Justin Whitesell celebrates a recent victory at Mercer Raceway Park
June 12, 2012 – Austintown, OH) ‘The Man From Austintown’ – Justin Whitesell – continues to sit on top at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The Austintown, Ohio native and Fully Injected rising star currently sits first in the ‘Outlaw Sprint Warrior’ division point standing’s at Mercer Raceway Park, and finished third in his most recent start at the 3/8’s mile oval. Whitesell took command of the ‘Outlaw Sprint Warrior’ division point lead after earning his first win of the 2012 season a few weeks back, and looks to keep command of the standings as the year progresses.
“We were pumped to get that win because it put us ahead in points!” explained Whitesell about is recent win at Mercer Raceway Park, “We want to get some more wins this year…build a little cushion in the point battle.”
The Fully Injected no. 17 in action at Mercer Raceway Park – Rick Rarer Photo
The FullyInjected.com sponsored no. 17 started 12th in it’s most recent start at the Mercer oval on June 9th and rallied to a 3rd place finish. Whitesell’s rally to a podium finish was not only an impressive display of passing and patients, but also a safe way to guarantee the point lead stay in his favor. The former AMA motocross competitor and limited sprint car driver now has two career wins in the ‘Outlaw Sprint Warrior’ division at Mercer Raceway Park, and holds a 14 point lead over Joe McEwen in the current track championship standings.
“We need to get another good pill draw this weekend” said Whitesell, “Hopefully we can get another win and build on our points lead…a championship would be huge for our team!”
Mercer Raceway Park will hold the annual ‘Auto Racers for Kids’ charity race featuring the ‘410’ sprint cars this Saturday night, June 16th. The track will also feature all of their weekly divisions including the ‘Outlaw Sprint Warriors.’ For a closer look at Mercer Raceway Park, visit the track online at www.mercerracewaypark.com!
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