Jordan Latimer battled hard throughout the Autumn Colours Classic Thunder 50 at Peterborough Speedway en route to a 13th place finish.
The Little Gambler put together a pair of top-fives in his heats on Friday and Saturday, finishing fifth and second in his pair of heats.
Starting sixth in the feature event, Latimer fell back a couple spots in the early laps before the first caution on Lap 5. He then escaped the early incidents, though fell back through the field to 14th. He was then able to pass James Townsend on Lap 14 to put himself back up to 13th, though Townsend passed him back to put him 14th as of Lap 17.
Battling mid-pack was the theme of the event for Latimer, but he continually escaped the incidents all around him, keeping himself within the top-15. He eventually crossed the finish line in the 14th position, but was credited with 13th after the runner-up was disqualified.
He also competed in the APC Youngguns Showcase on Friday night, where he started eighth and despite falling back in the running order at Lap 4, he was able to come home with a solid seventh place finish.
Being behind the wheel of the Ken Semkin’s No. 5 Thunder Car is something in which Latimer called fun.
“It doesn’t matter if I’m in a thunder or a late, I’m having fun,” he said Thursday night before the weekend kicked off.
Being able to have a positive weekend was great, though, as Latimer experienced a tough season behind the wheel of his late model at Sunset Speedway. This past season in his sophomore season of competition, he put together some solid runs against the top drivers in the province, posting three top-10 finishes.
“It was a tough year with everything that happened,” Latimer said. “I mean, we didn’t race as much as we wanted to because of technical failures and stuff. We had a rough year – I mean, end of the year, we blew the rear end in the car. That’s why we’re racing the thunder car now because it’s hard to pay to go race every weekend but you’re getting caught in stuff or breaking stuff. It’s the year where your equipment gets to that age and starts to go, and that was the year we had. Everything started to expire and nothing wanted to be held together and all broke.”
Jordan Latimer and JL Motorsports thank Ken Semkin and his sponsors for the opportunity. The team is also appreciative of Coons Contracting for stepping up and sponsoring the car this weekend, as well.
JL Motorsports is proud to be supported by Kicx 106, 104.1 the Dock, Kitchen Tire, Creechers Design, A/C Electric, Gamebridge Go Karts, Thor Motors Orillia, Jack Latimer Sales Representative Re/Max Orillia, Krueger Electrical Services, T&C Construction and Welding, Hazlet Trucking Orillia, TSS Top Shops, Tax Smart, and North River Motorsports this year.
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