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.
Christian Hanger Shows
Serious Speed at Bulls Gap; Loses Wheel Early in Season Finale
6, 2020) Christian Hanger, of Winchester, Tennessee,
was back behind the wheel of a Joe Denby-owned #27 machine in
the second event on the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series schedule
on Saturday afternoon, December 5 at the ultra-fast Volunteer
Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. The 'Grinch 40' drew a strong
field of Super Late Model competitors to vie for the $5,000 winner's
check. Christian laid down the fourth fastest lap overall during
the qualifying session before running second in his loaded heat
race. After drawing the third starting position before the drop
of the green flag in the 40-lapper, Christian had high hopes in
the 'Grinch 40.' Unfortunately, he lost a wheel on the second
circuit and was dropped to a disappointing twenty-first place
showing at "The Gap." Complete results from yesterday's
season-ending program can be viewed online at www.xtremedirtcar.com.
Hanger Hard Charges
to Pair of Leftover Top Tens at 411 Motor Speedway
29, 2020) The Christian Hanger Racing team invaded
411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee on November 27-28 for
the annual running of 'The Leftover.' In Friday's Crate Late Model
program, which paid out $1,000 to the winner, Christian Hanger
posted the fourteenth quickest lap overall during qualifying,
won his heat race, and later drove past eight competitors during
the 25-lapper en route to a strong sixth place feature showing.
At 411 on Saturday, Christian knocked down the twenty-ninth fastest
time of the 48 entrants during qualifying prior to grabbing the
third transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from
the outside of the eleventh row in the $1,500 to win A-Main, the
Winchester, Tennessee ace picked off fifteen entrants during the
30-lap contest to land in the seventh finishing position. Complete
results from both weekend races at the Volunteer State oval can
be viewed online at www.411motorspeedway.net.
James Artwork Photo)
Christian Hanger Gets
Sixteenth Win of 2020 Season in Deep Fried 75 Weekend!
23, 2020) Christian Hanger was ultra-busy from
November 20-22 with special events at Duck River Raceway Park
in Wheel, Tennessee and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina.
In the annual 'Deep Fried 75' weekend at Duck River, Christian
earned his sixteenth feature win of the 2020 season in the Crate
Late Model division. After posting the eighth quickest lap in
qualifying on Friday, Christian picked up a heat race triumph.
He then went on to pick up the $2,000 payday in Saturday's headliner
by besting Kyle Courtney, Dalton Polston, Scott Cook, and Tyler
In his Super Late Model at Duck River, Christian
laid down the fourth quickest lap during qualifying, but was unfortunately
wrecked hard in his heat race. Due to the damage inflicted on
his #29 machine, the Winchester, Tennessee ace was forced to scratch
from Saturday night's $3,000 to win main event. Christian then
piloted a Joe Denby-owned entry on Sunday at Cherokee in the 30th
edition of the 'Blue/Gray 100.' In the opener for the Drydene
Xtreme DIRTcar Series, Christian placed sixth in his stacked heat
race before driveshaft problems on his #27 ride dropped him to
eighteenth in the final rundown of the $10,000 to win special.
Full results from the entire weekend can be viewed online at www.duckriverracewaypark.com
Hanger Makes Smart
Decisions During National 100; Finishes Runner-Up!
9, 2020) Next up on the schedule for the #29 team
was the 46th edition of the famed 'National 100' at East Alabama
Motor Speedway. The historic Phenix City, Alabama oval played
host to the unsanctioned Super Late Model special on November
7-8 and a $15,000 top prize was on the line. On Saturday night
during preliminary action, Christian Hanger laid down the seventh
quickest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to running third
in his heat race behind only prelim winner Sam Seawright and Brandon
Overton. After rolling off in Sunday's 100-lap headliner from
the inside of the fourth row, Christian ran a smart race in the
marathon contest, which lasted an hour and 45 minutes due to a
flurry of wrecks and flat tires. The Winchester, Tennessee ace
played the "tire game" to perfection and with the disqualification
of second place runner Parker Martin for rough driving, Christian
was elevated to a runner-up performance to finish behind only
'National 100' victor Joseph Joiner! Complete results from the
long weekend at EAMS can be accessed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
Christian Hanger Lands
Pair of Top Fives in "The Reaper" Weekend
1, 2020) Christian Hanger Racing rolled into Columbus
Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on October 30-31 for the two-day
'Reaper' weekend. The All Star Racing Series presided over the
Crate Late Model specials, which started on Friday night with
a $2,000 to win program. Christian Hanger ran second in his loaded
heat race and later started sixth on the grid in the A-Main. The
Winchester, Tennessee ace then moved up two spots during the contest
to land in the fourth finishing position behind only winner Brandon
Williams, Tyler Stevens, and Tyler Wood. At Columbus on Saturday
evening in the $10,000 to win weekend finale, Christian placed
second in his heat race before climbing all the way up to second
in the running order of the headliner. With his right front going
down late in the race; however, Christian slid back to third at
the checkers to finish behind only victor Jimmy Thomas and runner-up
Tyler Stevens! Full results can be found on the All Star Racing
Series Facebook page.
