Christian Hanger on
Podium at Boyd's Speedway; Tenth at Smoky Mountain
(May 9, 2021) The
Christian Hanger Racing team rolled into Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold,
Georgia and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on
May 7-8 for a pair of $1,500 to win Crate Late Model shootouts.
On Friday night at Boyd's, Christian Hanger knocked down the fifth
quickest time overall during the qualifying session and later
advanced up to third in the main event. He trailed only victor
Eli Beets and runner-up Logan Palmer at the Chattanooga-area oval.
The following evening at Smoky Mountain saw the #29 team out motored
as soon as they unloaded their XR1 Rocket Chassis. Christian battled
hard and eventually earned a tenth place performance at the 4/10-mile
speedplant. Complete results from both weekend contests can be
accessed online at www.boydsspeedway.myracepass.com
Hanger Finds Duck
River Raceway Park Victory Lane for Second Straight Week!
2, 2021) The #29 team headed back to Moulton Speedway
in Moulton, Alabama and Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee
on April 30-May 1 and racked up another victory and an additional
runner-up performance! The second win of 2021 for Christian Hanger
came on Saturday evening in a weekly Crate Late Model program
at the nearby Duck River Raceway Park. Christian earned Fast Time
honors during the qualifying session and later led each and every
circuit of the headliner to bag the $600 paycheck for his second
straight triumph at DRRP!
On Friday night at Moulton Speedway, Christian once
again laid down the quickest lap overall during the Crate Late
Model time trial session prior to winding up second at the unfurling
of the checkered flag in the main event behind only race winner
Oakley Johns. Complete results from both weekend shows can be
viewed online at www.moultonspeedway.net
Christian Hanger Nabs
First Win of 2021 in Crate Late Model at Duck River!
26, 2021) A long, extended weekend for Christian
Hanger Racing netted their first win of the 2021 season, along
with two additional podium performances! The victory came in the
tripleheader finale on Sunday night, April 25 at Duck River Raceway
Park in Wheel, Tennessee. Christian Hanger earned Fast Time honors
during the Crate Late Model qualifying session and then came out
on top of the weekly main event to claim the $600 payday ahead
of Jadon Frame, Chase Walls, Justin Maxwell, and Clint Nichols!
Earlier in the weekend, Christian found himself
racing in another weekly Crate Late Model program on Friday evening
at Moulton Speedway in Moulton, Alabama. After posting the fourth
fastest lap in time trials, Christian climbed to second to nab
a runner-up effort behind only $600 victor Oakley Johns. On Saturday,
the #29 team was in the pit area at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga,
Alabama for a $2,500 to win Crate Racin' USA Series spectacular.
The Winchester, Tennessee ace set a New Track Record during qualifying,
led the first 44 circuits of the 50-lapper, and wound up third
at the checkers behind only race winner Austin Horton and runner-up
Jake Knowles. Full results from all three venues can be located
online at www.moultonspeedway.net,
Engine Woes Sideline
Hanger Early in Spring Nationals Stop at I-75 Raceway
17, 2021) Round two of the Schaeffer's Oil Spring
Nationals Series took the Christian Hanger Racing team to I-75
Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee on Friday night, April 16. The
single-day program at the Volunteer State oval shelled out $5,053
to the winner. Christian Hanger grabbed the fifth transfer spot
through his B-Main to earn the rights to the outside of the ninth
row for the start of the 53-lap headliner. Unfortunately, his
feature was a short one, as the Winchester, Tennessee ace suffered
terminal motor problems early in the contest and was relegated
to a disappointing twenty-first place performance. Full results
from last night at I-75 Raceway can be obtained online by clicking
Hanger Starts Spring
Nationals Tour with $21,000 Lil Bill Corum Memorial
4, 2021) Starting their possible hunt for the
2021 Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series Championship, Christian
Hanger and his #29 team made their way to the bad-fast Tazewell
Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee on Saturday, April 3 for the inaugural
running of the 'Lil Bill Corum Memorial.' A star-studded 35 car
field converged at "The Taz" to compete in the Spring
Nationals lid lifter, which boasted a whopping $21,000 winner's
check. Christian timed in twelfth quickest in Group A during the
qualifying session at the high-banked oval before placing sixth
in his loaded heat race. After finishing third in his B-Main,
the Winchester, Tennessee native was awarded a series provisional
to gain access into the 75-lap headliner. Christian then worked
his way past six competitors en route to a fifteenth place showing
in the 'Lil Bill Corum Memorial.' Full results from last night
at Tazewell can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Christian Hanger Makes
a Charge at Whynot Before Untimely Wreck...
21, 2021) Christian Hanger Racing rolled south
to Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi on Saturday,
March 20, as the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series
(MSCCS) presided over a $3,000 to win shootout. Christian Hanger
advanced into the 40-lap main event by virtue of his second place
effort in the consolation event.
After rolling off from the outside of the sixth
row in the A-Main, Christian quickly charged up through the field
and was knocking on the door to the top five when a competitor
hooked a rut and turned up into his #29 machine. Unfortunately,
the Winchester, Tennessee native got the worst end of the wreck
and was forced to retire with heavy damage in the fourteenth position.
Complete results from last night at "The House of Hook"
can be located online at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.
(Chris McDill Photo)
Hanger Hard Charges
to Top Five in Spring Break Bash at the Beach!
14, 2021) Christian Hanger continued his busy
start to the 2021 campaign on Saturday, March 13 with a trip south
to Southern Raceway in Milton, Florida. The Southern All Stars
Dirt Racing Series (SAS) presided over the 'Spring Break Bash
at the Beach' and a $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Christian
clicked off the fifth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying
session to earn the outside of the fifth row for the start of
the 50-lap headliner. The Winchester, Tennessee ace then hard
charged through the feature field and climbed up inside of the
top five in his first visit to the Sunshine State oval. At the
checkers, Christian found himself in the fourth finishing position
behind only race winner Rusty Schlenk, G.R. Smith, and Joseph
Joiner! Full results from last night at Southern Raceway can be
viewed online at www.sasdirt.com.
