Treyten Lapcevich (BBA Candidate ’26) is the 2023 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Champion. The Pinty’s Series is the premier motorsports league in Canada. The schedule, which happens between May and September over five different provinces, requires talent, skill, and determination from the competitors.
“It’s a super tough schedule with paved ovals, dirt ovals and road courses, but we had a lot of speed everywhere we went,” Lapcevich says. “We were really consistent all year long, and even when we weren’t winning, we were running up front.”
Lapcevich ended the season with 7 wins, 14 top-10 finishes and an average finishing position of 2.6 in 14 races, which solidifies just how consistent he and his team were all year. Lapcevich’s father is his crew chief which makes this championship even more special. NASCAR has long been a family affair for Lapcevich, who became interested in racing at a young age.
“My grandfather ran stock cars, and passed that down to my father and uncles, and eventually my brothers and I got into it as well,” Lapcevich said. “I’ve always been super passionate about racing. I started racing quarter midgets across the States when I was five years old and haven’t stopped since.”
Recognizing there is a business side of racing to navigate, Lapcevich decided to pursue a BBA at Schulich.
“I’ve learned so much that has been applicable to my racing career,” Lapcevich said. “It’s not as known, but there’s a big business side to racing that requires just as much work as the racing itself. Racing obviously requires a lot of funding to compete at high levels; therefore, we rely on marketing partnerships to fund our season. Schulich has already equipped me with so much more knowledge, especially in the field of marketing, that I have used to promote myself and my partners better.