Saturday, December 31, 2011

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Friday, December 30, 2011

ASA RACING CONGRATULATES THEIR 2011 CHAMPIONS


American Speed Association PR

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Friday, December 30, 2011) - With the motto “We Build Champions,” the American Speed Association is proud to showcase the 2011 Champions from the ASA Member Tracks and sanctioned Series. A total of 185 drivers won a championship at an ASA Member Track or a sanctioned series this season.

“We are very proud of our 2011 class of champions within the ASA family,” Dennis Huth, ASA President said. “Short track racing provides a great variety of racing for the fans to enjoy and competitors to choose which divisions they can compete in and have fun. Congratulations to all of our 2011 ASA Champions.”

This season, the American Speed Association crowned champions on the national, regional and local level. Here are the highlights from this season.



BARRY BEGGARLY - JOE GIBBS DRIVEN RACING OIL ASA MEMBER TRACK NATIONAL CHAMPION
The veteran driver from Pelham, NC won his fourth track championship at Ace Speedway this season. He held off Zack Franks and Chrissy Wallace to win the national title. He also is the first driver to win the ASA Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil Member Track National Championship and the NASCAR Winston Weekly Series championship (1993).

 
GEOFF MORRIS – ASA ADVANCE TESTING BRITISH COLUMBIA LATE MODEL TOUR

Geoff Morris faced some tough competition in the inaugural season for ASA’s Canadian Late Model Series. Morris held off Dave Hemrich and Tom Berrow to become the first champion under the ASA sanction.

SIERRA JACKSON - ASA NORTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACING ASSOCIATION SPRINT CAR SERIES

Sierra made history this season as she was the first ever woman to be crowned the ASA/NSRA champion. Not only that, but she was the youngest driver to win it and drove a Ford powered Sprint car to their first win. She is currently attending Boise State to become a Physicians Assistant.

GRAYS HARBOR RACEWAY (Elma, WA)

Henry VanDam (Sprints), Joe German (Mods), Reece Goetz (Midgets), and Zack Simpson (Hobby Stocks).

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY (Meridian, ID)

Shelby Stroebel (ASA Modifieds), Joe Ransom (Sprints), Mike Murgoitio (Winged Sprints), Chris Fenton (Late Models), Joe Barton (Pro 4’s), Melissa Weaver (Street Stocks), Ray Bolinger (Mini Stocks), Cameron Cotta (Legends), Jonathon Hull (Hornets), Cody Garrett (Junior Stingers), and The Catfish (Thunder Dogs).

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAYS (West Valley City, UT)

Michael Hale (Maverik Modifieds), Tracy Eaton (Figure 8), Jim Waters (Focus Midgets), David Baity (Hornets), Steven Jones (Late Models), Kori Combs (Mini Cups), Jerry Rice (Pro Trucks), Ryan Burdett (Sprints), Dillion Lawrence (Super Stocks), and Train Shake Rattle N Roll (Trains).

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, WA)

Jesse Whitney (410 Sprint), Travis Jacobson (360 Sprints), Derek Roberts (Sportsman), and Freddy Vela (Outlaw Hornets).


SOUTHERN OREGON SPEEDWAY (Medford, OR)
John Derby (Mini Stocks), Duane Orsburn (Street Stocks), RJ McGahuey (Dwarf Cars), Dustin Knight (Pro Stocks), and Mark Wauge (Modifieds).

YAKIMA SPEEDWAY (Yakima, WA)

Owen Riddle (Late Models), Chuck Roberts (Superstocks), Buck Noel Jr. (Sportsman), Josh Washington (Hornets), Joe Stevens (Bump to Pass), and Greg Gargett (Pure Stocks).


The American Speed Association started as a single racing series in 1968 and is a fast growing racing sanctioning body today. The ASA Member Track program is comprised of asphalt and dirt short tracks along with road courses around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. To learn more of the Daytona Beach, Fla.-based American Speed Association call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from all the racetracks and regional tours involved in the ASA, visit www.ASA-Racing.com.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

11-Race Schedule on Tap for Ninth RMCS Season


BOISE, IDAHO (December 21, 2011) The Rocky Mountain Challenge Series will kick off its ninth season of competition Saturday, April 21 at the third-mile oval of Magic Valley Speedway. The 2012 schedule will feature eleven races at three unique ovals within the intermountain region.




Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, ID has staged 29 previous RMCS races since 2004 and will host the season opening event for the ninth straight season. Local hotshoe Bobby Latham leads all active drivers with four wins at the popular third-mile banked oval where Dave Minegar is the track record holder in qualifying.



The series will visit MVS on three other occasions during the season with stops on June 16, August 11, and the traditional season finale on September 15. The August 11 date will feature a must see 200-lap race, the longest of the season, where Bobby Latham is the previous race winner at that distance.



The series will also visit Rocky Mountain Raceways located outside Salt Lake City, UT on four Saturday's during the season. The first trip takes place on May 5 with return visits slated for June 2, July 7, and a new date on September 1. The September date will showcase the series in a 125-lap event.



Steve Jones leads all active drivers with four wins at RMR while Brian Levant from Canada is the qualifying record holder at the ultra-fast 3/8-mile high banked oval.



