After a hard run at Mesa Marin Raceway, Oakwood Homes Chevrolet Truck driver, Scott Hansen is looking forward to showing his stuff at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday. Short tracks are a magnet for Hansen who hopes to prove himself again at ...
After a hard run at Mesa Marin Raceway, Oakwood Homes Chevrolet Truck driver, Scott Hansen is looking forward to showing his stuff at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday. Short tracks are a magnet for Hansen who hopes to prove himself again at Martinsville.
“I ran hard at Mesa Marin Raceway,” Hansen said. “I had a little trouble at the beginning of the race which put us behind, and that is a very hard track to get laps back on. I can’t wait to get to Martinsville this weekend and show everyone what this team really has to offer.”
Hansen and the Oakwood Homes crew will be racing for the first time at Martinsville Speedway under the watchful eye of truck owner and Winston Cup driver Ken Schrader.
“Kenny never puts any pressure or expectations on me,” Hansen said. “That helps out a lot. However, the pressure that the whole team and I put on ourselves is tremendous. Everyone just wants to do really well with Kenny in the pits.”
The Oakwood Homes team plans on running the truck they call “Lisa,” named after the spouse of a team member. This is the same truck that was run in Monroe and Mesa Marin.
“We all really like this truck,” Hansen said. “Lisa is married to Craig Smokstad, our front tire changer. She attended the testing session when we ran this truck. We had a great test in it and Lisa was a big help, so we decided to name the truck in her honor. It is a good, solid truck that can handle a lot. The guys in the shop have been working day and night since we got back from Mesa Marin. We had some damage on the truck from me sliding against the wall and from all of the bumping around. The guys have really worked had to get “Lisa” ready for another run this weekend. That is how much confidence we have in this truck.”