Thompson Motorsports Has Busy Weekend Set

Braeden Havens to Make Second Start of Season While Hannah Newhouse Welcomes New Sponsors

JEROME, IDAHO (May 3, 2012)- TheThompson Motorsports team will be in action this weekend with 18-year old Braeden Havensreturning to the #61 NASCAR K&N Pro Series machine at Stockton (CA) 99 Speedway whileHannah Newhouse welcomes new sponsors to her NASCAR Whelen All American Series Camaro this Saturday at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Havens will make his second start for the Thompson Motorsports team in his first visit to the quarter-mile oval at Stockton. He is coming of an eighth place performance back on April 14 and is looking forward to the challenge that Stockton provides.

“We’ve been really fortunate and had really good finishes to start out the year with both the K&N (Pro Series) car and our super late model,” Havens stated. “It’s been a lift to our program to be successful with the new K&N ride, and really has boosted my confidence as a driver.”

“The first race (Havasu) was a ‘getting to know each other’ event, and now that we’ve done that we can just focus on going out and getting to the front. Thompson Motorsports racecars are always fast and well prepared so I’m excited to get back behind the wheel of the No. 61 at Stockton this weekend.”

Meanwhile, 15-year oldĀ Hannah Newhouse welcomes two new sponsors to the team as 102.9FM ESPN Radio The Zone comes on-board for the remainder of the season as well as Coca Cola.

In two races so far this season, Newhouse won in her debut then backed that up with a third place performance two weeks ago. Last weekend she returned the the ASA Intermountain Truck Series and posted a fourth place run.

The NASCAR Whelen All American Series at Magic Valley will contest 21-races over 17 race weekends through mid-September and Newhouse is solely focused on winning the season championship becoming the first and youngest female to do so.

Race Rewind from Miller

Brett Thompson finished a disappointing 20th at last weekends NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah. Thompson was running in the top five when another driver got into the back of his RTTI Chevrolet sending him spinning into the gravel traps.

Thompson was able to return to action but three subsequent flat tires on three consecutive laps dropped him from contention.

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