Meridian Speedway will host three races on two different weekends for the series in 2012. The first trip is Saturday, May 19 with a return trip on Friday and Saturday July 27-28. The July weekend will feature two complete individual race programs on both days.



In ten previous races staged at Meridian's tight and tricky quarter-mile paved oval, Dave Minegar is the only two-time series winner. He is also the track record holder for qualifying with a lightning fast lap of 13.145 seconds.



"I am really happy with the 2012 schedule," offered Mike Minegar, President of the RMCS. "We made a few changes in order to control travel costs with a lot of input from our drivers. I can't thank Mike Eames (RMR), Eddy McKean (MVS), and Adam Nelson(Meridian) enough for their hard work and dedication to the series. We look forward to a great 2012."



The RMCS is unique among most Late Model touring series in that it has an inclusive rule book allowing just about every combination of Late Model type race car to compete. The popular 20-car invert and event purse payout based on total event point accumulation continues to draw interest from throughout the region with new competitors joining the series from Canada, Colorado, and Oregon.



While 2012 plans are still in the air for many drivers, 2011 champion Zan Sharp plans to compete in a handful of races while concentrating on new business ventures. Brett Thompson and Jonathon Gomez, both from the Twin Falls area, plan to return to full-time competition in the series where they are both previous winners.



Fan favorite drivers Bruce Quale, Travis Monett, Jeff Hillock, Steve Jones, John Newhouse, and Lynn Hardy will also be at many of the races throughout the season. Newhouse is the career leader with 63 series starts followed Sharp with 61 and Minegar with 60. Newhouse has scored 34 top five and 50 top ten finishes in his 63 starts.



Dave Minegar is the career money winner leader and also tops the stats sheet with 23 career Sharp Powder Coating Fast Time Awards. More than double the next closest competitor.



The RMCS utilizes a racing format not found in ANY other regional touring series around the country. The RMCS inverts the full starting field putting the fast qualifiers at the back to start the race. This format ensures race fans see what they paid for and that is passing. Each driver is awarded three points per position gained in the event. Points are also awarded for qualifying and heat race finishes. Throughout the history of the series, the winning driver has averaged a 15th place starting position. To ensure competition, the RMCS pays it purse based on total point accumulation for the event and provides several special performance awards at each race. Century Boatland in Twin Falls is a major sponsor to the series providing significant support all season long.



The Rocky Mountain Challenge Series is a regional touring series that allows all competitors to race and gain experience on different types of racetracks. It is a high-quality professional racing series that offers maximum opportunity at an affordable price serving the intermountain West. The motto of the series is to "Race Hard and Have Fun!" For all the latest news and information regarding the Rocky Mountain Challenge Series log on to our website at www.rmcsracing.com. You can also follow the series on Facebook.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

RACE AT PGP AND EARN FREE STUFF WITH PGP REWARDS PROGRAM


KENT, Wash. — (Dec. 6, 2011) Everybody likes free stuff, right? And what could be better than earning free stuff by doing something fun like racing at PGP?


We’re pleased to announce the PGP Rewards Program, our latest way to show our customers how much we appreciate and value their patronage.

Free for all customers, program points are earned for doing what you would probably do anyway: racing at PGP during rental sessions, practice and Lapping Days, and races.

With the PGP Rewards Program you can get a free Hammer Nutrition sample pack (5 points), a free rental session (10 points) or free entry for either a race or Lapping Day (20 points).

Want more free stuff? Sign up before Dec. 31, 2011 and we’ll give you 5 bonus points! That gets you halfway to a free rental session OR we’ll be pleased to give you a sample pack from our valued partners at Hammer Nutrition!

How’s this for even more awesomeness? The Rewards Member accumulating the most points in 2012 will earn a free season pass for 2013!

Sign up for the PGP Rewards Program in person at the track NOW and start earning those points!

On the Web

Visit www.pacificgp.com, become a fan of “PGP Motorsports Park” on Facebook or follow @pacificgp on Twitter.


About PGP Motorsports Park

PGP Motorsports Park is the Northwest’s premier multi-purpose racing facility and is located in close proximity to the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Named “Best Guys Weekend Destination” for 2010 and 2011 in the KING 5 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington contest, the track is easy to get to and inexpensive to utilize, making PGP a rare combination of top-level racing excitement and affordability. For more information on PGP events and services, visit www.pacificgp.com or call (253) 639-7223.


PGP Motorsports media contact
Paul Zalud, (206) 390-9858, paul@pacificgp.com

Monday, December 5, 2011

The MPMC Hall of Fame Class of 2011—Blum, Gartshore, Rollins and Shelton | Specialty Equipment Market Association

The MPMC Hall of Fame Class of 2011—Blum, Gartshore, Rollins and Shelton Specialty Equipment Market Association

Race Car For Sale - Free Classifieds- 03 Monte Carlo Port City *Fresh* GT1 or Oval Fresh (Item Number : 61009)

Race Car For Sale - Free Classifieds- 03 Monte Carlo Port City *Fresh* GT1 or Oval Fresh (Item Number : 61009)

NASCAR - CUP: Likely Candidates To Replace Kurt Busch

NASCAR - CUP: Likely Candidates To Replace Kurt Busch

NASCAR - CUP: Busch Out At Penske

NASCAR - CUP: Busch Out At Penske

Skagit Speedway Earns Award!


