Hagans Racing adds Tim Russell to driver program

Tim Russell the Newest Young Star in the Hagans Racing Stable 23-Year-Old Super Late Model Star and Rinnai Company Join HR Driver Development CONCORD, NC (June 23, 2006) -- Hagans Racing has added a new name to its Driver Development...

Tim Russell the Newest Young Star in the Hagans Racing Stable

23-Year-Old Super Late Model Star and Rinnai Company Join HR Driver Development

CONCORD, NC (June 23, 2006) -- Hagans Racing has added a new name to its Driver Development program this week with the addition of Tim Russell into its ARCA RE/MAX Series plans with a limited schedule for the remainder of 2006. The 23-year-old Russell has made a name for himself racing Super Late Models throughout the Southeast and racing in the ARCA Series earlier this season at Daytona, but now he has the opportunity to continue his racing aspiration with the premier ARCA-based Driver Development Program, Hagans Racing.

"It's definitely awesome to get the opportunity to run a race with a high-caliber team like Hagans Racing in the ARCA RE/MAX Series," said Russell. "I am really looking forward to being a part of a top-notch organization. I am confident we will have the opportunity to run up front and contend for race wins with a team that has proven itself as being one of the strongest in ARCA."

"Tim is exactly the kind of racer we were looking for at Hagans Racing," said team owner Matt Hagans. "He has shown an incredible amount of talent in everything that he has raced before. He has a winning attitude and he comes from a great family. Those are all characteristics that instantly drew us to Tim. He's got the ability to get the job done and we're looking forward to a strong relationship with him and his family this season."

Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters will adorn the Hagans Racing #9 machine in Russell's starts this season. Rinnai has a longstanding tradition with Russell and will continue their support of the young driver's career with his new opportunity with Hagans Racing.

"We are very happy to have Rinnai come on board with our race team," said Hagans. "Rinnai is heavily involved in racing and they have been very supportive of Tim's career. There's nothing we'd like more than to get Tim and Rinnai into Victory Lane this season."

Russell's first appearance behind the wheel of the Hagans number-9 is slated for July 1st at Kansas Speedway in the Kansas Lottery $200 Grand. Other scheduled races will be released in the coming weeks.

About Tim Russell

In 2005, Tim Russell won ten races in his Pro Late Model in the tough Florida FASCAR circuit. Russell made his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut earlier this season behind a family-owned Dodge at Daytona International Speedway. With sponsorship from Rinnai, Russell ran inside the top-10 at Daytona before being caught up in another car's incident.

About Hagans Racing

Based in Indianapolis, IN, Hagans Racing is the premier ARCA-based Driver Development Program. HR finished second in ARCA RE/MAX Series points in 2005 with Development Driver Joey Miller, who has since graduated to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Russell joins an assortment of drivers who will compete behind the wheel of the Hagans ARCA mount this year. HR's Driver Development program also reaches out to grassroots forms of Motorsports. Meghan Dillner and Benny Mingo are currently racing in the Lowe's Motor Speedway Summer Shootout Series in the Bandolero Divisions.

About Rinnai Rinnai Corporation is the largest gas appliance manufacturer in the world. Established in 1920 as a manufacturer of gas and oil appliances, Rinnai has expanded its business line and today offers a wide range of appliances for the home including kitchen appliances, water heating systems, heating and air conditioning units as well as products designed for similar commercial use. With literally hundreds of thousands of units installed worldwide, the technology is not only proven, but is considered the standard in most countries around the world.

Rinnai's US operation is headquartered in Peachtree City, GA, and is responsible for the marketing, distribution and engineering applications in the North American market.2 Since Rinnai established its business in the US in 1975, the product line has grown from distributing spa heaters to marketing and distributing today's extensive product line that includes cooking products, warm air furnaces, heating and air conditioning units, commercial use heating units and the Rinnai water heating system.


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Series ARCA
Drivers Joey Miller , Matt Hagan , Tim Russell