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On A Roll; Chad Hackenbracht And CGH Motorsports Head To Berlin

Stock Car Racing Topics:  Chad Hackenbracht, Hantz Group 200

On A Roll; Chad Hackenbracht And CGH Motorsports Head To Berlin

Chris Knight
Knight Motorsports Management/CGH Motorsports
July 6, 2011

“New Philadelphia, Ohio Native Eyes First Career ARCA Victory Saturday Night”

MARNE, Michigan (July 6, 2011) - - Continuing to wow the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards garage with a string of consecutive top-five finishes, Chad Hackenbracht and his family-owned CGH Motorsports team return to the Great Lakes State of Michigan eyeing victory in Saturday night’s Hantz Group 200 at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway.

It would be no surprise if 19-year old Hackenbracht was to wheel his No. 58 CGH Motorsports Chevrolet Impala SS to victory. On the heels of three straight top-10 finishes including back-to-back career best finishes of fourth at Michigan International Speedway and third in the most recent race at Winchester Speedway, Hackenbracht readies another weekend of short track racing with a strict agenda.

“I cannot say enough about this team,” said Hackenbracht. “We’ve shown lately that we aren’t playing around, we want to win. I’ve never been to Berlin, but I haven’t been to a lot of these short tracks before, I just need to stay focused and hope our momentum continues. This might just be our weekend”

In his first full season of ARCA competition, the CGH Motorsports team has seen a quick and tremendous growth. After some early-season setbacks including Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and Salem (Ind.) Speedway, the team led by crew chief Rob Torrey and director of competition Kevin Reed have rebounded nicely to climb through the ARCA Racing Series championship standings currently sitting in the ninth position leaning into the 10th race of the season.

Hard work and determination have propelled the team within the last month. The bad news for the rest of the ARCA competitors; there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight. “It doesn’t take just one person,” added Hackenbracht. “Every single member of this team is important and everyone is treated like family. The atmosphere around the shop has been electrifying and our focus at the track is stricter than ever. Berlin won’t be easy this weekend; but we’re prepared and ready.”

A potential obstacle for the team at the .4-mile paved short track will be lack of track experience for the New Philadelphia, Ohio native. With the team electing not to test privately at the Marne, Michigan bull-ring, Hackenbracht’s first laps will be on Saturday during the short practice session.

“We’re not looking at being able to test Berlin as a hindrance,” Hackenbracht added. “Kevin (Reed, director of competition) has been there before, so we have a good base-line setup and I’ve done as much homework as I can about the race track to ready myself. I’ve heard it’s a very unique track and I’ve been known to adapt to those types of places well, so I can’t wait to get there.”

Should Hackenbracht complete his mission by scoring his first career ARCA Racing Series victory Saturday night, one item on his “bucket list” will be checked off.

“We did a lot of testing in 2009 to prepare us to race in the ARCA Racing Series. Last year, we made some noise despite not getting the finishes maybe we ought to have,” he recalled. “This year, we’ve been able to make a statement on a shoe-string budget and show that with desire, almost anything is possible.”

After nine races, Hackenbracht secures ninth in the championship standings with a comfortable cushion over 10th place competitor Sean Corr and trails eighth place runner Tom Hessert by just 35 markers entering his fourth ever stock car short track race.

Entering Berlin, Hackenbracht has 19 career ARCA starts to his credit. In those races, he has delivered two top-fives at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway, a third (June 2011) and Michigan International Speedway (Fourth; June 2011) and four top-10 finishes at New Jersey Motorsports Park (May 2011) and Pocono (Pa.) Raceway (June 2011). The CGH Motorsports team has also delivered top-20 finishes in eight of the first nine races in 2011.

CGH Motorsports is actively seeking additional marketing partners for the full 2011 ARCA Racing Series schedule. Single, multi and full-season placements are available on the team’s No. 58 entries. Interested parties are urged to contact Jordan Dahl at 570.234.5449 or jordan@cghmotorsports.com.

The Hantz Group 200 (200 laps / 100 miles) is the 10th of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The 24th ARCA race at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway is a one-day show. Practice begins Saturday, July 9 with a one hour and half practice session planned from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated to begin later in the day at 5:00 p.m. The field will take the green flag later that night shortly after 8:00 p.m. The race will not be televised but event coverage including live timing and scoring throughout the 1,322nd 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.

For more information on Chad Hackenbracht and CGH Motorsports, please visit ChadHackenbracht.com and CGHMotorsports.com.

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Tweet with Chad Hackenbracht through Twitter at @ChadH58 or CGH Motorsports @CGH5858.

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.


NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com

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