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February 14th, 2014 - IMCA Winter Nationals Continue at Cocopah
Ben Kates and the #23k Kate Motorsports team returned to Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona on Friday night to begin the final two rounds of the IMCA Winter Nationals.

Kates started the off by winning his qualifying heat race from his front row starting spot, which locked him into the poll position for the 20 lap feature event. Ben drove his Rivers Edge Scrap Management, WEHRS Machine, Bassett, Lucas Oil sponsored machine to a third place finish after an early race tangle that sent him to the rear of the field. Rick Diaz was the race winner and Nick Spainhoward finished second. Chris Toth and Josh Wood rounded out the top five competitors.

Complete results from the event can be found at www.cocopahspeedway.com


February 8th, 2014 - Ben Kates in Victory Lane at Cocopah!
Ben Kates kicked off his 2014 season in dominant fashion on Friday night during the IMCA Winter Nationals at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona. Ben won his qualifying heat race after starting fourth, earning him a spot outside the front row for the feature event. Kates took the lead at the drop of the green and never looked back leading flag-to-flag for the victory in his Rivers Edge Scrap Management, WEHRS Machine, Bassett, Lucas Oil sponsored #23k.

Saturday night saw another strong performance by Ben in the #23k Kates Motorsports machine. Ben started sixth in his qualifying heat race and went on to finish second, locking him into a seventh place starting spot for the feature. Kates worked his way forward to bring home a solid second place finish behind race winner Chris Toth, Keith Smith finished third while Timmy Reese and James Dupre rounded out the top five.

Complete results from the event can be found at www.cocopahspeedway.com

 

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