The 43rd edition of the Western Auto Race Promoters Association (WARPA) conference has concluded it's winter convention in Portland Oregon. Skagit Speedway was presented the 'Outstanding Event Award' for the 2011 Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup Presented by Goodyear.




This award was voted on by the 27 different promoters and sanctioning bodies from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.



"This is a real honor for all the race teams, officials, fans and workers at Skagit Speedway" said track owner Steve Beitler, "I know Jim Raper would be proud of what his dream race has become".



This is the third time in eight years Skagit Speedway has received this award, twice for the Dirt Cup and once for the Kasey Kahne Benefit Event.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pacific Raceways Needs Your Help!!!

This is the FINAL VOTE before King County!



Pacific Raceways currently has a proposal in front of King County to expand and make improvements to the facility. The King County Council will cast their FINAL VOTE regarding Pacific Raceways expansion at the King County Courthouse in Seattle on Monday December 5th at 1:30pm on the 10th floor. As a supporter of Pacific Raceways, WE NEED YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD! The King County Council needs to hear your positive experiences as a race fan and the impacts the track has had for your business or club.



Monday December 5th, 2012

King County Courthouse

516 Third Avenue

Seattle, WA 98104



This is the last time Pacific Raceways expansion proposal will appear before the King County Council.



We also ask that you forward this to any businesses, clubs, family members and friends who would also be interested in voicing their support in this matter.



On Behalf of Pacific Raceways, Thank you for your continued support!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

RACETECH 119® Seat Series Launches Into the Race Market

11/16/2011 - SPARKS, NV- November 16, 2011- Weighing in at nearly half the weight and cost of 8862-2009 FIA seats, which were approved back in 2008, the 119 series of seats enjoy and offer all the features and shapes of the 29 series, but with huge cost and weight savings.




The new seat line was developed for competition use, and aimed at not only the pro teams, but the safety conscious race car owner that is interested in comfort and feel. Three sizes are available in either composite or Kevlar/Carbon Fiber. Included are standard, wide and wide/tall versions to accommodate the most popular body sizes found in the market. HANS compatible, with the squared shoulder support design (originally found in the famous RT4009HRV "Viper" seat), and includes cool air ducting tube for lower back cooling setup.





While FIA legal, additional features include rear fixed rigid beam (roll cage mounting design), energy absorbing foam to head restraint area, and fire retardant fabric cover. A new feature to the Racetech line is leather wear patches on the shoulder areas. Racetech will have a booth at the upcoming PRI Trade Show, in Orlando, Dec. 1-3, 2011. Contact Racetech North America at (775) 351-2250 for a dealer near you or visit www.racetechseatsna.com

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thompson Seeks Win on New Phoenix Layout


JEROME, IDAHO (November, 2011) Brett Thompson, driver of the RTTI/Jerome Truck Service Inc. Chevrolet, will make his 17th career NASCAR K&N Pro Series start at Phoenix Int'l Raceway this Saturday afternoon capping a challenging season for the eleven year series veteran. Since the point's championship has already been decided; this race is all about winning.




Thompson started the 2011 campaign with a fifth place finish at Phoenix, his sixth top ten finish in 16 previous attempts at the one-mile newly paved oval. But this weekend will bring new challenges not only to Brett but the rest of the competitors as the track has been reconfigured and paved since their last visit.



"I know the track will be fast,' Thompson offered. "It is going to be the same for everybody and since there is new pavement, tire wear will not be as big of concern like in years past."



Add in the fact that the race format has also changed with a break added in during the 125-lap contest, negating any need for pit strategy.



"In the past teams would either pit early in order to get track position late, or they would pit late and have the best tires with about 30-laps to go," Thompson offered. "The break pretty much means it will be an all out dash to the finish with everyone on the same strategy."



While Jack Sellers leads all active drivers with more than 250 career series starts, Thompson has racked up 112 career starts making him one of the most experienced drivers in the field. Thompson will lean on every bit of that experience as the series finale at Phoenix always draws a stout field of cars.



"We are usually pretty good at Phoenix and if it were not for some luck, we might have picked up a couple of wins," Thompson said. "I love racing at Phoenix. It is a great track and always a lot of fun. It will certainly be different this year but I know the fans will see a great race."



Thompson has averaged a finish of 10.8 while completing 96% of all laps contested and has been running at the conclusion at twelve of the 13 races this season. Thompson is fighting for a top five finish in the point standings where he is currently in sixth place just 29-points out of fifth place heading into the Phoenix finale. In his eleven year NASCAR K&N Pro Series career, Thompson has started 112 NKNPS races since 2000 scoring one win, one Coors Light Pole Award, 23 top five and 63 top ten performances. His best points finish was fifth in 2009.

