Friday, October 23, 2009


Just wanted to give a BIG welcome out to Charlie & Austin Langenstein. Charlie is a big "CPN" fan and just recently sent me an e-mail to let me know. Charlie has a long history in the modified ranks as driver, crew chief and chassis builder to name a few.
Charlie was recently inducted into the DIRT hall of fame in Weedsport, NY. Charlie was crew chief for Brett Hearn many years and also built the Olsen car's Brett drove. He also worked with Danny Johnson and the Troyer cars. Also, some of you may remember the Kneisel car's and Charlie also built some cars for Frank Cozze. Charlie also was the builder of the Bandit chassis that the likes of Rick Schaffer and Ray Swinehart ran. Walt Breeding was Charlie's partner in the Bandit race car chassis business.
Since 2002 Charlie has worked for Hendrick Motorsports with Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon as the team's mechanical supervisor. He has been very instrumental in Johnson's championship season's in 2006-2007 & 2008. They are working hard for another championship this season.
In 2009 Charlie’s main focus will be centered on his 15 year old son Austin Langenstein to develop his motorsports driving career and advancement in the Motorsports world. You can learn more about Austin by visiting to see his news and results as he races for the 2009 Young Guns National Championship Title.

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