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Jordan Latimer Battles Hard Throughout Feature at Sunset Speedway

Starting mid-pack for the feature, Jordan Latimer unfortunately was unable to make up much ground before the checkered flag flew.

Under the new group car qualifying format, the JL Motorsports driver posted a lap to put him 17th on the board.

Starting the 35-lap feature in the 17th position, he’d drop back some positions, batting side-by-side with Ernie Fumerton for 19th at the halfway point. He’d lost the spot two laps later, with Ron Quesnelle getting alongside him for 20th. The first caution then flew with 14 laps remaining, giving Latimer an opportunity to head down pit road under the yellow flag for adjustments.

Restarting at the tail of the field, he would avoid a five-car wreck in turn one to move up some positions. From there on, he put together a solid final 13 laps en route to crossing the line in the 12th position.

The second feature was not run as a result of a steady shower falling shortly after intermission. As a result, the plan is to make up the feature on the next night of racing – meaning that they will run triple features.

Despite Saturday night not going as Latimer would’ve hoped, the year has seen some highlights with four top-10’s to date, including a third on opening night. He will hope to get back up front in the next event on June 24.

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 Fourth Top-10 of 2017

Jordan Latimer kept the solid start to his 2017 season rolling as he posted his fourth top-10 of the season on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway.

After posting a lap of 15.042 seconds, he’d start eighth for the first 35-lap feature on the night. He’d slip back to 10th in the first half of the event, followed by slipping another spot back to 11th by the fourth caution at Lap 21. After the restart, though, he began to make up some ground, running side-by-side with Billy Zardo for ninth. They’d run side-by-side till the fifth caution flew with 14 laps to go.

Restarting 10th, he’d gain one spot to ninth by the seventh caution with seven laps to go, getting alongside Thayne Hallyburton for eighth with three laps to go. He was able to complete the pass coming to the line, finishing eighth for his fourth top-10 of 2017.

With the re-draw in place for the second feature, he’d start from the fourth position. The feature didn’t start off as well as planned, with Latimer slipping back to sixth prior to the first caution at Lap 9. The leader would then jump the next two restarts, causing him to be sent to the back and bump Latimer up to fifth for the restart.

Restarting inside the top-five, he’d battle side-by-side with Taylor Holdaway for fifth, slipping back to seventh by the next caution at Lap 18 for an incident in turn two. Following the restart, he’d slip back some more positions, falling back to ninth. He was then involved in an incident coming to the checkered flag, resulting in a 16th-place finish.

With four top-10’s so far, he currently sits seventh in the standings, just 19 points out of the top-five.

He knows his team can get the job done if given the chance, and will try and make it happen in the next NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Late Model event on Saturday, June 17.

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

Jordan Latimer Scores Third Top-10 of 2017

Despite battling some adversity, Jordan Latimer was able to put together another solid performance on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway.

Latimer kicked off the night on a solid note, putting in another impressive time trial effort with the third quickest lap time at 15.140 seconds. Surrounded by veterans and past feature winners, the third generation racer dropped back in the beginning stages, eventually dropping back to ninth by Lap 27.  He’d then hold off Billy Zardo in the final laps to cross  the finish line in ninth.

With hopes of a stronger run for the second feature, Latimer drew the eighth starting spot in the re-draw. He’d keep himself solidly  in contention, battling side-by-side with last year’s division champion Gord Shepherd for ninth at Lap 7.  He’d fair well, remaining there till the first caution at Lap 13.

He’d get a solid restart, though fell back two spots to 11th as of the next caution of the event at Lap 23.  With a tire going down, he’d continue to fight hard but ultimately crossed the finish line just outside of the top-10.

With a seventh and third on opening night, Latimer knows his team can get the job done if given the chance. He’ll try and make it happen in the next NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Late Model event on Sunday, May 28.  Set to begin at 3pm EST, it will serve as the make-up for the rain-out on May 6.

