STROUD, ON- After two seasons of hard luck and rough lessons, Cayden Lapcevich broke through for his first career Sunset Speedway victory on May 4th at the inaugural ‘Spring Derby 50’ presented by Great Lakes Concrete.
“I feel as though the monkey is finally off our back!”, exclaimed Lapcevich in victory lane. “With this win, it’s like all of our bad luck is behind us. Now I can just race, and try to compete for a championship”
The Grimsby, ON driver wasted little time moving to the point position, after starting from the outside pole in a talent-laden field.
“There was such an awesome group of drivers here tonight”, said Lapcevich. “It was a lot of fun racing with them, this win means a lot to our entire program. The car was awesome all night, I can’t thank the guys that work on it enough. I’m lucky”
Lapcevich rode for much of the race’s early stages, ever mindful to conserve his equipment for a late-race push, and endured a spirited effort from two-time and defending Sunset champion Randy Rusnell through a litany of restarts in the second half of the race.
“I could feel him behind me as soon as he got to second place”, admitted Cayden. “I knew I was a little better off the corner than he was, and all I had to do was keep my composure. He tried to rattle me, but he ran me clean and I appreciate it, it was a great race. I’d run side by side with Randy all day long”
The win comes on the heels of a strong close to the 2013 season, when ‘The Prodigy’ swept both ends of Flamboro Speedway’s twin-30 lap Frost Fest invitational.
“We’re hoping to bring a few more marketing partners on board to help us take a run at that championship, hopefully a couple more performances like this will open up some doors for us”
“Our team is really starting to hit its stride”, beamed the 14-year old. “We finished 2013 on a high note, and I couldn’t possibly ask for a better start to 2014. I can’t wait to see what this season has in store for us”.
Cayden Lapcevich’s #76 proudly carries marketing support from Tim Hortons, Troy Cove Marine, Springers Meats, EPIC Racewear by OnePromo.ca and Cathcart Trucking.
Fans can follow Cayden on Twitter @CaydenLapcevich or at his official Cayden Lapcevich Racing page on Facebook.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)