Treyten Lapcevich almost faced one of the most devastating losses in the history of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, after leading 249 of 250 laps in Saturday’s season-opening NTN Ultimate Bearing Experience 250 at Sunset Speedway.
On the race’s final restart, Lapcevich, driving the No. 20 Chevrolet Camaro for 22 Racing, lost the lead in a full-contact battle with Alex Guenette, Marc-Antoine Camirand, and several others, falling to second place.
Then, on the race’s final lap, Lapcevich decided he wasn’t going to be denied, making a dive into turn three on the final lap, to knock the No. 3 Ed Hakonson Racing Chevrolet out of the way, and returning to the lead.
Guenette would finish second, and Kevin Lacroix in third, despite running around the fifth spot all evening.
🏁WINNER WINNER🏁@TreytenL captures the victory here at @Sunset_Speedway
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