Chad Hackenbracht; CGH Motorsports Pressed To Shine In Madison
Topics: Chad Hackenbracht, Herr’s Live Life With Flavor! 200
Knight Motorsports Management/CGH Motorsports
August 24, 2011
OREGON, Wisconsin (August 24, 2011) - - After conquering his dirt debut in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with a comforting 10th place finish at the Illinois State Fairgrounds (Springfield), Chad Hackenbracht and his CGH Motorsports team return to their comfort zone for Friday’s Herr’s Live Life With Flavor 200 at Madison International Speedway.
Well, sort of.
The ARCA Racing Series hasn’t visited the Oregon short track since 1973, nearly 17 years before Hackenbracht was born. With that being said, Hackenbracht and his Kevin Reed team return to short track action ready to deliver but also eager to learn.
“There will be very few of us that will have an advantage heading into Friday,” said Hackenbracht. “The only ones that will really have a benefit will be the ones that were able to test. We haven’t been too worried about our short track program this year, so we opted to focus on the remaining races instead.”
Hackenbracht’s statement literally hits the nail on the head. Each of the short track races this season, the Mooresville, North Carolina-based team has been competitive and in contention even if some of the finishing results prove otherwise. Nonetheless, the New Philadelphia, Ohio native knows that he will be armed with a strong racecar and plans to keep his string of consistency alive.
“I’m looking forward to Friday for a lot of reasons,” sounded the 19-year old. “It’s a new track, so it’s bound to have its challenges, but I like a challenge, so I’ll be anxious for practice to begin. I also know that I have one of the sharpest guys on the pit box in Kevin (Reed, crew chief) making the calls, so if everything comes together like it should, we’ll be fighting for another strong finish under the lights.”
And if those aren’t enough reasons to give the rising star a boost heading into the 15th race of the season, the CGH Motorsports team was recently informed that Hampton Farms will be returning to hoist the role as the primary marketing partner for the second time this season. Last month, Hampton Farms joined the team in ARCA’s return at Lucas Oil Raceway.
The Barnes family began farming peanuts in 1917 in northeastern North Carolina. Severn Peanut Company, a peanut “sheller,” was formed in 1946. In 1989, Hampton Farms was formed to roast and package the peanuts, completing the full circle of service.
Currently, Hampton Farms is the leading brand of in-shell peanuts in the country, sold in supermarkets, club stores, mass merchants, & sport stadiums across the country. Hampton Farms peanuts are primarily sold in the produce department, with the fresh, healthy snacks.
Hampton Farms also supplies their product to Tastee Apple, another marketing partner in the CGH Motorsports camp.
“I’m siked to have Hampton Farms back on board,” added Hackenbracht, driver of the No. 58 Hampton Farms Chevrolet Impala. “Despite some people’s myths in racing that a green car or anything involved with peanuts is bad luck, I just look right past that. We have some unfinished business if you will. At Lucas Oil Raceway, we were running in the top-five before we encountered a flat tire, so it took us out of contention. Hopefully, we can rebound for them with a top-10 run.”
For Reed, who was named crew chief of the year in the ARCA Racing Series in 2010, he is looking forward to the face off that could be laid upon the team.
“It’s short track racing, so the team already is pumped to get to the race track,” sounded Reed. “This team has really accelerated it’s short track program throughout the year and we hope this week will be no different. I’ve done my homework, so I know when practice begins on Friday, we’ll have a baseline of where we’ll need to be. I know I have one of the most talented drivers behind the wheel, so I know we’ll be in good shape.”
The Herr’s Live Life With Flavor 200 (200 laps / 100 miles) is the 15th of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The fourth-ever ARCA event held at Madison International Speedway is a one-day show. Practice begins Friday, August 26 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. An on-track autograph session has been etched into the schedule from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The field will take the green flag shortly after 8:30 p.m. that evening. The event will not be televised but race coverage including live timing and scoring throughout the 1,327th race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards since it was formed in 1953 will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com presented by ARCANation.com. All times are local.
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About CGH Motorsports:
CGH Motorsports (CGHMotorsports.com), established in 2007 by Ohio entrepreneur Greg Hackenbracht is located in a 10,000 sq. foot facility located in Concord, North Carolina. CGH Motorsports is home of rising sensation Chad Hackenbracht, who competed in nine ARCA Racing Series races in 2010 after an aggressive ARCA testing schedule in 2009. Chad Hackenbracht is the 2008 National Asphalt Legends champion, winning 33 percent of his races and finishing in the top-10, 85 percent of the events he competed in. The team will step up their commitment from a partial schedule and prepare for a hopeful full-season ARCA championship assault beginning in February 2011.
TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:
NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management
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