GRIMSBY, ON- Third-generation star Treyten Lapcevich has quickly established himself as a potential breakout star in the Sunset Speedway MIGHTY division. With two feature wins in his last four starts, the one-time Quarter Midget standout has asserted himself as a possible contender for the division’s inaugural championship with less than two months of racing left at the Innisfil, ON oval.
“It’s awesome to have our program at a place where we can race for wins every weekend,” says the likeable youngster. “We’ve worked for this since we bought the car, and I can’t thank my family for sticking by me and helping me get here. It’s taken a lot of time, but it’s really paying off”
Treyten – the younger brother of reigning Sunset Speedway Super Stock champion Cayden Lapcevich – currently sits at the top of the division points standings. But, despite his recent success, insists his weekly goals remain the same.
“My Dad’s told me all year not to get too wrapped up in the points and to just go out and race, so that’s what we’ve done,” shrugs Lapcevich. “It’s nice to be leading the standings, but it’s not going to change anything that we’re doing. I’m just going to stay focused, take care of our car and do my best on track”
At just 11-years of age, Treyten currently stands as the youngest driver in Sunset Speedway weekly competition history. When asked about his unique place in the speedway record books, Lapcevich is quick to downplay the age gap between himself and much of the current Sunset roster.
“I think it’s cool to be the youngest winner in Sunset history, but I try not to pay too much attention to it,” says the humble rookie. “When we’re racing, I’m just another driver. Nobody in this division cuts me any slack because of my age, and I would never expect them to. On the track, we’re all equal”
With just 5 points-paying event remaining in 2015, Lapcevich continues to battle neck-and-neck with fellow freshman Cameron McGlashan for the inaugural MIGHTY division championship.
“Cameron [McGlashan] has had a great season, and he’s been a lot of fun to race with,” offers Lapcevich. “I hope we can keep battling right down to the last night of the season. I think we’ve both been improving every weekend and, right now, the championship could go either way.”
Treyten will return to action this Saturday, August 8th. For details on the event, including gate times and advanced ticket sales, visit www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.
Treyten Lapcevich’s 2015 efforts are powered by Tim Hortons, Castrol, Cathcart Trucking, Springers Meats, EPIC Racewear and Troy Cove Marine.
Fans can keep up with Treyten by visiting the all-new official Treyten Lapcevich Racing page on Facebook.