Noah Gragson Rebounds to 11th in Winchester 400 with Wauters Motorsports

Winchester, IN (October 10, 2016)-Noah Gragson piloting the No. 5 SpeedVegas Wauters Motorsports Toyota Camry posted an 11th place finish in the Winchester 400 Sunday afternoon.  Gragson’s car broke a upper control arm on lap 42 and the Wauters Motorsports team was able to fix the part and send the young driver back out on lap 88 of the 400 lap race at Winchester Speedway.

img_1560The Speed Vegas Camry was still run the times of the lead cars but was not able to advance into the top-10 due to being multiple laps down.

Noah Gragson:

“The Wauters Toyota Camry was really fast today. We broke a Control Arm on lap 42 and we had to come in for repair. When we got back out we were many laps behind, but still ended up with a P11 finish thanks to the hard work of the team and the preparation of the car.

speed-vegas“Our times were that if the leaders. Had we not had that early malfunction, I believe that we would’ve been up front with the leaders battling for the win. I’d like to thank Wauters, Toyota, SpeedVegas and Alert ID. Without everybody’s hard work and help, none of this would’ve been possible.”

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Noah Gragson on Facebook and twitter: @WautersMotors5, @NoahGragson.

 

Noah Gragson & Wauters Motorsports Going for the Win in the 45th Annual Winchester 400

speed-vegas-1Noah Gragson will pilot the No. 5G Speed Vegas Wauters Motorsports Toyota Camry in the 45th Annual Winchester 400 Sunday, October 9, 2016 in the Champion Racing Association (CRA) powered by JEGS Super Series event.

Gragson, a member of NASCAR Next program, is coming off a successful NASCAR K&N West and East Series season.  The 18-year-old Las Vegas, NV resident posted two wins in both K&N Series divisions in 2016.  He will be making his first start at the on the high-banked, asphalt, ½ mile oval in Winchester, Indiana. He and the Wauters team head to the Indiana track looking to capture the win this weekend.

Noah Gragson:

“This will be my first trip to Winchester Speedway.  I’ve heard that the track is really banked and very bumpy. 400 laps is a long race but these guys on the Wauters team have put together a really good Speed Vegas Toyota Camry for the race.  We are absolutely going there to bring home the win.  It would sure be awesome to win that Winchester rifle but I don’t know if TSA Security will let me bring it on the plane!  I’ve been assured the guys will make sure it gets back safely on the transporter.  I’m looking forward to this weekend.  There is a lot of stiff competition but we are going to work hard to bring home a solid finish or a win in the Speed Vegas Camry.”

Richie Wauters:

“Noah (Gragson) is a real wheelman and we are really excited about this weekend.  Noah has had a lot of success this season in both (NASCAR) K&N Series divisions and we are hoping to have him continue that this weekend at Winchester (Speedway).  It is a long race but Noah has the stamina and the ability to learn the track quickly and so I believe we will have a great weekend in Indiana. I have to thank Speed Vegas for coming onboard as the sponsor and we are all going to work hard to bring home a top finish or a win for them this weekend.”

speed-vegasPractice at Winchester Speedway will begin on Friday, October 7th, with additional practice and qualifying on Saturday. The historic 45th Annual Winchester 400 slated to begin at 2:00pm.

Pay-per-view broadcast of the ARCA/ CRA Super Series Winchester 400 can be seen on Speed51.com.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Noah Gragson on Facebook and twitter: @WautersMotors5, @NoahGragson.

Korbin Forrister & Wauters Motorsports Set Sights on All-American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville

korbinNashville, TN (September 29, 2016)- Korbin Forrister and Wauters Motorsports set their sights on a strong finish in the 32nd All-American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville October 2, 2016.

Forrister will make his third start in the No. 5 Wauters Motorsports Toyota Camry Super Late Model and is coming off a 15th place finish last week at 5 Flags Speedway.

Korbin Forrister:

“We are making progress and we plan on continuing to go in that direction.  I’m learning a lot from Richie (Wauters) who has a plethora of experience in the Super Late Model and NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series as a crew chief / owner.  I need to gain more consistency and I think I have a much better handle on that for this weekend in Nashville.  Hopefully, we will be able to put it all together and have a strong finish in the All-American 400.”

The 32nd Annual All-American 400 presented by Freeman-Web begins practice and qualifying Saturday, October 1st with the Super Late Model 400 lap event beginning at 12:00pm Sunday, October 2nd.

Speed51.com will provide live PPV coverage of the event.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Korbin Forrister on Facebook and Twitter @WautersMotors5 and @KorbinForrister.

Korbin Forrister Joins Wauters Motorsports at 5 Flags Speedway for the Deep South Cranes Blizzard #4

Pensacola, FL (September 23, 2016) Korbin Forrister will pilot the No. 5 Wauters Motorsports Super Late Model in the Deep South Cranes Blizzard #4 Southern Super Series (SSS) race at 5 Flags Speedway Saturday, September 24, 2016.

korbinForrister made his first start with the Wauters Motorsports team at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

Korbin Forrister:

“I learned a lot last weekend with the late models. We by far had a top car all weekend and it showed during practice, I just didn’t do my part.  I learned that I can be way more aggressive during qualifying with those things; you can really hustle the car and get after it getting in and out of the corners.  My plan is to go to Pensacola and start off just like we did at Myrtle Beach (Speedway), have a great practice session but this time carry that to qualifying and then to the race.  Last weekend was a lot to put together in one weekend but I strongly believe we have one of the best cars going to the race again this weekend. I just have to listen and put it all together and we will go out there and run good all weekend.”

The Deep South Cranes 150 Blizzard/SSS Championship at 5 Flags Speedway is slated for Saturday, September 24th at 7:30pm.  Coverage of the event can be found on Speed51.com.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Korbin Forrister on Facebook and Twitter @WautersMotors5 and @KorbinForrister.

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.