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Washington Modified Tour Storms into Gra...

Washington Modified Tour Storms into Gra...

5/24/2016 -
Elma, WA – The second of five Washington Modified Tour events rolls into the lightning quick Grays Harbor Raceway this weekend with as many questions are there are answers. A whopping 52 drivers have competed under the WMT banner
No Sweat for Sweatman on Cold Night

No Sweat for Sweatman on Cold Night

5/16/2016 -
Mother Nature decided to play fair with Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday night, with a few rain showers early in the day, the evening was dry, and the dirt was flying around the 3/8 banked clay oval as the 360 Sprint Cars, Cut Rat
Full Night of Action Ahead at GHR

Full Night of Action Ahead at GHR

5/13/2016 -
A full night of racing is on the docket for Grays Harbor Raceway as tomorrow night, 360 Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Tuners will all take on the 3/8 mile oval for the third event of the season. Spectator Gates open a
Beaulieu Wins Washington Modified Tour F...

Beaulieu Wins Washington Modified Tour F...

5/7/2016 -
The sun was shining bright, and temperatures were in the low 80's for race two of the 2016 season at Grays Harbor Raceway. On tap on Saturday was the Washington Modified Tour, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, Sportsman Sprints,
Goetz Captures Thrilling Victory on Open...

Goetz Captures Thrilling Victory on Open...

4/30/2016 -
Elma, WA -- The 2016 Grays Harbor Raceway season kicked off with blue skies, sunshine and a great crowd on hand to see some great dirt track racing action on the 3/8 banked clay oval. On hand were the 360 Sprint Cars, Shipwreck Be
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  • 32 Elma McCleary Road
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Driver Profile

Quick Info

HometownBurlison, TN
Birthday10/26

Classes

410 Sprints - Winged
360 Sprints - Winged
305 Sprints - Winged
Asphalt Late Model

Driver Bio

Brandon Hanks

Brandon Hanks | Background

Brandon is a race car driver from Burlison, Tenn. His parents are David and Sandy Hanks and his older sister is Kym Hanks. Brandon attended Brighton High School before becoming home schooled so that he can work on his racing career and his education. When Brandon isn’t racing or working on the car, he is working at one of the two family-owned businesses -- D&B Farms and Performance Powder Coating.

Brandon Hanks | Racing Journey To Date:

Brandon’s love of racing began in his toddler years. He has been watching Nascar since he was three years old and has watched every race from then till now. He has an incredible amount of knowledge of racing, current drivers, and former drivers in the Nascar Series, and he uses this knowledge to help him in his own career.

At the age of ten, Brandon was fortunate enough to embark on what he believed to be the beginning of a long racing career. He was picking cotton with his father at a farm close to Atoka Raceway Park, a local go kart track. His dad took him over to watch the races that day, and by the end of the following week, Brandon had his very first go kart.

Brandon raced go-karts from 2006 through 2009. During these three years he achieved numerous accomplishments such as: winning two Championships in two different classes, several national events, and various races in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

In 2010, Hanks Motorsports made the decision to participate in a more advanced level of racing. Brandon began a challenging racing season in the 600cc Micro-Sprint Car Series. As a rookie and also only running a partial schedule, Brandon achieved numerous top five’s and top 10’s and finished eighth in the championship points at Riverside International Speedway. With a positive attitude and the goal of getting his first win in the 2011 racing season, Brandon began racing the USCS Sprint Series racing on several different tracks in the Arkansas, Missouri, and Alabama areas. With hard work, complete dedication, and teamwork, he got his first micro sprint win in Little Rock, AR. He finished out his second season with many top five and top ten finishes. As a result, Brandon finished seventh in the USCS Championship point standings.

The 2012 racing season marked another milestone in Brandon’s racing career. Brandon along with his parents and the entire Hanks Motorsports team felt it was time to move up to yet another level of sprint car racing. This racing season proved to be an unbelievable year for Brandon and his team. As a rookie in the 305 and 360 classes Brandon was extremely competitive with veteran drivers in the ASCS National Sprint Car Series as well as the USCS Series. The first couple of USCS races Brandon finished second winning the Rookie of the Race and the JE Pistons Top Gun Awards. Another successful achievement was making his third ASCS race in Wheatland, MO. With a total of fifty-one cars trying to race their way into the main event, Brandon made the feature starting in eighteenth position and finishing in eighth. This finish won him the title of Hard Charger of the Race, which is an incredible accomplishment for a rookie in this series. Brandon rounded out his season of several top 5’s and top ten finishes with his very first 360 USCS sprint car win at Riverside International Speedway.

Brandon Hanks | ARCA Racing

On December 7, 2012 Brandon and his dad, David, met Paul Skibo, who works for Bobby Gerhart at Bobby Gerhart Racing (“BGR”), at the IMIS Show in Indianapolis, IN. After talking with David and Brandon about Brandon’s accomplishments over the past season, Mr. Skibo was impressed and asked David to call Mr. Gerhart. Bobby and David talked for a while and before the call ended, it was decided Brandon would be making a trip to Daytona Beach, Florida to test with Bobby and his team. On December 14, 2012 Brandon made his first laps in an ARCA car. He was 10th quickest his first time out, and as the weekend of testing came to a close on Sunday, he was 3rd quickest. It was a very exciting moment for Hanks Motorsports and BGR.

Brandon Hanks | 2013-2014

Brandon expanded his sprint car program in 2013 and 2014 to visit many new tracks and states. He finished 11th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings in 2014, which was the highest of any non-full-time competitor.

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