Saskatoon’s Wyant Group Raceway will always be a memorable in Cayden Lapcevich’s career.
“It’s just an awesome racetrack to run,” Lapcevich said. “It reminds me of my home track that I grew up racing on and we have it figured out.”
The 17-year-old from Grimsby, Ont., won the second NASCAR Pinty’s Series Twin 100 lap race Wednesday night in front of around 3,000 fans.
“I definitely think we could have won both of the races,” Lapcevich said after finishing third in the first race. “I envisioned winning both when I was dreaming Tuesday night, but a first and third ain’t bad.”
As soon as Lapcevich headed to victory lane, he called his mother in Ontario.
“You have to let her know right after the race to confirm it with her,” he joked.
One year ago, Lapcevich won his first NASCAR Pinty’s Series race in Saskatoon at the age of 16. He went on to become the youngest champion in the history of the series a few months after.
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Alex Labbe won the first 100 lap race of the night and almost fainted in the process because of heat conditions.
“It’s always really hot in the cars, but I think it was my emotions because I got out of the car too quickly,” he said.
“I’ve never fainted before, but it was a really weird thing to happen on victory lane.”
The NASCAR Pinty’s Series heads to Edmonton International Raceway this Saturday.