GRIMSBY, ON – NASCAR Canadian Tire Series veteran Jeff Lapcevich will have a new number and new chassis when his hauler rolls into Canadian Tire Motorsports Park to open the 2013 season, but the Grimsby native knows that despite the changes to his program over the off-season, the competition level at the top of Canada’s premier series remains the same.
“I’m excited to get back to CTMP with a new chassis. It’s been over a decade since we’ve had a new road course car and the technology has come a long way.”
Lapcevich had the brand new McColl Racing Enterprises chassis assembled over the off-season, and has had second-generation set-up artist Chris Couvillon put a package together for the first event of the season.
“Our MRE chassis was fabricated with alot of Chris’ input and has been built to his specs. It’s a little bit different than anything else.”
The veteran will enter May 19th’s event riding a string of 4 straight top-10 finishes at the CTMP road course, a streak the team is hoping to both continue and improve on.
“We’ve always had a strong engine program and I’m confident this new car will put us back at the front of the pack. There’s alot of phenomenal road racers in this series – and having the same equipment as them should certainly improve our efforts this season. I think we’re going to be a team to contend for wins again!”
The new ride will have a new number to match in 2013, as Lapcevich’s Tim Horton’s sponsored machine will trade its patented 23 for a 76, to honor Jeff’s father Joe after his passing over the off-season.
Lapcevich and his entire Fastline Motorsports team will enjoy marketing support from longtime sponsors Tim Hortons, Castrol, CathcartTrucking, Troy Cove Marine and Springers Meats in 2013.
Fans can catch Jeff and the rest of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 on CTV on May 19th, as the ‘Pinty’s presents the Vortex Brake Pads 200’ will air live for the first time, with coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET. (visit CTV.ca for local listings).
From: Spencer Lewis