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CHRIS FONTAINE TO DRIVE THE #78 TRUCK IN THE NCWTS RACE AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY, APRIL SECOND

Chris Fontaine will run the second Martinsville Speedway NCWTS race of his career this Saturday, April second.

Fontaine ran the NCWTS race at Martinsville in 2009, and finished in the 20th spot.

This weekend, he will be driving the #78 Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra.

"Hopefully we can qualify well, stay out of the wrecks, and put together a top ten finish," Fontaine said.

The race will be televised on FS1 at 2:00 pm/et on Saturday.

Keystone Light Pole Qualifying will be televised on FS1 at 11:00 am/et on Saturday.

The three practice sessions for the event will be televised on FS1 on Friday at 10:00 am/et, 12:30 pm/et, and 3:00 pm/et.

 

FONTAINE WINS THE 50 LAP SUPER LATE MODEL RACE AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH

 Chris Fontaine made his move with three laps to go to win the 50-lap Super Late Model season-opener at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL on Saturday, March 5th. He had qualified the #47 Glenden Enterprises Chevy in the fourth spot to start the race.

"In qualifying we tried to run the top groove to see if it was any faster than we have been running, and it didn't work so I qualified fourth," he said. "On the start, I just rode there for a bit. There was a spin in front of me and I fell back to fifth, but I ended up getting around him to get back up to fourth, and just rode in fourth for the first half of the race. Then my car started coming to me," Fontaine said.

The caution came out again, and on the restart he started on the outside. "I got around the #09, and passed the #12, and with a few laps to go I finally got around Tyler Schofield. I passed him on the bottom with three laps to go for the win," Fontaine said, adding,"We drove a clean race. The car didn't get tore up to bad. I just want to thank all the guys for their hard work, and giving me a great racecar."

The next race for Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises team will be the NCWTS race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, WV. on April fourth.

CHRIS FONTAINE AND THE GLENDEN ENTERPRISES TEAM TO RACE AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY IN PINELLAS PARK, FL ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH

Chris Fontaine, the 2014 and 2015 Showtime Speedway Super Late Model track Champion, will return to Showtime this Saturday, March 5th, to race in the track's Super Late Model 2016 season opener.

"We're just going for wins this year, Fontaine said.

"We have a real good setup, and we have obviously done well there in the past, so we are expecting really good things," he said.

 

 

 

 

 

FONTAINE CREDITED WITH 22ND PLACE IN THE NCWTS RACE AT DAYTONA AFTER GETTING CAUGHT UP IN ACCIDENT ON LAP 93

Chris Fontaine qualified the #78 NCWTS RackTails Gear / Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra in the 17th position to start his sixth truck race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 19th.

"In qualifying, we had a right rear tire going down, so we really think that affected the results. We were expecting to qualify better," Fontaine said.

He was running in the 19th spot when he was penalized on lap 13 that sent him to the tail end of the field in the 30th spot.

"The race was going how it normally does, getting shuffled forward and back. On the first pit stop we had a guy over the wall too early, and we had to restart at the back of the longest line," Fontaine said, adding,"We were so far back that I decided to play it safe and lay back avoiding the big wreck. And the big wreck never happened until the very end of the race."

After loosing the draft and almost going a lap down, an accident bunched the field back up for the restart.

By the middle of the race, Fontaine had driven the #78 up to the 6th spot, before getting shuffled back to the middle of the field. 

He was credited with a 22nd place finish after getting caught up in an accident with 7 laps to go.

"I had it missed, and tried to go down in the grass to avoid a truck I thought was going to come down and hit me. I hit a drainage ditch, and it destroyed my truck," he said.

"Overall, it was disappointing, but I am proud of everybody and how hard they worked on the truck. It was a fast truck, but we just tried to play it safe and it didn't work out," Fontaine said, adding,"When we go back to Talledega, we will try to go for the lead and lead a bunch of laps."

The next truck race for Fontaine and the team will be the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway on April 2, 2016.

"We may race some Late Models in between," he said.

 

 

FONTAINE AND TEAM PREPARING FOR DOUBLE DUTY DAYTONA WEEKEND

         

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises NCWTS race team, along with the B.J. McLeod Motorsports team are at Daytona International Speedway preparing for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 race on Friday, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Powershares 300 race on Saturday.

Fontaine will be pulling his first ever double duty weekend driving the #78 NCWTS RackTails Gear / Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra and the #99 NXS Racktails Gear / Glenden Enterprises / JPS Ford Ford Mustang.

“I think running double-duty at Daytona will prove to have its benefits,” Fontaine said, adding, “Not only does it allow more time in the draft, but it keeps me busy jumping back and forth between the two series. Something that you may learn in the truck you can try to apply to the XFINITY Series car and vice-versa. I’m a little rambunctious to get things going.”

Friday's NCWTS race will be Fontaine's sixth NCWTS start at Daytona. In 2012, he got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of seventh at the track.

 “Anytime that Chris is entered for a superspeedway race, you know he’s going to be in the mix,” B.J. McLeod said. “He’s not afraid to get in the thick of the battle and dice it out among the best. We’re confident that our equipment will allow us to be in good shape once the green flag waves.”

Saturday's race will be Fontaine's first career race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

“I’m thrilled about this opportunity to race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series,” he said, adding, “When it comes to plate racing, it’s some of my favorite racing. B.J. has done a great job getting his XFINITY Series team together in a relatively short amount of time and I honestly think we can go to Daytona and turn some heads.”

Following is the TV schedule for the weekend:

  THURSDAY, FEB. 18:

 1:30-2:55 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice, FS1 (Follow live)

 4-4:55 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice, FS1 (Follow live

FRIDAY, FEB. 19:

10:30-11:55 a.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, FS1 (Follow live)

1-1:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, FS1 (Follow live)

3-3:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, FS1 (Follow live)

4:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, FS1 (Follow live)

7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck SeriesNextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps, 250 miles), FS1 (Follow live)

SATURDAY, FEB. 20:

10 a.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FS1 (Follow live)

 3:30 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares QQQ 300 (120 laps, 300 miles), FS1 (Follow live)   

 

CHRIS FONTAINE SET FOR DOUBLE DUTY AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (February 9, 2016) - - Officials from B.J. McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) announced today the signing of NASCAR veteran driver Chris Fontaine to pilot the second NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) team car in the upcoming PowerShares® QQQ 300 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

Fontaine will drive the No. 99 Ford Mustang in the Feb. 20 XFINITY Series season-opener in a former Roush Fenway Racing car acquired by the team during the off-season.

