whitwell1500jul15RC Whitwell of Tucson, Ariz., ran down the race-long leader and began to pressure him just past the halfway point of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race Saturday night at Salina Highbanks Speedway. By lap fourteen, the two were trading sliders until Whitwell took over the lead with seventeen laps in and went on to take the victory and a $1,500 payday. With the win, Whitwell clinched the Independence Modified Clash points title worth $1,000. Spirit Eyes Studio Photo