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Canadian Jesse Lazare wins in Porsche GT3 Cup at CTMP

From press release

Teen Jesse Lazare made history on Saturday by being the second youngest driver ever to win in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA. Lazare went flag to flag to win a at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

"It's great to win," Lazare said. "The fact that it is here at the Canadian round is even more special. It was a tough race, but worked out in the end."

Lazare, who was on the pole for both Canadian rounds led early in round 9 but the car started to go off mid race. "Yesterday, I was just hanging on, today it was perfect. We made such a small change and it made such a big difference today," Lazare added.

As for the pressure to win at home, Lazare said that is something that had been weighing on him all week. "We had been close in speed before at the track I had never been to. But, here at Mosport, a track I knew, I hoped that would make the difference and it did.

Jesse Lazare is a 17-year-old racer from Montreal, Quebec. For 2014, Lazare competes with Moorespeed in the 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Series in the USA and select races in Canada.