Story By: ASHLEY MCCUBBIN / FLAMBORO SPEEDWAY – MILLGROVE, ONT – The fans at Flamboro Speedway will get to see some of the best drivers in Pro Late Models and Super Stock once again in 2021, as the APC Auto Parts United Late Models Series will be visiting the facility twice, bringing the Super Stock Series with them along one time.
The first Late Model event will take place on Saturday June 5, with the second 100-lapper taking place on Saturday, July 17. The two races are part of the 10-race schedule that spans across the province of Ontario from May to September.
The Super Stocks will be attending on the first of those two dates as part of their five-race schedule in their second year tied to the APC program.
The APC Late Model tour has always put on stellar features at Flamboro Speedway, as evident by both of their last appearances in 2019 ending in dramatic fashion.
A series of late race cautions in the June event set up a late-race shootout between eventual 2019 Series Champion Matt Pritiko and 2018 title holder J.R. Fitzpatrick. Although Fitzpatrick held the initial advantage, he would end the night in victory lane, with Pritiko spinning him on the last lap for the victory.
The July event would initially be dominated by Treyten Lapcevich as he looked poised to score his first career victory. However, it wouldn’t be his night. On a restart with three laps to go, Billy Schwartzenburg got the run on the outside, edging out Lapcevich by a bumper at the line for his first career series triumph.
Pro Late Models in general have proven to be competitive at Flamboro Speedway, as evident by the season-ending Frostoberfest, with a three-wide battle turning into chaos on the front stretch with Jade Franklin emerging as a first-time Pro Late winner.
The Super Stocks, though, can be put into the same conversation, as evident by strong competition throughout 2020 with on average 20 cars each event battling side-by-side each lap for the glory. The summer event this past year came down to the final laps, with Ken Grubb holding off a late-run from behind courtesy of Rick Verberne.
With a history of must-see races at Flamboro Speedway, both of these dates should be on the must-attend list for any race fan. There will also be plenty of other big events on the 2021 schedule, which will be released by track officials closer to the race season.