Richie Wauters Serves as Interim Crew Chief for Hattori Racing Enterprises and Ryan Truex

Charlotte, NC (May 19, 2016)-Veteran team owner and crew chief, Richie Wauters is serving as the interim crew chief for the No. 81 Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) Toyota Tundra driven by Ryan Truex.

KWB_Loudon-Practice-10004Wauters who has his own super late model and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team took a hiatus from his shop to help the small HRE team.  Since Wauters teamed up with HRE at Kansas Speedway, Truex has had sixth place finish and a eighth place finish at Dover last weekend.

Wauters will again be on the box for the running of the NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday, May 20th.

Richie Wauters: “Right now we have some things in the works for some truck (NCWTS) starts this season but until that materializes I wanted to help out the Hattori team (HRE).  I know what it is like to be a small, underfunded, underdog team so I’ve been able to help them during the week at the shop and then at the track.  They have a strong truck chief (JR Norris) who used to race for me who knows how to get the truck setup and ready to get to the track.  I think Ryan (Truex) has done a great job these last few weeks and I’m looking forward to seeing if we can get a win this weekend at Charlotte (CMS).”

The NC Education Lottery 200 NCWTS race is slated for Friday, May 20 at 8:30pm.  Fox Sports 1 will provide televised coverage and MRN Radio and Sirius NASCAR Channel 90 will broadcast the live action from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Bear Boasts 10th at 5 Flags Speedway in Southern Super Series Race with Wauters Motorsports

Pensacola, FL (April 30, 2016)-Quinnton Bear in his second start at 5 Flags Speedway posted a 10th place finish in the Deep South Crane Blizzard Series #1 Southern Super Series (SSS) race Friday night.

IMG_3165Bear piloting the No. 5 Sparco Wauters Motorsports Super Late Model (SLM) Toyota Camry was fastest in final practice, qualified seventh and with the invert started the 125 lap race on the outside front row.

Bear dropped back in the top-10 to preserve his Sparco Camry but midway through the race the car became free, not allowing the Avon, IN driver to get back up to the top-five.

Quinnton Bear:

“The Sparco Camry was really good early on (in the race).  I dropped back to save my stuff and was just cruising.  During the long run the car started to get free around lap 60.  After that, I could never find a rhythm and put together consistent laps.  I feel like I learned a lot and will be better when we come back, for sure.  I have to give a huge thank you to everyone at Wauters (Motorsports) for giving me a good piece.  Driver just wasn’t 100%, but we will be back for the next Blizzard race and will be a lot better.”

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Bear Ready to Sizzle in Southern Super Series Race at 5 Flags Speedway with Wauters Motorsports

IMG_1225Pensacola, FL (April 28, 2016)- Quinnton Bear will take to 5 Flags Speedway in the No. 5 Sparco Wauters Motorsports Toyota Camry Super Late Model (SLM) in the Deep South Crane Blizzard Series #1 Southern Super Series (SSS) race Friday night.
This will be Bear’s second start at the half-mile Pensacola, Florida racetrack, but his first with his Wauters Motorsports team.

Quinnton Bear:

“I’m looking forward to going to a track that I have struggled at in the past.  Being able to learn from Richie (Wauters) experience will definitely benefit me and help me understand the track a lot better.  We plan on running a few of these Blizzard races to get me more seat time in a super late model, as well as, seat time at 5 Flags Speedway.  This is all in preparation for the car and me for the famed Snowball Derby.  I am just so excited to get back behind the wheel again and have the opportunity to do what I love, race.”

12688318_1267079729972644_1380690098921854324_nDeep South Crane Blizzard Series #1 is slated for Friday, April 29th with the SLM Universal Fabricators 125 SSS race beginning at 8pm. will have live updates from 5 Flags Speedway Friday.

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Bear Brings Home 10th and Wauters 23rd in North / South Super Late Model Challenge at Fairground Speedway Nashville

Mooresville, NC (April 12, 2016)- Quinnton Bear delivered a top 10 finish in IMG_1225the North / South Super Late Model challenge at Fairground Speedway Nashville Saturday night in the first CRA Super Series powered by JEGS (CRA) / Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco (SSS) combination race.

Bear started in the 11th place position on the starting grid for the 75 lap SLM race piloting the No. 5 Buzze Racing/Bassett Racing Wheels/Sparco Toyota Camry for Wauters Motorsports.  Bear is in his first full season in the SLM division and had hoped for a top-five or the win Saturday night.

Quinnton Bear:                                    

“It definitely not the weekend we wanted by any means at all.  But we took some positives away from the race and I keep on learning every time I get in the racecar.  A top 10 wasn’t what our goal was, but it makes it sound little better than 14th. The competition was pretty steep and we had a lot to work on the car but we made some gains and I’m looking forward to my next race with Richie (Wauters) and the whole No. 5 Sparco Toyota team.”  

Spencer Wauters piloting the No. 5W Victor Ford/Five Star StockCar Bodies SLM in the Southern Super Series (SSS) division qualified 30th and started 34th in the North South SLM challenge.  The team struggled throughout the weekend but advanced to the 20th place before mechanical issues forced Wauters to settle for a 23rd place finish.

IMG_6112 Spencer Wauters:

“It was not the weekend we were hoping for at Nashville.  We struggled all weekend to find rear grip.  We qualified 30th and started 34th in the big race on Saturday and made it up to 20th.  I thought I had a right rear flat because the car went from loose one lap to wrecking loose the next.  I came in and the right rear wasn’t flat (come to find out the stagger blew up an inch from where we started) then could hardly get the car fired, like the battery was dead or something, and went out for a few more laps and the motor started missing.  I just parked it and I think the alternator stopped working and drained the battery or something happened in the ignition box.  We’ll find out when we unload and check everything out.”

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