8-17

Hackett Ready for the High Banks of Bristol:

Friday night Ryan Hackett and the Ray Hackett Racing team will attempt their first Nationwide Series start of the year in the Food City 250 at the famous Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.  The team has a new car and a fresh Roush/Yates engine and driver Ryan Hackett is looking forward to a strong showing.  This will be Hackett’s second Nationwide Series attempt at the .533 mile oval.  In 2008, Hackett caught the eye of many competitors in the garage area with his practice showing at Bristol.  At one point in practice two years ago, a representative from Roush-Fenway Racing came over to team owner Ray Hackett and stated that Ryan was running laps on old tires that were the exact same times as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Greg Biffle.  Unfortunately, a mechanical problem in qualifying for the race kept Hackett out of the field.  The team will look for some redemption at one of Ryan’s favorite tracks.  Sponsor JandR Supply Corp. will be on board as the primary sponsor for the race. 

7-9
HACKETT TO RACE GATEWAY, IN BOTH NATIONWIDE AND TRUCKS:

After a two month break, Ray Hackett Racing and driver Ryan Hackett will be back on track at Gateway International Raceway. The team has managed to put together funds as well as improve and repair equipment and plans on attempting both the CampingWorld.com 200 Camping World Truck Series race on July 16th, and also will bring a brand new Nationwide Series car to the track to compete in the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 race on July 17th. Driver, Ryan Hackett will be behind the wheel for both races. The team plans to continue to race in select Nationwide and Truck Series races. They have also just recently put the finishing touches on a new Ford Mustang and plan to be at the remaining COT races on the 2010 schedule. Longtime sponsor J&R Supply Corp. will be the primary sponsor for both races at Gateway
3-15

2009 ARCA West Series Champ joins Ray Hackett Racing:

Ray Hackett Racing is pleased to announce the addition of the 2009 ARCA West Series Champion Brian Johnson Jr. to its driver lineup.  Johnson Jr. will make his NASCAR debut piloting the team’s #76 Ford F-Series truck in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on March 27th. 

Brian Johnson Jr’s sponsor, SUPERSEAL Construction Products, is a Canadian based company that has previously sponsored him in the ARCA West Series. SUPERSEAL manufactures, markets and distributes dimpled membranes that are used for foundations, drainage and subfloors. When it comes to dimpled membranes for waterproofing or dampproofing, the SUPERSEAL brand is the market leader throughout North America.

Johnson Jr., a native of Machesney Park, Illinois won his 2009 ARCA West Championship in dominating fashion.  In a total of eight races he scored 3 wins, 6 top tens and 5 poles.  Johnson Jr. will most likely run more races in 2010 with Hackett Racing, either in its #76 or #75 Truck.  President of SUPERSEAL Ted Hubert is very pleased with the opportunity to further develop Brian’s talents and promote the SUPERSEAL brand with Ray Hackett Racing's great program and NASCAR.  For more information on Brian Johnson Jr. fans can visit www.brianjohnsonjr.com or for more information on SUPERSEAL please go to www.superseal.ca.

3-4

MECHANICAL TROUBLES AT ATLANTA END HACKETT’S DAY EARLY:

Ryan Hackett and the Ray Hackett Racing team came into the weekend at Atlanta with high hopes but unfortunately a mechanical issue left them short of their race goals.  With new sponsor Kentucky Buildings on board the team unloaded the #76 Ford F-Series truck on Friday and spent the first practice concentrating on qualifying runs.  Ryan posted the 25th fastest time overall in the first practice.  In the second and final practice session the team worked more on race runs and posted the 27th fastest time overall.  On Saturday morning Hackett qualified the Kentucky Buildings Ford into 27th position.  As the E-Z-GO 200 started things took a turn for the worse very quickly.  In just a few short laps Ryan could feel that the truck was losing power and thus also causing a bad vibration.  Although the truck was not performing up to speed Ryan was able to hold his position in 27th place.  When the caution flag waived on Lap 24 the team serviced the truck with fuel and tires but on a quick check could not spot any glaring mechanical issues.  As racing resumed Hackett radioed in to Crew Chief Travis Sharpe that the issue with engine power and vibration was getting worse.  Finally after 42 of the 130 scheduled laps were complete, Ryan brought the truck into the garage.  As the team inspected the truck further it was determined that a cracked flywheel that was sustained hitting one of the bumps in the track surface was the cause of the problem.  Ryan would eventually finish the race in 30th position.  Although the finish was not what the team was looking for Ryan still remains in 21st place in the 2010 Camping World Truck Series driver points, and the team is currently in 24th position in the owner points standings.  Up next for the Hackett Racing team will be the shortest track on the Camping World Truck Series schedule, The Kroger 250 at the .526 mile Martinsville Speedway on March 27th. 

