Christopher was one of only five drivers chosen to
participate in the Destination: Race Day Young Hawks Program. Destination: Race Day is an independent website that
reports news and statistics for small and medium size race teams and their drivers, as well as, new and up and coming drivers.
DRD also posts NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and ARCA Racing Series race results.
goal of the DRD Young Hawks Program is to help Publicize 2013 racing statistics and future aspirations for a few select drivers
age 17 and under. DRD helps the young driver's get noticed by teams, driver development programs, and sponsors by reporting
the driver's statistics on the DRD website.
Christopher is proud that he was chosen to be one of the DRD Young
Hawks, and he hopes that this exposure will help him obtain sponsorship for 2013 and beyond.
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Christopher practiced his Legend at Houston Motorsports
Park and ran the fastest time he has ever run at this awesome facility. His times are now on par with the fastest Legend
driver's Houston has played host to inthe past. 2013 here we come.
swept Texas Motor Speedway's NASCAR race weekend in the Young Lions class. He raced two races on Lil' Texas, 11-2-2012
and 11-3-2012, starting at the rear of each heat and feature and won every race. What an awesome weekend and a good
sign for 2013 racing.
raced his fourth Legend car race ever at Sunny South Raceway in Grandbay, Al on March 31st. He had a blast learning
the very fast high banked quarter mile. Only being his fourth race in the Beast (the nickname for his very black Legend),
and at a track he had never raced on, he decided to take it easy and just get the seat time and not get in the way of any
of the local drivers. The feature was an extremly long race with one red flag after another and multiple wrecks.
By the end of the race Christopher was getting very comfortable with the track and was very racy with precision restarts and
awesome side by side racing. His car was fast, and he was able to pass with no problem, and in the true form of Christopher
he avoided all the wrecks with extreme skill and timing. He ended up third in the Legends Young Lions class and was very
proud of his finish having never raced on the track before in any kind of race car. His goal in 2012 is to
get as much seat time as possible, and at as many tracks as possible, so that when 2013 comes around he'll
be ready to make a run at a championship.
Christopher drove his first Legends Young Lions races at Texas Motor Speedway March 23, 24th, and 25th, 2012.
He was the youngest driver in the Semi-Pro/Young Lion combined race. In his first race he decided to hang back on the
start and take it easy so he wouldn't get in the way of the more experienced racers. However, about a quarter of the
way through the race he realized that his car was racey and really sticking well to the track so he decided to push it a little
more. By the time his first race ended he was 6th overall (out of a field of twelve) in the combined Semi-Pro/Young
Lion class and was 3rd in Young Lions (out of a field of seven). His second race on Saturday proved to be even better
because he felt a lot more confident. He finished 7th out of 11 in the Semi-Pro/Young Lion class and again 3rd in the
Young Lions class (out of seven). On Sunday, March 25th, with his confidence high, Christopher raced hard and was beat
up pretty good with both his left front and left rear fenders being torn off. He finished 8th overall out of 15 Semi-Pros
and Young lions and again 3rd in his class of Young Lions (out of eight drivers). All in all his first races in his
Legend went great. Team Hogan Racing is very proud of Christopher's success at racing his Legend for the first
time at the age of twelve. He exceeded all the expectations and goals set for his first Legend races by the team.
Being Christopher, he is an over acheiver and showed it again in his racing at a very tough track in the Legend we lovingly
call the Beast.
Christopher climbed into a Legend for the first time today to get ready for the 2012 season. We believe in
lots of practice before a first race in a new series so over the next year he will practice the Legend while he continues
to race his Bandolero. Christopher did an incredible job learning to shift for the first time. Christopher was
able to get in the Legend and within a few tries was able to take off without stalling thanks to Jason Morman, the 2010 NASCAR
Pro Modified Champion at Houston Motorsports Park who explained to Christopher how to work the clutch and throttle to get
him moving. Once Christopher was able to take off for the first time he never stalled the Legend after
that and he took the car out on the track and worked his way through the gears. He has a full year
to get comfortable with the car and learn to race it. As a Team we were happy to get him in the car and start practicing
for 2012 because we are now a head of schedule.
Team Hogan racing is getting ready for next
race season and Christopher making an attempt at the 2011 Bandolero Bandit National Championship. So far on the
schedule are 41 races for 2011, and that is not including any of the races we will try to make out to Charlotte and Atlanta
Motorspeedway. We will be very busy traveling all over the state of Texas as well as the East Coast in 2011 for Christopher's
racing. If you know of anyone who would love to sponsor a really cute eleven year old race car driver for 2011 please
send them our way.
Well the race season has started once again. Last weekend was Christopher's first race of the Houston Motorsports
Park racing season. He started off 2010 with a bang by coming in first place in the Bandits class at HMP. After
winning the 2009 Bandolero Bandits Championship we were hoping that the 2010 would go as well and he is off to a good
start. Team Hogan Racing plans on racing at Houston Motorsports Park, Thunder Hill Raceway and Texas Motorspeedway in
2010. We also plan on going to Monroe Motor Speedway if they are able to stay open. On August 21st, TMS is hosting
the Bandolero Nationals on the Quarter mile track and Christopher plans on being there.
Kaitlyn will race her first Legends race on June 12th, 2010.
