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Jordan Latimer Runs into Mechanical Issues at Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario — Showing a lot of speed for the second straight appearance, Jordan Latimer would fail to finish the feature as a result of mechanical issues.

Latimer started off the night well, making a three-wide move during his first heat en route to scoring a second-place finish, just mere inches behind the race winner. He then backed it up with a fifth-place finish in the second qualifier.

Starting ninth in the feature, he began to make his way forward, moving up into the sixth spot by the ninth lap. However, his strong run came to an end on Lap 15 when he slowed with a mechanical problem. It turned out that a wiring issue would keep the No. 90 from contending on Saturday night.

Thanks to DDC contracting, Belmar roofing, RIM mechanical, Creecher’s Design, Kreuger Electric, and Store Front Awnings and Signs for all the support of the Latimer Brothers.

Special thanks to Craig Ellis for the opportunity.

Be sure to like the JL Motorsports facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/JLMotorsports/304091730527.

By: Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing

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Zach Latimer Goes Through Spin Cycle at Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario — Zach Latimer would compete in his first ever Canadian Legends Nationals this past weekend at Sunset Speedway, but it would not go smoothly as hoped.

Following Saturday’s qualifying, Latimer would start deep in the field for the first feature, and experienced a rough beginning as he was caught up in an incident with another driver on Lap 2. Restarting from the tail of the field, he would begin to make up some ground through the pack, though ran into trouble with a spin in turn four on Lap 20.

Restarting once again at the tail of the field, he’d begin to make up ground once again, crossing the finish line in the 17th position.

As a result, he would be forced to the run b-main ahead of the second main event, which he would score a ninth-place finish.

Starting 19th for the second feature, he would look to make his way forward, though would come together with a fellow driver in turn two on Lap 13. Restarting at the tail of the field, he’d make his way up to 17th before the feature was called at just 17 laps of 30 complete due to rain.

Thanks to DDC contracting, Belmar roofing, RIM mechanical, Creecher’s Design, Kreuger Electric, and Store Front Awnings and Signs for all the support of the Latimer Brothers.

Special thanks to Legger’s Motorsports and ICI Heavy Hauling for their support of Zach Latimer’s Ontario Legends Series debut season.

Be sure to like the JL Motorsports facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/JLMotorsports/304091730527.


Mechanical Gremlins Take Jordan Latimer Out of Contention at Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario — Showing speed earlier in the day, mechanical issues would see Jordan Latimer’s super stock feature cut short at Sunset Speedway.

Latimer was fast in his qualifying heat, making his way to the lead. However, it would not last as he was spun a couple laps later. Restarting at the tail of the field, he made his way back up to third-place by the checkered. He then backed it up with a sixth in the second heat.

Starting 12th in the feature, he would break into the top-10 by the first caution at Lap 15. Restarting on the fifth row, he would look to continue making ground. However, he would ultimately head down pit road through the middle portion of the feature, with engine issue staking the No. 90 out of the running.

Thanks to DDC contracting, Belmar roofing, RIM mechanical, Creecher’s Design, Kreuger Electric, and Store Front Awnings and Signs for all the support of the Latimer Brothers.

Special thanks to Craig Ellis for the opportunity.

Be sure to like the JL Motorsports facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/JLMotorsports/304091730527.

By: Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing


Latimer Brothers Battle Adversity at Peterborough Speedway

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — After a small break, the Latimer brothers got back on-track at Peterborough Speedway this past weekend.

Jordan Latimer started off his night fast in the No. 90 Limited Late Model, scoring a second and third in his qualifying heats. Starting seventh in the feature, Latimer was ready to make his way forward, though unfortunately would suffer contact with another competitor. He pushed through even with the car toed out, posting a sixth-place finish.

Zach Latimer, meanwhile, continued to find more speed in the No. 47 Ontario Legends Series entry, driving from the tail of the field to finish 13th in the first feature. He was set to start 13th in the second feature, but ignition problems forced him behind the wall before the green flag.

Thanks to DDC contracting, Belmar roofing, RIM mechanical, Creecher’s Design, Kreuger Electric, and Store Front Awnings and Signs for all the support in helping to get Jordan Latimer on track.

Special thanks to Legger’s Motorsports and ICI Heavy Hauling for their support of Zach Latimer’s Ontario Legends Series debut 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 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