3-2

HACKETT RACING PREPARES FOR ATLANTA WITH NEW SPONSOR KENTUCKY BUILDINGS:

After a team-best 15th place finish at Daytona International Speedway last month, Ray Hackett Racing and Driver Ryan Hackett now looks to the second race of the 2010 Camping World Truck Series Schedule at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a new sponsor on board.  Although the break between the first and second races of the season is a bit long (21 days), it has given the Hackett Racing team time to prepare for the ultra-fast Atlanta Motor Speedway.  This is the first time that Ryan or the team will visit the 1.5 mile tri-oval just outside Atlanta, Georgia as Hackett looks to build on his finish at Daytona and continue on his quest for a top 20 finish in the 2010 point standings.  Ray Hackett Racing will also welcome Kentucky Buildings as primary sponsor for the race.  The Atlanta race will mark the first in a multi-race sponsorship with the company, fans can check out Kentucky Buildings at www.kybuildingsllc.com or www.kybuildings.net .  JandRSupply.com will serve as associate sponsor for the race.  There will be plenty of opportunities to see the #76 truck on track this weekend as SPEED will carry opening practice on Friday (3/5) from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST as well as final practice on the same day from 4:00pm-5:00pm EST.  On Saturday (3/6) Qualifying for the E-Z GO 200 will be broadcast starting at 9:30am EST and finally the race will be carried live starting at 1:30pm EST. 

2-25

Hackett leaves Daytona with Career Best Finish

It was certainly not easy, but when the checkered flag waived on Saturday night, February 13th Ryan Hackett and the Ray Hackett Racing team scored a 15th place finish in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the historic Daytona International Speedway.  Led by crew chief Travis Sharpe the team concentrated mainly on qualifying runs during practice on Wednesday and Thursday.  On Thursday evening Ryan needed to qualify in front of at least 6 drivers, not locked in by points in order to make the race, Hackett was up to the task and actually out-qualified 10 of the drivers needing to qualify on time and gained a 27th place starting position.  The race scheduled for Friday night was postponed due to heavy rains throughout the day in Daytona Beach and was set to start on Saturday instead.  Ryan and the #76 Sears Sand and Gravel, Ford F-Series team almost had their day cut short prior to the green flag even waiving.  On the warm-up laps Ryan was on the bottom of the track and the truck to the top of him was weaving back and forth in order to clean his tires off.  A truck that had fallen out of line to gauge his pit road speed was going to get back in position by passing trucks on the right side.  The truck cleaning its tires above Ryan did not see the truck on the right and swerved into his driver side door.  The truck immediately cranked his wheel to the left and ran into the rear quarter panel of Hackett’s #76.  The damage was not severe and the pit crew members were able to get it fixed prior to the race starting.  Once the race began Ryan and crew chief Sharpe made the decision to run in a pack of about 3 to 4 trucks that was behind the lead pack of trucks.  It turned out to be a very smart decision as the race would feature 7 caution flags and 23 of the 36 trucks in the event being damaged by accidents, several of which were too severe to return to the race.  With about 5 laps remaining in the race Ryan worked his way up to 14th place and positioned himself in a pack of trucks to start to move up to the front of the lead pack.  Hackett ran his fastest laps of the race in the closing laps but a cut tire from the debris of a truck that hit the wall forced him to pit for a new right rear tire with just two laps remaining.  Luckily Ryan only lost one spot and finished the race in 15th position.  Ryan and the team ended the long week with smiles on their faces and would like to thank Sears Sand and Gravel as well as Mullinax Ford, and Bill’s Title Service for coming on board to sponsor the season opening race.  Ray Hackett Racing is still looking for additional sponsors to continue the momentum of Daytona into the rest of the season.   

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Ryan Hackett Racing Looks Ahead to the 2010 NASCAR Season


The past race season was a success for Ryan Hackett Racing of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Nationwide Series. 2009 marks the second year in a row that RHR would compete in the two NASCAR series. With two years under their belt, the team looks forward to an even better 2010 season.

