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Jordan Latimer Overcomes Adversity For Pair of Top-10’s at Sunset Speedway

Despite facing adversity in a couple different ways at Sunset Speedway on Saturday night, Jordan Latimer still put together a pair of top-10 finishes.

Setting the 16th quickest time in qualifying, he would start the feature from 11th following a series of post-qualifying technical inspection disqualifications. From there, he looked to move forward, battling Nick Goetz for 10th in the early stages. Unfortunately, contact happened in the process, resulting in a flat tire at Lap 8. The JL Motorsports got the tire changed quickly, with some help from Ridge Road Racing, returning to the field at the tail.

Restarting from the back of the field, Latimer began to make his way forward, back inside of the top-10 as the halfway mark. Restarting 10th following the third caution, he would pass Connor James for eighth, getting alongside Paul Maltese for seventh at Lap 22. Latimer was unable to complete the pass, ultimately fading in the final stretch to cross the finish line in ninth.

Starting seventh for the second 35-lap feature, he managed to avoid a wreck ahead of him at the halfway mark, running eighth with 24 laps on the board. He would be challenged for the spot, but managed to hold off the charge, getting alongside Billy Zardo for seventh instead. Latimer got the spot with three laps to go, crossing the finish line in seventh. It was discovered post-race by the JL Motorsports crew that the race had been tougher than they thought, with suspension damage sustained along the way.

JL Motorsports is proud to be supported by DDC General Contracting, RIM Chassis, KICX 106, 104.1 The Dock, WIX Filters, Creechers Design, Kruger’s Electrical Service, Tax-$mart, and Kitchen Tire.

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 Suffers Mechanical Failure at Sunset Speedway

Jordan Latimer looked poised to have another strong run at Sunset Speedway on Saturday night, when a mechanical failure would see his feature end early.

With the Sunset Speedway Late Models running a 60-lap main event instead of twin 35-lap features, they’d run a single heat to help set the starting line-up. He would put together a solid performance, scoring a third-place finish.

Come feature time, he’d find himself battling for eighth with Thayne Hallyburton in the early stages, until a pair of leaders made contact up ahead, causing a flat tire and caution. Restarting seventh, he’d battle with Taylor Holdaway for the position. The first few laps didn’t go as planned after the green flag, though, as he’d fall back to ninth by Lap 17. Unfortunately, the fade continued, as he’d run 12th by Lap 25.

He continued to run 12th, solidly quickly clicking off laps, before making his way down pit road under green at Lap 54. It was determined that a spark plug had come off the No. 90 Late Model, which was the reason for being down in horsepower. He’d be credited with an 18th-place finish.

Latimer will be back at Sunset Speedway on May 26 in hope of scoring his second top-five of the 2018 campaign.

JL Motorsports is proud to be supported by DDC General Contracting, RIM Chassis, KICX 106, 104.1 The Dock, WIX Filters, Creechers Design, Kruger’s Electrical Service, Tax-$mart, and Kitchen Tire.

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 Rebounds for Top-Five in Second Feature

After struggling a little in the first feature, the JL Motorsports team was able to rebound for a top-five in the second on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway.

Racing on the 10-inch tire for the first time, the handling of the No. 90 Late Model was a little off in the first feature, seeing Latimer run mid-pack throughout en route to a 13th-place finish.

Making some adjustments before the second feature, Latimer quickly began to move up from the 13th starting spot to run eighth as of Lap 5. He would miss an incident at Lap 12, to move up to sixth under the third caution.  Although he dropped back to seventh on the initial restart, he’d avoid another accident with seven laps to go to run sixth.

He was then able to make a pass on the final restart, crossing the finish line in the fifth position.

Latimer will be back at Sunset Speedway this coming weekend, May 12, for the first 60-lap feature of the season.

JL Motorsports is proud to be supported by DDC General Contracting, RIM Chassis, KICX 106, 104.1 The Dock, WIX Filters, Creechers Design, Kruger’s Electrical Service, Tax-$mart, and Kitchen Tire.

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 Eyes Success at Sunset Speedway

After a great campaign last year at Sunset Speedway that saw new record highs, Jordan Latimer will be at the Innisfil, Ontario facility in 2018, hopeful of achieving even bigger things.

“I have a pretty good mindset going into the season,” he said. “After coming off last year with the success we had, it really helps a lot with motivation and everything going into the season. But I got my head held high and expecting for my team to go out there and be a top contender week in and week out.

“I want to be able to run up front and fight for the win, and I feel we have a package that will be able to do that this year. We spent a lot of time this winter going over our setup that we put into last year, and we’re just putting the final touches on it to make it good.”

Last year, his team was able to score nine top-five and 17 top-10 finishes, including Latimer’s first career Late Model feature victory on September 2. He says the success they were able to have has certainly helped not only his confidence, but the team’s as well.