Idaho Competitor Looking to Closeout 2011 Like he Started





TWIN FALLS, IDAHO (November 11, 2011) Jonathon Gomez, driver of the Heritage Cattle Co./Century Boatland Chevrolet, returns to action this Saturday when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series vists Phoenix Int'l Raceway for the series season finale. Back in February, Gomez finished second at Phoenix to record his best career finish and he is looking for victory lane this time around.



Gomez traded the driver's seat of his Heritage Motor Sports Chevrolet for a seat in one of his many pieces of farm equipment this season so he will be making only his seventh start of the year. The 28-year opted to focus on work and growing a new trucking business this season but the lure of racing was never far from his mind.



Last season he won the SRL Southwest Tour title and was a championship contender all season in the K&N Pro Series and this season he has only raced occasionally. The race at Phoenix is one that he would not miss.



When asked what he was most excited about the event this weekend, Gomez was quick to respond. "I just can't wait to drive and be in the car."



In four previous starts at Phoenix in the K&N Pro Series, Gomez has scored two top five finishes and has been among the fastest each race. "Phoenix is like no other track we race on and it has a lot of history for guys out west," Gomez offered. "If there was a track where I would want to win my first race then Phoenix is it."



Since February, the track has undergone a major renovation project with new pavement and a change in the old "dog leg". From various media reports, drivers have praised the track, the banking, and the new pavement. A new track surface is not the only change competitors in the K&N Series will see on Saturday. They will also have to deal with a break during the 125-lap race essentially throwing out pit strategy that was used in the past.



Those changes could play into Gomez' hand as his car is always fast and really good on new tires. "I am just excited to get back to racing and look forward to the race on Saturday."



Jonathon Gomez is supported by Heritage Cattle Company, Century Boatland, J&C Custom Harvesting, United Oil, Modern Machinery, DJ Safety, and Gomez Farms. Jonathon Gomez is the 2010 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Champion. Gomez is also a winner on the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series and in the Mustang Challenge Series at Miller Motorsports Park. Gomez has 26 career NASCAR K7N Pro Series starts with five top five and 11 top ten performance with a career best finish of second. For more information on Jonathon Gomez, please log onto his website at http://jonathongomez.com or NASCAR Hometracks.



Marketing partnerships and sponsorship opportunities for the 2012 racing season are still available with Heritage Motor Sports and rising star Jonathon Gomez. For a custom proposal and additional information please contact John Gomez at 208/731-1288 or Derrick Shannon at 208/870-8066.



Race Car Rental Opportunity



Heritage Motor Sports can put you in first-class competitive race car! Heritage Motor Sports offers an exclusive race rental program for fully-funded driver's wishing to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series for the remainder of the full 2012 campaign.



Heritage Motor Sports is owned by John Gomez, a successful business entrepreneur and race team owner who has fielded a first class race team in the NASCAR K& N Pro Series for the last two seasons for championship contender Jonathon Gomez. The team has scored five top five and eleven top ten finishes the last two seasons, and with NASCAR champion driver and race winning crew chief Craig Raudman leading the experienced team, you not only have the best equipment, but the best crew.



Opportunities exist to rent this first-class race team for all upcoming NASCAR K&N Pro Series events this season. This program offers funded driver's a complete fully-operational competitive race team for a one-race or multi-race deal including a Featherlite transporter, all race equipment, experienced crew, and race preparation and set-up. The Heritage Motor Sports team will also provide marketing and PR support as well create media opportunities.



Whether you are interested in road-racing or circle track racing, the Heritage Motor Sports team can put you in Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) purposely built NASCAR K&N Pro Series cars. These chassis' have all the latest components specifically designed for road racing and circle track racing giving you a competitive edge on track.



For complete details and information on this exclusive rental program please call Dave Reed at 949/633-6600 or email at dreed@approvedmemory.com.


Thank you for your interest and continued support of Jonathon Gomez, driver of the Heritage Motor Sports/Century Boatland Chevrolet in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West, SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour, and the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series.



~John Gomez

DRIFTING RETURNS TO PGP WITH 2011 SNOW DRIFT ON DEC. 18


KENT, Wash. — (Nov. 12, 2011)


Bright sunny days and cars going fast,
Four wheel slides as tire smoke floats past,
Drifting at PGP where drivers are kings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Forget what you may have heard about waiting until spring because drifting is returning to PGP Motorsports Park for a special winter event!

Running rain or shine, 2011 Snow Drift will be Sunday, Dec. 18, kicking off with a practice session at 9 a.m. followed by drifting from 11 a.m. to dusk.

Drivers must have previous experience drifting at PGP and space is limited, so register early! Drivers can find details and register at PacificGP.com.

The fee for spectator is $10 with a new, unwrapped toy for donation to local needy children, or $15 without a toy. We’ll have food and warm drinks available, too.

Spectators and drivers can show their holiday cheer by showing up in costume and decorating their vehicles. We’ll hand out awards for Best Costume and Best Holiday Decorated Car.


On the Web
Visit www.pacificgp.com, become a fan of “PGP Motorsports Park” on Facebook or follow @pacificgp on Twitter.

About PGP Motorsports Park
PGP Motorsports Park is the Northwest’s premier multi-purpose racing facility and is located in close proximity to the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Named “Best Guys Weekend Destination” for 2010 and 2011 in the KING 5 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington contest, the track is easy to get to and inexpensive to utilize, making PGP a rare combination of top-level racing excitement and affordability. For more information on PGP events and services, visit www.pacificgp.com or call (253) 639-7223.


