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Hagar Excited to Return to Benton Speedway and Make All Star Season Debut
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Inside Line Promotions – MARION, Ark. (July 24, 2023) – Derek Hagar will make his 410ci winged sprint car season debut this Wednesday.
Hagar is driving for Paul Hart during a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions race at Benton Speedway in Benton, Mo., where he last competed in June 2013. It also marks his first All Star start since July 2021.
“We used to take our 360 up there and contend with the 410 guys,” he said. “This was back in 2007, 2008, 2009 era. The place had been closed down for a while and recently reopened. It’s maybe the size of Riverside International Speedway (in West Memphis, Ark.), maybe a tick bigger. I’m looking forward to getting back there.”
Hagar’s most recent race at the oval yielded a third-place result a little more than a decade ago.
He will return to his No. 9jr on Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Miss., for an ASCS Mid-South Region race. He has a four-race winning streak at the track with three trips to Victory Lane in 2019 and the first during the streak in 2018.
“It’s one of those slick, dusty race tracks and we tend to shine when it gets like that,” he said. “We have a line figured out there that works with my driving style and the car to carry speed. It’s been a fun track for us.”
SEASON STATS –
13 races, 11 wins, 12 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Wednesday at Benton Speedway in Benton, Mo., with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the ASCS Mid-South Region
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“Ricky has been doing our engines since the beginning,” Hagar said. “We’ve had great success. Every time we get something from him it’s reliable. It makes it easy on the pocket book knowing you have something that will last.”
Hagar would like to thank Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff’s Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.
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