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Hafertepe Ready For My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

7/30/2019
Hafertepe Ready For My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

(Image Credit: Ken's Racing Pix)

Bryan Hulbert – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 30, 2019) Getting three nights of testing under his belt this past weekend with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. is ready to roll into the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

“We feel like our program is about as good as it can be right now. We’re coming in with a lot of confidence and hopefully, we draw a good pill and put a good lap time down so it makes things a lot easier on us the rest of the week,” commented Hafertepe, who is set to qualify on Thursday’s Dingus Lounge Qualifying Night.

Taking in events at Jackson Motorplex, Knoxville Raceway, and 34 Raceway, the laps were crucial for the Hills Racing No. 15h to figure out the car and set up with the different tire requirements. Finishing 16th at Jackson Motorplex, Sam was 19th the following night at Knoxville but gained speed on Sunday at 34 Raceway with a 13th place run. While not the results that Sam was shooting for, the knowledge gained was what he needed going into the next 10 overall nights of racing.

“Overall, we felt good coming in here with our program. We learned a lot this past weekend. We unloaded with a decent amount of speed but just learning what to do with these tires. Just need to figure out what the car is wanting but we’re getting there. Just ready to go this weekend.”

Those not able to attend this weekend’s My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank can see the action live on http://www.dirtvision.com.

For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).

2019 Season to Date:

Events: 31; Wins -7 ; Top 5 – 16; Top 10 – 21; Top 20 – 25;

Coming Up:

August 1-3 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) /w Lucas Oil ASCS

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506
Website: http://www.sam15.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr

The Sponsors:

Hill’s Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.