KITCHENER, ON – 2018 APC United Late Model Series tour champion JR Fitzpatrick will pilot an entry fielded by longtime division standout Tim Ellis and lauded Car Owner Doug Milne during select Pro Late Model Events at Sauble Speedway this season.
The Brian MacDonald-prepared car will compete in all of Sauble’s Pro Late Model events scheduled for this summer at the beach.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Brian (MacDonald) on this car and see what we can do as a team to make it faster,” said Fitzpatrick. “This is an incredible opportunity that Tim (Ellis) Mr. (Doug) Milne and Brain (Macdonald have put in front of me and I can’t tell you how much it means for them to choose me out of all the guys they could’ve hired.”
“I’ve always looked up to Tim – since I was 5-years old and he was racing against my Dad – so to work with him on this project and have it all come full circle is pretty incredible. I started my career at Sauble in 1995 and I can’t wait to be back there doing anything I can to win some races for Tim and his guys.”
For Ellis, the decision to put Fitzpatrick behind the wheel was an easy one and the partnership is something he’s particularly looking forward to.
“It’s an honour to have JR in our car,” says Ellis. “I’ve been friends with (JR’s father) John Fitzpatrick for 20-years and was lucky enough to watch JR’s first few laps in a Junior Late Model at Sauble in the 90’s.”
“We all knew that JR had natural talent and ability from his first days in a racecar,” continues the multi-time Late Model winner. “I’ve followed his career every step of the way and I’m truly excited to see what his commitment and desire to be the best can do for this program we’ve put together.”