"Things seem to be taking a turn toward the positive and we feel like we are miles ahead of where we were at this point last season," says Ryan Hackett, driver of the # 76 Ryan Hackett Racing Ford.

The team decided to put most their efforts into the truck series where they hoped they would be the most competitive. Their efforts paid off as they had their first top 20 finish in just their third-ever race in the truck series with an 18th place finish at Charlotte in May.

Ryan Hackett Racing took another huge step in June leading their first laps in the truck series and racing in the top 10 almost all day at Michigan before the day was cut short due to an accident late in the race. Their performance landed them a great deal of TV and media coverage.

A key ingredient to the team's success is "just to keep getting to the track and learning," says Hackett. "Not only from a driving standpoint does it help to continuously be driving," he continues, "but our team gets smoother and smoother and makes fewer mistakes each time we race."

The team's season ended at Talladega Super Speedway when they turned heads by laying down a fourth place performance in practice. They raced in the top 15 almost all afternoon but unfortunately had a mechanical problem that forced them out of the race.

This race at Talladega marked a real proud moment for the team as they proved to be one of the more well-prepared teams of the day. "All of the trucks had gone through inspection and about ninety-five percent of the trucks at the race must have had some serious problems, the entire garage smelled like a body shop with teams grinding away at sheet metal," says Hackett. "However, we were very well-prepared and made it though inspections with no issues and sat back; it was a nice feeling for our small team."

"The biggest accomplishment that we really took from the season is that we can absolutely compete in the series," says Hackett. "We never felt out of place and really had some positive building blocks that were established."

RHR uses K&N Filters in their race vehicles. "We truly feel like our engines maintain their top performance when equipped with K&N products," says Hackett. "I am overjoyed that they have chosen to support us and hope that it is a relationship that lasts for years to come."

"Whether it be on the track or in my own personal use, I want nothing but the best products in my vehicles," he continues. "I have always been a big supporter of K&N. I have used their products ever since I started racing dirt late models at the age of 16. I have a Ford F-350, as well as a motorcycle and several dirt-bikes, and I have always used K&N products in all of them."

Ryan Hackett Racing will be at the season opening race at Daytona on February 12, 2010. "We are very excited to be a participant in that race," says Hackett. "This will be my first trip to Daytona and I am thrilled to be a part of the famed ‘Speedweek'."

Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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STRONG START BUT TOUGH FINISH FOR HACKETT AT TALLADEGA:

On Saturday, October 31, 2009 Ryan Hackett and the Hackett Racing Team made their debut at the famed 2.66 mile, high banked, Talladega Superspeedway.  Although Ryan turned many heads early in the weekend he certainly did not get the finish that he and the team had hoped for.  The team unloaded their brand new paint scheme on the #76 JandRSupply.com Ford F-Series and was one of the few teams in the garage that did not have to do extensive body work on the truck after inspection.  On Friday one, two hour practice was held.  Ryan made three qualifying runs by himself and after those runs the team was confident that he should not have any problem making Saturday’s race.  Ryan then went out at the end of practice and for the first time in his career got into a drafting pack as is customary at a restrictor plate Superspeedway race.  Ryan was immediately able to catch on to the concept and he put up the 4th fastest practice time on the day.  The time was also fastest of any Ford in the filed and was also the fastest by a Rookie in the filed.  Later in the day Ryan qualified for the race in 26th position.  On Saturday after the green flag dropped Ryan took his time in learning the art of driving in “the draft” and held his position in the lead pack.  By lap 10 he would move up to 21st place.  On lap 14 Ryan made a nice save as he jetted down pit road in order to avoid a truck in front of him that suddenly lost its engine.  On the restart Ryan would fall in behind some of the regulars of the series and continue to learn how to pass people in the draft.  He would move up and spend the next 20 laps up in the top 15.  The caution flag waived again on Lap 40 and Ryan found himself in 13th place.  When he brought the truck down pit road for a two-tire change and fuel the rear tire changer noticed fluid leaking from the rear axle.  The team was forced to bring the truck behind the wall and upon closer inspection the problem was one that could not be easily fixed, causing an early end to the day.  Stay tuned on for announcement regarding Ryan’s next race.   

Everyone at RHR would like to congratulate Extedt-A-Haul on their Awards at 2009 Sema Show!
  
SEMA -Global Media Awards Extend-A-Haul takes 
FIRST PLACE "New Product of the Year" 

Extend-A-Haul Wins "Runner Up" For "New Product Of The Year" 
at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas!

