"We learned alot about our oval program at Delaware", explained Lapcevich. "We found a tonne of speed through the second half of that race and it helped our set-up immensely heading into Canadian Tire Motorsports Park"
The Grimsby, ON veteran turned in a strong eighth place qualifying effort, putting the #76 Tim Hortons Dodge outside Row 4 on the starting grid.
Lapcevich wasted little time working his way through the field, infiltrating the top-three before the race's halfway point.
"Our team gave me such a great car. It was an absolute bullet right from the drop of the green, we were headed for the front and it felt as though we had a car that would be able to compete at the front without even pushing our equipment"
Unfortunately for Lapcevich, much like at Delaware Speedway a week earlier, poor fortune would once again impact an otherwise impressive performance. The panhard bar shifted just past lap-100, greatly affecting the car's handling.
"Once the bar shifted, it was a handful just to keep the car on the racetrack. It was a struggle through the last 80-laps. I haven't had to work that hard behind the wheel in a long time"
Lapcevich would soldier on for an 8th place finish, marking his third top-10 of the 2013 season.
"It's frustrating to start a race that strong and not be able to compete for a win. However, given the circumstances, I'm happy with a top-10 finish."
To learn more about Jeff and the Tim Hortons/Castrol/Cathcart Trucking/Troy Cove Marine/Springers Meats sponsored Dodge, visit www.LapcevichRacing.com .
From: Spencer Lewis