FRESNO, Calif. — The California-based Bates Hamilton Racing team and sprint car driver Tim Kaeding have parted ways.
Team owners Joshua Bates and Roger Hamilton issued a statement on Wednesday night.
“Bates Hamilton Racing and Tim Kaeding have decided to part ways, effective immediately,” the statement said. “This was not an easy decision, but one that we feel is best for all parties. When we started this venture five years ago, it was with the intention to build a team around Tim that could allow him to recapture some of the tremendous success he’s had in Northern California. Although we were not able to achieve all that we had hoped for together, we are proud to have played a small part in Tim’s outstanding sprint car career.”
Kaeding and Bates Hamilton Racing won the Sprint Car Challenge Tour title in 2018 and picked up a pair of NARC feature victories in 2021. Kaeding won a preliminary feature during this year’s Dirt Cup at Washington’s Skagit Speedway.
“We cannot thank Tim enough for everything we were able to accomplish as a team,” the statement said. “More so, we are grateful for the friendships that will continue. We wish Tim and his family nothing but the best in life and in racing.”