Barrie: Jim Lapcevich preview

Tight Barrie oval next stop for Team Fastline's Jim Lapcevich "We plan to be right in the thick of things" HAMILTON, ONTARIO (June 27, 2008) -- Team Fastline driver Jim Lapcevich is hoping for a good showing at the upcoming ...

Tight Barrie oval next stop for Team Fastline's Jim Lapcevich
"We plan to be right in the thick of things"

HAMILTON, ONTARIO (June 27, 2008) -- Team Fastline driver Jim Lapcevich is hoping for a good showing at the upcoming NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event, the A&W 300 at Barrie Speedway.

"Barrie is a tight oval, and there's always a lot of paint-swapping there," said Lapcevich, who placed ninth in last year's race. "I enjoy racing there and mixing it up with the rest of the cars. We plan to be right in the thick of things."

The Barrie oval is a one-third mile oval built in a tri-oval configuration. The Saturday night race is the third in the series' 13-race 2008 schedule, and will feature 24 starters in the 100-mile event.

The 36-year old Hamilton driver of the Tim Hortons Monte Carlo is presently 19th in the standings after two starts. His best finish in 2007 was a fifth at Trois-Rivières, and he posted two top-ten finishes last season.

"I've raced Barrie many times," added Lapcevich. "With the right set up and a little luck, I plan on being up front when the checkered flag drops."

Teammate Jeff Lapcevich will not be competing.

Barrie Speedway is located on the 8th Line of Oro-Medonte between Barrie and Orillia, Ontario just off Highway 11, 10 minutes north of Barrie and 10 minutes south of Orillia.

For information about Barrie Speedway tickets and camping, call (705) 487-0279 or visit online at www.barriespeedway.com

-credit: Team Fastline

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Jim Lapcevich , Jeff Lapcevich