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Wheatley Teaming Up With Willie Kahne for Trophy Cup

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Austen Wheatley is excited to announce that he will drive for Willie Kahne during the 24th annual Trophy Cup later this month.

The marquee event, which is hosted by Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Oct. 19-21, will mark the first time the duo has teamed up.


"I think it's cool because he's not just going to put anyone in it," Wheatley said. "He has some faith in me. I think we'll make a good pair and will have some good speed."

Wheatley has only competed at the Trophy Cup once during his career. However, he has raced at the unique track during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events dating back to 2012.

"I ran eighth there in 2012 with the Outlaws," he said. "It's definitely a tough track and you can get yourself in trouble really quickly. There's a certain amount of luck involved when you run the Trophy Cup. I know that Willie will provide a great car so we need to have luck on our side and I need to do a good job behind the wheel."

Wheatley said Trophy Cup will be his final event of the season to cap a banner year. He has posted a career-best three feature victories along with four top fives and 11 top 10s.

SEASON STATS -


32 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 19-21 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 24 th annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DownForceDesigns?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Downforce Designs

Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com .

"It's good to have a fresh take on apparel in the sport," Wheatley said. "My goal is to provide something unique and diverse, and I think I know what a driver wants to see on his or her apparel. It's a racer helping racers."

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Astro Titanium, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.


INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.



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