“Two years ago, we didn’t have a very good year,” he admitted. “We were out for a month or two just because we weren’t running good and got caught in accidents. But after last season getting the win and running up front every weekend, it proved to the whole team that we can go out and battle with the big dogs, and show them that we’re there. It really opened their eyes on how well we can run week-in-week-out.”

After completing last year ranked seventh in the standings, the thought of a championship at the end of 2018 sends chills down the young man’s spine.

“It would mean more than you could imagine; I don’t even know what my team would do if we went out there and brought home the championship,” he said. “As a kid growing up, I thought it was the coolest thing ever going to Barrie Speedway when the Late Models came out. I thought they were the best of the best, and now here I am older and racing in that class.

“It’d be a big deal for me, and it’d be a big deal for all of the crew members. Bringing Kevin (Reynolds) another championship – it’d be our perfect major event in getting under the JL Motorsports banner. I mean, we’ve gotten the win in thunder car, and a win in late model, but a championship is a whole new story.”

Although he’s confident in their own program, there have been changes made on the Late Model forefront surrounding the tires and engine package rules by the track. Latimer had a chance to test everything out this past week ahead of Saturday night’s season opener, and noticed how the 10-inch tires tightened the car up compared to the eight-inch tires.

“You are able to keep your speed through the corners, you roll through the center faster, but I think it will be good for this class,” he commented. “All the tracks are on the same tire pretty well, Peterborough and Sauble and Sunset – so it’ll be great for the Great Lakes Series and I feel the tire will make it more competitive because you can battle more with it.

“With this four-barrel for the crate motors, it will be more equal to the builts. So I think it will be a pretty good competitive year. I think you’ll see some good battles throughout the year.”

With how everything stands right now, he went on to add that he feels the division as a whole is in a good plate right now, despite some drivers choosing a new direction.

“That’s not a bad thing with people moving forward,” he said. “It’s a good competitive class and you still got a lot big names in it. I mean, you’ve got Dwayne Baker coming back I hear, and you’ve got Jason Parker there, Nick Goetz, Gord Shepherd – you have a lot of big names in the series. A lot of guys have been racing in the series for so long that I don’t think everybody is going to leave and the series is going to die; I think it’ll just evolve.”

JL Motorsports is proud to be supported by KICX 106, 104.1 The Dock, WIX Filters, Creechers Design, Kruger’s Electrical Service, and Kitchen Tire as sponsors for 2018.

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 fourth season of competition at Sunset Speedway.

“The goal for 2018 season is to go out and be better we were in 2017,” he said. “Hopefully grab a couple feature wins and I’m confident in the work we are going to be putting in this winter we can compete for a championship.”

With nine top-fives and 17 top-10’s, Latimer put together an impressive season at Sunset Speedway en route to placing seventh in the year-end standings. He was also able to score his first career Late Model victory on September 2.

“2017 was a big year,” he said. “I don’t remember a night all summer where we unloaded and didn’t feel like we weren’t going to be running up front competing for the win! Looking back on the season as a hole I think it was a huge success. We only had one weekend where we were caught up in a wreck so that’s huge! Gave us a lot of time to work on set up and not on body work. We had multiple shots for a win this season, whether it was off a late restart, tire strategy, or just starting position compared to other drivers. But it felt really good going out this season competing up front compared to our prior season and the luck we had then.”

Krueger Electrical Services joins previously announced KICX 106, 104.1 The Dock, WIX Filters, Creechers Design, and Kitchen Tire as sponsors for 2018.

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 Creechers Design

JL Motorsports is proud to announce that Jordan Latimer’s No. 90 Limited Late Model at Sunset Speedway will be sponsored by Creechers Design for the 10th year.

Creechers Design is known for their cutting edge designs, ranging from different types of signs and logo design to magnets and vehicle wraps. Be sure to check them out for all of your design needs on their website at http://creechersdesign.com/.

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

“The goal for 2018 season is to go out and be better we were in 2017,” he said. “Hopefully grab a couple feature wins and I’m confident in the work we are going to be putting in this winter we can compete for a championship.”

With nine top-fives and 17 top-10’s, Latimer put together an impressive season at Sunset Speedway en route to placing seventh in the year-end standings. He was also able to score his first career Late Model victory on September 2.

“2017 was a big year,” he said. “I don’t remember a night all summer where we unloaded and didn’t feel like we weren’t going to be running up front competing for the win! Looking back on the season as a hole I think it was a huge success. We only had one weekend where we were caught up in a wreck so that’s huge! Gave us a lot of time to work on set up and not on body work. We had multiple shots for a win this season, whether it was off a late restart, tire strategy, or just starting position compared to other drivers. But it felt really good going out this season competing up front compared to our prior season and the luck we had then.”

Creechers Design joins previously announced KICX 106, 104.1 The Dock, WIX Filters, and Kitchen Tire as sponsors for 2018.

