Tuesday, July 24, 2007

NCATS: Top ten finish for Jim Lapcevich at Edmonton... “The car worked well and was strong all day”

EDMONTON, ALBERTA (July 22, 2007) – Driving the EMCEA Transport - Tim Hortons Fastline Motorsports entry, Jim Lapcevich finished sixth at the Rexall Grand Prix Edmonton in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series over the weekend.

“I’m satisfied with a sixth place finish after starting 15th,” said a pleased Lapcevich after the race. “The #25 Chevrolet Monte Carlo worked well and was strong all day.”

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event took place on the 14-turn road course at the City Center Airport in Edmonton, Alberta, in a race that saw one lead change times between two drivers.

“We’ll go back to our shop in Hamilton and get the cars ready for Montreal in two weeks,” added the 35-year old driver from Hamilton, Ontario and driver of the #25 EMCEA Transport – Tim Hortons Fastline Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

For the second consecutive race, J.R. Fitzpatrick used a last lap pass to win a race. Andrew Ranger was second followed by Robin Buck in third. Jim’s teammate, brother Jeff Lapcevich did not compete in Edmonton.

The next event for Team Fastline will be race six in the 12-race NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Montreal’s famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Quebec on the 2.71 mile permanent road course on August 3-4.

Tim Hortons, EMCEA Transport, Springer’s Meats, Troy Cove Marine, Mr. Lube, and B & J Electric sponsor Team Fastline, www.FastlineMotorsports.ca

From Bruce Mehlenbacher

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