Earlier this month, Fastline Motorsports announced that 10-year-old Treyten Lapcevich will be joining the Mini Stock ranks at Sunset Speedway this spring.
The Grimsby, Ontario driver got his start at the age of four and a half with his first laps behind the wheel of a quarter midget; he then started competing at the age of five. In four years of competition, Lapcevich has amassed 100 feature wins, including a trio of QMA Grand Championships in Michigan, Alabama and British Columbia. He also made history recently by becoming first driver in the 60-year history of the Jr. Honda class to sweep all 6 heat and feature races at the Columbus Indoor Winternationals.
“We’re gonna start Treyten off slow,” father Jeff Lapcevich commented in the press release. “Sunset has never had a Mini Stock competitor this young, so we’ll begin with some practice sessions, monitor his progress and go from there. He won’t see a green flag until our entire team feels as though he’s ready.”
Racing is in the Lapcevich blood, starting with Treyten’s grandpa Joe Lapcevich. Treyten’s dad Jeff currently drives in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series while Treyten’s brother Cayden currently is part of Sunset Speedway’s Super Stock ranks.
“Racing has always been such a huge part of my family,” Jeff Lapcevich said. “It started with my father and he passed it down to my brothers and I, and it wasn’t long until my kids started showing interest in it as well. It’s in their blood.”
Fastline Motorsports added that they bought the Mini Stock that Dave Bailey carried to a championship at Flamboro Speedway, while thanking sponsors Tim Hortons, Springers Meats, Castrol, Cathcart Trucking and Troy Cove Marine for their continued support.
To learn more about Jeff, Treyten and the rest of the Fastline Motorsports team, visit LapcevichRacing.com.
Since the release earlier this month, many people have expressed their views on Treyten entering the division at such a young age as he marks the youngest competitor that the Mini Stock division has ever had. The previous youngest competitor was 11-year-old Jake Watson at Flamboro Speedway.
However, once you go down to the United States, this is common practice as many drivers are getting their start a young age. A recent example is 13-year-old Harrison Burton, who picked up his first career Pro Late Model victory at New Smryna Speedway on Thursday night.