Mosport II: Fastline Motorsports preview

Jim Lapcevich ready for Mosport round of NASCAR Series "Our luck has to come around. We just need a couple of breaks." HAMILTON, ONTARIO (August 8, 2008) -- The Fastline Motorsports team has not had a great deal of luck this season in...

Jim Lapcevich ready for Mosport round of NASCAR Series
"Our luck has to come around. We just need a couple of breaks."

HAMILTON, ONTARIO (August 8, 2008) -- The Fastline Motorsports team has not had a great deal of luck this season in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series to date, and team driver Jim Lapcevich is hoping to turn that around this weekend with the running of the Full Throttle Energy Drink 200 on the Mosport Speedway oval.

The upcoming August 9 race will be the eighth in the 13-race national series. Lapcevich commented he was in good shape at the previous race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, but an unlucky mechanical malfunction kept the team out of contention.

"We were running pretty decent at Montreal," said Lapcevich, who drives the Tim Hortons Chevrolet Monte Carlo. "We were running comfortable in the top ten, and I was gaining, but then the car broke," he added. "We had an excellent shot at placing both teams in the top-ten."

Jeff Lapcevich of Grimsby, Ontario, who is running a limited schedule of selected events this year in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series placed sixth in Montreal.

Jim Lapcevich from Hamilton, Ontario started 18th in the 33-car field on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, but the engine woes kept him out of the hunt with 20 laps of the 23-lap race to his credit.

Last year Jim Lapcevich qualified 14th for the Mosport race, and by the midway point of the 200-lap race on the Mosport half-mile oval was leading the pack. After relinquishing the lead to eventual winner Don Thomson Jr., he was running a strong second with a couple of laps remaining, but got punted around and lost his position.

"I enjoy running at Mosport," Lapcevich said. "We were doing real well there last year until the incident that knocked me out of a podium finish. Hopefully we will do just as well or better this year."

"Our luck has to come around," he continued. "We just need a couple of breaks."

-credit: fm

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Jim Lapcevich , Jeff Lapcevich