GRIMSBY, ON- Super Stock standout Cayden Lapcevich became a two-time champion after a runner-up performance in Sunset Speedway’s September 12th season finale, on the same night that younger brother Treyten Lapcevich won his feature in the entry level MIGHTY division to solidify himself as the youngest champion in speedway history at 11-years of age.
“To be able to say that we’re two time champions is nothing more than a dream come true,” remarked Cayden post-race. “We’ve learned so much about our program in the last two seasons. I can’t possibly say enough about my parents, my team and my sponsors for getting us here. I feel like I’m dreaming”
Cayden – who also made his first several starts with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series this season – led the Super Stock points from opening night, leading one of the most dominant campaigns in recent Sunset Speedway history.
“We hadn’t really planned on running a full season in the Super Stock this season,” admitted ‘The Prodigy’. “Juggling the NCATS stuff and Treyten’s schedule seemed like it would be enough of a handful. But, after getting a strong start, my mom told us that we should go for another championship, and I can’t even begin to express how thankful I am that she did”
“This was the most competitive Super Stock division in Ontario this season,” continued the third-generation star. “There were 7 different teams that won features this season. So just staying at the front was a battle. Every single guy on this roster has improved from where they were in 2014. There were no easy outs. Every single lap was a battle”
Cayden would go on to finish the season with 6 wins and 12 podiums in 13 weekly appearances at the Innisfil-area oval.
“I’m nothing without my parents,” said Cayden – his voice cracking with emotion. “They’ve done so much for my siblings and I and I just can’t thank them enough. It’s been an amazing two seasons for this team and I’m loving every minute of it”
For 11-year old Treyten Lapcevich, his 2015 season culminated with a trip to victory lane after a summer-long seesaw points battle with fellow freshman Cameron McGlashan.
The fan favourite star entered the event with a single point lead over McGlashan, and clinched the championship after tallying his fourth feature win of 2015.
“This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” beamed Treyten, surrounded by family and supporters in victory lane.
“It’s been awesome racing in this division this season – I’ve learned more than I ever thought I would. It’s pretty incredible”
“I just came into tonight not wanting to make a mistake,” explained Treyten. “Of course there was pressure, because the points were so close. In the end, my Dad and my team gave me an awesome car, and we were able to finish what we started. It’s an honour to be a champion here.”
Cayden and Treyten’s 2015 championship efforts would not have been possible without the support of Tim Hortons, Castrol, Cathcart Trucking, Springers Meats, EPIC Racewear and Troy Cove Marine.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)