By Fully Injected Motorsports:
VINCENTOWN, N.J. (April 26, 2021) – Scoring what is officially his top result of the season thus far, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall turned a lot of heads on Saturday evening at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace,” and rightfully so, as the Garden State native not only nailed down his first top-five of 2021, but he contended for a victory in the process.
Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, No. 67 sprint car, started fourth on Port Royal Speedway’s Open Wheel Madness grid, kicking things off with a victory during his respective heat race.
“It felt really good to knock out that first podium finish of the season. Our team needed that and hopefully we can put this momentum to good use, especially with so many big races on our schedule in May,” Justin Whittall explained, who commutes from south-central New Jersey to central Pennsylvania each and every weekend to battle with the infamous Pennsylvania Posse. “The track ended up getting really wide and slick. Those are the surfaces we like to race on. They are a little more challenging to race on, but I think it makes the racing a lot better.”
With just a handful of laps checked off the counter, Whittall was able to power forward and drive by Kody Lehman for second, next setting his aim on race leader, Tyler Reeser. While Whittall pressured Reeser for the top spot, Steve Buckwalter entered the picture and drove by each of them, ultimately claiming the lead forcing Whittall to take a seat in third.
Not settling for third just yet, Whittall regained momentum and eventually made a move on Reeser for second with 13 to go, using the very bottom groove to sneak by the No. 35 at the entrance of turn three. Unfortunately, a bobble behind a lapped car with two to go forced Whittall out of his preferred groove allowing Port Royal’s Dylan Cisney to sneak by. Buckwalter held on to win, followed by Cisney and Whittall.
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2021 campaign with another Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway double on Friday and Saturday, April 30-May 1.
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, Ryan Taylor Graphics.
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2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.
2020 Highlights: Finished 16th at Lincoln Speedway on May 30th (46 cars entered). Finished third at Port Royal Speedway during Open Wheel Madness on Saturday, June 20. Finished fifth during 410 action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, July 25. Finished ninth during Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Saturday, August 29. Highlights Labor Day weekend with fifth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 6.
2021 Highlights: Finished 12th during Bridgeport Speedway start on Tuesday, April 6. Finished third during the Open Wheel Madness event at Port Royal Speedway on April 24.
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