#RaceLife Spotlight: Cole Peschang

SOUTH BELOIT, ILL - This week, we are featuring a WKA racer who not only races in sprint 2 and 4 cycle karts, but races on asphalt and dirt ovals as well! Cole Peschang is a 3rd generation racer who has been racing for 5 years now.  He has a great attitude both off track and when it comes to racing, which shines in how he treats his competitors with respect.  We asked Cole some questions about his #RaceLife, so here is a little peak into what racing is like for him.

Here is Cole doing what he does best at a WKA race this past year at Atlanta Motorsports Park.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?: 

"I live in South Beloit, Illinois for now.  But I want to move South soon to race more often."

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RACING?

"2017 will be my 5th year."

HOW DID YOU GET INTO RACING?

"I am a 3rd generation racer, picking up from where my Dad and Grandpa left off."

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF RACING?

"I love the Road Racing because of the high speeds, but I also like Sprint Racing because of the strategy and competition."

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE FUTURE?

"To race SKUSA and to get a race car soon."

DO YOU HAVE ANY PRE-RACE RITUALS?

"I tell my competitors, 'Good luck,' and wish them a safe race.  Then I fist bump my Mom, Dad and Grandpa."

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE RACER?

"Josh Bilicki and John Force in Drag racing."

WHICH TRACK IS YOUR FAVORITE?

"For Sprint tracks, US Air Raceway in Shawano, WI.  For Road Racing, Atlanta Motorsports Park and Daytona."

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT WKA RACES?

"The hospitality from everyone."

WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO BESIDES RACE?

"I am a driver, coach and mechanic."

IS THERE ANY OTHER INTERESTING THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US?

"I race Sprint 2 and 4 cycle karts, I race asphalt and dirt ovals.  My record is 172 wins out of 229 races.  I've had Lucas Oil, MAVTV, Protect The Harvest, Champion Sparkplus, GoPro Cameras, and Competitive Edge Racing Software as sponsors since 2013."

 

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#RaceLife Spotlight: Gray Leadbetter

Meet: Gray Leadbetter

MORGANTON, NC - If you have met Gray, you can attest to her dedication, athleticism, and passion for racing.  She has raced motocross, karts, and will be on a plane to Sweden to train in a Global Rally Cross Supercar Lite this month. We caught up with her just after she raced the 2nd round of the Winter Cup in Jacksonville, Florida to get the scoop on her #RaceLife

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?: 

"I live in Morganton, NC."

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RACING?

"I have raced dirt bikes since I was 4 and go karts since I was 9 or 10."

HOW DID YOU GET INTO RACING?

"When I was 2 I got an electric 4 wheeler and kept rolling it onto myself so my dad decided to get me a dirt bike, so I raced dirt bikes. Then when I was 7, I broke my shoulder and couldn't race for a year. A year or so later I got back on a bike and started racing. When I was about 10 I started racing go karts and fell in love."

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF RACING?

"The excitement and also going fast."

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE FUTURE?

"When I turn 14 I really want to race global rally cross (GRC) and other types of races on 4 wheels."

DO YOU HAVE ANY PRE-RACE RITUALS?

"Right before I go on track I like to sit in my kart and think about the race while 

no one talks to me."

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE RACER?

"My favorite racer is Patrick Sandel because he races GRC."

WHICH TRACK IS YOUR FAVORITE?

"Probably Wisconsin or GoPro Motorplex."

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT WKA RACES?

"I like that everyone is very nice and helpful."

WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO BESIDES RACE?

"I like to go on hikes and also like to swim."

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

"I want to race GRC (Global Rally Cross), open wheel or NASCAR. I also like to bake and I started my own YouTube baking channel, Its called 'Sifting Gears.'"

IS THERE ANY OTHER INTERESTING THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US?

"I have 2 older sisters, 2 cats, and 1 dog."

Check out Gray's website for more details and contact info: http://grayleadbetter.com/