Despite facing adversity in a couple different ways at Sunset Speedway on Saturday night, Jordan Latimer still put together a pair of top-10 finishes.
Setting the 16th quickest time in qualifying, he would start the feature from 11th following a series of post-qualifying technical inspection disqualifications. From there, he looked to move forward, battling Nick Goetz for 10th in the early stages. Unfortunately, contact happened in the process, resulting in a flat tire at Lap 8. The JL Motorsports got the tire changed quickly, with some help from Ridge Road Racing, returning to the field at the tail.
Restarting from the back of the field, Latimer began to make his way forward, back inside of the top-10 as the halfway mark. Restarting 10th following the third caution, he would pass Connor James for eighth, getting alongside Paul Maltese for seventh at Lap 22. Latimer was unable to complete the pass, ultimately fading in the final stretch to cross the finish line in ninth.
Starting seventh for the second 35-lap feature, he managed to avoid a wreck ahead of him at the halfway mark, running eighth with 24 laps on the board. He would be challenged for the spot, but managed to hold off the charge, getting alongside Billy Zardo for seventh instead. Latimer got the spot with three laps to go, crossing the finish line in seventh. It was discovered post-race by the JL Motorsports crew that the race had been tougher than they thought, with suspension damage sustained along the way.
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