7-8

Giving back

Truck Series driver Hackett hands children need for speed

Friday, June 26, 2009

By TAMMY SHOWALTER

Staff writer

Known for the love of his hometown, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver and La Plata native Ryan Hackett gave a hand to local children and a Baltimore charity –– Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation –– on May 29 at Dover International Raceway's AAA Insurance 200.

The Hands on Racing Adventure gave three families the opportunity to get up close and personal with the drivers and racing teams and put the worries of their clinical illnesses aside for a day.

Hackett wanted to facilitate that for them by sitting down for lunch with the children and give them a behind-the-scenes tour at Dover.

"I think everyone had a great time," Hackett said. "We had a beautiful day out there. Hopefully we can arrange something in the future with this charity. I chose this organization because it's local and they help so many families nationwide."

Brothers Brian and Michael Mills along with Dennis Wimer and J.T. Scott were treated with VIP access to the infield and the NASCAR Camping World Truck garage and met the racing crew in his team's race hauler.

The Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation opened its doors in 1982 and its mission is to bring comfort, joy and hope to critically ill children and their families by enabling them to renew their spirits mentally and physically.

"This is the start of a long standing relationship with the foundation." Hackett said.

Hackett's agent, Pat Gamelin, noted that the drivers realize how fortunate they are to be doing what they do and Hackett wanted to give back to his community.

"It certainly was a day that makes you feel good about what you're doing," Gamelin said.

The program is backed by the National Hot Rod Association and gives children the chance to see the trucks and cars and for them to dip their hands in washable paint and get to put their imprints on the side of the vehicles as a sign of good luck to the drivers.

Believe in Tomorrow founder and CEO Brian Morrison helped put the event together and make it happen for these children.

"Ryan Hackett and his team were more than gracious," Morrison said. "The day at the speedway in Dover was great for the families and we are hopeful this event will be the first of many to come and that we will soon add Team Hackett to our list of Hands On Adventures partners, which includes the Professional Bull Riders Association, the National Hot Rod Association and the Lightship Group, who provide Blimp and other aerial experiences for Believe In Tomorrow children."

Hackett began racing at the age of 6 with an interest in motocross at first and then it was on to go-cart racing. His 17 wins and eight second-place finishes made him a local household name. NASCAR would get his skill in 2001 and he continues today racing late-model cars and trucks.

Hackett just finished up the Cool City Customs 200 at the Michigan International Speedway on June 13 where he took home the Wix Filters Lap Leader award and a 22nd-place finish. His pre-qualifying race set him about mid-pack on the speed chart.

Hackett found himself as the lap-leader on Lap 30 as a caution was put out. His team decided to stay on the track. He led for three laps, which was the first time he and his American Spice Ford had ever felt that first-place feeling. He fell back to 10th place when the cars that were in the pits returned.

Later on in the race, Hackett got loose on Turn 4 and hit the wall with the right side of the truck and, after some repairs made by the crew, the truck still wasn't up to finishing.

Hackett's upcoming summer races will be June 27 when he races the O'Reilly 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park followed by the Built Ford Tough 225 at the Kentucky Speedway on July 18.

tshowalter@somdnews.com

6-13
WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER NOTES

FOR THE MICHIGAN 200

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD SERIES RACE

AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, JUNE 13, 2009,

· Ryan Hackett led once for three laps to earn WIX Filters Lap Leader of the Race honors in the Michigan 200. Hackett led for the first time in his six-race NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career.

· Hackett was sidelined by an accident and was credited with a 22nd-place finish in today’s race.

· HACKETT QUOTES: “It’s great to win the WIX award. How much does that pay? [smiles]. We didn’t really practice that well. We worked mainly on race runs during practice. We were really good in the draft so we kind of threw qualifying out the door so we could have a good race truck.

Our Ford F-150 was really good in the draft, really good. We had a good top-10. We got loose. Right in the high groove we were really good. I hope we got a lot of attention out of this race for Americanspice.com. Our next race will probably be Kentucky.”

HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR YOU TO RUN UP FRONT?

“Our biggest thing is we need to keep people looking at us. We need to find sponsorship. We’ve proved the last three weeks that we can run with these guys in practice. We just haven’t had the money and the resources to run the full race.”

9-16
NASCAR team owner wants lot in county's Speedway Business Park

County OKs offer for Speedway Business Park tract

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 1:07 AM

jburchette@salisburypost.com

A Maryland businessman got speedy approval Monday of his offer to buy a 2-acre tract in Speedway Business Park.