PGP Motorsports media contact
Paul Zalud, (206) 390-9858, paul@pacificgp.com

Thursday, November 10, 2011

ASA RACING FOR NOVEMBER 11 - 13, 2011

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY (Meridian, ID)

The 2011 Awards Banquet is this Saturday night at the Double Tree Riverside in Meridian. The Western Idaho Racing Association will host the banquet.
http://www.meridianspeedwayonline.com/

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, WA)

The 2011 Night of Champions Awards Banquet will be this Saturday night at the Best Western Cotton Tree Inn in Mt. Vernon. Social hour will begin at 6:00pm with dinner at 7pm, and Awards at 8pm.
http://www.skagitspeedway.com/

YAKIMA SPEEDWAY (Yakima, WA)
The 2011 Awards Banquet is this Saturday night at the Holiday Inn in Yakima. The social hour will begin at 6:00pm with dinner at 7:00pm with awards to follow.
http://www.yakimaspeedway.us/



To learn more about the ASA Member Tracks and Sanctioned Series in your area, please visit www.asa-racing.com. Follow ASA Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/american.speed.assoc and on Twitter at @amerspeedassoc.



You can also look for the nearest ASA Member Track, get the weekend schedule, ASA Series information right on your smartphone by downloading the ASA Racing App for the iPhone and Android phones for free. Just search for ASA Racing on iTunes and the Android Market and get the app today for FREE!



The American Speed Association started as a single racing series in 1968 and is a fast growing racing sanctioning body today. The ASA Member Track program sanctions dirt and asphalt short tracks along with road courses around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. For more information call (386) 258-2221, or send an email to info@asa-racing.com. The latest news and information from all the racetracks and tours involved in the ASA can be found by visiting www.ASA-Racing.com.



ASA®, ASA Racing®, American Speed Association® are registered trademarks of Racing Speed Associates, LLC.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Ridge Motorsports Park: First Laps!!! : My Life at Speed

The Ridge Motorsports Park: First Laps!!! : My Life at Speed

BUY, SELL OR JUST BROWSE AT PGP’S WHOLE THING FREE SWAP MEET DEC. 3


KENT, Wash. — (Nov. 9, 2011) We know you’re always on the lookout for new, new-to-you or at least better karting and SuperMoto racing equipment. But if you’re like us, you’ve also got a storage space problem.


PGP has the answer: The Whole Thing Free Swap Meet from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3.

What’s “free” about it, you ask? How this: free display space, free BBQ and free beer! Retail shops are welcome, too.

To secure your spot, register by Nov. 25 by calling (253) 639-7223 or emailing info@pacificgp.com.

Clean out your garage, find that special something that’ll shave .02 seconds off your lap time — or just show up and hang out with the best karters and riders in the Pacific Northwest.

We’ll have open practice all day on our super-fun track for the special price of $40, and rental karts will be Buy 2 Get 1 free as well.

With round 3 of the Stars of PGP Kart Series set for the day after, the Whole Thing Free Swap Meet is a great chance to get some track time, do some browsing or some bench racing.

And maybe — just maybe — you’ll find that part worth .02 of a second or $.02 (and we know which one you’ll want more).

On the Web

Visit www.pacificgp.com, become a fan of “PGP Motorsports Park” on Facebook or follow @pacificgp on Twitter.

About PGP Motorsports Park

PGP Motorsports Park is the Northwest’s premier multi-purpose racing facility and is located in close proximity to the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Named “Best Guys Weekend Destination” for 2010 and 2011 in the KING 5 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington contest, the track is easy to get to and inexpensive to utilize, making PGP a rare combination of top-level racing excitement and affordability. For more information on PGP events and services, visit www.pacificgp.com or call (253) 639-7223.


PGP Motorsports media contact
Paul Zalud, (206) 390-9858, paul@pacificgp.com

Bullet Racing Announces 2012 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Campaign

VANCOUVER, Canada (November 8, 2011) -- Bullet Racing announced today its entry into the 50th anniversary edition of the “Rolex 24 At Daytona”, the preeminent sports car endurance race in North America, to be held January 26-29, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida.


“We are extremely excited to announce our return to the biggest race on the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car series calendar. The fact that this year’s edition of the 24 at Daytona is the 50th anniversary of the race, and that we will once again be representing Canada as the only Canadian entry, makes it all the more special”, says Team Principal Steve Paquette. “We’re looking forward to bringing a strong team to the race again this year, and building on last year’s achievement of a terrific qualifying run, and running as high as 4th in the race”

Vancouver native Darryl O’Young returns to Bullet Racing as lead driver for the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Darryl also races in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and the Porsche Super Cup in Europe. He is a 3 time winner of the famed Macau Grand Prix, and currently competes in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).

Bullet Racing team drivers Bob Yeager of West Vancouver BC, Joe White of Spokane Valley, WA and Randy Blaylock of Bothell, WA will be testing the team’s 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup race car at Daytona on December 6th and 7th. Randy and Joe recently piloted Bullet Racing’s entry to overall victory in the 2011 “8 Hours of the Cascades” at Portland International Raceway.

