White Racing Ready to Build on Momentum in Indianapolis
 August 19, 2020| 
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Greeley, CO (Aug. 19, 2020) – White Racing looks forward to building on momentum generated at Road America in the upcoming rounds of Global MX-5 Cup racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

 

White Racing / Conquest Motorsports had a successful debut weekend of their expanded 4-car team in the opening rounds of the 2020 Battery Tender® Global MX-5 Cup season at Elkhart Lake’s Road America. The team completed the weekend’s final race with all three ND.2 cars finishing in the Top 10, and Brandon White finishing 2nd in the team’s sole ND.1 entry.

 

“It was a big change this year adding the two additional cars, but I was really proud of how well we adapted,” said Luke Oxner, Team Manager and driver of the #77 car. “By the end of the weekend we were really starting to gel as a team, and it was awesome to see all of our cars finish in the Top 10.”

 

Matthew Dirks made an impressive performance in his first MX-5 Cup race, achieving a 13th place finish in Race 1, and storming forward from 19th all the way to 9th in Race 2, earning himself the Battery Tender® Hard Charger Award in the process. These strong results were enough to establish Dirks as 2nd in the running for the coveted $75,000 Rookie of the Year prize.

 

“I was nervous going into my first pro race weekend, and my shortened qualifying session due to a mechanical issue didn't help,” said Dirks. “In Race 1 I wanted to finish clean and learn how my competitors drive, then in Race 2 my teammates told me it’s time to crank up the aggression. That's exactly what I did. I was ecstatic to be up to 6th place at one point, but by then I had worked the car too hard and lost a few positions because of it. Overall a great first event.”

 

Robert Stout was the highest finishing car of the team in his Lucas Oil / Impact Race Products #3 machine. After strong runs that saw him leading the field at one point, Stout came away with 7th and 5th place finishes.

 

“Road America is always a toss-up for where you'll be at the checkered flag,” said Stout. “We clawed our way up to the lead but unfortunately ended on the wrong side of the front pack. That's just how Road America goes sometimes. I'm very happy to see the progress of White Racing and their dedication to winning. Doubling your cars under the tent is no easy task! We'll take our points and head to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where I took home 1st & 2nd place finishes last time we competed there.”

 

Best known for its 2.5 mile oval, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway also features a challenging road course layout that will be the stage for Rounds 3 and 4 of the Global MX-5 Cup series. The track is familiar territory for series veterans Stout and Oxner, while Dirks and Brandon White will both be lapping the road course for the first time – however, all four drivers are excited and optimistic for the upcoming weekend.

 

“Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been a bucket list track for me during my short racing career,” said White. “The history and prestige of Indy is one of the best in all motorsports. And jokingly, a racetrack with a portion of a golf course inside, couldn't be better for me!” quipped the former professional golfer. “I'm very excited for the opportunity to race at Indy and looking forward to our team success continuing after Race 1 & 2 at Road America.”

 

For more information about White Racing / Conquest Motorsports, please contact Luke Oxner at luke@whiteracing.net or by phone at 970-573-5291. White Racing can also be found online at www.whiteracing.net and on Facebook / Instagram at @WhiteRacingCO.

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