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2019 APC Series by the Numbers

By: Jamie Dyson | APC Racing Series | May 15, 2019 at 4:20pm
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3.5 – As part of their offseason the APC Series unveiled a new championship trophy, the original cup style trophy was replaced with a mammoth 3.5’ tall 42 pound fully custom designed trophy, the trophy features chrome plating throughout and the names of the previous champions.

4 – The APC Series has seen four series champions in it’s four seasons since inception in 2015. Dale Shaw, Andrew Gresel, Brandon Watson & J.R. Fitzpatrick have each claimed a series championship. Will the series see its first repeat champion in 2019 or will the trend of a new champion every season continue?

6 – In a December article, written by major motorsports media outlet Speed51.com, analyzing late model car counts, the APC Series ranked sixth in all of North America for the average late model car count. “The Ontario-based Late Model touring series may have been the most consistent of any series during the 2018 season” stated Brandon Paul in the article. The APC Series hopes that number grow in 2019 with a whopping thirty-seven cars registered for the 2019 competition.

10 – With a slight change in the series to rookie eligibility for 2019, the Rookie of the Year race has been blown wide open! The current registration has ten drivers eligible to compete for the Rookie of the Year crown (Gord Shepherd, Sean Grosman, Danny Benedict, Gary Adriaensen, Darrell Lake, Jo Lawrence, James Horner, Tim Norris, Blair Wickett & Tyler Di Venanzo). Last season’s Rookie of the Year, Jake Sheridan, will be looking to build on his incredible rookie season & have a strong sophomore season with eyes on the championship. Can one of the ten eligible Rookie of Year drivers top Sheridan’s incredible 2018?  

10 – Ten is the scheduled number of races for the 2019 season. The series ran nine races in 2018 but has previously ran a ten-race schedule in 2017. The 2019 schedule will see the series visit each of five tracks located around Ontario twice! The change in schedule will have the series visit Jukasa Motor Speedway twice, with an all new Thursday night event featuring Kenny Wallace. As well as a Friday Sunday double header by the beach at Sauble Speedway & of course the traditional championship event to close out the 2019 season at Delaware Speedway in September. 

35 – The APC Series, now entering its fifth full season of competition in 2019, has previously completed thirty-five events in its first four years since the beginning competition in 2015. Over those thirty-five events there have been twelve different winners, with Brandon Watson leading the way with twelve. In 2018 the series had two first time winners, one being 2018 Champion J.R. Fitzpatrick, who claimed two checkered flags at Flamboro Speedway on route to his championship season and the other being Rick Spencer-Walt parking it in late August at Sunset Speedway. 

37 – There is currently thirty-seven cars registered for competition in the 2019 season. The series will see its usual cast of veterans, however this season there is an abundance of new talent entering the ring each week. As previously mentioned, there are ten drivers competing for Rookie of the Year honours and each of those drivers comes with their own set of accolades along their racing careers. Expect the competition to not only be fierce for the top five spots but all the way through the field and into last chance races. 

166- There are four Iron Men of the APC Series, Andrew Gresel, Jamie Cox, Billy Schwartzenburg and Mat Box, who have competed in every event since the series inception in 2015 for a combining total of one hundred and sixty-six events. All four drivers are registered, once again, for fulltime competition in 2019. A shout out to Josh Stade & Shawn Chenoweth, who just came shy of being part of the series Iron Men as they have filled an entry for every event in series history, unfortunately both were forced to miss an event themselves due to car trouble or injury however were still able to field an entry under their number to collect points. 

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