GRIMSBY, ON- Third-generation star Cayden Lapcevich will enter tonight’s event at Sunset Speedway with a 53-point lead in the maddeningly competitive Super Stock division. ‘The Prodigy’ has held the lead from opening night of the season, and now hopes to sew up his second straight track championship in the final four nights of the schedule.
Tonight, Lapcevich will look to break back into the feature win column, after a strong 13th-to-2nd performance on August 8th.
“Last week we had an awesome car, we just couldn’t catch a break,” explains Lapcevich. “The late race cautions hurt us and we just couldn’t get a green flag run when we needed it”
“It’s tough to be mad at a second place finish in a field like this,” continues the defending champion. “There are 26 cars here every single Saturday and there are no guarantees when you’re racing against that many talented teams. If we can put together that kind of run every night for the rest of this season then I think we’ll have an excellent chance to keep our spot at the top of the standings”
When asked about his noticeable improvement – both on and off the track – Lapcevich credits his maturation to his father Jeff.
“I feel like a completely different driver than I was when I won the championship last season,” says the teenager. “I’ve learned so much in the last year. I’m still a work in progress, but I’m far more patient now than I was a year ago. That’s helped more than anything this season”
“Dad’s been working with me and just helping me with the mental side of things. You’re never going to win every race, but if you make smart decisions you can still have a good night. He’s taught me a lot about that”
With only four points-paying events remaining on the schedule, Lapcevich will be eager to turn in a strong run tonight, as he aims to keep hold of his spacious lead at the top of the Super Stock standings.
“We’re coming down the homestretch and just need to stay focused on the task at hand,” explains Lapcevich. “Our goal for tonight is the same as it was on opening night – and that’s to make good decisions, stay responsible and score as many points as we can”
“If we can do those three things, and end up in victory lane at the end of the night, that would be as good as it gets.”
Visit www.SunsetSpeedway.ca for details on tonight’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanctioned event.
Cayden 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 ‘The Prodigy’ by following him on Twitter @CaydenLapcevich and visiting the official Cayden Lapcevich Racing page on Facebook.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)