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, 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

Jordan Latimer Posts Pair of Top-10’s on Opening Night

INNISFIL, Ontario — The efforts by JL Motorsports to overhaul their program during the off-season look to be paying off, as Jordan Latimer posted a pair of top-10 finishes on opening night at Sunset Speedway.

The third-generation racer kicked off the night by laying down a lap of 15.017 seconds in time trials to qualify sixth. Once the green flag flew on the 35-lap feature, he’d quickly moved up to fifth, but slipped back to sixth by the first caution on Lap 4. The early laps didn’t prove out promising, as he continued to slip back, falling to eighth by Lap 11. A caution at Lap 20 benefited the sophomore, as he was able to get by Mike Bentley for seventh on the restart. He then put together a solid string of laps to complete the event, crossing the finish line seventh.

Come time for the second 35-lap event, Latimer drew the fourth starting spot, and moving forward quickly as he got alongside Billy Zardo for second, clearing him on Lap 3. The caution then came out shortly after for a multi-car incident in turn four. Latimer got a good restart, battling hard with Josh Stade for second till the caution flew once again for more contact, this time in turn two. The solid restarts kept coming for the teenager, though he’d fall back to third on Lap 8 after being passed by Taylor Holdaway.

He’d remain in the last podium position till shortly after a restart at Lap 14, as he’d fall back to fourth after being passed by Gord Shepherd. The final caution of the event flew with just three laps to go, which Latimer was able to use the ensuing restart to his advantage, edging Chris Morrow at the line to finish third.

Speaking after both events, Latimer said the night went better than expected.

“I didn’t think we were going to run as well as we did,” he said. “I was hoping for a solid top-10, maybe a top-five, and to come out with a seventh and third – I’ll be happy with that every weekend. I mean, we led a lap or two and battling for the lead, that’s where I want to be and that’s what I missed out on all year last year. This is why we come to the track every weekend, and that’s why we work so hard in the off-season.”

The night is especially bittersweet after the struggles the team endured last year, with wrecks and mechanical problems throughout the season. Notably, he only posted three top-10 finishes throughout the entire 2016 campaign, highlighted by a sixth-place finish on July 2.

“It means more than anybody could imagine,” Latimer said to be back up front. “This is a win to us. After the year we had and the luck we had, this is a win for our team. Finishing third in this feature here – I don’t know what we’d do if we actually did win.”

Latimer and JL Motorsports will be back at Sunset Speedway this weekend on May 6 for the second event of the 2017 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, 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

JL Motorsports Welcomes Back Krueger Electrical Services

JL Motorsports is proud to announce that Jordan Latimer’s No. 90 Limited Late Model at Sunset Speedway will once again be sponsored by Krueger Electrical Services.

Whether you’re having an electrical problem at your house or your business, Krueger Electric is the company to contact to get a hold of the job as they’ll get it fixed quickly, without skimping on quality. With their services, you can expect easy appointment scheduling, quality materials and, prompt courteous service. Learn more by checking out their website at http://www.kruegerelectric.ca/.

Latimer is currently in the process of getting ready for his third season of competition at Sunset Speedway.

“I’m pretty excited to be heading into this season with all the work we have done over the off season with Kevin Reynolds at RIM mechanical,” Latimer said. “This car will be a completely different beast. I’m happy we stayed in late model; I just felt like we were giving up if we moved to a different division and didn’t think I got to prove to everyone what we at JL Motorsports could do. I felt I didn’t prove it to my team or got them the finishes they deserved. I just wasn’t happy last year always fighting with the handling of the car.”

After three top-fives in 2015, this past season didn’t go as planned with bad luck plaguing the team. However, they still managed to have a couple solid nights with three top-10 finishes, highlighted by a sixth-place finish on July 2. He capped off the year by running Ken Semkin’s Super Stock at Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic, qualifying sixth en route to a 13th place finish.

“I feel like we could go out and win this season and compete in the top five, better then like we did our rookie year,” Latimer continued. “We plan to take the car out for testing this coming weekend and see what we have for 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, 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

Jordan Latimer Ready for Third Season of Late Model Competition

While original plans for JL Motorsports appeared to be sending the team in a different direction, there’s been a change in heart. The team officially confirmed a couple weeks ago they will be returning to Sunset Speedway’s Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Limited Late Model division for 2017.

