Ben Kates

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Ben Kates drives the #23K Sport Mod Class car.  His home track is Butler Motor Speedway but he can also be found racing at Central Missouri Speedway.  He lives in Tongarotis, KS. 

Team members helping Ben are:  Eddie Ingram, Zach Copeland, Bob Peterson, Aaron Kates, Danny Church, Bob Lane, Joey Kates, Ben Kates.  Joey Kates is the car owner.

Ben started racing in 2009 in the Sport Mod Class at Butler Motor Speedway because his Dad used to race and he wanted Ben to get into it.  His first win was in 2010 in the Sport Mod Class at L A Raceway.  Career highlights include first win at L A Raceway.

The thrill of racing for Ben is everything  - he loves it!  His most exciting racing moment was when he won his first race.  He was so excited.  He's most proud of his first win.

Ben's racing hero is Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Of racing, Ben says, "It's a blast.  Everybody should try it!".

His favorite racing website is




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