APC United Late Model Series

The APC United Late Model Series is a late model stock car racing series competing at short track ovals in Ontario, Canada.

APC United Late Model Series
APC United Late Model Series logo.svg
CategoryLate model stock cars
CountryOntario
Canada
Inaugural season2015
ManufacturersChevrolet · Toyota · Ford
Drivers' championCanada Jo Lawrence
Official websiteAPC United Late Model Series
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

BackgroundEdit

The series was founded in 2015 with the purpose of revitalizing late model stock car racing at paved short oval tracks in Southern Ontario.[1][2] The touring series consists of seven to ten races per year running from May until September and has competed at six different Ontario race tracks.[3]

The first race took place on May 23, 2015 at Sunset Speedway and was won by Dwayne Baker.[4] The series has a title sponsorship with APC Auto Parts Centres, a Canadian auto parts supplier and retail chain.

TracksEdit

The following are the tracks which have been or are currently used in the APC United Late Model Series:

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Years Track Location Province Length Banking
2015–Present Delaware Speedway Delaware
42°55′49″N 81°25′4″W / 42.93028°N 81.41778°W / 42.93028; -81.41778 (Delaware Speedway)
Ontario 1/2 Mile Turns 5°-7°
2015–Present Flamboro Speedway Millgrove
43°19′42″N 80°01′25″W / 43.328234°N 80.023583°W / 43.328234; -80.023583 (Flamboro Speedway)
Ontario 1/3 Mile
2017–Present Jukasa Motor Speedway Cayuga
42°56′06″N 79°58′00″W / 42.935061°N 79.966565°W / 42.935061; -79.966565 (Jukasa Motor Speedway)
Ontario 5/8 Mile Turns 8.5°
2015-2018 Peterborough Speedway Cavan
44°16′54″N 78°25′35″W / 44.28174°N 78.42649°W / 44.28174; -78.42649 (Peterborough Speedway)
Ontario 1/3 Mile
2016–Present Sauble Speedway Sauble Beach
44°37′39″N 81°12′50″W / 44.62744°N 81.21400°W / 44.62744; -81.21400 (Sauble Speedway)
Ontario 1/4 Mile
2015–Present Sunset Speedway Innisfil
44°16′49″N 79°36′38″W / 44.28028°N 79.61067°W / 44.28028; -79.61067 (Sunset International Speedway)
Ontario 1/3 Mile

ChampionsEdit

Year Champion Number Engine
2015   Dale Shaw #83 Chevrolet [5]
2016   Andrew Gresel #81 Ford [6]
2017   Brandon Watson #9 Ford [7]
2018   J.R. Fitzpatrick #84 Chevrolet [8]
2019   Matt Pritiko #21 Toyota [9]
2020   Jo Lawrence #78 Chevrolet [10]

Rookies of the YearEdit

Year Rookie of the Year Number
2015   Billy Schwartzenburg #86
2016   Shae Gemmell #3
2017   Treyten Lapcevich #32
2018   Jake Sheridan #52
2019   Jo Lawrence #78
2020   Gary Adriaensen #55

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pyette, Ryan (June 24, 2015). "Delaware Speedway gearing up for Canada Day Sifton 100". The London Free Press. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  2. ^ Clarke, Jim (July 17, 2015). "APC Pro Late Model tour debuts Saturday at Peterborough Speedway". The Peterborough Examiner. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  3. ^ McCubbin, Ashley (May 23, 2015). "PREVIEW: APC Auto Parts United Late Models of Ontario Tour presented by Grisdales Canusa 100". OnPitRoad.com. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  4. ^ Miller, Tim (November 20, 2019). "Here's one autosport that is growing with fans and late-model teams". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  5. ^ Massey, Rob (Oct 28, 2015). "Guelph's Dale Shaw to celebrate series title with race in U.S." Guelph Mercury. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  6. ^ Johns, Clayton (September 20, 2016). "Andrew Gresel wins Great Canadian race at Delaware and claims APC series championship". Inside Track Motorsport News. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  7. ^ Dyson, Ryan (September 17, 2017). "Andrew Gresel wins the Great Canadian race, Brandon Watson the 2017 champion". Inside Track Motorsport News. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  8. ^ Pyette, Ryan (September 16, 2018). "Watson wins at Delaware, but Fitzpatrick wears APC tour crown". Timmins Press. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  9. ^ "Matt Pritiko completes long-awaited APC United Late Model Series Championship season". Inside Track Motorsport News. September 20, 2019. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  10. ^ Dyson, Ryan (September 28, 2020). "Lawrence wins APC title in style with big day at Jukasa". Inside Track Motorsport News. Retrieved September 28, 2020.

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