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December 6, 2016

THR, LLC
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www.mckennahaase.com

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.

ABOUT MCKENNA

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.

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Fall has been busy at THR beginning with a very successful NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine. I had a great time and it was an amazing opportunity. I can’t thank everyone at NASCAR and Rev Racing enough for allowing me to come and learn so much while having a ton of fun! I also had a great time at the MDA Muscle Team Dinner/Gala sponsored by Casey’s General Stores in early November, as well as the Knoxville Raceway banquet last weekend. I was honored to receive the Junior Fan Club Driver of the Year award as well as 3rd place championship honors. It’s so hard to believe the banquet is already over, as not only is it one of my favorite events of the year, but it also marks the end of a season and the start of a new season. I also love seeing all the racers one last time before the next year! The holiday season is upon us, and I hope you all have a great one! We have a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale going on in our online store, so feel free to check it out! We also have damaged nose wings and fuel cells for sale at the shop, so feel free to reach out to us if you’re interested! Lastly, if there’s anything my team and I can do for any of you this holiday season, please reach out to us! It’s a time of giving, and we’d love to do our part. Again, thank you all for the support, and stay tuned for more updates on our ever changing, always exciting journey!

-McKenna

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Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, the Combine has been postponed to October 17-19th. Keep checking our pages (as well as the Rev Racing social media pages) for updates during the Combine, and please keep the hurricane victims in your thoughts and prayers.

Sorry for the late update to the site, but we’ve had a very busy past couple of months here at THR! Our 2016 Knoxville Nationals had its ups and downs with a crash in the 360 and a 3rd place feature finish in the 305. Thank you to everyone who purchased a t-shirt and helped us raise over $700 for the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation at nationals this year! As always, we met a lot of great people and made some great memories, so thank you to everyone who made it possible and was a part of it. We finished out the season at Knoxville on August 27th with a 4th place feature finish which moved us up in the championship standings to end the year 3rd in points. After nationals we raced Quincy, IL with the 360, getting upside down in the heat which ended the night for us. Shortly after Quincy we found out McKenna was selected for the 2016 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine in New Smyrna Beach, FL (link for more info below). Therefore, we will be heading south this weekend and the Combine will be held October 10th-12th.

After typing all of that, it’s crazy to think of all that has happened in a short period of time for our team, and we can’t thank everyone enough who has continued to support us every step of the way. We know we say it a lot, but your support truly does mean so much to each and every one of us at THR. We’re excited to see what the rest of this year has in store, and we hope that you all continue to follow along!

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We were happy to finally make our 360 debut last night at Knoxville Raceway! The competition was stout with 42 great 360 drivers, but we were happy to qualify 9th quick, finish 5th in the heat to lock into the A, and finish 15th after having to visit the work area due to a tangle early in the race. Huge thanks to our partners for making the move possible as well as our team for all their hard work and the fans for the support! It was a great learning experience!

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The team brought home another solid top 5 finish at Knoxville Raceway last night during the Marion County Fair and will be back at Knoxville with the 305 for the last time before the nationals! Please come see us if you haven’t already! Huge thank you again to all of our partners for their support and for all of the fans that came down last night! We always appreciate each and every one of you! Thank you!

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After fighting some mechanical issues the past few weeks, we were excited to finally have a solid feature run this past weekend, coming from 7th to 3rd, as well as picking up our 4th heat win of the season earlier in the night! Next weekend will be a busy weekend – McKenna will be assisting the Compass Racing Development youth drivers on Friday at English Creek Speedway and Sunday at Knoxville Raceway, and we will be racing the 305 Saturday at Knoxville! Again, if you haven’t been out to watch the season, please mark your calendars as there’s only FOUR shows left at Knoxville this season! Thank you all again for all the support! We look forward to seeing you at the next race!

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It’s been a busy week after our first feature win of the year last weekend at Knoxville Raceway, and we are ready to go again at Knoxville tonight! Please join us if you haven’t already! There’s no better place to be on a Saturday night in Iowa than at Knoxville Raceway, especially since kids 12 and under get in FREE all season long! We would LOVE to see you!

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After taking a weekend off while the World of Outlaws were at Knoxville Raceway, we’ll be back in action in Knoxville this weekend, June 18th, for Slideways Karting Center night! We brought home a win on this night one year ago, so we’re hoping for the same result this weekend! As always, 12 & under get in free, and we will have merchandise for sale under the grandstands before the races, as well as in the pits after the races! We hope to see you all there! In addition, our partner Wyckoff Heating & Cooling and us are doing a giveaway on Facebook for two free tickets to Knoxville Raceway! To enter, all you have to do is go to the Wyckoff Heating and Cooling Facebook page and post a creative picture using with the hashtag #RaceReady for a chance to win!

 

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THR had another consistent night at Knoxville Raceway with a 4th place time, big heat win, and 4th place feature finish. The team made great strides and looks to improve even more next Saturday! Huge thanks to all the fans for coming out and for all our partners for making it possible! Please visit our ‘Partners’ tab and check out their sites and support those who support us! If you would like more information about marketing with our team, don’t hesitate to send us an email at teamhaaseracing@gmail.com! Also, BRAND NEW merchandise is available under our ‘Store’ tab, get yours now! Thank you again to everyone who supports us! We really appreciate it!!!

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