Luke Whitteker second at Cornwall

 

It was a busy weekend for Luke Whitteker and the Whitteker Motorsports team, with events scheduled at Autodrome Granby in Quebec on Friday night, Brockville Speedway on Saturday and Cornwall Speedway on Sunday,

Unfortunately, Mother Nature would once alter their Friday night plans with Granby canceling their racing program early. That gave the team an opportunity to implement a backup plan to return to Mohawk International Raceway, only to wait out a rain delay, and eventually get cancelled there as well.

At Brockville on Saturday night, Whitteker finished sixth in his qualifying heat race, and would have to start the 30 lap main event from 16th place.  Despite an ill-handling car, he was able to climb to 11th place at the checkered flag.

The final stop on the weekend was Cornwall Motor Speedway.  

Whitteker began the night with a second place finish in his preliminary heat race. 

After making some adjustments on the car, Whitteker rolled off the starting grid from third place, and quickly moved to second.  

Whitteker had several restarts on the outside and would challenge for the lead each time, but would end up finishing second.

While the young Iroquois driver has been running as much as he can with the DIRT Modified, attention will soon start shifting to the Race 101 pavement Late Model, as he looks forward to a test session at the end of the month at Southern National Speedway in North Carolina.  

Whitteker will be testing in preparation for his three starts at the track later this summer.

This coming weekend, Whitteker will race at Mohawk International Raceway on Friday night, Brockville Speedway on Saturday, and Cornwall Speedway on Sunday.  

With a great run this past weekend, he will be looking to capture his first win of the 2012 season.

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