GRIMSBY, ON – After bouncing back from a flat tire and an unscheduled pit stop, for a 12th place finish at the EMCO 200, Jeff Lapcevich and the Fastline Motorsports team are looking towards Saturday’s running of the Clarington 200 at The Speedway at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for retribution.
“We had a great car at Delaware and, unfortunately, things didn’t go our way”, offered Lapcevich during mid-week preparations for June 22nd’s race. “I can’t explain how proud I am of our team, they fought through our unscheduled stop and got me back on-track, and we were able to salvage a top-12 finish”.
Despite the obstacles presented, Lapcevich contests that the team attained valuable insight at Delaware that will aid their program heading into the Clarington 200.
“Delaware and CTMP are similar in the type of speed that you carry into the corners”, explained the Grimsby, ON veteran. “We were running in the top-5 at Delaware before we cut a tire down, and still managed to find quite a bit of speed through the second half of the race. We’ll be ready to contend for a win at CTMP”
Saturday’s race will carry extra importance for Lapcevich and the rest of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series roster, as it will be the final time the series will visit the speedway before its scheduled closure on July 27th.
“The Speedway at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park is a pretty historic spot. Everyone on the roster would love to have the honour of being the final NCATS winner there”
Fans can catch live streaming of second practice (2:00PM ET) and qualifying (5:00PM ET) from CTMP this weekend at www.nascarontsn.ca. The Clarington 200 is set to take the green flag at 7:00PM ET.
To learn more about Jeff Lapcevich and the Tim Hortons, Castrol, Cathcart Trucking, Troy Cove Marine, Springers Meats sponsored Dodge, visit www.LapcevichRacing.ca.
From: Spencer Lewis