The” Bullet Racing Driver Development Program” operates for the purpose of developing drivers to race for the team at high profile races like the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Joe White and Bob Yeager are both part of this program and are excited about their chances in this years Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Guard Transmission will be supporting the effort in 2012 as the primary drive train sponsor. President and CEO Matt Monson was on hand in Vancouver for the announcement. “We have done an incredible amount of research and development on the Porsche transmissions and differentials. We are confident that our products will carry Bullet the full 24 Hours and beyond.“

Additional driver and sponsor announcements to follow in the coming weeks

Contact:
Steve Paquette, Bullet Racing Team Owner
604-374-6364
steve@bulletracing.ca

Friday, November 4, 2011

PGP TEAMS WITH MOTORSPORTREG.COM FOR ONLINE EVENT REGISTRATION



KENT, Wash. — (Nov. 3, 2011) PGP Motorsports Park is pleased to announce our latest partnership to improve the racing experience at the Northwest’s premier multi-purpose motorsports venue.

We have joined with MotorsportReg.com, the nation’s leading online motorsports registration company, to bring simple, secure and easy online registration for all Karting, SuperMoto and lapping events at PGP.

MotorsportReg.com is the official registration service of the Sports Car Club of American (SCCA), Tire Rack Street Survival, SCCA Pro Racing and Miller Motorsports Park, to name just a few of the more than 250 organizations around the United States and Canada that use the website to manage their events.

With Motorsportreg.com, the online registration process is streamlined and secure. Using either a credit card or electronic fund transfer, PGP customers can sign up and pay for events in a matter of minutes —­ securing their race number in the process. There is nothing to download or install and you can even use your smartphone!

Links to registration for all events will be posted on our website at PacificGp.com and our Facebook page “PGP Motorsports Park.” Events can also be viewed directly at MotorsportReg.com.

On the Web
Visit www.pacificgp.com, become a fan of “PGP Motorsports Park” on Facebook or follow @pacificgp on Twitter. For MotorsportReg.com, visit www.motorsportreg.com, become a fan of “MotorsportReg.Co” on Facebook or follow @Pukkasoft (Pukka Software) on Twitter.


About PGP Motorsports Park
PGP Motorsports Park is the Northwest’s premier multi-purpose racing facility and is located in close proximity to the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Named “Best Guys Weekend Destination” for 2010 and 2011 in the KING 5 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington contest, the track is easy to get to and inexpensive to utilize, making PGP a rare combination of top-level racing excitement and affordability. For more information on PGP events and services, visit www.pacificgp.com or call (253) 639-7223.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

MOTORCYCLING - BIKES: Which Gas Is Best For Your Bike?

MOTORCYCLING - BIKES: Which Gas Is Best For Your Bike?

PRICES REDUCED FOR WINTER SUPERMOTO EVENTS BEGINNING NOV. 13


KENT, Wash. — (Oct. 30, 2011) On the track and in the pits, the Stars of PGP SuperMoto Series offers some of the most fun and exciting action at our award-winning facility.


To make things even better, starting with the next round on Sunday, Nov. 13, we’re cutting prices for SuperMoto events during the winter season. Both members and non-members can compete in a second class for just $25 with a third class FREE.

New to SuperMoto or PGP? There is no better time to find out why Stars of PGP SuperMoto Series events are some of our fastest-growing and best-attended. PGP race events are professionally-run and safe, with tons of track time and minimal down time.

SuperMoto series events run rain or shine, with the dirt section open if conditions permit. For those wanting to stay out of the whoops and jumps, we offer an Asphalt-only class. Other new classes include DRZ, Ladies Only, Knobby, Quads and Scooters.

But what happens on the track is only a part of the story. In the pits you’ll find a fun, family-friendly atmosphere and plenty of other riders and PGP staff ready and willing to help newcomers have the best possible experience.
Riders new to the sport are welcome to stop by or call the track prior to the event for tips and advice on bike tech items, race day assistance and set-up, or any other questions they may have to make their first SuperMoto event at PGP easy and fun.

Rather just come out for practice with a much smaller crowd? Try an Open Practice day where you will get more track time than you can probably handle. For those wanting to come out and share a bike, additional riders pay just $25!


On the Web

Visit www.pacificgp.com, become a fan of “PGP Motorsports Park” on Facebook or follow @pacificgp on Twitter.

About PGP Motorsports Park

PGP Motorsports Park is the Northwest’s premier multi-purpose racing facility and is located in close proximity to the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Named “Best Guys Weekend Destination” for 2010 and 2011 in the KING 5 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington contest, the track is easy to get to and inexpensive to utilize, making PGP a rare combination of top-level racing excitement and affordability. For more information on PGP events and services, visit www.pacificgp.com or call (253) 639-7223.


PGP Motorsports media contact
Paul Zalud, (206) 390-9858, paul@pacificgp.com

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thompson Eyes Fifth Place Points Finish After All American Clash


JEROME, IDAHO (October 21, 2011) Brett Thompson, driver of the RTTI/Jerome Truck Service Inc. Chevrolet, left the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts "150" at All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) this past weekend thinking what could have been. After clawing his way back through the field to the fifth position after an earlier race incident, his top five hopes were dashed on the final lap.




