LONDON, ON – One of the fastest rising stars in Ontario Late Model racing is ready for his first fulltime shot at the APC United Late Model Series.
Second-generation racer Jordan Lawrence turned heads throughout the 2017 and 2018 seasons in Sunset Speedway’s Limited Late Model division and Delaware Speedway’s Late Model division. He is now looking forward to transitioning to the cross-province Pro Late Model tour on a fulltime basis in 2019.
“This is the opportunity that I had never really dreamed of getting,” smiles Lawrence. “There’s no chance that this ever would have happened without a whole lot of people believing in me. A lot of things had to fall into place for me to be able to file that entry and get ready to run for ‘Rookie of the Year.”
The London, ON native will pilot a McColl Racing Enterprises chassis owned by Nick Goetz’s Motorsports as the team seeks their first career APC Series championship.
In addition to NG Motorsports’ support, Lawrence credits a brand new partnership with APC Auto Parts Centres and Pennzoil as twin primary sponsors for allowing him to tackle the tour’s aggressive 10-race schedule. “It takes a lot of backing to be able to go out on the road against the best teams in the province and I can’t thank either one of these companies enough for coming on board.
“I remember APC and Pennzoil being involved with my Dad (Delaware Super Stock legend Dave Lawrence) when I was growing up – so its an absolute honour for me to have the chance to form my own relationship with them.
“Jo is a professional on and off the track and has already made a name for himself in the Ontario short track scene for his talent behind the wheel and abundance of knowledge,” points out APC Auto Parts Centres marketing team member Ryan Dyson. “We are proud to work with Jo and are excited to have him represent the APC and Pennzoil brands across the province this summer.”
The team is looking forward to the new challenges and continuing the success of 2018 into this year.