Christian Hanger Salvages
Long Weekend with Eighth Place Whynot Effort
(October 25, 2020)
The October 23-24 weekend started off for Christian Hanger Racing
in the Sunshine State of Florida, but wrapped up following a long
drive to the Magnolia State of Mississippi. On Friday night, Christian
Hanger was in the pit area at All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville,
Florida for the preliminary night of the $25,000 to win 'Powell
Memorial.' However, after less than ideal track conditions, Christian
loaded up and left for Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi.
After starting at the tail of his Crate Late Model B-Main on Saturday
evening, Christian rallied past ten competitors to nab the second
transfer spot into the $2,500 to win headliner. Even on a one-lane
track in the feature, the Winchester, Tennessee ace was able to
steer past twelve racecars en route to a solid eighth place performance.
Full results from last night's annual 'Fall Classic' at Whynot
can be viewed online at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.
Hanger Sweeps Weekend
for $6,000 in Earnings at Clayhill and North Alabama!
19, 2020) The 2020 racing season has been a tremendous
one for Christian Hanger, as the Winchester, Tennessee ace picked
up two more feature victories over the October 16-18 weekend to
up his win total to fifteen on the year! On Friday and Saturday,
Christian found himself in the pit area at Clayhill Speedway in
Atwood, Tennessee for the track's inaugural 'Cotton Bowl Cup.'
He started on the outside of the front row in the Crate Late Model
feature event and led each circuit in the contest to land the
$3,000 top prize!
At North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Alabama
on Sunday evening, the rain-postponed 'King of the Crates' program
was finally held and 29 entrants were on hand for the Crate Racin'
USA Dirt Late Model Series showdown. Christian earned Fast Time
honors during the qualifying session at NAS and later led all
fifty laps in the main event from the pole position. "Highside
Hank" pocketed another $3,000 winner's check in besting Oakley
Johns, Tyler Wood, Jody Knowles, and Wil Herrington! Full results
from both weekend races can be found on the Clayhill, LLC Facebook
page and www.crateracinusa.com.
Christian Hanger Beats
Crate Racin' USA Foes at Talladega Short Track!
4, 2020) Christian Hanger, of Winchester, Tennessee,
elevated his 2020 win total to thirteen on Friday night, October
2 in the weekend opener at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga,
Alabama! Christian clicked off the fastest lap in Group A during
Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series qualifying to earn the
pole position for the 40-lap feature event. He then grabbed the
point on lap 11 and led the remainder of the caution-free contest
to record the $2,000 victory over Jeremy Shaw, Cruz Skinner, Ahnna
Parkhurst, and Jimmy Thomas. On Saturday evening at TST in a $2,500
to win Crate Racin' USA showdown to close out the weekend, Christian
stopped the clock third quickest in Group B during time trials,
but suffered an early flat tire in the 50-lapper and was forced
to battle from the back of the pack to salvage an eighth place
performance on the one-groove racing surface. Complete results
from the track deemed as the "Hornets Nest" can be found
online by clicking on www.crateracinusa.com.
Slow Christian Hanger in Visit to Needmore Speedway
27, 2020) Next up on the racing calendar for the
#29 team was a trip to Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Georgia
on Saturday night, September 26. The Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late
Model Series rolled into the southern Georgia oval to preside
over a $4,000 to win shootout, which marked the series' first-ever
visit to the Peach State facility. Christian Hanger knocked down
the fifth quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session
to lock himself into the outside of the fifth row for the start
of the 50-lap main event. The Winchester, Tennessee ace had then
moved up inside of the top five when overheating issues caused
him to retire from the contest in the twenty-first finishing position.