Fontaine’s XFINITY Series debut will be backed by RackTails Gear with additional support from Glenden Enterprises and JPS Ford.

RackTails is a fashion company specializing in everything from tee-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more for the hunting and fishing enthusiast.

“I’m thrilled about this opportunity to race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series,” said Fontaine. “When it comes to plate racing, it’s some of my favorite racing. B.J. has done a great job getting his XFINITY Series team together in a relatively short amount of time and I honestly think we can go to Daytona and turn some heads.”

In addition to his duties in the XFINITY Series, Fontaine will jumpstart his 2016 season by competing in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) NextEra Energy Resources 250 race in a partnership with BJMM.

Fontaine will drive the No 78 RackTails Gear / Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra and is poised to make his 54th series start overall.

In five prior NCWTS starts at Daytona, the 34-year-old has drafted to a track best of seventh in 2012, while starting a track best eighth last February.

“I think running double-duty at Daytona will prove to have its benefits,” offered Fontaine. “Not only does it allow more time in the draft, but it keeps me busy jumping back and forth between the two series. Something that you may learn in the truck you can try to apply to the XFINITY Series car and vice-versa. I’m a little rambunctious to get things going.”

Team principal B.J. McLeod, who will also compete in the PowerShares® QQQ 300 in his No. 78 Batteries Plus Bulbs Ford Mustang couldn’t think of having a better teammate, especially when it comes to restrictor plate racing.

“Anytime that Chris is entered for a superspeedway race, you know he’s going to be in the mix,” McLeod said. “He’s not afraid to get in the thick of the battle and dice it out among the best. We’re confident that our equipment will allow us to be in good shape once the green flag waves.”

Jason Houghtaling will serve as crew chief for Fontaine’s XFINITY Series effort.  

For more on B.J. McLeod, please visit his official Facebook page, while also visiting the team’s new website at BJMcLeodMotorsports.com. Additionally, the team is growing their presence on Twitter, with the team’s new account @teamBJMcLeod. McLeod also utilizes his personal twitter too, @BJMcLeod78.

The PowerShares® QQQ 300 (120 laps / 300 miles) is the first of 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series on the 2016 schedule. Practice begins on Friday, February 19 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. A second practice has been etched in from 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m., while a final session is set for 3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Saturday, February 20 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The 40-car field will take the green flag shortly after 3:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). 

PHOTO CAPTION: The layout of the No. 99 Racktails Gear Ford Mustang for driver Chris Fontaine in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) for B.J. McLeod Motorsports.

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FONTAINE AND TEAM AWARDED THE 2015 SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 16TH

 

CHRIS FONTAINE AND TEAM RECEIVE THE 2015 CHAMPIONS TROPHY AT THE BRIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE SERIES BANQUET IN NEW SMYRNA ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 9TH

  

CHRIS FONTAINE WINS THE FLORIDA STATE SUPER LATE MODEL CHAMPIONSHIP AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON NOV. 7

Chris Fontaine qualified the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model third to start the Florida State Super Late Model Championship 100 at Showtime Speedway on Saturday, November seventh.

He held the third spot for 15 laps through the first two cautions, and worked his way up to the lead through the next 85 caution-free laps to take the win.

"We worked on the car trying to get it to run on the low groove. I had to pass the 59 on the bottom to take the lead on lap 12. We had a real long green flag run, and I was able to pull away from everybody," Fontaine said.

The last time he raced at the track, on October 17th, he finished third, and it was enough for him to clench the 2015 Brighthouse Challenge Series title.

For 2015, Fontaine has five wins and nine top five finishes of the nine races run at the track.

He also won the 2014 Showtime Speedway Super Late Model Championship.

"It has been real exciting for everyone", he said, adding,"It's fun to show them how hard everybody worked, and everybody who worked for it. So I am just glad for everbody, and hopefully,  we can take that run and build on it wherever we go next year."

 

FONTAINE TO RACE IN THE FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 100 AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER SEVENTH

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team will be racing in the Florida State Super Late Model Championship 100 at Showtime Speedway on Saturday, November seventh.

The last time he raced at the track, on October 17th, he finished third, but it was enough for him to clench the 2015 Brighthouse Challenge Series title.

The third place finish also extended his 2015 Showtime Speedway points lead to 82.

So far this year, Fontaine has four wins and eight top five finishes of the eight races run at the track.

He also won the 2014 Showtime Speedway Super Late Model Championship.

 

FONTAINE FINISHES EIGHTH AT TALLADEGA IN THE NCWTS FREDS 250 DESPITE FUEL PROBLEMS

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises/Racktail.com #45 Toyota Tundra to an eighth place finish in the NCWTS Freds 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, October 24.

He had qualified the truck in the 12th position to start the race.

During qualifying, Fox Sports 1 reporter Hermie Sadler asked Fontaine how important qualifying well was to him and the team.

"I think it really means a lot to everybody that works on this team. We are just a small team from Florida, and we are here trying to make it in the big leagues. The lap was good. I hope it holds up. Maybe we can advance a little bit. We will see," Fontaine said.

He got the #45 up to the nineth spot by lap 10, and got as high as seventh, before settling in to the middle of the pack by lap 30.

"Everything was going good until we got about 18 laps into a fuel run and we would run out of gas. So we lost a lap, but we got a caution, and we got another good break with another caution, and it kept us on the lead lap. I was able to avoid a few wrecks and get a top ten out of it." he said.

"We had fuel line issues," Fontaine said, adding,"the pickup line was broke, and we could only go about 18 laps on fuel. So we could only go about half the distance of everybody else on fuel." 

Despite the fuel problems, and being scored a lap down in 28th position on lap 70, Fontaine moved up to 19th by lap 90, and finished the green, white, checker race in eighth on lap 98.

The race was Fontaine's sixth at Talladega, and his second top ten finish in a row there.

The next race for Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team will be the Florida State Super Late Model Championship 100 at Showtime Speedway on November seventh.

FONTAINE IS RUNNING THE #45 AT TALLADEGA THIS WEEKEND

Chris Fontaine is running the #45 instead of his usual #84 on the Glenden Enterprises NCWTS truck at Talledega Superspeedway in Talledega, AL, this Saturday, October 24th.

This will be his sixth Talledega start. In 2014, he had his career best finish of seventh there.

