Another young gun joins the ASA Late Model Series in 2005. Keeton Hanks of Auburn, Kentucky will compete this year as a rookie contender. Keeton who is only 15 years old already has an impressive racing resume. Keeton began his racing career...
Another young gun joins the ASA Late Model Series in 2005. Keeton Hanks of Auburn, Kentucky will compete this year as a rookie contender.
Keeton who is only 15 years old already has an impressive racing resume. Keeton began his racing career at the age of five racing at local motocross track. At seven he moved to the National ATV Series.
By 2001 Keeton was racing a Mini Pro Cup as well as the ATV National Series. The competitive nature led Keeton to be the AMA ATV Grand National 70cc Champion. He was also voted the "Youth Rider of the Year" Award by the ATV SPORT People's Choice.
The race team set their sites on Legend Cars in 2002 where Keeton won the Kentucky State Semi Pro Legends Car Championship. He also saw a 3rd place finish in the Young Lions National and took 7th in points overall for the Legends Young Lions.
2003 was another great year for this young and upcoming driver with over 30 feature wins including the Legend Car Semi Pro Kentucky State Champions and the Nashville Fairgrounds Semi-Pro Champions.
2004 led to another outstanding season with 27 feature wins as well as holding the track record at Music City Motorplex and Highland Rim Speedway. Keeton was the National Pro Legends Car Asphalt Champion, Kentucky State Pro Legends Champion and the Race of Champions Winner.
The Keeton Hanks Racing Team is looking forward to a very successful season. Their Crew Chief for 2005 will be Brad Cook. Brad lives in Franklin, KY and has 12 years experience on short tracks. He has been an owner, and crew chief with several local track championships in the records. Brian Hall, of Lebanon, TN has 15 years experience racing and will be the car chief. Both are very active in the building of Keeton's cars.
"It is really great to have such talent in the series at such a young age." Said Varney the ASA Late Model Series President. "We look forward to watching these young drivers develop into the next superstars."