Christian Hanger Transfers
into $12,000 Tennessee Tipoff at Smoky Mountain
7, 2021) The Christian Hanger Racing team started
off their busy month of March in a big way on Saturday, March
6, as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series
sanctioned the annual 'Tennessee Tipoff' at Smoky Mountain Speedway
in Maryville, Tennessee. An impressive field of 51 competitors
piled into the pit area to do battle for the $12,000 top prize.
Christian Hanger clicked off the ninth quickest
lap in Group B during the qualifying session before placing fourth
in his loaded heat race. After nabbing the second transfer spot
through his B-Main, Christian started the 50-lap feature event
from the outside of the twelfth row. With passing at a premium,
especially in the last half of the contest, the Winchester, Tennessee
ace was awarded a twenty-sixth place finish against the national
touring field. Full results from last night at Smoky Mountain
Speedway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Hanger Sets Fast Time;
Leads Early in Xtreme DIRTcar Series Event at Modoc
28, 2021) Christian Hanger Racing returned to
the Super Late Model scene on Saturday night, February 27 at Modoc
Raceway in Modoc, South Carolina. The Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series
presided over their season finale and a $7,000 paycheck was up
for grabs. Christian Hanger clicked off the quickest lap overall
of the 29 entrants during the qualifying session to earn Fast
Time honors and later secured an impressive victory in his loaded
heat race. After drawing the pole position before the start of
the 40-lap headliner, Christian led the first two circuits of
the race before eventually suffering a flat tire as a result of
some contact early in the contest. The Winchester, Tennessee ace
retired around the halfway mark and was relegated to a disappointing
twentieth place performance. Full results from last night at Modoc
can be accessed online at www.xtremedirtcar.com.
Christian Hanger Leads
Early at Moulton; Lapped Car Costs Shot at $3,000...
8, 2021) The #29 team ventured to Moulton Speedway
in Moulton, Alabama from February 5-7 for the inaugural running
of the 'Winter Breeze Classic.' The 604 Crate Late Models drew
a strong field of competitors to vie for the $3,000 winner's check.
Christian Hanger posted the third quickest time overall during
the qualifying session on Friday night and later secured a victory
in the fast dash for cash. After Saturday's action was postponed
by rain and inclement weather, Christian rolled off from the pole
position in Sunday's finale. The Winchester, Tennessee ace took
the lead early in the contest and had a great shot at collecting
his first win of the young 2021 season, but he was chopped by
a lapped car and wound up placed fifteenth in the final finishing
order with a battered racecar. Complete results from the 'Winter
Breeze Classic' weekend can be accessed online at www.moultonspeedway.net.
Opening Lap Incident
in Cabin Fever at Boyd's Speedway Dooms Hanger...
31, 2021) The Christian Hanger Racing team returned
to action on Saturday, January 30 in the annual running of the
'Cabin Fever' race at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia. The
Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series sanctioned the single-day
throwdown and 43 competitors showed up to do battle in the $4,000
to win special. Christian Hanger clicked off the fastest lap in
Group A during the Super Late Model qualifying session before
rolling off from the pole position in the 40-lap headliner. After
beating Randy Weaver to the first turn on both starts of the contest,
contact by Weaver on the second start caused the #29 machine to
spin and Christian was sent to the back of the pack by series
officials. Upset by both the contact and the call to relegate
him to the rear, the Winchester, Tennessee native soldiered on
to finish fifteenth in the final rundown at the Chattanooga-area
oval. Full results can be found online at www.boydsspeedway.myracepass.com.
Christian Hanger Sees
Strong Ice Bowl Run Wiped Out by Mechanical Trouble
11, 2021) Christian Hanger, of Winchester, Tennessee,
once again wheeled Joe Denby's #27 Capital racecar on January
9-10 in the 30th edition of the 'Ice Bowl' at Talladega Short
Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. A total of 32 Super Late Models converged
at TST for the multi-day special event, which culminated with
a $6,000 to win feature event. On Saturday during preliminary
action, Christian laid down the third quickest lap in his group
during qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through
his stacked heat race.
In Sunday's 50-lap main event, Christian started
tenth on the grid in the unsanctioned contest and had clawed his
way into the top five before a shock mount issue caused him to
retire from the 'Ice Bowl.' The driver known as "Highside
Hank" was forced to settle for a disappointing sixteenth
place effort. Complete results from the action-packed weekend
can be accessed online at www.talladegashorttrack.com.
Hanger Streaks to
Hangover Runner-Up Effort to Kick Off 2021 Campaign!
3, 2021) Less than a month after his 2020 season
finale, Christian Hanger was back in the cockpit on Saturday,
January 2 in his 2021 season lid lifter at 411 Motor Speedway
in Seymour, Tennessee. The annual running of the 'Hangover' took
place at the Volunteer State oval and a $5,000 top prize was up
for grabs for the Super Late Models. Behind the wheel of a Joe
Denby-owned #27 Capital racecar, Christian stopped the clock fourth
quickest in Group B during the qualifying session before starting
the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the fourth row. On a
choppy racing surface - due to several inches of rain on Friday
- Christian sported one of the fastest cars on the racetrack throughout
the distance, competed for the lead on a couple of different occasions,
and settled for an impressive runner-up performance behind only
race winner Pierce McCarter! Full results from yesterday at 411
Motor Speedway can be viewed online at www.411motorspeedway.net.