INNISFIL, ON- Third-generation star Cayden Lapcevich continued his incredible late-season run on September 28th, dominating the 50-lap Super Stock portion of the Sunset Speedway ‘Velocity 250’ for his third straight win of the late-season.
“This car is so good on long runs”, explained the elated Lapcevich in victory lane. “Every week, the longer we race for, the better our car is. I love these 50-laps events. I would race for 50-laps every week if they would let me.”
Lapcevich took top qualifier honours after heat race action on Saturday evening, and started the 50-lap A Main from the pole position.
“Anytime you have an event that draws this level of competition, you know how important qualifying will be,” said Lapcevich. “There are front-runners and champions from every single track in Ontario here this weekend. We knew we needed a good run in our heats. We worked all week to be fast in qualifying.”
“We wanted to avoid starting in the back”, continued Lapcevich. “That was our strategy and it worked out perfectly,”
Much of Lapcevich’s race was spent dueling alongside longtime friend – and perennial on-track rival – Lane Zardo, with the two teenagers dicing for position at the front of the 24-car field.
“I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of racing with Lane”, smiled Cayden. “I love it. He’s a phenomenal driver. It’s so nice to race side-by-side with a guy that really understands what it means to race hard. We can race inches from one another and not even touch. He’s giving it his all and I’m giving it my all – it’s as good as it gets”
‘The Prodigy’ closes the 2014 Sunset Speedway season with 3 straight Super Stock feature victories, and will now look to take his show on the road – as his Fastline Motorsports team prepares for Peterborough Speedway’s much-hyped Autumn Colours Classic.
“We can’t wait to get back to Peterborough”, said the 14-year old. “It’s an awesome track to race at, and it’s one of the most exciting weekends of the season. We were strong there last year, and with all that I’ve learned this season, I think we can get a lot more out of the car this time around”
“If I could put together a top-3 at Peterborough, it would complete the absolute dream season”, closed Lapcevich.
Cayden Lapcevich’s banner 2014 season would not have been possible without the constant support of Tim Hortons, Troy Cove Marine, Springers Meats, EPIC Racewear by OnePromo.ca and Cathcart Trucking.
To learn more about Cayden, visit the Cayden Lapcevich Racing page on Facebook or follow on Twitter @CaydenLapcevich.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)
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