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 WIX Filters

JL Motorsports is proud to announce that Jordan Latimer’s No. 90 Limited Late Model at Sunset Speedway will be sponsored by WIX Filters.

Since 1939, WIX® Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks, off-road equipment and manufacturing applications. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com.

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

“The goal for 2018 season is to go out and be better we were in 2017,” he said. “Hopefully grab a couple feature wins and I’m confident in the work we are going to be putting in this winter we can compete for a championship.”

With nine top-fives and 17 top-10’s, Latimer put together an impressive season at Sunset Speedway en route to placing seventh in the year-end standings. He was also able to score his first career Late Model victory on September 2.

“2017 was a big year,” he said. “I don’t remember a night all summer where we unloaded and didn’t feel like we weren’t going to be running up front competing for the win! Looking back on the season as a hole I think it was a huge success. We only had one weekend where we were caught up in a wreck so that’s huge! Gave us a lot of time to work on set up and not on body work. We had multiple shots for a win this season, whether it was off a late restart, tire strategy, or just starting position compared to other drivers. But it felt really good going out this season competing up front compared to our prior season and the luck we had then.”

WIX Filters joins previously announced KICX 106, 104.1 The Dock, and Kitchen Tire as sponsors for 2018. 

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 Kitchen Tire

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

Your number one stop for new and used tires in Orillia has been on-board with JL Motorsports for the past four years. Whether for your truck or car, Lucas Kitchen has any rubber you need, along with truck accessories, lift kits, and more. Check out their website at http://www.kitchentire.ca/. 

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

“The goal for 2018 season is to go out and be better we were in 2017,” he said. “Hopefully grab a couple feature wins and I’m confident in the work we are going to be putting in this winter we can compete for a championship.”

With nine top-fives and 17 top-10’s, Latimer put together an impressive season at Sunset Speedway en route to placing seventh in the year-end standings. He was also able to score his first career Late Model victory on September 2.

“2017 was a big year,” he said. “I don’t remember a night all summer where we unloaded and didn’t feel like we weren’t going to be running up front competing for the win! Looking back on the season as a hole I think it was a huge success. We only had one weekend where we were caught up in a wreck so that’s huge! Gave us a lot of time to work on set up and not on body work. We had multiple shots for a win this season, whether it was off a late restart, tire strategy, or just starting position compared to other drivers. But it felt really good going out this season competing up front compared to our prior season and the luck we had then.”

The announcement of Kitchen Tire’s return follows the previous reveal that both KICX 106 and 104.1 The Dock would be back on-board in 2018, as well.

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 KICX 106 and 104.1 The Dock

JL Motorsports is proud to announce that Jordan Latimer’s No. 90 Limited Late Model at Sunset Speedway will once again be sponsored by KICX 106 and 104.1 The Dock.

Both radio stations have been on-board with JL Motorsports for the past five seasons. If you are a fan of country music, then KICX 106 is the station for you to tune into. But if you’re looking for a mix of greatest hits, then tune into 104.1 The Dock.

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

“The goal for 2018 season is to go out and be better we were in 2017,” he said. “Hopefully grab a couple feature wins and I’m confident in the work we are going to be putting in this winter we can compete for a championship.”

With nine top-fives and 17 top-10’s, Latimer put together an impressive season at Sunset Speedway en route to placing seventh in the year-end standings. He was also able to score his first career Late Model victory on September 2.

“2017 was a big year,” he said. “I don’t remember a night all summer where we unloaded and didn’t feel like we weren’t going to be running up front competing for the win! Looking back on the season as a hole I think it was a huge success. We only had one weekend where we were caught up in a wreck so that’s huge! Gave us a lot of time to work on set up and not on body work. We had multiple shots for a win this season, whether it was off a late restart, tire strategy, or just starting position compared to other drivers. But it felt really good going out this season competing up front compared to our prior season and the luck we had then.”

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’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


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.


Jordan Latimer Posts Pair of Top-10’s at Sunset Speedway

Battling hard throughout the pair of 35-lap features, Jordan Latimer posted a pair of top-10’s on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway.

The first feature saw Latimer start upfront, running sixth as of the first caution on Lap 6. He then avoided an incident between the pair of leaders at Lap 10 to move up to the fourth position. Restarting inside the top-five with 26 laps to go, he battled side-by-side with Thayne Hallyburton for third, eventually falling in line in fourth at Lap 15 before the caution flew once again two laps later.

Restarting halfway through the field, he ran fourth till the third caution flew on Lap 18 for a quick spin deep in the field. Another restart, and Latimer kept himself up front, battling side-by-side with Thayne Hallyburton for third. The battle did not go his way, as he eventually fell back to sixth with eight laps to go. Unable to make up any ground through the final laps, he scored a sixth-place finish.

