SAULT STE MARIE, ON – After his first full year following the cross-province APC United Late Model Series tour in 2019, Jordan Sims is working hard to secure the marketing support needed for a sophomore outing with the tour in 2020.
“We had some funding back out but we’re working hard to find some new partners that will help us get back on the road with the (APC Series) tour this year,” offers Sims.
“Our number one goal right now is to put together a second full season on tour and chase a championship,” continues the well-travelled veteran. “We know that the program we’re building with the guys at McColl Racing Enterprises is one of the best in the province. We just need to keep fine-tuning it.”
Sims’ partnership with Mike McColl and the McColl Racing Enterprises outfit paid immediate dividends in 2019, with Sims winning the tour’s season opener at Sunset Speedway in May.
From there, the Sault Ste Marie, ON native enjoyed varying success with the tour, registering two additional top-10 finishes through the following nine rounds of competition, eventually finishing 11th in the season-end championship standings.
“To come out of the gate the way we did and win right away was a huge boost of confidence,” says Sims. “This is a program that has come a long way in a short amount of time. There’s no doubt in my mind that we have what it takes to chase a championship on tour.”
“It’s impossible not to be excited about what we have with this team right now. We’ve put together a decent-sized notebook now that we’ve hit every track on the schedule at least once. It gives us a much better idea of what to expect when we unload, now we get to work on fine-tuning our stuff to give ourselves the best chance of contending anywhere in the province.”
And, while a lack of sponsorship at press-time keeps Sims from committing to a full tour thus far, there’s no question his team will be ready for action when the APC Series opens its 2020 campaign at Sunset Speedway on May 16th.
“I can promise we’ll be at Sunset to defend our win,” insists the personable talent with a smile. “Our expectations are to win anytime our car comes off the trailer, but that’s especially true for Sunset. I love that track and I love the setup package we’ve put together for it.”
“The focus is to come out at Sunset and get back to victory lane and hopefully put some eyeballs on us,” continues Sims. “If we’re going to jump back on tour, we’ll need help. And the best way to get that help is to show potential sponsors that we’re a team worth partnering with.”