It is not hard not to look back into the past year for Luke Whitteker and the Whitteker Motorsports team and see the improvement from the beginning of the year to the end.
Just one year ago, Whitteker stepped into the Race 101 program in North Carolina with a strong desire to learn. A year later, he is set to graduate and will take the valuable experience that he gained and continue to apply that to his racing career.
He has met and worked with some great people in the program, shared some great times with fellow students and has made memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
Whitteker will wrap up his year with Race 101 in a graduation ceremony next month in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Luke and his fellow classmates will learn who was named Race 101’s ‘premier driver’ for 2012.
The winner will be offered a ride in a Race 101 prepared Late Model for the 2012 season.
At the ceremony Luke’s 2011 class of 13 will graduate and the upcoming Race 101 year’s 18 racers will be introduced including racers from five states and two Canadian provinces.
“I am really excited to graduate from the Race 101 program, and see who will be named the premier driver for 2012,” says Whitteker. “It has been an amazing experience so far, and winning the premier driver would be icing on the cake.”
Whitteker Motorsports has been working hard over the off-season on their racing program and again this year will race weekly at Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday nights, and following the Mr. DIRTcar 358 Modified tour.
In addition, Whitteker will compete Friday nights in Quebec, at Autodrome Granby, and competing in the 10 race Quebec Series that will see all 10 events televised on the French RDS Channel.
“Having these races shown on TV will be a huge deal for everyone involved,” says Whitteker. “Anytime we can get our sponsors that kind of exposure is great. I look forward to being a part of that this coming season.”
Autodrome Granby is currently utilizing social media site Facebook by having a vote amongst several drivers. The driver with the most votes will have the opportunity to host their sponsors and have a special section in the stands for their fans for a night during the 2012 season.
At the start of the 2011 season, Luke and the Whitteker Motorsports team announced that they would be working to raise money for the CHEO Foundation in Ottawa through Whitteker Motorpsorts T-shirts and merchandise.
The results of the effort will be soon be realized when Whitteker Motorsports makes a $1,000 donation to CHEO.
During the weekend of March 10th and 11th, Whitteker will take part in the Gater Racing News Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. There he will have the race car on display representing Finish Line Web Design, and fans and friends are encouraged to stop by the booth.
By Craig Revelle-Finish Line Web Design