After starting the 2011 racing season
in the Sportsman division at Brockville Speedway, Sydenham, Ontario racer Luke
Stewart made the move to the 358 Modified class late in year. Their
intent was to dabble in the new division at Chapman’s Can Am Motorsports Park
in Lafargeville, New York on occasion, running just a handful of races in order
to keep his rookie status in the new division for 2012. The success that
Stewart had early as he moved up to the higher division resulted in them making
the move late in the year, and adding a few races at Brockville to wrap up the
Going into 2012, Stewart will run his
first full season as a 358 Modified regular. While his home track plans
have not yet been confirmed, Stewart is optimistic that the experience he
gained at the end of last year will pay off for him no matter what their weekly
venue will be.
“It was a great learning experience in
2011, and we had a lot of fun”, says Stewart, who worked as a pit crew member
for the several years for his Uncle Todd Stewart, before getting behind the
wheel of his own car for the first time in 2009. “I am looking forward to
a new season, and hopefully we can have some solid finishes, and keep learning
as we tackle this new adventure in the 358 Modified division”.
Before the season gets underway,
Stewart will have his racecar on display at the Frontenac Mall in Kingston for
their annual Motorsports display. The car will be at the Mall on
Thursday, March 22nd through Saturday, March 24th.
We encourage all race fans to come out and check out Luke’s 2012 paint scheme
and the rest of the racing machines that will fill the Mall.
“We always enjoying doing the
Frontenac Mall car show”, its nice to get out and chat with the race fans,
other drivers, and even the people at the Mall that really don’t know what our
racecars are all about”, says Stewart. “If we can get a few people from
the Mall that otherwise would not have even considered going to our local tracks
to come out and watch us race, then it is a benefit for everyone”.
Luke would like to thank all of his
sponsors going into the 2012 racing season. They include Fort Glass, M.A.
Barr Service Station Maintenance, Martin Electric, Wemp & Smith Construction,
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.