November 8, 2012 – After making the transition to the 358 Modified division late in the 2011 season, Luke Stewart was ready for his first full campaign in the competitive class in 2012.
He started the season running weekly at Brockville Speedway with mixed results, before changing their Saturday night home halfway through the season to Chapman’s Can Am Motorsports Park in Lafargeville, New York.
After opening the season at Brockville with top ten finishes in two of the first three events, Stewart struggled over the next couple months to find some consistency. Their problems continued through early July after a series of crashes and disappointing finishes that were a result of being at the wrong place at the wrong time and frustrations were beginning to mount. The team made the decision to switch tracks in mid season, which proved to be a great move for Stewart. He posted top ten finishes in five of the seven events that he entered, including an incredible third place finish in a race where he held the lead for several laps on August 18th.
“We had a good season for being our first full year in the 358 Modified division”, says Stewart. “We will be working hard over the winter to improve our program and hopefully that will pay off when the season starts next year”.
The team has some big plans for next season, hoping to race two nights a week, and follow the Mr. DIRTcar 358 Modified Series if they can secure enough sponsorship to do so. What tracks they will end up racing at has yet to be decided. If you would like to become a marketing partner with Luke Stewart Racing, please contact the team at email@example.com or give them a call at 613-373-6153.
Luke would like to thank all of his sponsors for their generosity during the 2012 racing season. They include Fort Glass, M.A. Barr Service Station Maintenance, RW Electric, McCoy Bus Tours, Penny Blake of Remax Realty Kingston, Southeastern Telecommunication Services, Number One Speed Equipment, Stewart Speed Supplies and Finish Line Web Design. Also a very special thanks goes out to Wayne and Donna Smith for all of their support.
For more information on Luke Stewart and the Stewart Racing team, stay tuned to our website, www.lukestewartracing.com.
Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design