Cayden Lapcevich has solid season despite bad luck
After a solid rookie season last year, Cayden Lapcevich came into this year looking for more success. He’d find the success with six top fives and nine top 10s in the 14 feature races. However amongst the success, he’d have some tough moments with a couple of wrecks.
“Our season could’ve been better I think,” he commented. “Just needed some luck.”
Lapcevich started off the season consistently, having an average finish of 1.935 across the first 16 heats of the season. He was also at the front of each of the features contending for wins, though wouldn’t be able to lock it down.
The toughest point of the season came in August when a wreck with Steve Cashmore would take him out of contention, destroying both the front and back end of his Super Stock. He would miss a week repairing the No. 76 Tim Hortons, Troy Cove Marine, Springers Meats and Cathcart Trucking Camry, though came back mid-August strong.
The rest of the season saw Lapcevich once again contended for wins, though come up short, including a wreck on the final night of the season.
Though the season wouldn’t go without his first career win as the 13-year-old did it in the biggest way, winning both features as part of Frost Fest weekend at Flamboro Speedway.
“The wins were really cool getting close to home and a track where my family grew up racing at weekly,” he commented.
The Grimsby, Ontario driver got his start in racing at the age of five, racing quarter midgets throughout the United States, winning multiple championships.
In his two seasons to date in Super Stock racing, he says the biggest thing he has learned is how to set up a car.
Going into 2014, he says he’s excited about the year ahead.
“I’m pretty sure we’re going to run Super Stock again so hoping to get some more wins and hopefully a championship,” he said.