GRIMSBY, ON – With the first month of the 2015 Sunset Speedway MIGHTY season in the books, division rookie Treyten Lapcevich is all smiles when looking back at the first three starts of his rookie season in the entry-level class.
At just 11-years old, Treyten is the youngest driver in the division. But with years of Quarter Midgets experience behind him, the third-generation driver is approaching his new venture with the poise of a veteran.
“It’s always a little intimidating,” says Treyten when asked about competing against drivers more seasoned than himself. “But, I try my best not to think about it. When I’m on track, I just think about running my own race.”
In addition to the support of his father – NASCAR Canadian Tire Series star Jeff Lapcevich – Treyten is supported by his brother, 15-year old Sunset Speedway Super Stock champion, Cayden Lapcevich.
“My dad and Cayden have given me a lot of help this season,” explains Treyten. “Stock car racing is a lot different than Quarter Midget racing. Cayden remembers what it was like when he first moved out of Quarter Midgets, and his advice has made a big difference”
With a trio of top-10 finishes behind him, Treyten has quickly began to garner attention in the novice-level division.
“I’m getting more comfortable in my car every week,” says Treyten. “I feel a lot more competitive when I’m on track with the other cars – and I’m starting to see that in my results”
“We just want to get better every single week,” continues the well-spoken youngster. “We want every Saturday to be better than the one before it. The goal this year is to gain experience – but I really want to get my first win before the season is over.”
Entering the month of June, Treyten currently sits 6th in MIGHTY division points with top-10 finishes in each of his three starts this season.
Treyten will return to action at Sunset Speedway on Saturday, June 13th. Details, including gate times and ticket prices, can be found at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.
Treyten Lapcevich’s 2015 season is made possible thanks to the support of Tim Hortons,Castrol, Cathcart Trucking, Springers Meats, EPIC Racewear and Troy Cove Marine.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)