Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Triumphant In 360 Knoxville Nationals Opener!!
August 15th, 2022 by Wade Huisman
Bryan Hulbert – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2022) A slide for the lead, then working to the hub of the Knoxville Raceway, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. captured the opening night of the 32nd annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.
The third time the driver of the Hills Racing Team No. 15h has stood in Victory Lane at the famed half-mile in 360cid competition, the win was Sam’s 60th with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.
“Tonight, we had a really good racecar, and the guys just kept working all night long. We weren’t good in Time Trials, we weren’t good in the Heat Race, but we turned the wick up in the Feature and really got going,” stated Hafertepe.
“I have to thank Miles Hill. Without him, none of these guys could be out here working for us, and this equipment we have it’s unbelievable.