“I’m pretty excited to be heading into this season with all the work we have done over the off season with Kevin Reynolds at RIM mechanical,” Latimer said. “This car will be a completely different beast. I’m happy we stayed in late model; I just felt like we were giving up if we moved to a different division and didn’t think I got to prove to everyone what we at JL Motorsports could do. I felt I didn’t prove it to my team or got them the finishes they deserved. I just wasn’t happy last year always fighting with the handling of the car.”

Latimer has experienced success to date in his racing career, winning Barrie Speedway’s Thunder Car Rookie of the Year Award and a couple features there, before winning Sunset Speedway’s Late Model Rookie of the Year Award in 2015.

After three top-fives in 2015, this past season didn’t go as planned with bad luck plaguing the team. However, they still managed to have a couple solid nights with three top-10 finishes, highlighted by a sixth-place finish on July 2. He capped off the year by running Ken Semkin’s Super Stock at Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic, qualifying sixth en route to a 13th place finish.

“I feel like we could go out and win this season and compete in the top five, better then like we did our rookie year,” Latimer continued. “We plan to take the car out for testing this coming weekend and see what we have for the season.”

As everything continues to come together, the team would like to welcome back KICX 106, The Dock 104.1, Tax Smart, Kitchen Tire, RIM Mechanical, Gambridge Go Karts, and Creechers Design as sponsors 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

Jordan Latimer To Return to Super Stock Division in 2017

IMG_0911After spending the past two seasons in the Late Model ranks, Jordan Latimer and JL Motorsports will return to the Super Stock division in 2017.

“We are really going to be going at this car and figuring it all out,” Latimer said. “It’s a completely different set up with leaf springs and we are going to hit the track hard in practice in pre-season to hopefully work the bugs out and get up to speed.”

JL Motorsports has been hard at work since the season finished, converting the late model over to run as a Super Stock. The car is currently at Kevin Reynolds’ RIM Mechanical shop with progress continuing.

“Kevin has been a huge help my whole racing career,” Latimer said. “This off season we sat down and chatted about what we at JL Motorsports were going to do with the car this 2017 season, and he wanted to help a lot this season and work with us even more which is great I think personally. There’s no better team or people to work with like this then family.

“As of working in the car, it is currently being placed on the jig as Kevin is busy this off-season with some other big jobs. This coming week we hope to have the new rear clip on and start on some of the many other things we need to do.”

Latimer has experienced success to date in his racing career, winning Barrie Speedway’s Thunder Car Rookie of the Year Award and a couple features there, before winning Sunset Speedway’s Late Model Rookie of the Year Award in 2015. After three top-fives in 2015, this past season didn’t go as planned with bad luck plaguing the team. However, they still managed to have a couple solid nights with three top-10 finishes, highlighted by a sixth-place finish on July 2. He capped off the year by running Ken Semkin’s Super Stock at Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic, qualifying sixth en route to a 13th place finish.

Returning back to the division which delivered him the most success, Latimer isn’t expecting to jump back in and light the class on fire, but rather just consistently run towards the front of the field.

“My expectations this season are just to get this car figured out and I would like to be running in the top-five week-to-week,” Latimer said. “As for goals though, all I want this season is that checkered flag in my hand at least once I’m hungry for a win. I’m not really focused on points right now.”

Confidence is high for the team that they can make the victory happen, virtue of their past success.

“We have had success in this class in the past and that helps a lot going into this season,” he said. “But at the same time we have a lot more names with fast cars so it won’t be easy getting the win this season but it sure will be fun!”

As everything comes together, the team would like to welcome back KICX 106, 104.1 the Dock. Gamebridge Go Karts/Brechin Motorsports Park and Tax Smart back as sponsors for the 2017 season. Stay tuned to the website as more sponsors and details surrounding the season are confirmed.

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