Bates-Hamilton Racing Retains Tim Kaeding

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Tim Kaeding will chase the King of the West sprint car title this season with Bates-Hamilton Racing. (Terry Page photo)

SAN JOSE, Calif. – With racing action set to begin in California, Bates-Hamiton Racing has announced that Tim Kaeding will return to the seat of the No. 42x sprint car for his fourth season.

The team will turn its focus to the NARC King of the West Sprint Car Series schedule, chasing the series championship.

“I am really excited to have 2020 over with and hopefully have some more freedom in 2021,” Kaeding said. “The BHR team and I are pumped to get in a lot of racing this season.”

With schedules tentative for now due to ongoing California COVID-19 mandates, the early plan for the R&B Company/Vinyltech PVC Pipe/Clow Valve-backed No. 42x machine will attack the NARC/KWS slate and supplement that schedule with West Coast World of Outlaws races in the fall.

The team will also enter big 360ci races including this year’s twin Trophy Cup events, as well as the Fall Nationals in Chico, Calif., where they are the defending race champions.

Kaeding and company hope to run 40 races across the Golden State, however, should things change, the team is prepared to take its program on the road.

The team took part in the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout in Arizona back in January.

“We have a really cool schedule in place, and it has a few open dates that will allow me to travel a little as well,” Kaeding added. “I hope we can come out running hard, make some noise, and let everyone know we will be a threat all year long.”

Heading into this season, Kaeding has two KWS crowns to his credit. One came with Wright One Motorsports in 2002, and the second was with Roth Motorsports in 2011.

He currently sits second on the series’ all-time wins list with 68 victories, trailing only his father Brent, who has 84 triumphs to his credit.

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