Complete results from last night at Needmore can be accessed by
clicking on www.crateracinusa.com.
Hanger Conquers Duck
River Yet Again for Twelfth Victory of 2020 Campaign!
20, 2020) The twelfth victory of the 2020 campaign
for the Christian Hanger Racing team came on Saturday evening,
September 19 at the nearby Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee!
Christian Hanger, of Winchester Tennessee, posted the fastest
lap overall during the 604 Crate Late Model qualifying session
to earn the pole position for the weekly feature event. Christian
then led each and every circuit in the headliner to score the
$600 windfall ahead of Mark Fields, Oakley Johns, Brad Skinner,
and Steven Holcomb! The win marked his fifth trip to "Ducktona"
victory lane alone during the 2020 racing season! Complete results
from last night at Duck River Raceway Park can be found online
by accessing www.duckriverracewaypark.com.
Christian Hanger Continues
Recent Hot Streak with Eleventh Win of Season!
7, 2020) Christian Hanger Racing continued their
recent hot streak on Sunday night, September 6 at Duck River Raceway
Park by recording his eleventh feature win of the 2020 campaign!
In Crate Late Model action at the Wheel, Tennessee oval, Christian
Hanger laid down the second quickest time overall during qualifying
before wiring the feature field to pick up the $600 payday ahead
of David Brannon, Oakley Johns, Michael Seibers, and Brad Skinner.
At Duck River in the Super Late Model portion of the program,
Christian wound up eighth in the final finishing order of the
Sam Pugh Labor Day Weekend show, which boasted a $3,000 top prize.
Earlier in the holiday weekend at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville,
Tennessee on Saturday evening, the Winchester, Tennessee ace placed
fifth in his B-Main and sixteenth in the $5,000 to win Schaeffer's
Oil Fall Nationals Series headliner after getting caught up in
an early wreck. Complete results from the action-packed weekend
can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com
Hanger Conquers Duck
River Raceway Park for Tenth Victory of 2020 Campaign!
30, 2020) With the rain-out of the big two-day
show at North Alabama Speedway over the weekend, Christian Hanger
wound up at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee on Saturday
evening, August 29 and promptly picked up his tenth triumph of
the 2020 racing season! In Crate Late Model action at "Ducktona,"
Christian posted the second quickest lap around the Volunteer
State oval during the qualifying session to earn the outside of
the front row for the weekly main event. The Winchester, Tennessee
ace then led from green to checkers in the 604 Crate Late Model
headliner to claim the $600 payday well ahead of Clint Nichols,
Corey Posey, Scott Cook, and Brad Skinner! Complete results from
last night at Duck River Raceway Park can be found online at www.duckriverracewaypark.com.
Ninth Win of 2020
Season for Hanger Comes Last Night at North Alabama!
23, 2020) Following a rain-out on Friday night
at Crossville (TN) Speedway, Christian Hanger and his #29 team
racked up their ninth feature victory of the 2020 campaign on
Saturday evening, August 22 at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia,
Alabama! Christian knocked down the quickest lap overall during
the qualifying session to land on the pole of the 604 Late Model
main event. The Winchester, Tennessee ace then grabbed the top
spot at the drop of the green flag and held the point throughout
the main event to pocket the $1,000 top prize over Seth McCormack,
Jeremy Shaw, Ben Brocato, and Braden Mitchell! Full results from
last night's show at NAS can be viewed by pointing your web browser
Hanger Steers to Eighth
Feature Win of 2020 Saturday at Duck River!
16, 2020) Christian Hanger Racing upped their
2020 win total to eight on Saturday evening, August 15 at the
nearby Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee! Behind the
wheel of his potent #29 Crate Late Model, Christian Hanger earned
Fast Time honors during the qualifying session before leading
the weekly main event from green to checkers. Christian pocketed
the $600 payday ahead of Brad Skinner, Justin Litchford, David
Brannon, and Justin Maxwell. In Super Late Model action at DRRP,
the Winchester, Tennessee ace once again sat on the pole after
qualifying and led about fifteen circuits in the feature event.
Christian unfortunately got into the wall while navigating heavy
lapped traffic and he slipped back to third at the unfurling of
the checkered flag to finish behind only victor David Brannon
and runner-up Corey Posey. Complete results from last night at
"Ducktona" can be accessed online by visiting www.duckriverracewaypark.com.
(Michael Haney Photo)