Starting 10th in the second 35-lap feature, he dropped back to the 12th position in the early laps, though made his way back up to 11th by Lap 23. In the final stages, he was able to make one more pass, crossing the finish line in the 10th position.

Jordan Latimer will return to Sunset Speedway on July 22 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.


Jordan Latimer Picks Up Top-Five Finish at Sunset Speedway

While it wasn’t the night JL Motorsports envisioned, they were able to leave Sunset Speedway with one top-10 finish.

After qualifying fifth for the first 35-lap feature on the night, he moved up into third in the early laps, running there till the first yellow flag waved at Lap 22. He would battle side-by-side with Billy Zardo on the restart, holding him off to remain third. He would ultimately fall back a couple spots, though, battling side-by-side with Thayne Hallyburton for fifth when the caution waved at Lap 26. As a result of going back a lap restart for the restart, Latimer was able to move back up to fourth.

Restarting fourth, he’d battle side-by-side with Thayne Hallyburton for the position all the way to the checkered flag, ultimately coming up short as he finished fifth.

Starting 10th in the second feature after the invert, he escaped the early pair of incidents without any damage to move up to seventh by the third lap. He would avoid a spin ahead of him on Lap 5 to move up another spot to sixth. Restarting just outside of the top-five, he continued to run sixth, battling side-by-side with Danny Benedict at the halfway mark. He would clear Benedict for the spot at Lap 19, remaining sixth as the caution flew once again.

Restarting just outside of the top-five, he remained sixth, poised for a strong finish. However, contact happened over the course of the run, resulting in a broken suspension part, with Latimer rolling to a stop in turns three and four with seven laps to go, ending his feature early.

Jordan Latimer will return to Sunset Speedway on July 22 in hopes of scoring his eighth 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.

By: Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com


Jordan Latimer Endures Pair of Rough Features at Sunset Speedway

After having everything go the way he wanted last weekend, the luck didn’t stick for the JL Motorsports representative this past Saturday at Sunset Speedway with a pair of finishes outside of the top-10.

Qualifying in the 15th position for the first 35-lap feature, he would catch a piece of the first lap incident down the backstretch, spinning around going into turn three. Fortunately, he was able to escape without much damage.

Restarting in the back half of the field, he would make up some ground to run 11th as of Lap 25. However, in the last couple of laps, he would lose two spots to cross the finish line in the 13th position.

Starting 13th for the second feature, he avoided an incident between Nick Goetz and Ernie Fumerton to move up two positions to run 11th with 26 laps to go.  He then avoided another incident on the restart to move up another spot. Restarting just inside of the top-10, he would move up to ninth with 16 laps to go, though ultimately fell back four positions to cross the finish line in 13th once again.

Jordan Latimer will return to Sunset Speedway on July 8 in hopes of scoring his seventh 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.

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


Jordan Latimer Scores Three Top-10’s on Saturday Night at Sunset Speedway

The challenge of running three features on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway didn’t throw JL Motorsports off their game, as they were able to walk away with three top-10 finishes.

Following last week’s feature, Jordan Latimer started the first 35-lap affair from the 13th position. He began to make his way up from the green flag, escaping a first lap incident and making up ground to run eighth as of Lap 12. He’d avoid a spinning car on Lap 15 to move up another spot to seventh.

He would then move up another spot to sixth with 16 laps to go after a car ahead of him blew their motor, followed by moving up to fifth with a pass on the restart. The fourth caution then flew with 11 laps to go for one of the leaders having a flat tire, allowing Latimer to move up once again to fourth.

He would get a good restart, moving up to the third spot. He kept putting together solid lap times through the back end of the feature, ultimately crossing the finish line in fourth.

With last week’s feature made-up, he would lay down a lap of 15.279 seconds to qualify 10th for the second feature. Through the first half of the feature, he wouldn’t make up much ground, running 10th as of the first caution at Lap 23.

He was then able to avoid a spin ahead of him on the restart, moving up two spots to eighth. He got a good restart, moving up to seventh. However, he would be passed with four laps to go by Danny Benedict, resulting in Latimer crossing the finish line in eighth.

With the re-draw in-place for the final feature, Latimer would start seventh for the final feature on the night. He’d begin to move up quickly, getting alongside Billy Zardo for sixth at Lap 7, and passing him a lap later.  He would then get alongside Benedict for fifth at Lap 9, completing the pass two laps later.

The steady climb continued, as he’d get alongside Taylor Holdaway for fourth at Lap 16, and complete the pass a lap later. He would then break into the top-three on Lap 26, with a pass on Chris Morrow. Through the final laps, he ran solidly in third, till he was passed by Gord Shepherd coming to the line, resulting in a fourth-place finish.

With three solid finishes on Saturday night, Jordan Latimer has now posted six top-10’s to date, including three top-fives. He will hope to continue the solid performances on July 1.

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 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