Shige Hattori Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Austin Hill and Hattori Racing Enterprises will honor the service and life of Mooresville, NC Police Department’s K-9 Officer Jordan Sheldon in the Digital Ally 250. Officer Sheldon, a six-year veteran of the MPD, was shot and killed in the line of duty during a routine traffic stop last Saturday near the Hattori race shop. Hill’s No. 16 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Tundra will carry decals honoring the 32-year-old officer and his K-9 partner Ramon. Five of Hill’s 11 top-10 finishes in the NASCAR GanderRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Heading into Speedweeks, one team that’s stirred some buzz in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for making a crucial driver switch, which was the ultimate case for Hattori Racing Enterprises, as they released defending champion Brett Moffitt in favor of Austin Hill of Winston, Georgia, and already has hit his stride when he topped the speed chart during final practice. The 24-year-old clocked in at 46.646 seconds (192.943 mph), and while he’s satisfied of putting up an excellent lap, there’s still roomRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After a career season in 2018, NASCAR Next graduate Austin Hill will move to the defending NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship team, Hattori Racing Enterprises, replacing last year’s champion Brett Moffitt. The Winston, GA native will pilot the No. 16 United Rentals Toyota Tundra full-time in 2019. Chiba Toyopet will adorn the No. 16 at Daytona International Speedway. Further sponsorship details will be announced later. Hill, who has 51 starts in the Truck Series, completed his first full season with Young’s Motorsports in 2018.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since Johnny Benson a decade ago, the defending NASCAR Truck Series champion won’t defend their title with the team they won the championship. That’s the case for Brett Moffitt, who won’t be returning to Hattori Racing Enterprises in 2019 as announced Wednesday via statement by Shige Hattori, and it’s an absolute crushing blow to not just Moffitt, but the state of NASCAR. “We are extremely proud of what we achieved with Brett and winning the championship together,” said Hattori. “Our organization’s relationshipRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Brett Moffitt. Moffitt is the 25-year-old driver of the No. 16 AISIN Group Toyota Tundra for Hattori Racing Enterprises. He is currently locked into the 2018 Playoffs via his win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Moffitt was the 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in Motorsports? Brett Moffitt: “I started go-karting when I was 10 orRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer NASCAR Next alumni Brett Moffitt has finally found a full-time opportunity. Moffitt will drive the No. 16 AISIN Group Toyota Tundra for Hattori Racing Enterprises in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Moffitt has 13 starts in the Truck Series, including a thrilling victory at Michigan Speedway in 2016. The Grimes, IA native also has three top-fives and six top-10s in the series. Moffitt also has 45 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts and two Xfinity Series starts. Moffitt competed for Hattori in the NASCARRead More