Rising Star Ryan Quackenbush Prepped For Big Season Ahead In 2016

Date: 1/10/2016 9:49:50 PM



Goshen, NY- Rising Star Ryan Quackenbush Prepped For Big Season Ahead In 2016

By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media


The 2015 racing season for Ryan Quackenbush was indeed a good one for the rising young racing star out of Goshen, New York. The popular racing star dubbed "The Quack Attack" accomplished most of the goals he earmarked for himself in 2015 as he worked hard and was determined to earn himself and his family oriented race team the Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint Championship at the Hamlin Speedway. Ryan captured the title with room to spare to outdistance his closest rival and runner-up AJ Hobbs by 196 points.


It wasn't all peaches and cream for the young speedster however as a couple of mishaps during the season forced the team to dip into their racing reserves in order for Ryan to make a bonafide run for the championship possible and Ryan was very appreciative for the faith and the potential his family views in him as an up and coming driving talent.


Ryan scored four wins over the course of the season and had an amazing 18 top fives and 20 top tens to reign supreme at Hamlin. He also captured six heat wins and scored three top times in an outstanding season behind the wheel. As the season drew to a close, Ryan exercised his option to compete with the regular 600 Sprints and he emerged with two top tens in limited competition.


Testing the waters after Hamlin closed for the season, Ryan qualified for the Linda's Speedway National Open and landed a 20th place finish out of 59 entries in his first view of the facility. Ryan headed over to Grandview for the end of the season events and scored and 8th place and a 13th place in his two outings at the always tough racing venue.


Ryan began his racing career at the age of nine years. Prior to his intial racing, Ryan was already jockeying Four Wheelers around at an impressive speed by the age of four so the move to competitive racing was a natural fit. Oakland Valley Speedway became Ryan's first challenge and he finished third in points and finished second in their big November-fest event in his first season of karting. In 2011, Ryan moved into two classes, champ kart and Jr-2 and was the runner-up in both divisions.


Ryan needed a bigger challenge in 2012 and convinced his parents to purchase a Junior Slingshot for him and he responded with a Rookie of the Year title and a 4th place in points at Hamlin and a 3rd place on the National Tour. The immaculate race car also garnered top honors at the Orange County Car Show with a Best of Show award.


The 2013 racing season found Ryan back at Hamlin and he came away with a runner-up in the final points at the speedway. Ryan moved up to the All Star Slingshots in 2014 and a solid season of competition found him fourth in points and also his first foray into 600 Sprints as the family purchased a car for him to test the waters in a new division and Ryan finished tenth, sixth and fifth in three outings with the new car.


Ryan goes to battle with a 2015 Hyper Chassied hot rod powered by a Dave Orange Motor. His Dad operates as the Crew Chief and Mom works hard at compiling the stats and keeping the crew fed. Sponsorship comes in the form of Coolway Direct with additional assistance coming from Free Flow Gutters, Absolute Paving, Expert Mechanical and JPK Enviromental. The plans for the 2016 season include a return to Hamlin and traveling the Tri State area for additional exposure and experience.


Ryan has an ultimate dream of being professional racer in his life quest but in order to do that his family has set standards for Ryan he must meet to pursue his dream. One is to maintain a high point average at school and Ryan has kept an 87 average in his Sophomore year at Goshen High School. Ryan is versatile as well, having played on school football team and the Lacrosse team. Ryan is emplyed at Mt. Creek Ski Resort in Vernon, New Jersey and is an avid snowboarder and when racing during the summer loves to wakeboard. After High School, Ryan hopes to attend college for a Mechanical Engineering Degree.


"The Quack Attack" Ryan Quackenbush has set the bar high in his racing endeavors. He has shown he has what it takes to continue his transition to the top in racing and he is doing it the right way, one step at a time. Ryan will have his race car at the Quaker Steak & Lube sponsored 9th Annual Dirt Track Heroes from March 6th through the12th in Phillpsburg, New Jersey. Make sure you find the time to chat with one of the up and coming young stars in 600 Sprint racing.




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