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|Austen Wheatley 11.2.17|| Rate Topic
|Posted: Friday Nov 3rd, 2017 02:18 AM||
|Wheatley Nets Career-Best Three Wins to Highlight 2017 Campaign
Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Nov. 1, 2017) - Austen Wheatley scored a career-best three feature victories to highlight the 2017 season.
Wheatley opened the year by recording his first career triumph at Central Washington State Fair Speedway in Yakima, Wash., with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series. He added his first-ever win at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., in May before returning to Victory Lane at the track in September.
"It was great to get my first wins in Yakima and in Elma," he said. "Now I've won at all three major dirt sprint car tracks in my home state of Washington. That was something I've wanted to accomplish for a while."
Another highlight came during Wheatley's final race of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. He advanced from 22 nd to a 14th-place finish to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars on Sept. 16 at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif.
"We're at the level where we aren't happy with a 14th-place result, but it was a good way to wrap up the handful of races we ran with the Outlaws this season," he said.
Wheatley finished a career-best eighth in the Grays Harbor Raceway championship standings and ninth in the Summer Thunder Sprint Series standings despite not attending multiple races at both the track and with the series.
He also set quick time during qualifying in four races this season.
"I want to thank Doug Rutz, my dad and Willie Kahne for the opportunities to race this season," he said. "We had some fun moments and have something to build on for the future."
SEASON STATS -
35 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 23 top 20s
MEDIA LINKS -
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 - Redlined Welding & Construction
Redlined Welding & Construction performs welding and construction for fishing boats and processors. Based out of Lake Stevens, Wash., Redlined Welding & Construction is owned and operated by Austen's father, Shannon Wheatley.
"Redlined Welding & Construction is a family business and we race with a family team so without Redlined Welding & Construction I wouldn't be able to race," Austen Wheatley said. "It is the heart and soul of this team."
Wheatley would also like to thank Downforce Designs, Astro Titanium, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.
"Sometimes it's to your advantage for people to think you're crazy." - Thelonious Monk
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