Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hagar Hitting Four Straight Sprint Car Races This Week
Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (June 29, 2020) - Derek Hagar will nearly double his number of 360ci winged sprint car starts this season when he tackles four straight races this week.
Hagar plans to compete on Wednesday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., before facing USCS Series races on Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; on Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn.; and on Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.
"My goal is to hit the ground running," he said. "The perfect outcome is to sweep all four races. That'd help get our race team back where it needs to be. We need the attitude of racing back in our shop and to get everyone involved. We've had too much downtime. I know we have a good team and good people behind us. I don't think it'll take us long to get going."
Hagar made four sprint car starts in February, but has only raced in the division once since then. He picked up a triumph on May 31 while driving for long-time friend Marshall Skinner after sitting idle for 15 weeks.
"It's very weird," Hagar said. "It almost got to the point it wasn't fun. It just didn't feel right. It feels good to finally get back in our car and try to contend for some wins."
Despite not racing often, Hagar does have three wins in three official starts during the last month. Two came in his midget.
"It hasn't hurt us as far as success, but from a financial standpoint it hurts," he said in reference to the lack of racing this year. "This is what I do for a living. There's nothing like driving your own car. I've been fortunate to get in some people's cars where I know what it is so we've been able to be successful.
"I'd say our schedule the rest of this year will be hit or miss. We'll see how these four races go and go from there. We need to make it through this and then plan the rest of our year. We still have some of our bigger races like the Hockett Memorial and Short Track Nationals in the fall. We'll see what the schedule brings and go from there."
SEASON STATS -
7 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Wednesday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Thursday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; Friday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn.; and Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., with the USCS Series
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