Father-and-son race-car drivers recently grabbed the top two places in an Uncle Bob’s Self Storage Street Stocks race at the Montgomery Motor Speedway (MMS) in Montgomery, Ala. Father Dwayne Wesenberg finished first in the June 14 race, while his teenage son, Kameron, finished second. Dwayne has been racing since 1987, while Kameron started just two years ago at age 16.
"He's still coming around," Dwayne told the source about his son. "He'll be up there with me beating and banging with me for a long time."
Dwayne is currently the points leader in the street-stock standings for which Uncle Bob’s is the title sponsor. The street-stock division typically races every two weeks at MMS between March 29 and Sept. 6. Most races are 30 laps around the half-mile track, although street stocks were featured on May 31 in a 50-lap race, with $1,000 going to the winner.
“We are really excited to feature the street-stock division,” track general manager Stan Narrison said in a press release prior to the May 31 race. “We have seen some of the best races with these cars this season. The fans love them because they look like throwback stock cars, and the drivers are real interesting individuals.”
Kameron placed fifth in the May 31 race, beating his dad, who placed seventh.
Although Dwayne began his racing career as a youngster, it took some convincing before he believed Kameron had the passion and commitment to pick up his dad’s hobby. Kameron watched NASCAR as a little kid and frequently raced neighborhood friends. "Living in a neighborhood with nothing to do, we used to race bicycles around the tree and the truck in the yard," Kameron told the source. "Just race around in circles all day."
Once he was convinced, Dwayne made sure his son played an active role in car maintenance and preparation, and he oversaw Kameron’s driving development. "It's hard to tell somebody how to do it," he said. "But you can get out there and kind of let him follow you, watch your lines, tell him what's he doing wrong and try to correct him."
With his own career winding down, Dwayne said he is looking forward to helping Kameron improve. "I'll help him," the father said. "I got maybe a couple of years left, and then I want to totally put all the time and effort into him."
Uncle Bob’s Self Storage is owned by Sovran Self Storage Inc., a real estate investment trust that acquires and manages self-storage facilities. The company operates more than 475 facilities in 25 states, including 22 in Alabama and seven in the Montgomery area.