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Hanks Looking for Top 10s During Devil's Bowl Doubleheader This Weekend
Inside Line Promotions - BURLINGTON, Tenn. (March 14, 2017) - Brandon Hanks is invading Devil's Bowl Speedway this weekend with a goal of consistency at the 44th annual Spring Nationals.
Hanks will compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday and Saturday at the oval in Mesquite, Texas, which has recently undergone a track renovation.
"We've run pretty well there and I've heard they changed up the track a bit," he said. "I think their intention is to make the track wider. The idea of it is a good idea and hopefully it will create better racing."
Hanks earned his career-best result of 11th place at the track in 2015.
"We've had some pretty good cars, but have lacked luck to be honest," he said. "Last year we were running in the top five or six and the right front steering arm broke and we had to pull in because I couldn't steer the car.
"I remember one of the better nights. I started in the top four in 2014 and was running third. About four laps in the ring and pinion broke in my rear end and I had to pull in. It's things like that that seems to happen at Devil's Bowl. We've had good speed. We just need a little luck."
Hanks is aiming for his first career top 10 at Devil's Bowl Speedway and he said this weekend will provide a good opportunity to accomplish that feat.
"The goal is always to win, but to make the show and be in the top 10 would make a good weekend," he said.
SEASON STATS -
3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
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Hagar Heading to Shamrock Classic Saturday for USAC National Midget Series Season Opener
Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (March 14, 2017) - Derek Hagar will make his midget debut with a new team this Saturday during the USAC National Midget Series season opener.
Hagar is set to drive for Hagar Proctor Racing during the Shamrock Classic at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quion, Ill., where 50 competitors have pre-entered to race.
"It's definitely different for us," he said. "I've driven midgets before, but I haven't had great equipment underneath me like I do now. We have a good chassis, great parts, an Esslinger engine. I feel pretty confident going into it, but I'm still nervous because midget racing is different than I'm used to."
Hagar said he has approximately 15-to-20 midget races under his belt, but most came several years ago.
"I've run different tracks," he said. "We've raced the Chili Bowl a couple of times. I've never been able to contend for a win. This weekend we're going to a small track indoors with a bunch of good cars and drivers who do this every weekend. I'm looking to have a good performance, make the show and get a good top 10."
Hagar captured his first feature victory of the season during his most recent winged sprint car race earlier this month.
Hagar was slated to race last Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., but the event rained out.
SEASON STATS -
5 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Saturday at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Shamrock Classic with the USAC National Midget Series
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