"We are all ready, and we're excited," Fontaine said, adding,"The truck should be fast, we just need some luck. Work our way to the front. Have good pitstops. Stay out of the "big one", and hopefully, find our way to victory lane."

The Fred's 250 at Talledega will be televised live on FOX at 12:30 PMET Saturday.

Qualifying for the race will be televised live on FoxSports1 at 10:30AMET.

 

CHRIS FONTAINE AND THE GLENDEN ENTERPRISES RACE TEAM WIN THE 2015 BRIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE SERIES TITLE2015 BRIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE SERIES CHAMPION CHRIS FONTAINE

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team have won the 2015 Brighthouse Challenge Series Crown.

With his third place finish last Saturday night at Showtime Speedway, Fontaine also extended his lead in the 2015 Showtime Speedway points to 82.

He won the Brighthouse Challenge Series by 58 points.

"It is awesome! It's great, we worked hard for it," Fontaine said, adding,"The guys gave me cars that finished the race, and we kept it together and won a championship for everybody."

He also won the 2014 Showtime Speedway Super Late Model Championship and is currently the leader in the 2015 Super Late Model points there.

 

 

 

 

 

FONTAINE FINISHES THIRD IN THE BRIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE SERIES RACE AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON 10/17

Chris Fontaine brought home a third place finish in the final Brighthouse Challenge Series 100-lap race at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL.

Although final points for the race are not out yet, the finish should be good enough for Fontaine to secure the 2015 Brighthouse Challenge Series Crown, and extend his lead in the 2015 Showtime Speedway points.

"It is awesome! It's great, we worked hard for it," Fontaine said, adding,"The guys gave me cars that finished the race, and we kept it together and won a championship for everybody."

He also won the 2014 Showtime Speedway Super Late Model Championship and is currently the leader in the 2015 Super Late Model points there.

Fontaine qualified on the pole for Saturday's race, but after a pill draw, he started in the seventh position. By lap 20 Fontaine was up to the fifth spot.

By the first caution on lap 37, he had driven the Glenden Enterprises #47 up to the third spot.

After a caution on the restart on lap 54 that spun both lead cars, Fontaine restarted in the top spot. But a spin on the backstretch brought the caution out again and he was restarted in the sixth spot.

 "On the restart, I was on the inside and got involved in an incident they sent me to the rear for. I disagree with them, but it's over now," he said.

Another spin on lap 55 caused another restart with Fontaine in the fourth spot. On lap 62 he got by the third place car to take the position.

Throughout the remainder of the race, Fontaine battled with Tyler Scofield in the #07 for the second spot, but Fontaine could not clear the #07 and finished third.

The next race for Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #84 NCWTS team will be this Saturday, October 24th at Talledega Superspeedway in Talledega, AL.

This will be his sixth Talledega start. In 2014, he had his career best finish of seventh there.

"We are all ready, and we're excited," Fontaine said, adding,"The truck should be fast, we just need some luck. Work our way to the front. Have good pitstops. Stay out of the "big one", and hopefully, find our way to victory lane."

The Fred's 250 at Talledega will be televised live on FOX at 12:30 PMET.

Qualifying for the race will be televised live on FoxSports1 at 10:30AMET.

 

CHRIS FONTAINE TO RACE FOR THE 2015 BRIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SATURDAY, 10/17 AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY

Chris Fontaine will be racing for his first Brighthouse Super Late Model Series Championship this Saturday night in the 100-lap event at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL.

"We are getting everything ready right now. The car got tore up a little bit in the last race, and we're getting all that patched up and ready to go," he said of how he and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model team are preparing for the race.

"We will head out there Friday night to get some practice, and get ready for the race. We normally have a strong car there and that is what I expect. To have a strong car, run up front and compete for the win," he said.

Fontaine has a 12 point lead in the series going into the race. In the five series races run to date, he has accumulated one win, two top fives and four top ten finishes.   

He is the 2014 Track Champion at Showtime Speedway, and of the seven Super Late Model races at the track so far in 2015 he has four wins and seven top five finishes.

"The car is good and we have run well there, so we should run up front as long as nothing happens," Fontaine said, adding,"We might have to points race a little bit because of the distance being 100 laps, so we will have time to take our time and work our way to the front without taking any unnecessary risks." 

 

FONTAINE QUALIFIES FOURTH, STARTS FIFTH AND FINISHES SECOND AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON 10/3

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 to a second place finish in Saturday nights' 50-lap Super Late Model race at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL.

He had qualified fourth fastest, but started the race in the fifth spot.

"I just had to work through some traffic," Fontaine said, adding,"I was on the inside at the beginning of the race, and lost a few spots. I got them back passing on the inside and the outside, and got to the leader, and got around him."

"Then the caution came out and they put me back in second place, so that put me on the inside," he said.

"The #09 had figured out my line and we were both trying to run the same line. Every time I would get underneath him, I just couldn't make it stick," he said, adding," Second is still good, we are still leading the points. The next race is 100 laps, so we should be ok."

Fontaine leads both the Brighthouse Challenge Series points and the Showtime Speedway points.

The next race for Fontaine and the team will be the 100-lap Brighthouse Challenge Series race at Showtime Speedway on October 17.

 

  FONTAINE LOOKING FOR WIN NUMBER FIVE AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY

This coming Saturday, October third, Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model team plan to race at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL. He said he plans to add another win to the four he already has there this year.

To date, Fontaine has four wins, eight top fives, and eleven top ten finishes of the 16 super late model races he has run this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRIS FONTAINE TAKES NINETH IN THE MARION EDWARDS MEMORIAL 100 AT NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY ON SEPT. 26

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to a nineth place finish in the Brighthouse Challenge Series Marion Edwards Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway Saturday.

Fontaine had qualified in 18th place to start the race.

"We just rode around. It was not a good race. We were basically last the whole time. It was terrible," Fontaine said, adding,"It was the car, me and we just didn't have the right setup."

He added to his 2015 record at the track by getting his third top ten finish there. He also has one top five of the four races he has run there.

This coming Saturday, October third, Fontaine and the team plan to race at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL. He said he plans to add another win to the four he already has there this year.

To date, Fontaine has four wins, eight top fives, and eleven top ten finishes of the 16 super late model races he has run this year.

 

FONTAINE TO RACE IN THE BRIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE SERIES MARION EDWARDS MEMORIAL 100 AT NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY THIS  SATURDAY, SEPT. 26

Chris Fontaine and the #47 Glenden Enterprises Super Late Model race team will race this Saturday, Sept. 26 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, FL.

