The Seaton Structures Pro Late Model series kicked off its 2023 season with rounds one and two at Sunset Speedway's Opening Night. Eight additional events are on the Sunset schedule to determine the champion.

  • Saturday, May 27
  • Saturday, June 24
  • Saturday July 08
  • Saturday July 29
  • Saturday August 19
  • Sunday, September 03
  • Saturday September 09
  • Sunday, September 17

The Pro Late Model cars in the Seaton Structures championship are constructed to specifications and controls common to most stock car series. The chassis is a tube frame covered with fiberglass bodies. Depending on the engine choice, a car can weigh as much as 2800-lbs. Crate motors from General Motors (GM 604 & GM 602) and Ford (347) are used in the series. Competitors use a spec tire from American Racer and Bilstein A2 shock absorbers to regulate expenses. There are also rules restricting the options for transmissions, ignition components, body material, brakes, etc.

In addition, the championship is accepting Limited Late Models. To encourage teams that own these cars, the series officials have permitted rule adjustments to enhance their performance, which allows them to be competitive with the Pro Late Models. The two most significant changes to Limited Late Models are a weight reduction for the car and teams can continue to use their built motors.

The season opener at Sunset Speedway included rounds one and two of the 2023 Seaton Structures Pro Late Model championship. Competitors would collect points in two thirty-five-lap contests around the 0.333-mile banked oval.

Several APC United Late Model competitors were entered in preparation for round one at Sunset Speedway on the Victoria Day weekend.

The start of round one for the Seaton Structures Pro Late Model championship at Sunset Speedway. Leading the eighteen competitors to the Starter's green flag are the pole-sitter, Kyle Steckly, in the No. 22 APC Auto Parts Centres Chevrolet SS and the No. 52 Cameron Crane and Riggers Ford Mustang of Jake Sheridan. Sharing the second row is the Mustang of Dustyn Mombourquette and Jordan Howse in a Chevrolet.
Taking the victory in the opening round of the Seaton Structures Pro Late Model championship was APC regular Jake Sheridan. Sheridan drove the No. 52 Cameron Crane and Riggers Ford Mustang and qualified second fastest for the first feature. He moved into first place early and was never challenged for the lead. Due to the inverted start for race two, Sheridan was gridded eighth and fell out of contention to finish ninth.
Former track champion Jordan Howse drove the No. 8 McMaster GMC Orangeville sponsored Chevrolet SS. Howse was fourth fastest in the time trials for race one. At the start, he hit the pole-sitter, Kyle Steckly, but was able to move into third place. Howse inherited second and a runner-up result when Steckly had issues. In the final contest, he started in the seventh position and finished fifth.
Another veteran of the APC United Late Model series at Sunset Speedway was Josh Stade. Stade piloted the No. 17 Canadian Flat Roof Systems Toyota Camry and started the event's first contest in fifth. During the race, he was one of the many beneficiaries of the pole-sitter Kyle Steckly's issues and finished in the third spot. In the finale, Stade was gridded sixth but could not maintain the leaders' pace and finished seventh.
Eighteen drivers line up on the backstretch at Sunset Speedway for their final feature of the evening. The starting grid was determined by inverting the top eight finishers from the weekend's first contest. On the pole is the No. 22 APC Auto Parts Centres Chevrolet SS of Kyle Steckly. Sharing the front row with Steckly is Gord Shepherd driving the No. 10s Bromley Automotive sponsored Chevrolet SS.
Kyle Steckly earned the pole for the first feature by a margin of 0.033-seconds. However, it was evident at the drop of the green flag that the No. 22 APC Auto Parts Centres Chevrolet SS was not performing as expected. Steckly dropped down the order and finished eighth. The crew thrashed on the new car before the second race. The adjustments must have worked, as he went flag to flag for the victory.
Pro Late Model veteran Gord Shepherd drove the No. 10s Bromley Automotive Chevrolet SS. Shepherd qualified eleventh fastest for the weekend's first event. He advanced to a seventh-place finish after passing Kyle Steckly, Samantha Shaw, Travis Hallyburton and Billy Zardo. The inverted start for race two placed Shepherd on the outside of the front row. Despite being challenged, he finished in the runner-up spot.
Ending the weekend with a third-place result was, Dustin Mombourquette. Mombourquette drives the No. 16 Ford Mustang with backing from IHL Canada. In the final contest, he started in the fourth position. Mombourquette battled with Dwayne Baker during the race but prevailed to record the third-place finish. He qualified third for round one but dropped down the lap chart and finished in the fifth position.

FINISHSTARTDRIVERSPONSOR / CARLAPS
12Jake SheridanCameron Crane & Riggers / Ford Mustang35
24Jordan HowseMcMaster GMC Orangeville / Chevrolet SS35
35Josh StadeCanadian Flat Roof Systems / Toyota Camry35
48Danny BenedictNorth Country / Chevrolet SS35
53Dustin MombourquetteIHL Canada / Ford Mustang35
67Dwayne BakerNISCO National Leasing / Ford Mustang35
711Gord ShepherdBromley Automotive / Chevrolet SS35
81Kyle StecklyAPC Auto Parts Centres / Chevrolet SS35
96Samantha ShawShaw Motorsports / Chevrolet SS35
1012Paul MalteseRCC Sports / Chevrolet35
119Travis HallyburtonHillsdale Service Centre / Chevrolet Camaro35
1213Kendra AdamsMobil 1 / Toyota Camry35
1316Dario CapirchioDLP Motorsports / Chevrolet Impala SS35
1415Tyler Di VenanzoBremner Construction / Ford Mustang35
1510Billy ZardoKRM Medweld / Ford Fusion34
1618Dan ArchibaldHWY 9 Auto Collision / Chevrolet SS34
1714Ryan KimballCrowe's Gas / Toyota Camry24
1817Al InglisOrillia Metal Fabrication / Dodge8

FINISHSTARTDRIVERSPONSOR / CARLAPS
11Kyle StecklyAPC Auto Parts Centres / Chevrolet SS35
22Gord ShepherdBromley Automotive / Chevrolet SS35
34Dustin MombourquetteIHL Canada / Ford Mustang35
43Dwayne BakerNISCO National Leasing / Ford Mustang35
57Jordan HowseMcMaster GMC Orangeville / Chevrolet SS35
611Travis HallyburtonHillsdale Service Centre / Chevrolet Camaro35
76Josh StadeCanadian Flat Roof Systems / Toyota Camry35
89Samantha ShawShaw Motorsports / Chevrolet SS35
98Jake SheridanCameron Crane & Riggers / Ford Mustang35
1012Kendra AdamsMobil 1 / Toyota Camry35
1114Tyler Di VenanzoBremner Construction / Ford Mustang34
1215Billy ZardoKRM Medweld / Ford Fusion34
1310Paul MalteseRCC Sports / Chevrolet34
1413Dario CapirchioDLP Motorsports / Chevrolet Impala SS34
1518Ryan KimballCrowe's Gas / Toyota Camry34
1617Al InglisOrillia Metal Fabrication / Dodge34
1716Dan ArchibaldHWY 9 Auto Collision / Chevrolet SS33
185Danny BenedictNorth Country / Chevrolet SS14

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