HMP has a limited Legends schedule but their plans are to have a full schedule of Legend races in 2011. Kaitlyn is looking
forward to driving her Legend even on a limited basis. She plans to continue helping HMP tech with the USLegends program
Team Hogan Racing Update
Team Hogan racing has been busy racing non-stop at Texas Motor Speedway and Houston Motorsports Park over the last
few months. Christopher has raced a total of 56 races, without a break, since last December. Last weekend
the team finally took a weekend off to take a vacation in Savannah, Ga., but in the true spirit of obsessed racers we ended
up going to watch the Bandolero Nationals in Atlanta Georgia. Christopher was able to check out the competition
that he will be racing against in 2010 when he will make his first attempt at the Nationals. He had a great time watching
the races, however he was itching to get in a car and race. He told everyone he met at Atlanta Motor Speedway that
he races a Bandolero in Houston and Ft. Worth and he will be racing the Nationals next year. We will do our best
to get him to the Nationals in 2010. We are actively looking for sponsorship for Christopher to help met the goal
of racing the nationals in 2010, and Christopher plans to run the Summer Shootout in Charlotte if sponsorship can
be obtained. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you or anyone you know may be interested in sponsoring Christopher Hogan and his Lil' Red #81 Bandolero.
Texas Motors Speedway NASCAR Weekend Races at Lil'
Team Hogan Racing had a great weekend at Lil Texas Motor
Speedway in Ft. Worth racing during the NASCAR weekend. Christopher ran a fever all weekend and did not feel the
greatest, but insisted on racing his little red Bandolero to get the track time. Christopher is continuing to learn
the great little short track in Ft. Worth and did a great job holding onto an ill handling car all weekend. His crew,
Dad and Mom, just couldn't get the setup right all weekend except fo the Heat Race on Sunday. He had a good car during
Sunday's Heat Race and finish third, but once again Dad and Mom made an incorrect adjustment and the car was extremely tight
for the Main event. To make matters worse he was hit by a passing car which knocked the tow right out of the left front
and really slowed down his progress. Subsequently, he ended up eighth in Sunday's Main Event. However, he enjoyed
himself tremendously and is just happy he got to race in spite of feeling so crummy.
Texas Motors Speedway Bandolero Road Course Racing
Christopher ran his first road course race in four years of racing last weekend, January 10th and 11th, at
the Texas Motor Speedway Road Course. Much to the surprise of his Crew Chief Dad and Team Manager Mom, Christopher
was fast and had a great set up right off the trailer. He was the fourth fastest car on the track in the second practice
of the day and had no problems what so ever handling Lil' Red through the right and left hand turns. Christopher really
enjoyed determining when he needed to lift on the throttle, use his brake, and when he needed to gun the car down the straight
aways. After the first race, Christopher popped out of his car exclaiming that he loved road course racing and
wondered why Bandos don't race more road courses as part of their race schedule.
On Saturday, January 10th, Christopher placed sixth out of thirteen drivers in his main race (the race included
the Young Guns as well as the Bandits) and 4th in the Bandits class. On Sunday, January 11th, Christopher
placed 8th in the main race on and 6th in the Bandit class.
was a more challenging day for Christopher who admitted he was really tired and kept making driver errors. He also
admitted he really needed to use the restroom and just wanted to finish the race so he could make a bee line for the bathroom.
He came away laughing and stating it was the best weekend ever (he says that every weekend he races)!!!!!!
Monster Jam Exhibition Race a Success
Christopher raced two Monster Jam exhibition races on Saturday
January 3rd at Reliant Stadium as part of the Houston Monster Jam pre-show activities. Christopher has raced the Monster
Jam pre-show exhibition races three other times in his racing career, twice were in his Quarter Midget.
Christopher handed out 500 autographed pictures
to fans during the pit party. In addition, he autographed Monster Jam programs, checkered
flags, shirts, and anything else fans asked him to sign. He had a great time taking pictures by Lil' Red with
many of the Monster Jam fans.
The Monster Jam exhibition is a race in the very loosest sense of the word "race". In
true Monster Jam fashion, the cars never got lined up two by two for the start and the flag man threw the green flag
whenever he felt like it, and he did the same for the checkered flag (we think the flagman based his flag throwing timing
upon what color car he liked best). Subsequently it was mass confusion, however it was only meant to
be an exhibition race to entertain the Monster Jam fans and help promote the Bandolero program in Houston.
The kids drew for the line up and Christopher started seventh his first race and
5th his second race. The kids only raced six laps and we think (emphasize "think") Christopher got fourth in
both races and out of nine cars we felt pretty good with those results. He was one of only two Bandolero
Bandits (age 8-11) in the field. The rest of the field was Young Guns (ages 12-16). Subsequently, he beat four
other Young Guns. He really enjoyed himself with the fans and says he really loves racing the dirt.
I just may have to find him a 600cc Micro to practice on the dirt.
ARTICLES & BLOGS LINK
out this great blog by Jason "Stix" Buckley from LegendsNation.com. The article talks about parents who
are way overzealous about their kids racing. We have personally experienced this type of behaviour in Quarter Midgets
as well as Bandoleros. Why can't parents just let their kids have fun? Aaron and I personally believe that
at age nine Christopher should be having a blast racing and not worrying about making it as a professional race car driver.
Christopher loves to race and we certainly don't want to take that love away from him by being overzealous. A win
is nice, but having fun, good sportsmanship, and learning to race with skill is what we want for Christopher right now
at age nine. We personally feel that as long as he loves what he is doing, and has a blast doing it, he will reach his
goal of being a professional race car driver one day.