After running the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series for the past five years full-time, J.R. Fitzpatrick is going in a new direction for 2015 as he will be racing in the OSCAAR Super Late Model Series full-time.
“I’m obviously very excited for my new challenge, stepping away from a series I have been around since 1997,” he commented. “The car looks amazing and my crew and family are excited.”
The Cambridge, Ontario native will unveil his new super late model as part of the Motrama Custom Car and Motorsports Show at the International Center. The show takes place from March 13th to 15th and will feature some of the top individuals in both the car enthusiast and motorsports industry.
Over the past eight years, Fitzpatrick has scored 11 wins and 64 top-10 finishes in 89 career starts, finishing runner-up in the standings three times over the past six years. Though while racing in the Canadian Tire Series, Fitzpatrick has ran a couple of Super Late Model races over the past two seasons in the No. 27 for Passer Racing, getting his feet wet in the OSCAAR ranks. Potential was shown as he ran up inside the top-five in each of his starts.
“I was looking for the fastest, most challenging tour I can be apart of,” he commented. “Only makes sense to go OSCAAR Super Late Model racing, and I’m running the crate motor program, so the cost are what I can afford. It.is also a very friendly family type tour, which I want to be apart of with my fiancé and her whole Passer Racing family.”
Now with a new chassis for this season, the possibilities are endless for the driver of the No. 84 Meinkee Car Care, Transaxle, Jenco Equipment, Cambridge Rigging, Equipment Express, Bert Transmissions, DRIVEN Steering Wheels, McColl Racing and Creative Edge Designs SLM.