Fontaine is looking to extend his lead in the 2015 Brighthouse Challenge Series points.

So far this year at New Smyrna, Fontaine has two top tens and one top five of the three races he has run there.

"We just have to get more speed," he said, adding,"we haven't been very good at that track lately. We are going to use Friday's practice to find something that will work better, so we can be more competitive."

He also leads the points at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL. with four wins there so far this year.

To date, Fontaine has four wins, eight top fives, and ten top ten finishes of the 15 super late model races he has run this year.

 

FONTAINE GETS HIS FOURTH SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY WIN OF 2015 ON 9/5

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Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to his fourth win at Showtime Speedway this year on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Fontaine qualified fourth to start the fifty-lap race, but on lap number two he moved up to third.

On lap 27, he got by the second place car on the outside in turns one and two to take the second spot.

On lap 42, Fontaine caught and passed the leader on the front straightaway to take the first spot.

He stayed outfront for the final eight laps to take the win, despite two cautions and restarting on the outside both times. "We had some issues on Friday in practice, and the guys got it all taken care of and got the car going," Fontaine said.

"We didn't get a lot of practice, but the car was good during the race," Fontaine said, adding, "I was able to pass on the inside or the outside."

"I was able to hold them off at the end when we had a couple of late restarts, and we were able to stay out front" he said.

The 2014 Showtime Speedway track champion now has four wins there in 2015, and also has six top five finishes at the track this year.

He currently has a 59 point lead in the track's 2015 point race.

"It is exciting, and hopefully, we can hold it and get another championship down there," Fontaine said.

Fontaine is also leading the points in the Brighthouse Challenge series.

The next race for Fontaine and the team will be the Brighthouse Challenge series race at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, FL on Sept. 26th.

"Hopefully we can figure out some good stuff for New Smyrna, and get the championship for Brighthouse also," he said.

CHRIS FONTAINE GOING FOR FOURTH SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY WIN OF 2015 THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 5

Chris Fontaine, driver of the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model car, will be racing for his fourth Showtime Speedway win this Saturday night, September fifth.

Fontaine won the track Super Late Model Championship last year. 

So far this year, he has three wins and five top five finishes at the track.

"Hopefully, we will get to race. With the weather like it has been, and the way it has been raining, we will have to see if we will be able to race," Fontaine said, adding,"The car should be good. We may try a few things in practice, but the main thing is the weather."

 

FONTAINE FINISHES 13TH IN PASS SOUTH SERIES DEBUT AT SOUTH BOSTON ON AUGUST 15TH

Chris Fontaine qualified the Glenden Enterprises #47 in 13th to start the PASS South series 150 at South Boston Speedway on August 15th, and he finished the race in the 13th spot.

"It was a lot of fun," Fontaine said of his PASS South series debut, adding,"the guys in the series race pretty good."

"We went 112 laps without a caution. That was a pretty long green run," he said.

"We went a lap down and I got in position to get my lap back, but we never had another caution," he said.

"We learned a little bit, and I felt like with a couple of restarts, we could have been competative," Fontaine said.

 

 

CHRIS FONTAINE TO MAKE HIS PASS SOUTH SERIES DEBUT IN THE PASS SUPER LATE MODEL 150 AT SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY IN SOUTH BOSTON, VA THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

This coming Saturday, August 15th, Chris Fontaine will make his debut in the PASS South series in the PASS Super Late Model 150 at South Boston Speedway in South Boston, VA.

He will be driving the #47 Glenden Enterprises Super Late Model.

"We are going to see if we like running that series, and see how it goes. Hopefully we can get a good finish and maybe that is the series we will run next year. " he said.

The race begins at 7:00pmet Saturday, August 15th, and will be broadcast live on radio stations 953hlf.com and wakg.com.

 

 

 

 

 

FONTAINE TAKES FOURTH AT NEW SMYRNA ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

Chris Fontaine drove the #47 Super Late Model to a fourth place finish in Saturday night's feature event at New Smyrna Speedway.

It was his best finish of the three races he has run at the track this year.

The other two races were Brighthouse Challenge Series 100 lap events, and he finished seventh and 12th.

He currently leads the Brighthouse Challenge Series 2015 points with his win at Showtime Speedway on June 20, and a second place at Desoto Speedway on February eighth.

"We used this as a test for the Brighthouse race," Fontaine said, adding," we didn't do very good. We never found the speed we needed. We are just going to keep trying." 

The next Brighhouse Challenge Series race will be at New Smyrna Speedway on Sept. 26.

This coming Saturday, August 15th, Fontaine will make his debut in the PASS South series in the PASS Super Late Model 150 at South Boston Speedway in South Boston, VA.

"We are going to see if we like running that series, and see how it goes. Hopefully we can get a good finish and maybe that is the series we will run next year. " he said.

 

FONTAINE TO RACE AT NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

This coming Saturday, August eighth, Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team will race at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, FL.

This will be the third time Fontaine has raced at the track this year.

The other two races were Brighthouse Challenge Series 100 lap events, and he finished seventh and 12th.

He currently leads the Brighthouse Challenge Series 2015 points with his win at Showtime Speedway on June 20, and a second place at Desoto Speedway on February eighth.

"We are using this as a test for the Brighthouse race," Fontaine said.

The next Brighhouse Challenge Series race will be at New Smyrna Speedway on Sept. 26.

 

RAINED OUT-FONTAINE GOING FOR FOURTH WIN OF 2015 AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team will be racing for their fourth win of 2015 at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL this Saturday, August first.

"Win," Fontaine said of his goal for the race, adding," We have some stuff we are going to try in practice. The car was a little tight in the last race, so we know what we need to work on, and we will go work on it Friday in practice and we will be ready for Saturday's race."

The 2014 Showtime Speedway Super Late Model Champion is currently leading the 2015 points by 125 points, and he has three wins and five top five's of the five races run at Showtime in 2015. 

FONTAINE FINISHES 16TH IN HIS FIRST CAREER NCWTS TRUCK RACE ON DIRT AT ELDORA ON JULY 22

 

 

In his first career NCWTS dirt race, Chris Fontaine drove the #45 Field & Stream Chevrolet NCWTS truck to a 16th place finish at Eldora Speedway in New Weston, OH on Wednesday night, July 22nd.

Fontaine qualified 26th, but after finishing the first of five heat races in fifth place, he started the 150-lap feature event in the 21st spot.

