After spending the past two seasons in the Late Model ranks, Jordan Latimer and JL Motorsports will return to the Super Stock division in 2017.
“We are really going to be going at this car and figuring it all out,” Latimer said. “It’s a completely different set up with leaf springs and we are going to hit the track hard in practice in pre-season to hopefully work the bugs out and get up to speed.”
JL Motorsports has been hard at work since the season finished, converting the late model over to run as a Super Stock. The car is currently at Kevin Reynolds’ RIM Mechanical shop with progress continuing.
“Kevin has been a huge help my whole racing career,” Latimer said. “This off season we sat down and chatted about what we at JL Motorsports were going to do with the car this 2017 season, and he wanted to help a lot this season and work with us even more which is great I think personally. There’s no better team or people to work with like this then family.
“As of working in the car, it is currently being placed on the jig as Kevin is busy this off-season with some other big jobs. This coming week we hope to have the new rear clip on and start on some of the many other things we need to do.”
Latimer has experienced success to date in his racing career, winning Barrie Speedway’s Thunder Car Rookie of the Year Award and a couple features there, before winning Sunset Speedway’s Late Model Rookie of the Year Award in 2015. After three top-fives in 2015, this past season didn’t go as planned with bad luck plaguing the team. However, they still managed to have a couple solid nights with three top-10 finishes, highlighted by a sixth-place finish on July 2. He capped off the year by running Ken Semkin’s Super Stock at Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic, qualifying sixth en route to a 13th place finish.
Returning back to the division which delivered him the most success, Latimer isn’t expecting to jump back in and light the class on fire, but rather just consistently run towards the front of the field.
“My expectations this season are just to get this car figured out and I would like to be running in the top-five week-to-week,” Latimer said. “As for goals though, all I want this season is that checkered flag in my hand at least once I’m hungry for a win. I’m not really focused on points right now.”
Confidence is high for the team that they can make the victory happen, virtue of their past success.
“We have had success in this class in the past and that helps a lot going into this season,” he said. “But at the same time we have a lot more names with fast cars so it won’t be easy getting the win this season but it sure will be fun!”
As everything comes together, the team would like to welcome back KICX 106, 104.1 the Dock. Gamebridge Go Karts/Brechin Motorsports Park and Tax Smart back as sponsors for the 2017 season. Stay tuned to the website as more sponsors and details surrounding the season are confirmed.
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