INNISFIL, ON- 14-year old Cayden Lapcevich continued his breakout campaign on July 5th at Sunset Speedway, charging from mid-pack and weathering a late-race restart for his 3rd victory of his 2014 season.
“I’m starting to like the view here”, remarked a grinning Lapcevich when asked about his repeat visits to victory lane this season. “This division is so tough, it never gets any easier. There are easily 7 guys out here that could win on any given night. If you’re not on your A-Game, you’re in trouble”
‘The Prodigy’ took his time working through the field, eventually capturing the lead shortly before the halfway mark of the 30-lap event.
“We had a great car all night, and I really didn’t want to push the envelope when I didn’t need to”, explained Lapcevich post-race”
“If there’s one thing I’ve been able to learn from my first two seasons, it’s patience”, continue the third-generation driver.
Once in control of the lead, Cayden mastered a late-race restart, outrunning fellow rising star Paul Geniole Jr. en route to his third feature victory of the season.
“Hats off to Paul, because he drove a great race”, said Lapcevich. “That guy is one of the cleanest drivers out here. It’s awesome racing with him. He had a fast car, and so did I, and we were just able to race for the win. Which is what’s supposed to happen. He didn’t try to rough me up or anything, and because of that, we were both able to load our cars at the end of the night without a scratch on them”
With momentum on his side, Cayden will now shift his focus to Round 1 of the highly publicized Sunset vs. Sauble ‘Home and Home’ series, scheduled for this Saturday, July 12th at Sauble Speedway.
“I still don’t really know what to expect at Sauble”, admitted Lapcevich, “I don’t have a tonne of laps there, so I think the afternoon practice session is still going to be all about learning”
“At the end of the day, I have all the confidence in the world that my guys are going to give me an awesome piece. I’ll just have to do my best to figure the track out and put us in a position to make a move when it counts”
Cayden Lapcevich’s 2014 season is fueled by Tim Hortons, Troy Cove Marine, Springers Meats, EPIC Racewear by OnePromo.ca and Cathcart Trucking.
Fans can follow Cayden on Twitter @CaydenLapcevich or at his official Cayden Lapcevich Racing page on Facebook.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)