When Treyten Lapcevich started going to Delaware Speedway, he admits that it wasn’t a track that he liked at first. However, following a fourth-place finish there in June, his feelings have changed on the half-mile.
“I sort of like it,” he told SHORT TRACK MUSINGS. “The car works really well at Delaware, and I’m excited to get back there for the finale.”
The 14-year-old is in the midst of a stellar sophomore campaign in the APC Auto Parts United Late Models of Ontario Tour, currently ranked second in the standings with one race remaining on the schedule. He will enter the 100 Kellogg Lane Championship Event Presented by Maple City Tire on Saturday with momentum after picking up a fifth-place finish earlier this month at Jukasa Motor Speedway.
“It went pretty well for us,” he commented. “We were a little down at the start, but near the end, our car was good. I never broke loose at all, which meant I saved my tires. At the end, we really started to come on, but just didn’t have quite enough to get by the 21 (Matt Pritiko) and the 52 (Jake Sheridan). But I’m really happy to come out with a clean car and a fifth-place finish.”
For Lapcevich, it marked his fourth top-five of the season, and second in a row following a fourth-place finish in the AP Exhaust 100 at Sunset Speedway.
Capping off the season with another solid performance would be great to see, and showcase the growth he has experienced as a driver following a ninth-place finish in the 2017 standings with a season-best sixth.