we got a little damage on the left front, but the guys in the pits did a good job in the pits and got the truck where it would be competitive again."
     "Then we were trying to position ourselves and it got a little crazy, and I had to back out of it a couple of times," Fontaine said.
     "Then on the last lap I got a big push from the #1 and gained a lot of positions. It didn't look like we had quite enough to win coming off turn four, but it looked like we were going to have a top ten, until everybody crashed," he said.


FONTAINE GOT BY THIS LAST LAP CRASH TO MAKE IT TO THE FINISH AT TALLEDEGA

   This was Fontaine's fourth race at Talledega, and his best finish at the track.
     In his debut at the Superspeedway in 2010, he started sixth and was leading the race with two laps to go when he ran out of gas while running under a caution. He was credited with a 19th place finish.
     In 2011, Fontaine started 14th and finished 25th after getting caught up in an accident on lap 83.
     In 2012, he started 12th and finished 29th after getting caught in an accident on lap 61.
     Fontaine and the team plan to repair "Freak" and get it ready for testing at Daytona in January.
    

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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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.

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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 SPEEDWAY
Chris Fontaine drove the #47 Glenden Enterprises Late Model from a ninth place starting position all the way to a third place finish in the Super Late Model 75 lap event at Full Throttle Speedway in Bradenton, FL on Saturday, May 18.

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.

 

 

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CHRIS FONTAINE TO RUN THE #47 GLENDEN ENTERPRISES SUPER LATE MODEL AT FULL THROTTLE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT
Chris Fontaine and his race team are preparing the #47 Glenden Enterprises Super Late Model to race in the Super Late Model 75 lap event at Full Throttle Speedway on Saturday, May 18.

Full Throttle Speedway is the new name of Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL. 

Fontaine is no stranger to the track.  Since he began racing Late Models and Super Late Models in 2000, Fontaine has collected 8 poles, 5 wins, 28 top five finishes and 47 top 10 finishes out of 69 races he has run there in the AACS, ASASAT and ASA series.

He finished in the top ten in the Desoto Superspeedway All American Challenge Series points race four times with ninth place in 2003, fifth place in 2004, ninth place in 2005 and second place in 2006.

Do you think the track's new pavement will present any challenges?
"From what it looks like on the internet it looks like they took out some of the bumps and characteristics that we felt were an advantage to us, but we will see how it goes on Friday night in our first couple of practices. Desoto is one of my favorite tracks and I can't wait to get there. Everyone here is very excited to go and we will see how it goes," Fontaine said.

Do you plan to race for points in the Super Late Model series at Full Throttle Speedway?
"That wasn't our plan. Originally our plan for this year was to race all over the Southeastern United States. The new car is taking a little longer to get prepared, so we will just have to see where this race leads us, and go race by race," he said.

 

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.

 

 

FONTAINE GETS CAUGHT IN WRECK ON LAP 53 IN DAYTONA TRUCK RACE

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.

Fontaine turned a lap of 179.094 mph in 50.253 seconds around the 2.5 mile Superspeedway.

Qualifying will be televised on the SPEED channel on Friday, February 22 at 1:30 PM ET.

The race will be televised live on the SPEED channel on Friday, February 22 at 7:30 PM ET.

"Daytona is the only NCWTS race we have planned right now. We are going to run some late model races this year, but we haven't gotten that far into that yet, we are just concentrating on Daytona," Fontaine said.

Fontaine has raced in the NCWTS race at Daytona twice before, in 2011 and 2012.

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.

Of his expectations for this year's race, Fontaine said he is going to, "try to take the experience we have, and get up front and stay there."


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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