MILGROVE, Ontario — The fans at Flamboro Speedway will get to see some of the best drivers in Pro Late Models once again in 2020, as the APC Auto Parts United Late Models of Ontario Tour will be visiting the facility twice.
The first event will take place on Saturday May 30, with the second 100-lapper taking place on Saturday, July 25. The two races are part of the 10-race schedule that spans across the province of Ontario from May to September.
The APC tour put on two stellar features at Flamboro in 2019, with both races ending in dramatic fashion.
A series of late race cautions in the June event set up a late-race shootout between eventual 2019 Series Champion Matt Pritiko and 2018 title holder J.R. Fitzpatrick. Although Fitzpatrick held the initial advantage, he would end the night in victory lane, with Pritiko spinning him on the last lap for the victory.
“Any time you’re stepping up to battle with JR (Fitzpatrick) you know it’s going to be a war,” Pritiko said post-race. “He’s a competitor. He’s one of the best guys on this roster and we all know what it takes to beat a guy like that. You can’t hold back and you can’t second-guess yourself.
“I was able to jump to his inside coming off of (turn)-2 on the last lap and I think his spotter told him that I had a run at the last moment. He did what he could to try and close the door on me but I was already there, he came down and didn’t have anywhere else to go – so we got together and he spun.
“I don’t have any hard feelings about it and I hope that JR doesn’t either. It was two guys with two fast cars doing everything they could to win one of these events that mean so much to all of us. He did what he had to do and I did what I had to do and I think we sent the fans home feeling like they got their money’s worth.”
The July event would initially be dominated by Treyten Lapcevich as he looked poised to score his first career victory. however, it wouldn’t be his night. On a restart with three laps to go, Billy Schwartzenburg got the run on the outside, edging out Lapcevich by a bumper at the line for his first career series triumph.
With a history of must-see races at Flamboro Speedway, both of these races should be on the must-attend list for any race fan. There will also be plenty of other big events on the 2020 schedule, which will be released by track officials closer to the race season.
The full schedule once released, along with any other information you may inquire about, can be found on the track’s website at http://www.flamborospeedway.ca. Be sure to keep up with the latest by following the speedway on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FlamboroSpdwy and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/flamborospeedway.
By: Ashley McCubbin