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Jordan Latimer’s Velocity 250 Ends Early Due to Crash

IMG_4646While 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.

Be sure to follow Jordan on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LatimerJordan, and like the JL Motorsports facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/JLMotorsports/304091730527.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com

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Jordan Latimer Completes Season with Pair of Top-Fives

After going through an up-and-down season, from his first career feature victory to some frustrating nights, Jordan Latimer finished up on a high note with a pair of top-fives.

Latimer began the night well, qualifying fifth for the first 35-lap feature, and running sixth until the race’s lone caution flew on Lap 31. He’d battle hard on the restart, gaining a spot to cross the finish line in sixth.

The positive momentum carried into the second feature as he started third, battling with Travis Hallyburton for second in the early stages. He would come out on top, clearing Hallyburton on Lap 7. From there, he was able to close the gap between him and Maltese, riding the back bumper as he looked for a way by. He would make his move for the lead on Lap 24, taking the top spot a lap later.

His advantage did not last for long, though, as division champion Gord Shepherd passed him for the top spot with five laps to go. He continued to put up solid laps, though, and crossed the finish line in second.

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 top-10 points finish. Their official ranking in the standings will be confirmed by the track in the coming days.

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.

Be sure to follow Jordan on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LatimerJordan, and like the JL Motorsports facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/JLMotorsports/304091730527.

Jordan Latimer Endures Rough Night at Sunset Speedway

After celebrating his first career Late Model victory last weekend, Jordan Latimer was poised to come out with another strong run on Saturday night. Unfortunately, luck saw the night not go as planned for the JL Motorsports team.

The third-generation driver managed to qualify sixth for the first feature despite blowing a head gasket in qualifying. With repairs made, he ran up front early, battling side-by-side with Lane Zardo for fifth in the early stages. He slipped back to sixth, and remained there until he made his way down pit road on Lap 15. Unfortunately, a broken rocker stud took him out of the event early.

The team would make the necessary repairs once again, and had him ready for the second feature later on that night.

Starting from 17th, he began to make his way forward, running 14th as of the race’s lone caution at Lap 5. He continued to move forward, moving into 12th at the halfway mark. He would move up another position to 11th, but with time focused on repairs and not on adjustments ahead of the event, an ill-handling car saw him cross the finish line there.

Jordan Latimer will return to Sunset Speedway on September 16 in hopes of scoring his 15th top-10 of the season on the final points night of 2017. He entered this past Saturday night sitting eighth in the track standings, just 21 markers behind seventh.

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.

Be sure to follow Jordan on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LatimerJordan, and like the JL Motorsports facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/JLMotorsports/304091730527.

Jordan Latimer Scores First Career Feature Victory

Everything came together on Saturday night for Jordan Latimer at Sunset Speedway, as the youngster scored his first career Late Model feature victory.

Latimer started off the night by qualifying 11th for the first 35-lapper, battling side-by-side in the early stages with Brittney Gresel. Unfortunately, the first half of the feature did not go as planned as he dropped back to 14th by the halfway mark. However, he’d avoid a spin on the restart to gain two spots, getting alongside Thayne Hallyburton for 11th with seven laps to go. He got the spot a lap later, prior to the next caution flying for a spin on the backstretch.

Restarting just outside the top-10, he got a good restart with five laps to go to cross the finish line in 10th.

Starting sixth in the second feature, Latimer moved up into fourth in the early stages, getting alongside Paul Maltese for third on Lap 5, and completing the pass a lap later. Latimer continued to run solidly in third throughout the event until a caution flew with five laps to go. On the restart, he fell back a spot to fourth, but the pair of leaders got together, allowing Latimer to move back up into second.

Restarting second, he was unable to pass the leader for the lead. However, in post-race technical inspection, his competitor was disqualified, handing the victory Latimer and company.

“It’s a good birthday present,” Jordan Latimer commented. “It’s been a long time coming, two years in the making. After last week’s fourth and a second, I figured we had a shot before the end of the year, and that was the goal coming into the year – to go out and get a win.”

