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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

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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


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.