Holland Racer Ready to Compete for Western Speed Racing

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Laura Poorter is preparing to resume her new Midget career with Western Speed Racing when she returns from the Netherlands in June. She is in Europe to complete her final exams and graduate from her Atheneum, the highest level of high school in Holland.

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Last month, Poorter tested at Madera Speedway for the BCRA Vukovich Classic. The No. 60 K&N Midget handled well and she was able to drive several good laps. At the end of the first day, she was the fastest midget driver.

The next day, she faced more competition. The main was hectic and Poorter drove eighty-five laps. Only thirty of those laps were actual race laps, the others were yellow laps. Poorter tried to make the pass for the first position after every restart. Poorter’s engine began to lose power and four cars were able to pass her. She finished in sixth place.

“Laura is arguably on the best team in the nation,” said K&N Engineering Sports Marketing Director Charles Maier. “We helped her go from the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series to Midgets. We support her but now it’s up to Laura to do the rest. She has to perform, it’s not an option.”

Poorter’s next race will be June 9th at Ukiah, California.

Also check out the Ford Focus Midget Racer Laura Poorter video.

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