Late race punt keeps Lapcevich off Mosport podium "We went from hero to zero in a fraction of a second" BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO (August 11, 2007) -- What appeared to be a great second place finish for Jim Lapcevich...
Late race punt keeps Lapcevich off Mosport podium
"We went from hero to zero in a fraction of a second"
BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO (August 11, 2007) -- What appeared to be a great second place finish for Jim Lapcevich turned into a dismal 12th place finish in Saturday's Full Throttle Energy Drink 200 at Mosport Speedway.
"We went from hero to zero in a fraction of a second," explained Jim Lapcevich, team driver for Fastline Motorsports in Hamilton. "The team was on top of their game today, and the driver wasn't bad either, until the hockey game broke out on the final laps of the race."
Lapcevich, started 14th in the 20-car field of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race, worked his way to the front, and led the 20-car field for some laps around the halfway mark. But the stock car veteran, who was running in second place, got involved in a mishap, being spun out near the end of the race.
"The EMCEA -- Tim Hortons Chevy Monte Carlo was strong tonight," added Lapcevich, who encountered a couple of set-backs during the race. "The team did a great job, the car was good in race trim and the fact we pitted later than most of the competitors had us in great shape for the finish."
Don Thomson Jr. won the event, Mark Dilley finished second, and Kerry Micks was third.
"Donnie (Thomson) had his act together tonight, he was the class of the field. I don't think anyone was going to touch him. Unfortunately, for us it turned into a fight to the finish, which we lost costing us a top-three finish."
EMCEA Transport Lapcevich, who resides in Grimsby, ON, led for 12 laps of the 200-lap race on the half-mile paved oval saw seven lead changes between four drivers.
Jeff Lapcevich did not compete in the Full Throttle Energy Drink 200 at Mosport Speedway.
The next event for Team Fastline will be race eight in the 12-race NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at the Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, August 17-19.