Monday, January 31, 2011

Lapcevich brothers open 2011 racing season in spectacular fashion

January 31, 2010, GRIMSBY – Grimsby racers Cayden and Treyten Lapcevich have been unbeatable early in the 2011 racing season. In two weekends of competition in Columbus, Ohio’s Buckeye Nationals, Cayden has four victories while younger brother Treyten has a pair to his credit.
The Buckeye Nationals quarter midget series attracts racers from across North America. It is widely viewed as the most competitive quarter midget racing in the world.
Highlighting Cayden’s victories was his triumph in the Light A division where he made a daring three-wide pass late in the race to take the win. Treyten’s win this weekend in the Jr. Honda class is the first win by a six-year-old in many years.
“The boys have been exciting to watch this winter,” says father, crew chief, and successful NASCAR racer Jeff Lapcevich. “They get better every time they’re on the track, and these series races are the most competitive we’ll run in all year long.”
The competition is steeped with racing talent. Quarter midget racing has been a proving ground for talented drivers like Jeff Gordon and Joey Logano, and some of the drivers currently competing include the sons of NASCAR greats Jeff Burton and Ernie Irvan.
“It’s great to beat the best drivers in the country,” says Cayden. “I have to thank our sponsors Tim Hortons, Bullrider Race Cars, Hawkins Racing Engines, and R Motorworks. The cars have been really fast the last couple of races.”
Cayden is no stranger to victory. The youngster has numerous Grand National titles to his credit in quarter midgets, and he’s widely viewed as one of North America’s rising talents. Treyten is showing the same potential as his older brother.
“Treyten drove a patiently aggressive race,” says his proud father. “He got spun out in his qualifying race because something was wrong in the steering. It was great to see him start seventh in the main event and win.”
Cayden’s two victories this weekend were as different as they come. While he needed late race heroics to take the Light A victory, he dominated Light B leading every lap after starting on the pole position.
Racing runs deep in the Lapcevich family. Grandfather Joe Lapcevich was a local racer in the Hamilton area decades ago, and he passed his passion along to his sons who have competed in various classes throughout North America.
Jeff Lapcevich is the most accomplished of the Lapcevich brothers having won in various road racing series. In recent years he has focused on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series where he is a threat to win every time on the track.
There’s no telling how far the next generation of racing Lapceviches will go in racing with corporate support from Tim Hortons.
For more information on the Lapcevich racing team, visit .

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