Chad Hackenbracht; CGH Motorsports Ready To Attack Winchester
Topics: Chad Hackenbracht, Winchester ARCA 200
Knight Motorsports Management/CGH Motorsports
June 22, 2011
WINCHESTER, Indiana (June 22, 2011) - - On the momentum of two career-weekends in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, 19-year old Chad Hackenbracht and his CGH Motorsports team return to short track racing this weekend at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway for the running of Saturday night’s Winchester ARCA 200 presented by Federated Auto Parts.
And it was at the last short track race of Salem (Ind.) Speedway in April that Hackenbracht began to see some light at the end of the tunnel after some early season setbacks. Qualifying ninth, Hackenbracht raced his way into the top-five with obviously one of the fastest Chevrolets on the track. Unfortunately, a mechanical failure forced a less than deserving finish. Rebounding nicely since then, Hackenbracht and his team feel that their chances of scoring a victory in Saturday’s thriller under the lights will be the icing on the cake.
“We’ve enjoyed these last couple of races,” said Hackenbracht. “The CGH Motorsports team has done an incredible job preparing our race cars and the experience of Rob (Torrey, crew chief) and Kevin (Reed, director of competition) has definitely propelled this team to new heights. I’m looking forward to what Saturday night may bring for us.”
Much like Salem (Ind.) Speedway, the freshman full-time team recently tested at the extremely fast half-mile oval. Hackenbracht old agrees that additional seat time at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway will undoubtedly aid in the team’s goal of triumphing in his third career ARCA short track race.
“Testing always help, especially at places you’ve never been before,” added Hackenbracht. “I was able to get acquainted with Winchester and man is that place fast. It reminds me some of Salem, but it has its own character for sure. The changes we made to the car during the test responded well, so I’m antsy to get back in the car on Saturday.”
Last Friday’s fourth place finish at Michigan International Speedway in the RainEater Wiper Blades 200 brought a little more boost for the rising star after the team officially launched their new fan apparel. A tee-shirt dubbed “What’s A Chad Hacken-Something” has immediately sparked success with the fans and others inside the racing industry. In fact, the shirt gained so much attention that SPEED focused a short segment on it, verifying the pronunciation of Hackenbracht’s last name.
“I’m glad that everyone is really enjoying the shirts,” sounded Hackenbracht. “We were trying to do something out of the box and we came up with this. We’re going to get the shirt in some more colors and fans can now purchase the shirts on our website.”
Rising from 11th to ninth in the ARCA Racing Series championship standings from collecting his first top-five run of his ARCA career; Hackenbracht and his team are determined to tackle the uphill climb.
“We’re solidly in the top-10, which was one of our goals when the season started,” added Hackenbracht. “There’s a long way to the top, but we just need to keep performing and hope that the points will take care of themselves.”
Entering Winchester, Hackenbracht has 18 career ARCA starts to his credit. In those races, he has delivered one top-five at Michigan International Speedway, a fourth (June 2011) and three 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 seven of the first eight races in 2011.
The Winchester ARCA 200 presented by Federated Auto Parts (200 laps / 100 miles) is the ninth of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The 22nd ARCA race at Winchester is a one-day show. Practice begins Saturday, June 25 with a one hour and half practice session planned from 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated to begin later in the day at 4:45 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 1,321st 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.
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 email@example.com.
For more information on Chad Hackenbracht and CGH Motorsports, please visit ChadHackenbracht.com and CGHMotorsports.com.
To purchase the popular “What’s A Chad Hacken-Something” tee-shirt, please log on to store.cghmotorsports.com or 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.
TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:
NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management
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