While Jordan Latimer started off his Velocity 250 run strong, a pair of incidents resulted in him having to pull into the pits before the completion of the event.
As noted, the JL Motorsports driver started off the weekend strong, finishing fifth in his first heat, before battling back and forth with Tom Walters for the lead in the second qualifier en route to a runner-up.
Starting up front for the feature, he would make his way up to fifth in the early stages, running there when the first caution flew at Lap 2.
Following the restart, he continued to move forward, getting alongside Gord Shepherd for third at Lap 11, but unable to complete the pass. From there, he continued to run fourth till he was able to pass Travis Hallyburton for third on Lap 21. He remained there until the second caution flew at Lap 24.
Restarting third, he ran behind the pair of leaders, before being challenged for the third spot. He was then passed by Travis Hallyburton on Lap 32, bumping him back to fourth. He would be challenged once again for position at Lap 37, resulting in contact three laps later that saw his fellow competitor go around. As an involved car, he was sent to the tail of the field.
Restarting last, he began to make his way back through the traffic until contact from Ernie Fumerton sent him around, causing rear-end damage to the No. 90 Late Model. The damage was significant enough that the team elected to pull behind the wall, done for the event. He was credited with a 16th-place finish.
Despite some frustrating moments, JL Motorsports leaves the 2017 campaign behind them full of smiles, following 17 top-10’s throughout the year and a seventh-place finish in the year-end standings.
JL Motorsports is proud to be supported by KICX 106, The Dock 104.1, Tax Smart, Kitchen Tire, RIM Mechanical, Gambridge Go Karts, Krueger Electric Hazlett Trucking, and Creechers Design for the 2017 season.
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Press Release by Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing – firstname.lastname@example.org