FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2016
HAASE TO PILOT PRIORITY AVIATION OUTLAW MICRO SPRINT FOR ZANE HENDRICKS RACING AT THE 2016-2017 TULSA SHOOTOUT
DES MOINES, IA — Sprint car driver McKenna Haase will be driving the Zane Hendricks Racing Stallard micro sprint car as part of the EMI team for the 2016-17 Tulsa Shootout. Haase, who recently picked up her third career feature win at Knoxville Raceway in 2016, will compete in the Outlaw class at the world famed Tulsa Shootout December 28th through January 1st. Haase’s ride will feature a special addition to be unveiled at the Shootout.
Haase, who finished the 2016 Lucas Oil Championship Cup Series third in the points standing, has previously competed in the Restrictor and A-Class micro divisions at the Shootout. She looks to impress as she makes an appearance in the Outlaw class.
“I can’t thank EMI and the Hendricks enough for giving me this opportunity and for being so great with which to work. I can’t describe how honored I am to represent Priority Aviation, as the Marshall family is amazing and has done so much for the sport. I hope to make them all proud.”
Haase recently returned from the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine in New Smyrna Beach, Florida where she was one of 17 drivers considered for a spot among the 2017 Rev Racing/Drive for Diversity class. This will be Haase’s first race since participating in the Combine.
“My first micro race ever and my last micro race ever were both at the Tulsa Shootout. A lot has happened in my career since then, yet Tulsa has always been special to me, and returning is extremely exciting.”
Team Haase Racing will begin the 2017 season at the Tulsa Shootout in Tulsa, OK. For Haase’s full 2017 schedule and for more information, please visit www.mckennahaase.com.
McKenna Haase is a nineteen-year-old sprint car driver from Des Moines, Iowa.
She finished the 2016 Lucas Oil Championship Cup Series third in the 305 division point standings at Knoxville Raceway, the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.” In 2015, Haase broke a 114-year-old record by becoming the first female to win at Knoxville and graduated from Carlisle High School as valedictorian the next day. Haase backed the historic win three weeks later with a second win at Knoxville, and added another trip to victory lane in 2016, among 10 top five finishes, 6 podium finishes, and 1 quick time. The three-time Knoxville Junior Fan Club Driver of the Year works just as hard off the track as she does on it.
In 2015, she raised over $1,000 for the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation and continued her fundraising efforts for the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation in 2016. McKenna is also the founder and owner of Compass Racing Development LLC, and is enrolled at Drake University as a finance major, where she is the VP of External Affairs for the Drake Investment Club.