TJ Hartman Racing News May 21, 2008



TJ Hartman Racing News May 21st, 2008
May 21st, 2008
Author: Ted Hartman


TJ - still smiling even after a DNF at the May 17th race - Photo Courtesy of The Nicki Factor


Puyallup, WA - May 21, 2008...

TJ Hartman Racing has made a schedule change to include the inaugural race this Saturday night at the Grays Harbor Raceway for the newly formed ASCS Northwest Region. The American Sprint Car Series(ASCS) boasts some of the nations best 360 sprint car drivers in the country, and the best in the Northwest take to the track this weekend to kick off the ASCS Northwest 15 race series that includes tracks in Oregon and Washington for 2008.

"I'm excited!" TJ says with a smile. "We've got the car back together after last weekend, and there's no sense just waiting around to race." The mechanical failure last weekend put a small damper on TJ's rookie season at the Grays Harbor Raceway in the Wesmar powered Maxim 360 sprint car. TJ continues: "I really just want to get behind the wheel and turn some laps. They call these things sprint cars because that's what it is - a sprint. You've got to figure things out pretty fast in these cars, and it's hard waiting for another week to get here so I can get back in the seat."

The original schedule did not include the ASCS Northwest Tour races, as TJ and his team had hoped to compete in a few non-wing races. His young age limited his chances to run close to home, and the nearest opportunities are in California. With the high fuel prices, the team opted to stick with the original dates scheduled at the Grays Harbor Raceway, and use a wait and see plan to fill the rest of the schedule. "We've got some really supportive fans and sponsors." TJ states. "This will be nice to add another race close to home where they can get a chance to see us run."

ASCS Northwest Series Manager Greg Burgess: "We are ecstatic that TJ and his team are able to make our inaugural weekend. It will be a great experience for TJ, and great exposure for his sponsors. TJ is young, but with a quarter midget resume that includes 4 National championships and over 127 feature main event wins, I don't think anyone wants him sitting in the stands this weekend. Running with these guys will add to TJ's short, but already strong, 360 sprint car resume."

TJ Hartman Racing would like to remind everyone that it is very easy for the team to get excited and have fun because of the support of our great sponsors like Rockslinger Inc., Lacey Auto Licensing, A1A BuyNSell, Beach Hut Vacations, Hooker Harness, Becklers Mobile Welding, Performance Coatings, Advanced Powder Coating, Simpson Racing, Parts Plus of Puyallup, Rod End Supply, and all of the fans, who show their enthusiasm for the team.

Next stop - Grays Harbor Raceway - May 24th!

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