3 years ago | motorsports
A 2020 season didn’t seem possible, yet one of the most dramatic and action-packed seasons thus far in the young tour’s history unfolded before the eyes of tens of thousands of race fans through the power of broadcasting. Since July 14th when it was announced that the APC Series would go racing and host a condensed four event, five race season, the pedal was to the metal.
From the drop of the green flag the quality of racing was second to none with an expedited season meaning teams had no chance to play it safe. Over the course of the five races the average car count in the series remained just below 30, a number that is likely at the top in North America after the series was ranked number two in North America for a late model series last year. With the dedication of amazing teams, partners, race fans and staff, the 2020 season not only happened but thrived.
Race one was won by 2019 Rookie of the Year Jo Lawrence after a very heated battle with former series champion Brandon Watson. The victory was Lawrence’s first in the series and started a chain reaction throughout the season. To counter Lawrence’s triumph, it was Brandon Watson ending in victory lane in race two at Sauble Speedway.
Sunset Speedway played host to one of the most dramatic finishes in series history as Lawrence and Watson tangled on the final lap and Watson’s number nine car pounded the outside wall. Lawrence was credited with his second victory of the season and assumed the points lead by just one marker heading into the Twin 75s doubleheader at Jukasa on September 26th. Lawrence would better Watson and come out victorious in both races on the day, earning his first career APC Series championship in the process.
All of the race teams rose to the occasion and put on an outstanding display of talent throughout the five races in the 2020 season. Pete Shepherd, Shae Gemmell and Treyten Lapcevich rounded out the top five points positions when the dust settled. 18 race teams participated in all of the races on the schedule with 32 competing in multiple races and 41 teams entering at least one event. Over 60,000 views were logged on the race broadcasts and series social media content reached nearly half a million.
Preparations for the 2021 season are already underway and will be available throughout the offseason at www.APCRacingSeries.com