"It was really fun," he said, adding,"It was exciting. It was just like running a street stock on dirt. It was a lot of fun finding where you could run, on the top or the bottom. I just tried to search around for the best groove. In the beginning, the truck was really good, but we got held up a lot by the other trucks."

"Then I got into Sauter, and he went up and hit the wall. I had no where to go and we got spun out," Fontaine said.

Fontaine was scored a lap down after the incident, but as he said,"we got our lap back on the next caution."

"I just kept trying to advance my position. Overall, it was a fun experience, and I definitely want to do it again. I just want to thank everybody involved for the opportunity," he said.

The next race for Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model team will be Saturday, August 1 at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL. The 2014 Super Late Model track champion will be going for his fourth win of 2015 there.

 

 

 

 

 

CHRIS FONTAINE WILL DRIVE THE #45 TRUCK FOR BJ MCLEOD MOTORSPORTS THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 IN THE NCWTS RACE AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY

Chris Fontaine will race in his first career NASCAR dirt track truck race at Eldora Speedway this Wednesday, July 22.

He will be driving the #45 truck for BJ McLeod Motorsports in the 150-lap 1-800-Car-Cash Mudsummer Classic at the half-mile dirt track.

"I am just going to see what we can do. I am really excited about the opportunity to drive there. I am looking forward to it.
I don't know whats going to happen, but I am going to go there and we're just going to have fun," Fontaine said.

Fontaine won seven dirt track races, three of them in a row, in the V-8 Thunderstock division racing on the 3/8-mile track at Bubba Motorsports Park in Ocala,FL in 2008-2010.

Wednesday's television schedule for Eldora is:
5 pmet, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying races, FOX Sports 2
7pmet,  NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying, FOX Sports2
8 pmet, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Last Chance Race, FOX Sports 1
8:30 p.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Setup, FOX Sports 1
9 p.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic, FOX Sports 1 

FONTAINE TAKES 12TH AFTER ENGINE BLOWS IN THE CLYDE HART MEMORIAL 100

Chris Fontaine took 12th place in the Brighthouse Challenge Series Clyde Hart Memorial 100 after his engine blew up on lap 85 Friday night at New Smyrna Speedway.

He had qualified 16th and started the race in the 15th spot.

"We never figured out a good setup, and had trouble all weekend. The guys worked their tails off as hard as they could and we just couldn't figure it out," Fontaine said. "All in all it just wasn't a very good night for us," he said, adding, "I appreciate everybody's hard work."

 

 THE GLENDEN ENTERPRISES TEAM PREPARING THE #47 FOR THE RACE AT NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY--SPEED51.COM PHOTO

 

FONTAINE TO RACE JULY 3RD IN THE CLYDE HART MEMORIAL 100 AT NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY

This coming Friday, July 3, Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises Race team will be racing in the Brighthouse Challenge Series Clyde Hart Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway.

"We will have a good race and try not to do anything terrible. We are going to try to get the car better. I don't know if we are going to win this one, but we will do our best," he said.

"We are going to test there Wednesday and Thursday. We are going to do the best we can, and try to maintain our points lead. I am proud of the guys. The cars they are giving me are really, really good, and they don't break down on me. If we have issues during practice, they make sure they fix them. They do a good job during the week, and I am proud of all the hard work they do on the cars and maintaining them," Fontaine said. 

CHRIS FONTAINE WINS THE BRIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE 100 LAP SUPER LATE MODEL RACE AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY, JUNE 20

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to his third win of 2015 at Showtime Speedway in the Brighthouse Challenge Series 100 on Saturday, June 20.

The win is the 2014 Showtime Speedway's Track Champion's third of 2015 at the track and his first of the year in the Brighthouse Challenge Series. Fontaine currently leads the 2015 point standings for Showtime Speedway and the Brighthouse Challenge Series.

In qualifying for the race, Fontaine tied with the #51 for the pole. He said,"I and the 51 ran the exact same time, but since he qualified before me, they let him have it."

Because of a 4-car inversion for the start of the race, Fontaine had to start in the fourth spot.

"I got around a couple of guys in the first couple of laps, and we got around Jeff Scofield about lap 20," Fontaine said, adding,"he backed off a little bit to save his tires, and then at the end he made a really hard run, but I was able to hold him off."

This coming Friday, July 3, Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises Race team will be racing in the Brighthouse Challenge Series Clyde Hart Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway.

"We will have a good race and try not to do anything terrible. We are going to try to get the car better. I don't know if we are going to win this one, but we will do our best," he said.

"We are going to test there Wednesday and Thursday. We are going to do the best we can, and try to maintain our points lead. I am proud of the guys. The cars they are giving me are really, really good, and they don't break down on me. If we have issues during practice, they make sure they fix them. They do a good job during the week, and I am proud of all the hard work they do on the cars and maintaining them." 

CHRIS FONTAINE IS READY FOR SATURDAY'S BRIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE SERIES RACE

Chris Fontaine and the #47 Glenden Enterprises Super Late Model race team are ready for the Brighthouse Challenge Series 100-lap race at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL this Saturday, June 20.

"Everything is fixed now. The car will be ready, and we are going to practice Friday. We will see if this weekend we can get that first 100 lapper win and get that first Brighthouse win, and try to extend my lead in both series," he said.

 Fontaine leads in both the 2015 Showtime Speedway Super Late Model points and the 2015 Brighthouse Challenge series points.

FONTAINE FINISHES SECOND AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY, 6/6

Chris Fontaine drove the #47 Glenden Enterprises Super Late Model to a second place finish at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL Saturday night June sixth.

It is his fourth top five finish at the track in as many races so far this year, and two of those have been wins.

The 2014 track champion had started the 35-lap feature race in the fifth spot after breaking a shock in the heat race.

By the end of the second lap he was up to the third spot, and on lap 10 he moved up to the second spot.

 "The shock had way to much rebound, and on the starts I just couldn't get going. That was all we could do for that race," Fontaine said.

 

FONTAINE MOVES TO THE TOP OF THE BRIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE SERIES POINTS WITH A SEVENTH PLACE FINISH AT NEW SMYRNA

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to a seventh place finish in the Brighthouse Challenge Series 100 race at New Smyna Speedway Saturday night.

He had qualified in the nineth spot to start the race.

