Midget racing has new team-up
March 22, 2009
Hatfield Racing Engines of Joplin has announced that it has joined forces with Andrew Felker Racing to compete in midget races throughout the Midwest.

Hatfield Racing Engines has many years of experience building engines for late model and modified racers throughout the country. Hatfield has been the Mid America Racing Series (MARS) Engine Builder of the Year for five out of the last six years.

The Felker-Hatfield partnership is the first venture for Hatfield Racing Engines of a planned expansion into several open wheel racing divisions. Park Jones, spokesman for Hatfield, said,"We have been following Andrew Felker's career for several years. Andrew's skill behind the wheel, and the entire team's dedication to motorsports provide the perfect partner for Hatfield."

The Felker racing team

Andrew Felker, the 2008 ASCS2 Non Wing Champion, is considered to be one of the hottest young drivers in open wheel racing. Following 30 A feature wins in 2007, Felker swept three heats, three dashes and six features at the Show Me Showdown in a demonstration of domination. In addition to the 2008 ASCS2 Non Wing championship, Felker captured many other micro sprint victories during the season.

The team competed in several midget races including the 2008 and 2009 Chili Bowl. They also battled in 410CI wingless sprint car action in the O'Reilly Sprint Bandits Tour n Topless and other events driving a car owned by five-time ASCS champion car owner Brown Racing Xpress.

The Felker racing team plans to compete in micro, midget and sprint car events throughout the 2009 racing season. The team competes in two or more events every week and plans to race the complete ASCS Sprint Bandits Tour, Belleville Nationals and many other midget and sprint car events.

Danny Felker, team owner, is a former crew chief for Larry Phillips and owner of chassis builder All American Race Cars. Terry Brown, Toby Brown and Mike Sweeton round out the Felker Racing team.

Hatfield Racing's winning record

Veteran racer Terry Phillips used Hatfield power to win the Texas World Dirt Track Championship modified division on February 28 against a field of 212 competitors. Hatfield and Phillips followed up with a victory the following weekend in the $10,000 to win Winter Meltdown at Southern New Mexico Speedway.

Hatfield Racing is located at 316 S. Tri State Rd., Joplin.

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