Thompson would start the 150-lap event from the 16th position making the task of a solid finish difficult as the furthest back any previous winner has come from was the 15th position. Within the first ten laps his task was made all the more difficult after he was tapped from behind and sent spinning.



The resulting spin left Thompson at the tail of the field, and on a tight and tricky 1/3-mile oval it can be difficult to stay on the lead lap when the leaders are clicking off 14-second laps times. Thompson made his way back to just outside the top ten before he was lapped by the leader just past lap 100.



A couple of laps later the caution came out allowing Thompson to get back on the lead where he climbed up to the sixth position, but his ascent was short lived as one of the rookies in the field spun right in front of his Chevrolet leaving no where for Thompson to guide his car. The result left the front of his RTTI sponsored car heavily damaged but the radiator was intact. That was the good news.



The bad news was the contact closed up the grill opening and blocked the air from cooling his engine. Over the final 40 laps, Thompson watched the water temperature climb, but his power plant held strong. As the field made its way to the final couple of laps, Thompson had great optimism that he could salvage a top ten and quite possibly a top five finish after battling with Chad Boat for the spot.



His hopes quickly turned to disappointment after a caution slowed the field and set up a green/white/checkered finish. The additional three laps was the boiling point as he lost power on the white flag lap and limped across the finish line in the 12th position.



""I think we were lucky to finish 12th," Thompson said after the race. "I don't know how that thing stayed together that long but the finish kind of sealed the deal. These short tracks are tough and not qualifying well kind of hurt but we were able to battle back and looked to have a solid finish in our sights. Oh well, on to Phoenix."



Thompson will attempt to close out the season just like he started and that would be a top five finish at Phoenix Int'l Raceway November 12. Thompson's best Phoenix finish in 16 previous starts is a pair of fourth place finishes (04, 08) to go along with his fifth place effort to open the 2011 season. "Racing at Phoenix is great for the series," Thompson stated. "Phoenix is a very popular track for fans and to be part of a big racing weekend to close out the year will be great. The K&N Pro Series continues to get better and I know the fans will see a great show."



Thompson also plans to compete in the big Fall Classic Open Comp Late Model Show at the Bullring at Las Vegas next month. "I really like driving in the Late Model's and if we get our motor back in time we plan to be there."



Thompson has averaged a finish of 10.8 while completing 96% of all laps contested and has been running at the conclusion at twelve of the 13 races this season. Thompson is fighting for a top five finish in the point standings where he is currently in sixth place just 29-points out of fifth place heading into the final race of the season at Phoenix next month. In his eleven year NASCAR K&N Pro Series career, Thompson has started 112 NKNPS races since 2000 scoring one win, one Coors Light Pole Award, 23 top five and 63 top ten performances. His best points finish was fifth in 2009.



Thompson Motorsports is a premier racing organization based in Jerome, Idaho providing complete race car preparation and fabrication supporting the local grassroots racer and experienced professional driver. TMS prepares and fields race vehicles in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series, CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, Intermountain Pro Truck Series, and entries at local area short tracks. TMS has corporate partnerships with Rich Thompson Trucking Inc. (RTTI), Jerome Truck Service Inc., Eibach Springs, Schroeder Torsion Bars, United Oil, Speedbear Fasteners, and Hagerman Valley Spring Water. For all the latest news and information about Brett Thompson and Thompson Motorsports, log onto www.brettthompsonracing.com or NASCAR Hometracks.

ASA RACING FOR OCTOBER 21-23, 2011

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY (Meridian, ID)

Al Russell’s The Dirty Cup is this Friday and Saturday night. Meridian Speedway is carving out a new surface in the infield. Outlaw Karts will take center stage on Friday and Saturday night. Other divisions competing over the two nights include: Pee Wee, Box Stock, Hot Rod, Jr. 500cc, 125cc, Open Flat, Desparados (500cc for drivers 30 and older), 250cc Midgets and 500cc Open. Racing starts at 6:30pm each night. General admission is just $5 for adults, $3 for Seniors and Kids (ages 7-11) and 6 and under are always FREE.
http://www.meridianspeedwayonline.com/

12 Year Old Trevor Hunt Wins a Pair of USAC Young Guns Midget Titles

12 Year Old Trevor Hunt Wins a Pair of USAC Young Guns Midget Titles

Smith’s Results at All American Speedway

Smith’s Results at All American Speedway

Greg Pursley K&N Pro Series 2011 Champion

Friday, October 14, 2011

Heritage Motor Sports to Field Two-Car Effort At All American


ROSEVILLE, CA (October 14, 2011) John Gomez, owner of Heritage Motor Sports, will field a two-car effort this weekend at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts "150" event. The race is the 13th event of the season and will feature the largest field of competitors ever at the one-third mile paved oval.




Making his debut in the series is 15-year old Andrew Murray from Temecula, CA. Murray, who will become the youngest driver to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series' 58-year history at just 12-days past his 15th birthday eclipsing the mark set earlier this year by Cameron Hayley, is one of rising stars of the sport.



