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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.

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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