MILLGROVE, Ontario — After suffering a mechanical failure in the second event at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Treyten Lapcevich will be looking to rebound on Sunday, September 12 at Flamboro Speedway.
“That’s an event I’m really looking forward to,” he told NEWS FROM THE PITS. “Unfortunately, we didn’t get to test so I don’t know how the Pinty’s car is going to handle here. But I’m sure it can’t be too much different and I’ll dial it in pretty quickly in practices. I always say Flamboro is one of my favorite tracks and I have a lot of laps here so that definitely helps.”
Fortunately, the Ontario short track could be potentially the perfect spot for that to happen. The 22 Racing driver is coming off a pair of podium finishes in the APC Auto Parts United Late Model Series at the facility, and won a late model event there previously.
He has also been fast on the ovals in the Pinty’s Series, as evident by a pair of fourths and a ninth, while leading laps at Sunset Speedway.
Currently ranked fourth in the series standings, this season marks the first year he has ran road courses behind the wheel of a stock car in his career. While he has placed outside the top-15 in two of the three races, he showed speed and placed third in the event last Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
“The Pinty’s season has gone really good so far,” he commented. “It’s been a lot of road courses recently, but I’ve been starting to get really comfortable on them so we have some ovals coming up so I’m excited about that.”
While it has not been the results he wanted across the board, there’s been other positives, including boosting his confidence with track time.
“I was able to keep the car clean. I was able to learn some stuff, able to follow some really good guys,” he said when reflecting on the third. “I was able to learn some new lines and find some speed that I was missing in practice and qualifying.”
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