INNISFIL, ON- Third-generation star Jordan Latimer took home a 10th place finish at Sunset Speedway’s ‘Velocity 250’ event on Sunday, September 28th. The 50-lap Super Stock race marked Latimer’s first start of the 2014 post-season, in a field full of past-champions and crown jewel feature winners.
“We had a good car all weekend, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of racing here”, said Latimer post-race.
“We found a sweet spot around the top side of the track early on in the feature and it really brought the car to life”, continued Latimer. “This was only my third time racing here, so a lot of what we did this weekend was just work to figure out new lines and find the best way around the track”
The Coldwater, ON driver’s 10th place result marked the best finish of any freshman in the field, and served as a significant motivator as the team moves forward through the Ontario Playoff Season.
“I’m not sure a top-10 was even on our radar this weekend”, admitted the humble 15-year old. “With all the talent that was here, we were hoping just to learn as much as we can and pad our notebook. To come home with a 10th place finish is just awesome”
“A lot of the guys that we raced with this weekend will be at Peterborough in a couple of weeks, so hopefully we can take what we’ve learned and apply it there”
The 2014 Barrie Speedway Rookie of the Year will now set his sights on the Peterborough Speedway Autumn Colours Classic on October 10th, 11th and 12th. The trip will mark his first career ‘Classic’ appearance.
“Peterborough is the kind of race that keeps you awake at night thinking about it”, said Latimer. “Everyone who’s anyone has won it. It has the biggest fields and some of the best racing there is anywhere, all year. I know the kind of talent that we’re up against, and I think it’s the perfect chance to pick up a lot of knowledge in a short amount of time”
“I’ve been to ‘the Classic’ a lot as a spectator, and it seems like saving your equipment can get you awfully far on feature day”, continued Latimer. “That’s exactly what we hope to do. Keep the fenders on the car, keep all four tires up, and hope to have enough left to make some noise when the laps start to count”
Details on the Autumn Colours Classic can be found at www.PeterboroughSpeedway.com.
Jordan’s 2014 season would not be possible without the support of KICX 106 FM, The DOCK 104.1, A/C Electric, Creetures Designs of Orillia, T&C Construction & Welding, Progressive Waste Solutions, Cookstown Auto Parts, Tax$mart of Orillia, Get Jack @ Re/MAX, Krueger Electric, K&K Racing Karts,Kitchen Tire and Shepherd Trucking.
Fans can learn more about Jordan by visiting the JL Motorsports page on Facebook, and following Jordan on Twitter @LatimerJordan.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)