Jordan Latimer Qualifies Sixth for Autumn Colours Classic
A pair of solid runs in his heats, and Jordan Latimer has himself a solid starting spot for the 24th Annual Autumn Colours Classic.
The Little Gambler put together a pair of top-fives in his heats on Friday and Saturday, finishing fifth and second in his pair of heats.
He also competed in the APC Youngguns Showcase on Friday night, where he started eighth and despite falling back in the running order at Lap 4, he was able to come home with a solid seventh place finish.
Being behind the wheel of the Ken Semkin’s No. 5 Thunder Car is something in which Latimer calls fun, thus far.
“Last time I was here at Peterborough, it was a few years ago in the thunder car,” he said. “I was thinking it’s great as first year we get to race the late model, but that kind of ended. It’ll still be fun. It doesn’t matter if I’m in a thunder or a late, I’m having fun.”
Now going into the race, he states while he’s there to win, he’d be happy with being able to complete all 50 laps.
“We didn’t have the best of luck the first year we came here,” he said. “I think Autumn Colours is about staying alive till the end so you can race for the win. It’s hard to not get caught up or wreck in something, but it’s going to be a fun weekend and hopefully we’re finishing up front.”
Being able to have a positive weekend thus far has been great, though, as Latimer experienced a tough season behind the wheel of his late model at Sunset Speedway. This past season in his sophomore season of competition, he put together some solid runs against the top drivers in the province, posting three top-10 finishes.
“It was a tough year with everything that happened,” Latimer said. “I mean, we didn’t race as much as we wanted to because of technical failures and stuff. We had a rough year – I mean, end of the year, we blew the rear end in the car. That’s why we’re racing the thunder car now because it’s hard to pay to go race every weekend but you’re getting caught in stuff or breaking stuff. It’s the year where your equipment gets to that age and starts to go, and that was the year we had. Everything started to expire and nothing wanted to be held together and all broke.”
Jordan Latimer and JL Motorsports thank Ken Semkin and his sponsors for the opportunity. The team is also appreciative of Coons Contracting for stepping up and sponsoring the car this weekend, as well.
JL Motorsports is proud to be supported by Kicx 106, 104.1 the Dock, Kitchen Tire, Creechers Design, A/C Electric, Gamebridge Go Karts, Thor Motors Orillia, Jack Latimer Sales Representative Re/Max Orillia, Krueger Electrical Services, T&C Construction and Welding, Hazlet Trucking Orillia, TSS Top Shops, Tax Smart, and North River Motorsports this year.
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