Former Race Champions Gary St. Amant, Scott Hansen Will Be Honored at Redbud 400.
Officials from Champion Racing Association and Anderson Speedway confirmed today that a pair of former Redbud 400 champions will attend the first “Official” American Speed Association Reunion on Saturday, July 16.
Gary St. Amant, the winner of the 1997 Redbud 400, and a two-time ASA Series Champion 1998 and 2000, and Scott Hansen a three-time race winner 1991, 1993 and 1998, and 1989 Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie of the Year, have each confirmed their intentions to attend the reunion event at Anderson Speedway.
The two former champions of the race are the first of what officials expect to be several drivers, car owners, officials and staff associated with the Pendleton based sanctioning body who plan to attend.
“We’re thrilled to see these two former Redbud 400 winners coming back to Anderson,” stated Rick Dawson, owner of Anderson Speedway. “We expect several other drivers, and look forward to seeing the many racers, crew members, officials and sponsors who were such a big part of the Series.” Dawson, who worked as an official for ASA, purchased Anderson Speedway from Series Founders Rex and Rebecca Robbins in 1997.
The Redbud 400 was one of the marquee events on the ASA schedule from 1969 through 1999, and today is one of the signature events on the ARCA CRA Super Series Schedule. The 56th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 presented by Mitch Smith Auto Service and Perfecto will feature a touch of nostalgia in 2022 with the previously announced ASA reunion. Advance sale tickets are available by calling Anderson Speedway (765) 642-0206. A limited number of VIP passes (including race ticket and hospitality) are available to the ASA Reunion event, which will be held prior to the race.
Green Bay, Wi racer Scott Hansen never won an ASA National Championship, but was one of the best
and most successful drivers in Series history.
Cutting his teeth on the dirt short tracks in central Wisconsin in the 1970’s, Hansen transitioned to
pavement racing in the Badger state in the early ‘80’s, racing agains the likes of future NASCAR Cup
Champion Alan Kulwicki at Wisconsin Internationals Raceway. He began running the traveling ARTGO
Challenge Series in the mid-‘80’s, and won the ARTGO Rookie of the Year award in 1984, and won five straight track Championships at WIR from 1985 – 1989.
From there, Hansen packed his bags and moved from Green Bay to Milwaukee, where he began driving full time on the ASA circuit for Baker Motorsports, Gerry Gunderman, Fanetti Motorsports and Ken Schrader Racing. He was the 1989 ASA rookie-of-the-year.
Hansen would go on to post 26 wins during his career, ranking him 5th All-Time. In addition, he sits in the top 10 in almost every major statistical category in ASA History, including:
Career Pole Awards – 17 (8 th All-Time)
Single Season Wins – 7 (1998; tied for 4 th All-Time)
Career Laps Lead – 6,016 (6 th All-time)
Consecutive Victories – 3 (1998, tied for 3 rd All-Time)
In addition, Hansen is a three-time winner of the Redbud 400: 1991, 1993, 1998. There will be an open practice for the 56th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 presented by Mitch Smith Auto Service and Perfecto on Friday afternoon, July 15. Then on Saturday, July 16, pit gates will open a 11am, and ticket sales and spectator gates will open at 3:30pm. The ARCA CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will practice at 1:30pm, with qualifying at 4:30pm.
A special autograph session, featuring the Redbud 400 starting field plus the ASA Reunion drivers will take place at 5:30pm. The 56th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 presented by Mitch Smith Auto Service and Perfecto will take the green flag at 7:30 PM.
Anderson Speedway is located at 1311 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Anderson, IN.