TULSA, Okla. – Blake Hahn will make the jump from regional competition to the national scene this season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real.
“I’m excited to run with everybody, with all the big guys. I know I’m going to learn a lot this year.” commented the 19-year-old driver about his upcoming season.
Teaming up with Bruce Griffith Jr. in 2013, Hahn picked up his first ASCS Regional victory on July 20 at the Lawton (Okla.) Speedway. Hahn won his second of the season at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Elm Mott, Texas, on Aug. 23.
Asked about being able to drive for Bruce Griffith Jr., the third generation driver was very appreciative of the chance.
“I know that he’s definitely a good guy to have supporting you because he loves racing,” Hahn said. “He’s old school, but he really went head first with me last year and wanting to take me on the road now, it’s really exciting. We’ll have two cars ready to go, all the parts, a new trailer, plus we have full time crew guy this year with my friend Dalton Seigler.”
With his Cousin Matt Ward running the show, Grandfather Emmett Hahn in charge of the series and father Tommy Hahn alongside as his Crew Chief, Hahn responded as to whether or not there is any added pressure to perform.
“Not really, it’s actually nice having my family there to support me,” Hahn said. “I’m just looking to have a solid year, and I’m just glad to have their support. I just know that I have to be really consistent, and have my stuff together to run with the national guys. They are great every weekend, so I have to be right there.”
Overall, Hahn’s goals are simply to finish top-ten in national standings while taking as much time necessary to get laps under his belt.
“We plan on racing every weekend whether it’s ASCS national or regional,” said Hahn. “I’m also hoping to get some midget races in as well to have laps before we get to the Chili Bowl.
In 2013, Hahn attempted 57 events with 37 starts between ASCS Sooner, Lone Star, Gulf South and ASCS National events. Hahn’s 2013 record includes 11 top-fives and 23 top-10 appearances.