INNISFIL, ON- In a daring 30-lap Super Stock feature event, Cayden Lapcevich utilized a late-race pass to win his 4th feature event of the 2014 season. In doing so, ‘The Prodigy’ moved past point leader Randy Rusnell to gain sole control of the race for the divisional championship with a single event remaining on the schedule.
“This about as exciting as it gets”, smiled Lapcevich after clearing post-race inspection. “Winning our 4th feature of the year is amazing – but grabbing the point lead is even bigger. It feels like all of our hard work and hours in the shop are definitely paying off”
“I wasn’t feeling any pressure coming into this race”, continued the 14-year old. “We unloaded today looking for a win. We didn’t treat this any different than we have any other race night”
Lapcevich and Rusnell have battled all season long in the Super Stock points, and with 1 point separating the pair entering the final night of competition on September 13th, it’s all but a guarantee the title will come down to the last lap of the last race of 2014.
“Randy’s an incredible competitor, and I’ve learned a lot racing with him the last 3 seasons”, said Lapcevich. “He’s not going to give me an inch, and I hope he knows that neither am I. We’re both competitive guys and we both hate to lose. I’m counting the days until September 13th”
“I want to give the fans a championship race that they’ll talk about for a long time. I know Randy’s up for that. Hopefully we can put on a classic in a couple of weeks”
Should Lapcevich prevail in his battle with Rusnell, it would crown the 14-year old as the youngest Super Stock champion in Sunset International Speedway history.
“Becoming the youngest Super Stock champion in Sunset history would be an honour”, explained Lapcevich. “The list of former champions is full of drivers I grew up watching. Adding my name to that would mean everything to me”
‘The Prodigy’ will enjoy a hard-earned week off before returning to Sunset Speedway for the 50-lap Super Stock championship event on Saturday, September 13th. Details for the event, including gate times and ticket prices, can be found at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.
Cayden’s 2014 season would not be possible without the unwavering support of 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)