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Wheatley Tackling Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (July 23, 2018) - Austen Wheatley returns to action this weekend during the 29th annual Bob's Burger & Brew Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway.

Wheatley will invade the high-banked bullring in Alger, Wash., on Friday and Saturday for an event that pays $10,000 to win.


"I haven't felt like I've done that well at Skagit for whatever reason, but it's a qualifying show and I tend to do well with qualifying," he said. "It's hard to pass in 360s so qualifying lets you make your own fate."

Wheatley has recorded a top-10 result during 12 of his last 20 360ci winged sprint car starts at the track. He powered from 20th to 11 th during a Dirt Cup preliminary night last month before capping the marquee event with a 13th-place result out of more than 50 drivers.

"I do feel good this year because we're coming out of the box and competing for wins versus people who have been racing regularly," he said.

Wheatley has garnered a pair of top fives and four top 10s despite only having eight starts under his belt this season.

SEASON STATS -


8 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -


Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the 29 th annual Bob's Burger & Brew Summer Nationals

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, Franklin Rear Ends, Elite Wings, ART Speed Equipment, Schaeffer Oil and Banshee Graphics for their continued support.



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