Newhouse is quickly becoming the talk of the Southern Idaho

15 year old Hannah Newhouse is quickly becoming the talk of the Southern Idaho racing community.  Hannah, a petite and attractive teenager, clearly, does not look the part of a rugged ‘Saturday night’ stock car driver. In fact, it would seem to be something of an expectation to see her gracing the cover of Seventeen Magazine, not waiting to do battle with other more experienced drivers in the Super Stock division at the Magic Valley Speedway.

But all of that changes when Hannah gets behind the wheel of her Thompson Motorsports built Chevrolet Camaro.  In addition to her innate talents and her professionally built TMS race car, she has the help and tutoring of her father, John Newhouse.  And that help comes from a very professional source; her father John is a past champion in both the Super trucks and in the Rocky Mountain Challenge series, a NW Touring group racing ultra high performance Late Model cars.

This confluence of factors, talent, tutoring and, race car, has helped Hannah to achieve some impressive early season results.  For instance, at the Magic Valley speedway (5.19.2012) Hannah qualified first, won her previous HEAT RACE, and quickly solidified her position as race leader.  With the race nearing its conclusion a lapped car, unaware of Hannah overtaking him, accidentally moved in front her which resulted in Hannah having  to lock up her brakes to avoid an accident causing her to ‘spin’ her #61 race car out.  Although Hannah was able to restart, race rules required that her restart be from last place.  Astonishingly, Hannah drove the final laps with such intensity that she was able to move all the way up to a third place finish.

We at Thompson Motorsports congratulate Hannah and we are happy to be a small part of her success.

2012 Results; Hannah Newhouse:

  • 2 Heat Race victories
  • Fast Qualifier two of 4 races
  • Won the 2012 season’s first race
  • “Top 3” finisher in every race
  • 2nd in season points after 4 races

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