One could say that racing is in her blood, and that
wouldn't be far from the mark, Whitney Poole has been around racing all of
her life. Her Granddad raced, her Dad, Randy raced, her Mom, Kim raced, and
she even spent vacations racing against her cousins. It started out as a fun
way to spend time with her family, yet it wasn't long before Whitney knew
that racing was something more to her, and she soon realized it was
something she hungered for, and the hunger could not be quenched with
out a car.
Randy, known for his pranks, pulled one on Whitney when he told her he had
bought her a mini stock for her Homecoming...He hadn't, he had bought her a
sportsman that she had her eye on and surprised her with it! Most young
women would prefer something a tad more feminine, not Whitney! She was
thrilled! And she couldn't wait to race that car!
"It's a fun, exciting sport that requires a team effort, you won't get very
far without teamwork. If the fans are excited, as a driver, you know you're
providing good entertainment. It's not just driving in circles, but which
driver makes it more exciting by their moves on the track."
At the age of 10 Whitney made her debut at St. Lucie Speedway in a kart, now
she has driven a sportsman and a protruck and has earned some respectable
Not long ago Whitney found herself with a dilemma, she wanted to go race, but
her parents were on a cruise, and her pit crew all had prior
obligations...what to do? Easy for her...Just haul the race truck to the
track, be your own crew and hope everyone else's spotters are on their game!
And that's exactly what Whitney Poole did! She got advice by phone, made the
adjustments on her pit stops and climbed back in the driver's seat and
raced! Quite a feat for any racer!
Watching Whitney race, a race fan can't help but admire the moves of the
black and pink 00 as it makes its way through the pack of trucks. "Starting
in the back, coming to the front, passing back and forth, acting crazy gets
my blood pumping!"Whitney said.
Apparently so because Whitney Poole is EXCITEMENT!
The 2011 season has found Whitney Poole Motorsports has gone through some
changes and hopes these are for the best interest of her team. They have all
worked very hard to accomplish what they have gained to date and
sponsorships are needed more than ever.
Whitney Poole has a can do attitude, and knows how to handle a race truck,
her skill, her driving style, and attitude would be an asset to any team.
Whitney has a strong sense of giving back to others when she can, and over
Easter weekend she participated in Punta Gorda Speedway's Racing to End Hunger
Charity Event and making, and donating 50 Easter baskets stuffed with school
supplies, candy, toothbrushes, and toys.
Way to Go Whitney Poole and the 00 team!