While original plans for JL Motorsports appeared to be sending the team in a different direction, there’s been a change in heart. The team officially confirmed a couple weeks ago they will be returning to Sunset Speedway’s Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Limited Late Model division for 2017.
“I’m pretty excited to be heading into this season with all the work we have done over the off season with Kevin Reynolds at RIM mechanical,” Latimer said. “This car will be a completely different beast. I’m happy we stayed in late model; I just felt like we were giving up if we moved to a different division and didn’t think I got to prove to everyone what we at JL Motorsports could do. I felt I didn’t prove it to my team or got them the finishes they deserved. I just wasn’t happy last year always fighting with the handling of the car.”
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.
“I feel like we could go out and win this season and compete in the top five, better then like we did our rookie year,” Latimer continued. “We plan to take the car out for testing this coming weekend and see what we have for the season.”
As everything continues to come together, the team would like to welcome back KICX 106, The Dock 104.1, Tax Smart, Kitchen Tire, RIM Mechanical, Gambridge Go Karts, and Creechers Design as sponsors for the 2017 season.
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