ERIC WHITBY BRINGS BATES MOTORSPORTS FIRST WIN BY INCHES IN DRAMATIC FASHION IN THE XCEL CHASSIS 600 MODIFIEDS
6.22.15 12:13 PM - by jmady
Racing can sometimes seem like a puzzle. When the pieces are not connecting, everything else will be off. Friday, June 19th, saw the puzzle come together at Lindas Speedway for Eric Whitby and Rick Bates. Eric would bring the Bates Motorsports #43 to victory lane for the first win for Rick and his crew. He did it in high fashion with a one lap shootout with Jason Dunkleberger and topping 31 Xcel Chassis modifieds.
The story leading up to the finish is a story in itself. Heavy downpours hit the track half an hour before the gates were to open. Turns 1 & 2 were under water, which had the track crew,drivers and spectators, working together to open the gates. After pumping off the water on the track, brooming the water from the stands and spreading hay thru out the pits the gates were ope ... Continue Reading