"We missed the setup, and I was barely able to keep up," Fontaine said, adding,"I just kept on it and tried to stay out of the wrecks and get a finish so we can go back to Showtime, get our Brighthouse points and get a better finish."

The top ten finish was enough to move him to the top of the leaderboard in the 2015 Brighthouse Challenge series points.

Fontaine also leads the track points at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL with two wins and one fifth place finish so far this year.

"ALLRIGHT!" Fontaine exclaimed upon hearing that he is at the top of both leaderboards.

He and the Glenden Enterprises race team are the defending 2014 Showtime Speedway Champions.

Their next race will be this coming Saturday, June 6 at Showtime Speedway.

"We are going to the track to win. We are going Friday to practice, and get ready for Saturday to get the pole and win the race," Fontaine said.

FONTAINE TO RACE AT NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY, MAY 30

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model will race in the Brighthouse Challenge Series 100 lap race this coming Saturday at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, FL.

Since 2000, Fontaine has run in 27 Late Model and Super Late Model races at the track, and out of those has accumulated  15 top tens and three top five finishes.

"We are trying to find some more speed in the car. I haven't been dominant there in the past. We are going there to test Thursday and Friday, and see what we can find out; see if I can learn something myself," Fontaine said, adding," I am just trying to get out of there with a top five and a solid racecar to get to the next race in Pinellas Park."

That race will be at Showtime Speedway on June 6.

 

FONTAINE GETS 28TH AT HICKORY AFTER GETTING WRECKED

Chris Fontaine had a long weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway last weekend. He and the Glenden Enterprises #47 CARS Tour Super Late Model team were preparing for the third CARS Tour race of the 2015 season.

Fontaine was not satisfied with his car's performance in practice, so the team switched to their backup car to start the race on Saturday.

"We still couldn't get ahold of the track," Fontaine said, adding,"We never got the car handling the way we wanted it to."

After qualifying 28th to start the race, Fontaine was working his way up in the field when he and another car got together in turn two on lap 31.

Fontaine pitted the #47 under the caution to work on it, but eventually retired from the race on lap 39.

"The shock mount broke on the lower control arm, so we decided to pull it in at that point, because the car was broken and, basically, we were just going to be in the way," he said.

The next race for Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises team is on May 30 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, FL.

 

Friday wasn't a wasted day for Chris Fontaine, but it was certainly a long one. The No. 47 crew decided to completely...

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FONTAINE TO RUN THIRD CARS TOUR RACE THIS SATURDAY AT HICKORY, NC

This Saturday May ninth, Fontaine and Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late model team will be running their third CARS Tour race at Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, NC.

It will also be Fontaine's third career race at the track.

 In 2007, Fontaine raced in an ASA South series race at Hickory Motor Speedway. He was credited with a 15th place finish after his engine let go on lap 122 of the 125 lap race.

In 2008, he got a top ten finish at Hickory in the ASASAT 100 lap race there.

In his first two CARS Tour races, Fontaine has one top ten finish at Rougemont, NC.

"We are going to try to figure out the tires a little more, and try to run up front," Fontaine said.

The Catabwa Valley 250 will be broadcast live on the internet on RACEFEEDX.com. Go to carsracingtour.com to order.Speed51.com will also have live Trackside Now coverage, and the CARS Tour Facebook page will have updates throughout the day at https://www.facebook.com/CARSProCup.

FONTAINE FINISHES FIFTH AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON MAY SECOND

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team took home a fifth place finish at Showtime Speedway on Saturday, May second.

Fontaine was the fastest car in qualifying, but had to start the 50-lap feature race in the fifth spot after an inversion.

"I got to second and was riding there, and then they had a restart, and they said I jumped the restart," Fontaine said. He was sent to the back of the 14-car field for the restart.

With only eleven laps left in the race, he got the #47 back up to the third spot.

"And then Jeff Scoffield ran me up the track, and his son hit me, and we ended up fifth," Fontaine said.

Next weekend, on Saturday May ninth, Fontaine and team will be running their third CARS Tour race at Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, NC.

"We are going to try to figure out the tires a little more, and try to run up front," he said.

FONTAINE GOING FOR THREE WINS IN A ROW THIS YEAR AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY IN PINELLAS PARK, FL ON SATURDAY, MAY SECOND

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model race team are going to try to get their third Showtime Speedway win in a row so far this year this Saturday, May second.

"We are going with the same setup we normally go with. We will tweak it a little bit here and there probably. There are a few changes I needed to make to the car to get it a little better. We will go there Friday and test, and see if we can get three wins in a row," Fontaine said.

Last year at the track, Fontaine won the first five races of the season, and accumulated seven wins, eight top fives and nine top tens.

 

 FONTAINE FINISHES 10TH IN HIS SECOND CARS TOUR RACE ON APRIL 18TH

Chris Fontaine got his best CARS Tour finish to date of tenth in last Saturday's race at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC.

Fontaine also had his best qualifying run in the series to date of fifth. He started the race in the third spot after some cars were penalized and sent to the back.

He lead on the restart after a wreck on lap 2, but slid back in the field for much of the caution-filled race. "We misjudged the tire pressure and the car went to crap," he said.

On lap 125 he was in the 10th spot, and held the position to the finish.

CHRIS FONTAINE GOT FIFTH IN QUALIFYING SPEED51.COM PHOTO

"We just missed a few wrecks. And the car handled good when the tire pressure was low. That was basically what we had to learn. I think we have a better handle on it now and we will see if we can do better next time."

"It could have been better, but we figured out some stuff," Fontaine said of the race, adding, "We showed we had speed in qualifying. We just had to figure out what to do with the tires during the race."

"We didn't have it figured out until the end of the race, but I think we have a better idea of what to start with now, and we will go from there" he said of the new tires they use in the CARS Tour.

Of his top ten finish, Fontaine said, "I am to the point I think we could have done a lot better. We figured out the tires at the end of the race. We know what to do next time and we should have a lot better performance. We had speed in qualifying, and we just misjudged what to with the tires during the race. With the pitstop and experimenting during the race, I think we figured out what to start with for the next race."

The next race for Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 team will be the Super Late Model race at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL on May second.

 

FONTAINE WITH DAMAGE SPEED51.COM PHOTO

CHRIS FONTAINE WILL RUN HIS SECOND RACE IN THE CARS TOUR THIS SATURDAY IN ROUGEMONT, NC

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model team will be racing in the CARS Tour Orange Blossom 300 at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC  this coming Saturday, April 18.

