GRIMSBY, ON- After 62 career series starts, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series veteran Jeff Lapcevich will make his final start this Sunday, when Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Lapcevich will step back from his role as a driver to focus on his son Cayden’s intentions on joining the cross-country series on a more regular basis in 2016.
“All season long, I had kinda thought this week would feel different,” muses Lapcevich when asked about the finality of Sunday marking his last series start. “But, so far, we’re all just focused on getting to the track and making this car as fast as possible. We’ve got a job to do, and we’re looking to do that to the absolute best of our abilities”
The Tim Hortons-backed outfit will head to CTMP with a slightly modified setup package that Lapcevich hopes will finally propel his team to victory lane after tallying four runner-up finishes in his last five appearances at the track.
“We’re trying something a little different than what we’ve had in the past at [Canadian Tire Motorsport Park], so I’m excited to see how it works out,” explains the veteran. “We’ve been so close, so many times. I really think this combination might be what we need to get over that hump”
“We’ve always been a little short getting off of turn-5 and up the back straightaway but the changes we’ve made should really help. This car has always been good through the twisty stuff and that shouldn’t change”
For Lapcevich, there’s no second guessing his decision to step back, however he’s quick to admit that he’s looking for his first career series victory now more than ever.
“I’ve really enjoyed the time I’ve spent running with these guys,” says Lapcevich. “The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series has given me some fantastic memories, and I wouldn’t go back and change a thing. But, with that being said, I’d be lying if I tried to make you believe that anything less than a win on Sunday would be a disappointment”
“That’s all the motivation we need. We’ve been awfully close in the past. Now, it’s time to pull that trigger and make it count – because this is our last shot.”
To learn more about Jeff and the rest of the Fastline Motorsports team, follow @LapcevichRacing on Twitter.
Jeff Lapcevich’s 2015 season is made possible thanks to the support of Tim Hortons, Castrol, Cathcart Trucking, Troy Cove Marine, EpicRacewear by OnePromo.ca and Springer’s Meats.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)
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