LAPCEVICH BOYS WIN AT WETERN GRANDS The racing blood flows through the entire Lapcevich family. Jeff Lapcevich was introduced to the sport by his father Joe and now he is paying it forward to his sons. During a break in competition for the...
LAPCEVICH BOYS WIN AT WETERN GRANDS
The racing blood flows through the entire Lapcevich family. Jeff Lapcevich was introduced to the sport by his father Joe and now he is paying it forward to his sons. During a break in competition for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Jeff Lapcevich driver of the #23 Tim Hortons Impala traveled across Canada to the only Quarter Midget track in Canada located in Langley BC so his sons Cayden and Treyten could participate in the Western Grands for Quarter Midgets. Both sons enjoyed great success racing against competitors from across Canada and the United States.
Nine year old Cayden Lapcevich was the 2008 Light Mod Champion and scored a remarkable win to make it back to back titles. Qualifying third in the final the youngster was bumped off at the start and bent a spindle. Adjusting his driving style to compensate for the problem he charged from the back of the field toward the front. A fortunate late caution flag allowed for a restart with three laps remaining and Cayden would make his final move from second to the lead and secure the victory.
In the Light B Class young Cayden had problems with a throttle cable during practice and qualified a disappointing seventh for the "A Main final". The young man would fall further back during hectic racing at the start. Unfazed he raced back to the front of the field without the aid of a caution flag. In the lone caution period of the race Cayden was shuffled back to fifth with two laps remaining but pushed his way forward to score a second place finish.
Cayden Lapcevich also competed for the first time this year in the Senior Stock Division. In the "B Main" Cayden finished second and earn a transfer spot into the "A Main Final". After starting seventh in the "A Main" Lapcevich would once again demonstrate his racing skills and claim the checkered flag.
Five year old Treyten Lapcevich competed in his first Western Grands competition and also enjoyed tremendous success. In only his fifth race Treyten ran the Jr. Novice class and on the final lap made the pass for the lead and the race victory.
Needless to say it was a very proud father who commented after the event. "It is so much fun to watch your kids go out and do something they enjoy" said Jeff Lapcevich. "It's even better when they can have the kind of success the boys did at this great weekend here in Langley, BC. We can't wait to do it again in the East".
The Lapcevich family is currently attending the 2009 Eastern Grands in Huntsville, Alabama where upwards of 600 participants are expected. Look for an update on their success in the coming days.
Jeff Lapcevich and the Tim Hortons team will resume competition in the 2009 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series on Saturday August 8th at Mosport Speedway following the Western Canada Events. This year's series events will consist of ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits from coast to coast in Canada. All events are once again scheduled to appear on TSN.