Qualifying and the race will be broadcast live on the internet beginning at 5:00 pm Eastern time. Click on the WATCH THIS RACE link on the carsracingtour.com site or click here to order https://racefeedx.com/broadcasts/44

Fontaine has raced at Orange County Speedway once before. In 2007, he qualified eighth for the ASA South race on the .375 mi. track, but ended 21st after getting caught up in an accident on lap 36 of the 125 lap event.

At the CARS Tour season opener last month in Kenly, NC, Fontaine qualified  15th and finished 19th.

"We are hoping to be competative. At this track, it looks like we have to run the middle and the top groove, so that will be a challenge for us," he said.

"We've got a little more experience on these tires, so hopefully, we can get back to the front. Our qualifying was our main issue last time (at Kenly). The tires hadn't come in, so we will try to address that, and try to be there at the end of the race," Fontaine said.

The CARS series uses American Racer tires, and Fontaine is used to series that use Hoosier tires.

 "We have talked to some of the other competitors, and now we have a little bit of knowledge about what the tires are going to do. And each time we race on them we get more information to be able to get better," he said.

FONTAINE GETS SECOND WIN IN A ROW AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY FOR 2015

Chris Fontaine got another Super Late Model win at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL on Saturday, April 4.

He also won the season opener at the track on March seventh of this year.

Fontaine qualified the Glenden Enterprises #47 in the second spot to start the 50-lap race.

 "We had to start ninth because of an inversion," Fontaine said, adding,"I fought back and got into third. I got by the #32, and set my sights on Scoffield. In the middle of the race he was a little better than us, but we had a couple of late restarts, and I was able to get the advantage on the second one. I pulled ahead of him by a car length, and then we raced side-by-side to the checkered flag."

"It was a great race. Everybody drove pretty clean," Fontaine said, adding, "I want to thank all the guys for the hard work they do. We had some mechanical issues earlier in the afternoon, but we got them fixed, and everything held together."

He accumulated seven wins, eight top five's and nine top ten's there in 2014.

The next race planned for Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model team will be the CARS Tour Orange Blossom 300 at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC on April 18.

FONTAINE FINISHES 19TH IN INAUGURAL CARS TOUR EVENT

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to a 19th place finish after getting caught up in a wreck that flattened a tire on lap 76 in the CARS Super Late Model Tour inagural event at Souther National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC on Saturday, March 28.

Fontaine qualified in the 15th spot to start the 150 lap event.

He got up to 12th before being caught up in a four car wreck in turns three and four that brought out a red flag.

 "I cut a tire and knocked the toe out, and a bunch of other damage," he said of what happened to the #47 as a result of the accident.

"All we could do was patch it up and change the tire," Fontaine said.

"It started out well. I thought we were going to do better in qualifying, but we've got to learn what the new tires are going to do. It is going to take some time to figure out the new tire situation and what these tracks are like. It will be our first time at most of these tracks so we will just have to go from there," he said of his first CARS series race.

The CARS series uses American Racer tires, and Fontaine is used to series that use Hoosier tires.

The next race for Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model team will be next Saturday, April 4, at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL. He won the last race he ran there on March seventh of this year.

Chris Fontaine and team preparing for the first CARS series race on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC(Speed51.com photo)

 

FONTAINE TO RACE IN THE CARS SUPER LATE MODEL TOUR EVENT AT SOUTHERN NATIONAL MOTORSPORTS PARK THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 28

 

Chris Fontaine and the #47 Glenden Enterprises Super Late Model team will race in this Saturday's CARS Super Late Model Tour race at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC.

The event will be streamed live on the internet beginning at 5:00 pm central time. Go to racefeedx.com to sign up and watch.

Speed51.com will also provide LIVE Trackside Now updates.

This is the first race of the season for the newly formed CARS Super Late Model Tour, and the first CARS Super Late Model Tour race for Fontaine. He has raced at Southern National Motorsports Park once before in 2008, getting a seventh place finish in the ASASAT event there.

"The guys and I have come a long way since 2008," Fontaine said, adding, "I expect we will be able to run fast, and run up front, and if things go right maybe get a win."

"This first race will give us some perspective, and let us see where we're at, and what we need to work on. I am sure we will be up front. I am looking forward to it, and getting to race with some different guys for a change," he said.

"We chose the series because we like the payout, and the tracks that they run, and they are a little bit longer races at 150 laps or more. So I am looking forward to that and having some endurance in the races so that there is not such a rush to the front. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's not, we will just have to see how that goes. Take it one race at a time," he said.

FONTAINE GETS 13TH AFTER ACCIDENT AND FLAT TIRE ON LAP 62 AT DESOTO

Chris Fontaine set the fast time in qualifying for last Saturday's 75-lap Super Late Model race at Desoto Speedway, but started the Glenden Enterprises #47 in the fourth spot after an inversion.

Fontaine battled with Scofield and Dutilly until Scofield and Dutilly made contact on lap 25.

Fontaine took the lead on a restart on lap 47, but Joe Boyd passed him a lap later.

After an accident and a restart on lap 58, Fontaine and Boyd battled for the lead for three laps before getting together in turn one on lap 62.  Fontaine got a flat tire in the incident and had to retire the race.

"On the restart I got right behind him (Boyd) and got underneath him. We ran side by side for three laps.  I feel like he didn't give me enough room getting down into turn one and we both crashed. It took us out of the race," Fontaine said.

 

CHRIS FONTAINE TO RACE AT DESOTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY 3 14 2015

Chris Fontaine will drive the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model in this Saturday's race at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL.

The last time he raced there in the Icebreaker on February 8 of this year, he got a second place finish.

 "We are trying to get a little faster. We are going to go down there Friday and test. We have got to pick it up a little bit," Fontaine said, adding, "We came up one spot short last time. I am going to try and get a win."

 

 

FONTAINE WINS SUPER LATE MODEL RACE AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY ON 3 7 2015

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 to his first win of 2015 in the Showtime Speedway Super Late Model season opener Saturday night, March seventh.

It is Fontaine's nineth win at the track since December of 2013.

  "We started fourth, and it got a little rough there in the middle with the #32, we got tangled up pretty good, but we got through that" Fontaine said.

 "We passed the #82 on the inside for the lead, and kind of checked out from everybody," he said, adding,"With 10 laps to go we had a caution. I restarted on the outside and it took me a lap or two to get by the #82 and we took it from there."

"I want to thank everybody, Kevin and Joey for everything they did on the car, and we will try to do it again," he said. 

