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IROQUOIS–It has been a bit of a slow start to the 2012 season for Luke Whitteker and the Whitteker Motorsports team. They have been hard at work in their Iroquois, Ontario shop, and are fighting to find some consistency and gain some momentum as the season heats up. This past weekend, the team had events planned at Mohawk International Raceway, Brockville Speedway and Cornwall Speedway, but Mother Nature would play a pivotal role in the schedule.
The first stop on the schedule was Mohawk International Raceway in Hogansburg, New York. Despite a forecast of rain, the area stayed relatively dry until late afternoon when track officials were forced to cancel the evening’s events.
Rain was again in the forecast for Saturday, and while it did rain in the area most of the morning, the Speedway avoided the worst of it, and their racing program was on as scheduled.
In his qualifying heat race, Luke started from third place, but struggled early, and finished the race in fourth.
After making some adjustments to the car, Whitteker lined up for the 30 lap main event from inside of row three in fifth place.
In the early stages of the race, Whitteker had moved up to third, but settled into fourth place after a series of cautions and a red flag for a major crash in turn three and four.
At the checkered flag, Whitteker crossed the finish line with a fifth place finish.
Just before noon on Sunday, the wet weather again prevailed and the Cornwall Speedway made their decision to cancel their racing program.
This coming weekend, Whitteker will be back at Mohawk International Raceway on Friday night, Brockville Speedway on Saturday and Cornwall Speedway on Sunday night.
Early in the season, Whitteker sits eighth in points at Mohawk, 12th at Brockville Speedway and at Cornwall, after just one regular event, he is 12th in points.