"Go build something good. Start tomorrow," Arnold Chamberlain, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, told Ray Hackett, owner of J&R Supply Co.

Hackett plans to construct a building to support his wholesale janitorial supply business as well as Hackett Racing, which he co-owns with son Ryan Hackett, a driver in Nationwide, ARCA and Dirt Late Model racing.

Hackett, who attended the commissioners' meeting with his wife, Joan, plans to invest between $1 million and $2 million and hopes to start construction before the end of the year.

In a phone interview following the meeting, Hackett said he's in the market for more land in the area and has already looked at several houses on High Rock Lake.

Driving up Interstate 85 one day, he spotted the business park and made inquires. He sees it as a perfect fit for his business and the family racing enterprise.

"Everybody has said for years if we wanted to do this type of racing, we needed to be in the Mooresville-Charlotte area," Hackett said. "This makes sense for us."

A nationwide business, Hackett's J&R Supply has 33 warehouses across the country. His business includes janitorial, restaurant and maintenance supplies. His Web site is jandrsupply.com.

Hackett submitted an offer of $56,500 for the business park site, the asking price set by the county.

Jeanie Moore, chairwoman of the Rowan-Salisbury Economic Development Commission, and several of the organization's members accompanied Hackett to the meeting.

Unlike other offers for property in the county-owned park off Peach Orchard Road, the Hackett offer went through the Economic Development Commission. That allows for approval of the sale without the customary 10-day upset bid process.

Commissioner Jim Sides took exception to the procedure, saying he would prefer the upset bid process to see if anyone wanted to bid higher.

But Sides made clear his position had nothing to do with Hackett.

"Mr. Hackett, I'm certainly glad you are interested. I want you to have it," Sides said. "I'm not voting against you."

Hackett gave Sides a thumbs up and a smile indicating he understood.

Sides said the estimated fair market value is between $56,000 and $65,000, and the upset bid process could have established the true market value.

Vice Chairman Chad Mitchell said he didn't want to delay Hackett's plans and moved to approve the sale.

Commissioner Jon Barber recalled that commissioners rejected an offer on the same lot 17 months ago, increasing the price after a potential buyer had offered the listed price. Barber said that is one vote he would like to take back.

Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the sale, with Sides casting the lone opposing vote.

9-8

NASCAR team owner wants lot in county's Speedway Business Park

Monday, September 08, 2008 12:12 AM

jburchette@salisburypost.com

A Maryland-based janitorial supply company with a NASCAR Nationwide team wants to move into the county-owned Speedway Business Park off Peach Orchard Road.

Ray Hackett, owner of J&R Supply Corp. and Ryan Hackett Racing, has offered to purchase the lot at the $56,500 listed price.

The Rowan County Board of Commissioners has set a public hearing for its Sept. 15 meeting to consider the sale as an economic development project.

That would allow for an outright sale without going through the upset bid process typically used in the sale of county property.

The company is not requesting incentives.

Commissioner Jim Sides suggested he would like to see the sale go through the upset bid process, but he also noted that "people are not beating down our door with offers."

Commissioners will decide at the Sept. 15 meeting on the method of sale.

The upset bid process, allows anyone to upset the sale by increasing the offer during a 10-day period.

Robert Van Geons, executive director of the Salisbury-Rowan Economic Development Commission, has met with Hackett and said he is interested in building a facility to serve his son's racing business, as well as his wholesale janitorial supply business.

Ryan Hackett also races in the dirt track and ARCA series.

Other racing-related businesses already operating in the park include Morse Measurements, which provides precision testing for race cars to help them go faster and a shop owned by Sprint Cup driver Dave Blaney.

If the sale is approved, only three unsold lots will remain in the park, which includes the N.C. Quarter Midget Association track.

Other businesses in the park include CMW Holdings, a company that supplies bushings to the trucking industry, and East Coast Fabricators, which does high-end metal fencing.

Last year, commissioners rejected another businesssman's offer of $42,500 for the lot. Although $42,500 was the listed asking price on the county Web site, a majority of the Board of Commissioners voted to increase the asking price to $53,000 after getting a new appraisal of the property.

8-22

La Plata racecar driver looking to hit it big in NASCAR’s Nextel Cup Series

Friday, Aug. 22, 2008

By JAMES A. McCRAY III

Staff writer

Dreams –– it’s what athletes are made of. When an athlete steps onto his or her field, or court or, in this case, a racetrack for the first time, they have dreams and aspirations of one day reaching the levels only few make.

