INNISFIL, Ontario — Entering his sophomore campaign of APC Auto Parts United Late Models of Ontario Tour competition, Jade Franklin showed speed against the best drivers in Pro Late Model competition.
The driver of the No. 31 Late Model started off the night well, laying down a lap of 13.395 seconds to qualify 11th for the 100-lap feature. Starting inside of row six, he’d escape a spin ahead of him on Lap 7, before battling in close quarters just outside of the top-10 through the early portion of the race, including a bit of contact with his fellow competitors. Franklin held his ground, though, solidly running 11th with 17 laps on the board.
He’d remain solidly in 11th all the way until the race’s next caution at Lap 37. Restarting inside of row six, he’d escape the incident on the restart without damage. Though once the green flag was back out, he would begin to lose a couple positions through the run leading to the caution flag at Lap 41.
Under the yellow flag, Franklin would head down pit road to the attention of his pit crew for some adjustments to improve the loose handling condition.
Restarting from the tail of the field, he began to make his way back through the field, moving into the 16th position with 22 laps to go. From there he would look to continue to make up ground, moving into 13th after he escaped a spinning car ahead of him with three laps to go. Restarting inside row seven, he battled hard through the final couple of laps to cross the finish line with a 13th-place finish.
JF Motorsports is proud to have sponsorship support from Cadlecott Millwright Services, Lloyd’s Haulage, Praxair, Miller Concrete, Castrol and Cabral Racing Promotions. The team is still looking for sponsorship to be able to run the full 2019 APC Series schedule, and encourages any interested potential partners to contact them as soon as possible.
The next APC Auto Parts United Late Models of Ontario Series event is scheduled for June 8, 2019 at Flamboro Speedway.
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