With the 2012 racing season pretty well over locally, Luke Whitteker and Whitteker Motorsports team have their eyes on one more race this season in the Race 101 pavement Late Model.
After winning the premier driver awards for Race 101 at the beginning of 2012, Whitteker earned his shot at racing on the pavement, and after getting rained out the first two attempts he made his debut last month with an impressive top 10 finish.
He will be looking to improve on that when he returns next week.
On Saturday, September 29th, Whitteker will return to Southern National Speedway in Kenly, North Carolina in the Race 101 prepared Super Late Model.
He will arrive in North Carolina a couple days earlier to assist in getting the car ready, and will have a full day of testing at Southern National Speedway the day before the race.
Whitteker has been busy since the beginning of September, continuing his studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, and racing his experimental Bicknell car as time permits.
Recently, he finished a weekend of racing at Mohawk International Raceway where he competed in both the Big Block Super DIRTcar Series 100 lap race as well as the 75 lap 358 Modified Series.
Whitteker had a strong run going early in the Big Block race before the tires began to lose grip on the dry slick racing surface and he ended up 16th.
The frustrations continued later in the evening in the 358 Modified Series, and was credited with a 25th place result.
After he returns from North Carolina, Whitteker’s schedule for the rest of the 2012 season is still unclear. He will be focusing on school, and may get out for one more race weekend as Brockville Speedway hosts their 1000 Islands RV DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals on October 13th and 14th.