For 26-year-old racecar driver Ryan Hackett of La Plata, reaching the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series is his dream. And with each passing race, Hackett inches just a slight bit closer to that fulfilling that vision.

‘‘Racing has always just been a part of my life,” Hackett said in a phone interview Wednesday as he traveled to Bristol, Conn. ‘‘Racing has really set a good foundation for my life.”

Driving since the age of 6, starting with motocross and eventually moving to go-carts, Hackett’s dream was a mere image at the time as he dominated the go-cart circuit winning 17 races in 1997, his best season of a three-year go-cart career, to go alongside eight second-place finishes.

The image then became a small picture as Hackett moved to dirt-car racing and stock car racing at the age of 14.

‘‘I was 14 racing against men that were 40- or 50-years-old,” Hackett said.

In 2001, Hackett moved to NASCAR late-model cars in which the small picture became more of a depiction of his possible future career as he was moving closer and closer to his ultimate dream of one day competing in the Cup series. However, getting to that point, and picking up a sponsor is, according to Hackett, is the most difficult aspect of reaching that dream.

‘‘Finding a sponsor is the biggest problem,” Hackett said, ‘‘especially with the economy being the way it is right now. But we have a good team; we have a great group of guys, good engines, and I have a great crew chief.”

Still, for the J & R Supply Corporation, a current sponsor of the No. 76 car that funds a major portion of the team and a company owned by Hackett and his father, the sponsor has a good driver in Hackett. Hackett has been on Automobile Racing Club of America Re⁄Max series for the past three years, including running in the top 10 all day during the first race of the series in 2005, despite finishing 12th overall after starting in the No. 29 spot. The feat earned Hackett the Hard Charger Award.

As Hackett continued to dream of making it to the Cup series, the dream began to lose its blurriness and started to come into focus a bit more as he qualified for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Richmond, Va. this past May, his first qualification in the series as a racer. Although he finished 35th overall, making it to NASCAR’s ‘‘minor leagues” was an accomplishment all its own.

‘‘It felt great to get there,” Hackett said. ‘‘It felt almost like we had made it. To get to that level on our own without having the major sponsors like the other teams felt really good. Other people would kill to get in the spot we were in, and we were there.”

The life-long racer will now continue to put the dream into a clearer focus as he looked to qualify for the Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Conn., Thursday night –– qualifying ended too late for inclusion into this edition. However, if Hackett is on the track in tonight’s Bristol race that can be seen on ESPN at 8 p.m. then he, his team, and his fans will all begin to see the dream become reality.

‘‘We’re going to Bristol to have fun,” Hackett added, ‘‘but we are mainly going up there and trying to turn a few heads. I want to show people that I can race with these guys. ... I’m just chasing the dream.”

4-16
RHR Motorsports Names Two New Associate Sponsors for Nationwide Debut:
JANDRSUPPLY.com and DCAUTOWRAPS.com will provide major associate sponsorship support of rookie driver Ryan Hackett and RHR Motorsports #76 Ford when it makes its 2008 Nationwide Series season debut at Richmond on Friday night, May 2. JANDRSUPPLY.COM will also be supporting the team throughout the 2008 Nationwide season. RHR Motorsports is still looking to acquire major sponsorship for the remainder of the 2008 season. (RHR Motorsports PR)(4-16-2008)
4-14

After a cold and wet race weekend at Salem, team RHR pulled off a impressive finish of 14th. Running in the top five most of the day.
Thanks to all the crew members for a great weekend!!

4-9

Team RHR hits the road on Friday April 11th. Headed for the half mile high banks of Salem Speedway. The team has high hopes for a clean race with a strong finish. Ryan and the RHR team will use this weekend as preperation for their Nascar Nationwide debut at Richmond on May 2.

The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 ARCA RE/MAX Series event at Salem this weekend will roll off on Sunday afternoon April 13th at 2:15 pm.
Practice for the race is from 12:30 to 2:00pm Saturday afternoon, April 12th with SIM Factory Pole Qualifying for the RE/MAX Series following at 3:30. The 200 lap event will be broadcasted on www.MavTV.com. Live timing and scoring of practice, qualifying and race updates will be available on www.ARCARacing.com.

