LONDON, ON – Multi-time Ltd. Late Model feature winner Jordan Lawrence turned heads with an impressive 7th-place finish in the APC United Late Model Series opener at Sunset Speedway on May 18th.
The soft-spoken rising star showcased focus and composure that seemed to betray his rookie status and reaffirmed his spot as the special prospect that fans have been whispering about for the last two seasons.
“I was fortunate to have an awesome car and an amazing team helping me (at Sunset),” explains the humble up-and-comer. “My guys gave me an incredible piece and provided me with every opportunity that I needed to be in the mix all day.”
“We knew going into the race that smart decision making on my part was going to be as important as anything,” continues Lawrence. “I just tried to pick my spots as best I could and not get in over my head. I didn’t want to lose my concentration and rush things because that seems to be a really good way to get into trouble with these cars.”
Lawrence will head to Flamboro Speedway for Round 2 of the series this Saturday and is dead-set on continuing his acclimation to Ontario’s most talked about tour.
“I’m excited to get to Flamboro because the track itself has such a different dynamic than Sunset,” explains Lawrence. “It’s a completely different animal. We learned a lot about what works for our Sunset package (on May 18th) but going to Flamboro shuffles the deck a bit.”
“I don’t have the same number of laps at Flamboro but I have had some success there in the past,” continues the second generation racer. “We won a Super Stock event there a few years back and last season we won a round in the Grisdale Triple Crown.”
“There’s not a lot of room to make mistakes there without having to pay for them. I’ve been watching as much video footage as I can get my hands on and we want as a team (on May 26th) to watch the 100-lapper that they had there and make some mental notes.”
Lawrence has remained active since his most recent tour appearance almost a month ago, having most recently tallied a win and a runner-up finish in a Delaware Speedway weekly event.
“I’ve dedicated myself completely to his Pro Late (Model) operation,” says Lawrence. “So, because of that, I’m jumping at every chance I have to race this car if it’s a tour event or not. I just want to get as many laps as I can.”
“I’m at an experience disadvantage to most of the heavy hitters on the (APC Series) roster and I know that time in the seat is the only way to make up for that. Our entire team is looking forward to Flamboro this Saturday. It’s going to be a different experience, for sure, but I’m excited for what it can teach me.”