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June 28th, 2014 - Ben Kates Charges Back for Eighth Place Finish at Boone
1Ben Kates traveled to Boone Speedway (Boone, Iowa) on Saturday night looking for redemption from a disappointing performance on Thursday evening.

Twenty-six IMCA Sport Mods registered for battled at the 1/3 mile high banked oval. Ben drew the seventh starting spot for his heat race and was running in the third position when mechanical issues forced him to the pits. The team thrashed to make repairs to the #23k Kates Motorsports/Harris Sport Mod in time for the main event, as Ben rolled off from the 24th starting spot on the grid. Despite starting deep the pack, Kates charged through the field, advancing an impressive sixteen positions for a solid eighth place finish.

Full results from the event are available at www.RaceBoone.com


June 25th, 2014 - Kates Returns to Buena Vista Raceway
1It was back to business for Kates Motorsports on Wednesday evening at Buena Vista Raceway (Alta, Iowa).

Seventeen Sport Mods entered the event, and a charged from fifth to win his heat race would position Kates starting twelfth in the feature. In the main event Ben was battling for position when he was caught up in a turn four melee that forced him to retire his #23k Kates Motorsports/Harris Sport Mod for the remainder of the race. Bringing his night to an early end, and a disappointing fifteenth place finish.

Complete results from the event are available at www.BuenaVistaRaceway.com


June 21st, 2014 - Ben Kates Charges to Runner-Up at Boone Speedway
1The Kates Motorsports team entered a single event over the weekend, competing in an IMCA Weekly Racing Series program at Boone Speedway (Boone, Iowa). Twenty-five competitors entered the event, and struggles in heat race action left Ben finishing seventh in his #23k Kates Motorsports/Harris Sport Mod, earning him the 20th starting spot on the feature grid. Despite starting deep in the pack, Ben sliced through the field en route to a second place finish behind race winner, Randy Roberts. Full results from the event are available at www.RaceBoone.com

June 14th, 2014 - Kates Charges to Top Five Finish at Buena Vista
1Ben Kates was back in familiar territory on Friday night with an IMCA Weekly Racing Series event at the Iowa State Fair Speedway (Des Moines, Iowa).

A fifth to second run in heat race action earned Kates the eighth starting position for the feature. During the course of the feature he advanced to a fourth place finish behind race winner, Glenn Gladson Jr., Jack Housley, and Shawn Cooney.

For complete results from the event visit www.IowaStateFairgrounds.org

1Action shifted to Boone Speedway (Boone, Iowa) for another IMCA Weekly Racing Series program. Ben finished second in his preliminary heat race, and later raced his way to a sixth place finish in the main event.

Full results from the event are available at www.RaceBoone.com


June 11th, 2014 - Kates Charges to Top Five Finish at Buena Vista
1Kates Motorsports returned to Buena Vista Raceway (Alta, Iowa) on Wednesday night for a Weekly Racing Series program.

Eighteen IMCA Sports Mods registered for competition, and struggles in heat race action saw Ben finishing eighth. As a results he started fifteenth on the grid for the evening's main event. Despite starting deep in the pack Kates sliced through the field, advancing twelve spots en route to a third place finish behind race winner, Logan Scott, and Doug Smith. Tony Pogeler and Keagan Scott rounded out the top five finishers.

Complete results from the event are available at www.BuenaVistaRaceway.com


June 7th, 2014 - Ben Kates Continues Stellar Season with Boone Victory
1Kates Motorsports concluded their weekend on Saturday evening at Boone Speedway (Boone, Iowa).

Twenty-three IMCA Sport Mod competitors filled the pit area at the 1/3 mile oval. Numerous yellow flags flew in the 18-lap main event. Brain Miller took the race lead at the drop of the green flag and held down the point through lap nine, fend off charges from Lynn Brockett and Kates. Kates, who started tenth, wasted no time in his march to front, getting to third by lap six, and passing both Brockett and Miller to take the lead just after lap nine was scored. The numerous cautions didn't slow Kates, and he drove off from his competitions on the restarts to score his tenth victory of the season and third in a row at Boone Speedway. Brockett settled in second followed by Jerry Hinton, Brian Miller, and Johnathon Logue.

Full results from the event can be found at www.RaceBoone.com


June 6th, 2014 - Top Five Finishes for Kates at Buena Vista and Des Moines
1Ben Kates began a triple header weekend in his home-state of Iowa on Wednesday night at Buena Vista Raceway (Alta, Iowa). A modest fourteen entries were on hand for the IMCA Weekly Racing Series program, and a seventh to third run in heat race action positioned Ben starting ninth in the main event. During the course of the feature Kates advanced four spot to a fifth place finish behind race winner, Doug Smith, Zach Norgaard, Mike Bailey, and Tony Pogeler. Complete results from the event are available at www.BuenaVistaRaceway.com

1Saturday night the team made the trip to the Iowa State Fair Speedway (Des Moines, Iowa). Ben drew the fourth starting spot for his heat race, and went on to finish second to earn the eighth starting position on the grid for the feature. During the course of the feature Kates charged from his fourth row starting spot to a solid third place finish behind race winner Matt Webb, and Glen Gladson Jr. Bill Wears and Tyler Gross rounded out the top five finishers. For complete results from the event visit www.IowaStateFairgrounds.org

 

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