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Welcome to the new online home of Ryan Hackett Racing.   The new site will allow Ryan's fans to follow his progress as he attacks the NASCAR Nationwide series, the ARCA ReMax series, and the local dirt racing schedules.  Check back often as new photos and information is added throughout the season.

Afternoon Practice Speeds, ARCA RE/MAX Series, Rockingham Speedway, 3-21-08

1 25b Joey Logano/Middletown CT Venturini Motorsports Chevrolet 25.304 142.270
2 37b Dexter Bean/Westby WI Glock Chevrolet 25.327 142.141
3 65 Justin Marks/Rocklin CA Voodoo Ride Toyota 25.428 141.576
4 32 James Buescher/Plano TX Win-Tron Driver Development Dodge 25.554 140.878
5 37a Dexter Bean/Westby WI Glock Chevrolet 25.758 139.762
6 46 Matt Carter/Denver NC Stine Seed-Fort Dodge Animal Health Ford 25.783 139.627
7 20 Justin Lofton/Sacramento CA Lofton Cattle Dodge 25.785 139.616
8 22a Ken Butler III/Lilburn GA Aaron's Toyota 25.900 138.996
9 31 Austin Dillon/Lewisville NC RCR Chevrolet 25.964 138.654
10 1 Tom Hessert, III/Cherry Hill NJ Maaco Auto Painting Ford 25.965  138.648
11 1a Chad McCumbee/Supply NC Fast Track Racing Chevrolet 25.986  138.536
12 99 Ricky Stenhouse Jr./Olive Branch MS K&N Ford 26.073 138.074
13 12 Mario Gosselin/Lake Wales FL ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevrolet  26.092 137.973
14 2a Scott Speed/Manteca CA Red Bull Toyota 26.096 137.952
15 16a Justin Allgaier/Springfield IL AG Tech-Hoosier Tire Midwest Chv.  26.128 137.783
16 11a Bryan Silas/Stuart FL Nortrax-ICI Homes Ford 26.177 137.525
17 28a Michael Annett/Des Moines IA Pilot Travel Centers Toyota 26.197 137.420
18 60 Patrick Sheltra/Indiantown FL Ferguson Pipe-FloraGanics Chevrolet 26.210 137.352
19 4 Tayler Malsam/Sammamish WA Dodge Motorsports- Dodge 26.267 137.054
20 3 Jeremy Clements/Spartanburg SC Boudreaux's Butt Paste Chevrolet  26.267 137.054

21 87 Chris Cockrum/Conyers GA Corning-Accutech-Berktek-Ortronics  Chev 26.309 136.835
22 76 Ryan Hackett/Laplata MD JandRSupply.com-State Farm Ford 26.318  136.789
23 90a Gabi DiCarlo/Phoenix AZ Great Clips-Lucas Oil Chevrolet 26.400  136.364
24 12a Mario Gosselin/Lake Wales FL ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevrolet  26.413 136.297
25 30b Jesse Smith/Wildwood MO Jones Group Dodge 26.429 136.214
26 30c Chad Blount/Walkerton IN Jones Group Dodge 26.432 136.199
27 25a Marc Davis/Silver Spring MD Howard University Radio-WHUR Chev 26.446 136.126
28 19 Jack Bailey/Stafford VA D'Hondt Motorsports Toyota 26.512  135.788
29 35 Ricky Sanders/Stockbridge GA RaceFansSponsored Chevrolet 26.730 134.680
30 93 Pierre Bourque/Ottawa ON Impre Media Dodge 26.752 134.569
31 09a John Wes Townley/Watkinsville GA Zaxby's-SPS Ford 26.792  134.368
32 45 Michael Phelps/Suwanee GA Cunningham Motorsports Dodge 26.795  134.353
33 5 Bobby Gerhart/Lebanon PA Lucas Oil Chevrolet 26.877 133.944
34 5a Bobby Gerhart/Lebanon PA Lucas Oil Chevrolet 26.966 133.501
35 3b Jeremy Clements/Spartanburg SC Boudreaux's Butt Paste Chevr  27.038 133.146
36 7b AJ Henriksen/Mooresville NC ECC Ford 27.139 132.650
37 28s Jeff Buice/Charlotte NC Shaver Motorsports Chevrolet 27.175  132.475
38 09b Clay Rogers/Mooresville NC Zaxby's-SPS Ford 27.436 131.214
39 71 Ted Olswfski/Pennington NJ T. Johnson Design Chevrolet 30.106  119.577