Luke Whitteker recaps 2012 race season

By Craig Revelle

IROQUOIS-Luke Whitteker and the Whitteker Motorsports Racing Team had an amazing 2012 race season. 

To start, Luke was named Race 101 Premier Driver from his class of 2011 in North Carolina and had the opportunity to represent and drive the Race 101 asphalt Super Late Model racecar at the Southern National Speedway in Kenly, North Carolina. The first Canadian and the first dirt racer to have won the honour of Premier Driver, Luke showed the talent, focus and drive necessary to compete at this extremely high level of racing. 

Luke even managed to pull off a top 10 finish on his very first start, which was also the first top 10 finish by a Race 101 Premier Driver since the beginning of the program.

Luke and the Whitteker Motorsports team took on a very strenuous schedule racing weekly at three different tracks; Mohawk Motor Speedway on Friday nights, Brockville Motor Speedway on Saturday nights and Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday nights. 

The Whitteker Motorsports team managed to keep it all together and found success each week as Luke raced, even when traveling back and forth from North Carolina.

“As a crew member and a sponsor of Luke and the 38 team it was definitely an exciting year watching each race unfold,” said Joe Jansen, a crew member and sponsor to the Whitteker Motorsports team. “It was also a busy year with countless hours of time put into the new Bicknell car by the whole crew. I’m confident that the Whitteker Motorsports team will be a force to reckon with in the 2013 season!”

In mid-July, Luke Whitteker and the team picked up their brand new 2012 experimental Bicknell race car. Everyone was excited about this new BRP experimental car as Luke Whitteker had a large input into the design. 

Whitteker and the team at Bicknell Racing Products put in a lot of thought and hard work to bring life to this very unique car. 

Week after week, Luke continued to be successful on and off the track when he and his team participated in community events when they were not racing. 

“[Luke’s] fan base continues to grow and Luke is just getting started,” says friend and sponsor Steven Iwachniuk. “He is a young man with the passion, dedication, work ethic, professionalism, and drive to be a great champion and role model in our community.”

Luke did his far share of work during the season doing PR and sponsor hunting. 

Among his new sponsors, was a local real estate brokerage, Storm Realty Cornwall. 

In 2013, Luke Whitteker will attend numerous community events with Storm Realty Cornwall and is very excited to give back to his community that he cares about. Luke and his team will showcase their new experimental car and will be available to sign autographs on site at these community events.

This year Luke and his team also built a great partnership and friendship with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cornwall and District. Luke and The Whitteker Motorsports team will attend future events with this organization and are looking forward to making all the difference that they can.

With the end of the 2012 race season, the Whitteker Motorsports Racing Team is currently preparing for the 2013 season. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available and can be made by contacting Luke Whitteker at lukewhitt@ripnet.com.

Luke and the Whitteker Motorsports Racing Team are most appreciative of their fans, their crew, their friends and family members who helped to make 2012 a huge success. 

Luke 2012 crew included Joe Jansen, Kevin Whitteker, Travis McMillan, Dustin Gillard, Tommy McMillan, Jeff Whitteker, Sean Nixon, Jamie Whitteker, Elaine Whitteker and Kyle Dingwall.

2012 sponsors included Storm Realty Cornwall, Rust Check, Toy Storage, Jim’s Performance Plus, ET Performance, C Double J Harvesting, Parcoll Products/Napa Auto Parts, Cohen and Lord Insurance, ERD Engine Research and Development, Bicknell Racing Products and Finish Line Web Design.

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