COLDWATER, ON – Having made the switch from Sunset Speedway regular to Sauble Speedway contender, Ltd. Late Model up-and-comer Jordan Latimer is all smiles when talking about his new hometrack and the decision made to shake up his program and his schedule for 2018.
“I feel good about where our team is right now,” says Latimer. “Sauble has turned out to be my style of track more than I ever really imagined it could be. I’m really enjoying racing here.”
“We took a bit of a leap of faith deciding to come up here but it’s really paid off for us,” continues the third-generation racer. “From the other drivers on the roster to the fans to the general atmosphere here – I’m having more fun than I have in a while.”
With 8 races complete this season, Latimer currently sits 5th in the championship points standings on the strength of 5 top-5 finishes.
“There’s always that huge feeling of accomplishment when you can start to see the hours and the effort start to pay off,” notes the Coldwater, ON native. “We’ll come out with a slightly different setup and see what works and what doesn’t. We keep the stuff that we know made us better and then we’ll redo the aspects that we know can be improved. Just by doing that we’ve definitely seen our results get better and better.”
“Right now we’re at the point where we just need to keep it up,” continues Latimer. “We’re getting better just about every single week we hit the track. I know that we haven’t hit our ceiling yet. So, if we stay dedicated, I know that the wins are going to start coming our way.”
When prodded on where his team has set the bar for what they need to accomplish to consider their 2018 campaign a success – Latimer insists that continued improvement remains their primary focus.
“I’m always real careful when it comes to setting goals for myself,” explains the well-spoken prospect. “Sauble is a totally different deal from when we were racing at Sunset. The track itself is way different, but the schedule is a lot shorter and that comes with its own set of challenges, too.”
“I just want to be able to look back and see that we were stronger every week from our first Saturday here right up until the season championship. If we can do that, I’ll be a real happy guy.”
“We’re setting the groundwork right now,” continues Latimer. “I’d like to be able to come back here again next year and race for a championship. But, we need the fundamental understanding of what works here and what doesn’t if we want to do that. So, that’s what this season is all about.”