Sam Hafertepe Jr.
BORN: November 8th, 1985
BIRTHPLACE/RESIDENCE: Sunnyvale, Texas
PARENTS: Lisa and Sam Sr.
RACING HEROES: Rick Ferkel, Jeff Gordon
FAVORITE TRACKS: Lone Star Speedway, Knoxville Raceway, Eldora Speedway
HOBBIES: Going to Dallas Mavericks/Texas Rangers/Dallas Stars games, golfing and bowling
Sam Hafertepe has established himself as one of the best sprint car drivers in the world. Hafertepe's record speaks for itself as the Sunnyvale, Texas native has scored feature wins with The World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, ASCS National Tour and Interstate Racing Association. Sam has won several prestitgious non-sanctioned races as well including the $11,000 to win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and The Lou Blaney Memorial Classic.
Sam's career began in go-karts where he was quite successful before moving on to 360 sprint cars with The American Sprint Car Series. Hafertepe earned the 2006 ASCS Sooner Region Championship and also made selected starts with ARCA before going on the road full time with The World of Outlaws in 2007.
Over the past few seasons Sam has earned the reputation of being a "True Outlaw" as he has not followed any particular racing sanction or series schedule full-time and has instead opted to race where he wants, when he wants. As a result Sam has become a fan favorite and is known for being unafraid to barnstorm sprint car hotbeds such as Pennsylvania or Ohio in an effort to take home a big check.
2013 will see Sam continue to run a
"True Outlaw" schedule as he will race most World of Outlaws races on the East Coast in his family owned Lone Star Speedway #15h while also spending time behind the wheel of The Rudeen Racing #26; the car which he won his first career World of Outlaw feature in, on the West Coast.