May 15, 2013- After working hard in the shop all week long, Luke Whitteker and the Whitteker Motorsports team put the finishing touches on their 2013 Bicknell car and were ready to hit the track at Brockville Speedway for their 2013 season opener this past Saturday night. Whitteker plans to race at Brockville Speedway and Cornwall Speedway weekly this season.
Luke started his qualifying heat race from fifth place and had advanced to third until a throttle linkage issue sent him to the pits for repairs. He came back out ready for the 30 lap main event, but would have to start from the rear of the 27-car field. Whitteker battled some adversity early, as he ran over a tire in the opening laps, but the damage was minimal, and he was able to continue. The race was slowed by several cautions in the first few laps of the race, but Whitteker was able to move up from the back quickly, moving inside the top ten before nine laps had been completed. Another caution slowed the race on lap 24 and by now Luke had been up to seventh place. When the race resumed, he was able to advance inside the top five and crossed the finish line with a fifth place result.
This coming weekend, Luke will return to Brockville Speedway on Saturday for their second race of the season, then its on to Cornwall Speedway on Sunday for their opening night, featuring a 100 lap Mr. DIRTcar 358 Modified series/Canadian National Series event.
Luke and the Whitteker Motorsports Racing Team would like to thank their sponsors; Rust Check, Toy Storage, Jim’s Performance Plus, ET Performance, C Double J Harvesting, Parcoll Products/Napa Auto Parts, Storm Realty Cornwall, Cohen and Lord Insurance, ERD Engine Research and Development, Bicknell Racing Products, Thompson Tim-Br Mart, Wells & Son Construction, Fence Depot, Mile One Mobile, HW Supplies, Black Dog Tire & Lubricants, Fireball Performance Automatics Inc., L.R. Whitteker Enterprise, Ultramar and Finish Line Web Design. The Whitteker Motorsports Racing Team appreciates your continuing support throughout the 2013 racing season.
For more information on Luke Whitteker and the Whitteker Motorsports team, please visit our website, www.lukewhitteker.com. You will find up to date news, schedule, race results as well as direct links to our sponsor’s websites giving fans easy access to support the companies that support our race team.
From: Craig Revelle/ Finish Line Web Design