Admittedly, with the chaos on track, Latimer said he was “looking forward to the end,” telling his spotter with five to go that “this is one of those races that we only did 30 laps.”

Jordan Latimer will return to Sunset Speedway on September 9 in hopes of scoring his 15th top-10 of the season.

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.

Be sure to follow Jordan on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LatimerJordan, and like the JL Motorsports facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/JLMotorsports/304091730527.

Jordan Latimer Scores Pair of Top-Fives at Sunset Speedway

Jordan Latimer would put together a pair of solid runs at Sunset Speedway on Saturday night, running in the top-five in both 35-lap features.

The JL Motorsports driver started off the night solidly, qualifying fifth for the first event. He’d run fifth in the early stages, until he made contact with Travis Hallyburton on a Lap 3 restart.

Restarting at the tail of the field, Latimer began to make his way forward, breaking back into the top-10 before the next caution flew at Lap 19. He continued to move forward, getting alongside Kendra Adams for eighth with five laps to go. He would avoid a wreck ahead of him amongst the leaders to move up three more positions to fifth. He then got a good restart, making one more pass to cross the finish line in fourth.

Starting the second feature on pole, Latimer led all the way until the first restart with five laps to go, which saw him slip back into the runner-up spot behind Gord Shepherd. From there on, he ran competitively throughout the rest of the event, crossing the finish line in second.

Jordan Latimer will return to Sunset Speedway on September 2 in hopes of scoring his 13th top-10 of the season. There will be an autograph session at intermission, so be sure to come down on track to say hello to Jordan.

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.

Be sure to follow Jordan on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LatimerJordan, and like the JL Motorsports facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/JLMotorsports/304091730527.

Jordan Latimer Scores Top-10 at Sunset Speedway

On Saturday night at Sunset Speedway, Jordan Latimer led some laps en route to posting a top-10 finish in the pair of Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Late Model features.

Starting 13th in the first 35-lap feature, he would make his way up to 11th by the first caution with 23 laps to go. From there on, he would battle hard, but was unable to make up much ground en route to posting a 12th-place finish.

Starting on the front row for the second feature, he grabbed the early lead ahead of the field, leading the opening six laps before being challenged by eventual feature winner Rick Spencer-Walt. The battle wouldn’t go as Latimer wanted, as he’d fall back to third by Lap 13. He continued to battle hard, though, remaining there till he was passed by a pair of cars on Lap 25, bumping him back to fifth.

He would battle with Nick Goetz for the spot, with Goetz getting it a couple laps later and bringing another competitor through to bump Latimer back to seventh with five laps to go. He would get passed for the seventh spot, and battled hard with Ernie Fumerton for the eighth position till the caution flew for an incident ahead of him. Restarting in seventh, he battled hard to the checkered flag, crossing the finish line in seventh.

Jordan Latimer will return to Sunset Speedway on August 26 in hopes of scoring his 11th top-10 of the season.

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.

Be sure to follow Jordan on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LatimerJordan, and like the JL Motorsports facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/JLMotorsports/304091730527.

Jordan Latimer Just Misses Top-10 in Pair of Features at Sunset Speedway

Unfortunately, Saturday night did not go as anticipated for JL Motorsports at Sunset Speedway, with Jordan Latimer just missing the top-10 in both features.

After posting the 11th quickest time in qualifying at 15.407 seconds, Jordan Latimer was unable to make up much ground in the feature, posting an 11th-place finish.

The second feature did not go much better, as Latimer found himself turned around backwards following contact while battling for position three-wide. Latimer would rebound to post a 15th-place finish. 

Jordan Latimer will return to Sunset Speedway on August 5 in hopes of scoring his 10th top-10 of the season.

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.

Be sure to follow Jordan on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LatimerJordan, and like the JL Motorsports facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/JLMotorsports/304091730527.