 FONTAINE TO RACE AT SHOWTIME SPEEDWAY IN PINELLAS PARK, FL THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 7 2015

Chris Fontaine will drive the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model in this Saturday's 2015 Super Late Model season opening race at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, FL.

He won the 2014 Showtime Speedway Super Late Model track championship with seven wins, eight top five's and nine top ten finishes.

In 2013, he won one race and had two top five's out of the two races he ran at the track.

"We are setting the car up how we normally do," Fontaine said, adding,"we are always really fast there, so we will go with that."

"We are going to try a couple of things in practice, but if they don't work we will be right back how our normal setup is there, and get ready to try and get another checkered flag," he said. 

 Fontaine said he does not plan to try to repeat his 2014 track championship series run, because some of the race dates conflict with the CARS Super Late Model Tour series that he plans to run in this year.

AFTER CAREER BEST EIGHTH PLACE DAYTONA START CHRIS FONTAINE GETS CAUGHT UP IN LAP 49 WRECK AND ENDS THE RACE 25TH

Chris Fontaine qualified the Glenden Enterprises #84 NCWTS Toyota in a career best eighth position to start the truck race at Daytona on Friday, February 20, but got caught up in a wreck on lap 50 that ended his race, relegating him to 25th place.

After starting eighth, Fontaine slid back to run in the middle of the field between positions 12 to 19th.

He narrowly avoided an accident on lap 14 by going high by the wall when the #82 truck spun in front of him, causing a 10-truck accident in turn one.

"Once we got that little bit of damage, we had to come in and start in the rear.  So we decided we were just going to ride in the back," Fontaine said.

After pitting under the caution, Fontaine restarted in the 20th spot on lap 20.

At the caution on lap 25, he was running in the 15th position. He restarted in 17th on lap 30, but moved up to 13th by lap 31 and 11th on lap 33.

Fontaine stayed at the back of the outside line for much of the race, but switched to the middle of the inside line on lap 35.

On lap 49, while running in the 11th spot, Fontaine was caught up in a 12-truck wreck in turn three.  When the #31 truck was hit from behind by the #13, he spun and shot up in front of Fontaine pushing the #84 straight up into the outside wall.

"The qualifying went well for us, but I still feel like it is a joke. Trucks crashed, and cars crashed in Nationwide and Cup qualifying. It did work out to our advantage, but I would still rather go back to the old way," Fontaine said.

"The race was going pretty good for us. The outside line wasn't able to keep going, so I fell back a little bit. Then I was able to make a run and come up a little, so I kind of shuffled back and forth," he said.

"I want to thank all the guys for all of their hard work. I appreciate everything they did preparing me a really fast truck. Hopefully, we can get that one back together, and take that same piece to Talledega and show'em what we got again," Fontaine said.

FONTAINE AND TEAM READY FOR THEIR FIFTH DAYTONA TRUCK RACE ON FRIDAY

Chris Fontaine and the Glenden Enterprises #84 NCWTS race team are ready for their fifth truck race at Daytona International Speedway this Friday night, February 20 at 7:30 pm.The NextEra Energy Reasources 250 will be televised live on FOX Sports 1.

In the past four races at Daytona, Fontaine has gotten caught up in accidents twice, and finished the race running twice. In 2012, he got his first NCWTS career top ten finish of seventh at the track, and last year he finished 19th.

His average starting position is 21.75 and his average finish position is 19.75. Fontaine has a running finish average of 13th.

"I expect we will have a competative truck, like we normally do," Fontaine said, adding," our main thing is going to have to be just get in the race and avoid the big wrecks."

"NASCAR has a ridiculous qualifying procedure, and we have to figure out a plan to get through it without wrecking, and get into the race," he said, adding,"I think there are 35 trucks for 32 spots, so we have a little work cut out for us there."

"Once we get in the race, we are going to try to get to the front and lead a lap, and make sure it is the last one when we are out front.  So, that will be our goal, to put the #84 up front," Fontaine said.

"I want to thank all of the guys at the shop for all the hard work that they have put in, and, hopefully, they can get a good result out of it," he said.

"I am watching some past race videos, and looking at the positives and some things I can change, and going from there," Fontaine said of how he is preparing for the race.

When asked what he is looking out for in the race, he said,"Just try to look as far ahead as you can. Look for the front of the pack, and try to look for someone that looks uncomfortable and keep your eye on them. The easiest thing is to be out front, in the top. That's where everybody is going to take it easy, and not try to shuffle for position. So, try to stay up front. It is safer up front than it is at the back." 

 

FONTAINE FINISHES SECOND IN ICEBREAKER 100 AT DESOTO SPEEDWAY

Chris Fontaine drove the Glenden Enterprises #47 Super Late Model to a second place finish in the 2015 season opening Brighthouse Challenge Series Icebreaker 100 at Desoto Speedway on Sunday, February 8, 2015.

Fontaine had qualified third to start the race.

On the restart after a caution on lap 14, Fontaine got the #47 on the inside of second place for a lap, before he got spun in turn number two.

On the restart, Fontaine was right on the bumper of the #07 for several laps, and held off advances by the #5 on the inside.

After a caution on lap 35, Fontaine restarted in third and stayed there until he was spun from behind in turns three and four on lap 39.

On the restart he was in the third spot until the #5 got by him on the next lap, putting him in fourth.

Fontaine regained the third spot after the leader retired with mechanical problems on lap 73.

Two laps later, Fontaine got by the #5 on the inside on the backstretch to take the second spot. 

 (The runner-up finish was a good start of the season for Fontaine, who will run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona in two weeks.

"That was probably the cleanest Jeff and I have ever raced," Fontaine said. "It was fun but I wish we had a little more. None of us had anything for the 30 (Dutilly).")-SCOTT LOCKWOOD, DESOTO SPEEDWAY

 

 

 

 

CHRIS FONTAINE TO OPEN 2015 SEASON SUNDAY, FEB. 8 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 Sunday, February 8, 2015.

Fontaine won the season opener at Desoto in 2004, and he won the last race of the season at Desoto that year. He also won two races there in 2006. Last year, he had two second place finishes and two third place finishes.

"We are going to try to get a win," Fontaine said, adding," It has been eleven years since we won the Icebreaker, the first race that I won. We are going to try to do that again."

"We had a test Tuesday, and it went pretty well. But we still have Friday and Saturday to improve on what we've got, and I think we have a real good chance to win," he said.


           

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