Author: RWHill
• Monday, July 11th, 2011

NEWTON, Iowa (July 11, 2011) – - Officials from Randy Hill Racing (RHR) announced today that rising sensation Casey Roderick has been tapped to drive the team’s No. 08 entry.  Roderick will race this Saturday afternoon for the Prairie Meadows 200 at Iowa Speedway in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

Roderick who leaps over to RHR from a stint at Phoenix Racing in the ARCA Racing Series will look to guide the newly formed program into the spotlight in their inaugural debut with the aid of Spraker Racing Enterprises (SRE).

The Lawrenceville, Georgia native will make his first start at Iowa Speedway this weekend. But given his impressive short track resume, no one would be surprised if Roderick would soar the No. 08 Randy Hill Racing Chevrolet Impala into the top-five in the 11th race of the 2011 ARCA season.

“I’m very appreciative and thankful for the opportunity presented to me by Randy Hill,” said 18-year old Casey Roderick. “I have to be honest: I wasn’t sure how much more racing I was going to be doing this year but the chance to prove myself with a new organization like Randy Hill Racing is a blessing. I don’t want to set our expectations too high, but I think with the people that are surrounding this team, we are definitely capable of going out there and running competitively in the top-10.”

When the former INEX Legend Car Series driver speaks of people around RHR, Jeff Spraker is one of the first to come to mind. The Motorsports veteran of 30 plus years will heed the role as crew chief on the No. 08 entry and is looking forward to the opportunity to work with a standout like Roderick.

“I’ve been around racing a long time and Casey Roderick has shown all the signs of being one of the next brightest stars in racing,” offered Spraker. “He is fast in everything he climbs in and he’s a winner. I’m looking forward to working with a driver that not only has a lot of confidence in himself but is eager to please, too.”

For Randy Hill, a Texas entrepreneur with experience in agribusiness and real estate, adding a talent like Roderick to his roster is the final touch.

“We were looking at a lot of drivers,” Hill said. “Casey stood out not only on the track with his success but off the track with his ability to bond with friends and fans alike. That’s an important factor as we build Randy Hill Racing into a successful empire. I know he is putting a lot on himself for this weekend at Iowa, but as a car owner, I just want to go out there and know that when we leave the track on Saturday, the team gave its very best.”

Roderick looks to make his eighth career ARCA start on Saturday afternoon. In his previous seven outings, Roderick has scored one win (New Jersey Motorsports Park), two top-fives and three top-10s. He also hoists a pole in his road racing debut at Palm Beach (Fla.) International Raceway in February 2010.

The Prairie Meadows 200 (200 laps / 175 miles) is the 11th of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The sixth ever ARCA race at Iowa Speedway is a two-day show. Practice begins Friday, July 15th with an hour and twenty minute practice session planned from 3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. A final fifty minute session has been etched in from 5:30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated for race day, Saturday July 16th set to begin at 12:10 p.m. The event will take the green flag shortly after 4:15 p.m. The event will air live on SPEED. Additional event coverage including live timing and scoring throughout the 1,323rd race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards since it was formed in 1953 will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com presented by ARCANation.com. All times are local.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Casey Roderick, driver of the No. 08 Randy Hill Racing Chevrolet Impala in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management

PHONE: 239.834.9797

EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com

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