Murray comes to the series with an impressive resume' in Karting, Focus Midgets, Sprint Cars, and Late Models where he has won numerous races and championships. This season he has primarily focused on running Late Model Stock Cars at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale where he has made eight starts.



Murray's goal is to continue up the racing ladder and become the youngest driver to ever compete in NASCAR's upper divisions. He will be driving the #32 Mercury Insurance Chevrolet in his series debut.



In the Heritage Motor Sports primary car will be Jacob Gomes out of Manteca, CA driving the #22 Sunny Valley Ham & Bacon Chevrolet. Gomes is having a breakout year in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour this season where he has won three times and currently sits third in the point standings heading into the final two races of the season.



Gomes has two previous starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series with a best finish of tenth coming in this event last year. Gomes will also be one of a handful of drivers doing double duty this weekend competing in both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour events at All American Saturday night.



Primary Heritage Motor Sports driver Jonathon Gomez will be back in action in the series finale at Phoenix in November and is supported by Heritage Cattle Company, Century Boatland, J&C Custom Harvesting, United Oil, Modern Machinery, DJ Safety, and Gomez Farms. Jonathon Gomez is the 2010 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Champion. Gomez is also a winner on the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series and in the Mustang Challenge Series at Miller Motorsports Park. Gomez has 25 career NASCAR K&N Pro Series starts with five top five and 11 top ten performance with a career best finish of second. For more information on Jonathon Gomez, please log onto his website at http://jonathongomez.com or NASCAR Hometracks. You can also follow all of the best in West coast racing action by visiting www.racingwest.com.



Marketing partnerships and sponsorship opportunities for the 2012 racing season are still available with Heritage Motor Sports. For a custom proposal and additional information please contact John Gomez at 208/731-1288.



Race Car Rental Opportunity



Heritage Motor Sports can put you in first-class competitive race car! Heritage Motor Sports offers an exclusive race rental program for fully-funded driver's wishing to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series for the remainder of the full 2012 campaign.



Heritage Motor Sports is owned by John Gomez, a successful business entrepreneur and race team owner who has fielded a first class race team in the NASCAR K& N Pro Series for the last two seasons for championship contender Jonathon Gomez. The team has scored five top five and eleven top ten finishes the last two seasons, and with NASCAR champion driver and race winning crew chief Craig Raudman leading the experienced team, you not only have the best equipment, but the best crew.



Opportunities exist to rent this first-class race team for all upcoming NASCAR K&N Pro Series events this season. This program offers funded driver's a complete fully-operational competitive race team for a one-race or multi-race deal including a Featherlite transporter, all race equipment, experienced crew, and race preparation and set-up. The Heritage Motor Sports team will also provide marketing and PR support as well create media opportunities.



Whether you are interested in road-racing or circle track racing, the Heritage Motor Sports team can put you in Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) purposely built NASCAR K&N Pro Series cars. These chassis' have all the latest components specifically designed for road racing and circle track racing giving you a competitive edge on track.



For complete details and information on this exclusive rental program please call Dave Reed at 949/633-6600 or email at dreed@approvedmemory.com.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thompson Looking to Close out 2011 NASCAR West Campaign Strong


JEROME, IDAHO (October 13, 2011) Brett Thompson, driver of the RTTI/Jerome Truck Service Inc. Chevrolet, enters the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts "150" at All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) focused on closing out the 2011 schedule like he started. Thompson currently sits seventh in the point standings but knows a strong performance this Saturday night will vault him up in the standings heading into the final race in November.




Thompson finished eighth at All American back in the spring for his only top ten performance in four starts at the tricky one-third mile paved oval. While qualifying is critical in the NKNPS, a top five starting position at All American is essential. In twelve previous series races at All American, the winner has come from the pole position six times and the furthest back a winner has started was 15th.



"You have to really hit your marks with no mistakes," Thompson offered. "This track is not easy to drive and as much as you need to concentrate on your marks, you have to drive defensively."



Defensive driving may be the operative word this weekend as more than 30 drivers are entered for a shot at one of only 24 starting positions in the 150-lap event. A number of the entrants are making their first series start and a few are not even legally allowed to drive on the road yet.



"This will be an interesting race," Thompson offered. "There will be a lot of new faces with not much experience in these cars but so many of these young kids are really good racers already. Starting up front is really the key."



Of the 12 series races so far this season, the winner has started inside the top six on eleven occasions and the worst starting position was 15th, ironically at All American Speedway back in March. Jason Fensler quietly moved through the field and made a thrilling last lap pass of the top three to claim the victory.



"Just look at the stats for this season," Thompson said. "The winner has started on the front row 60% of the time and in the top five 85% of the time. That is all you really need to know. That is our goal this weekend. We know if you start up front you will likely finish up front."



In preparation for the race this weekend, Thompson joined more than 20 other teams at All American last week for a test session and was pleased with the outcomes. "Races like All American are really two different races," Thompson said. "First you must qualify well, but then you need a car that is really good on the long runs. Since the races are impound events, you tend to give up a little on either side but we learned a few things at the test and we think we will be really good on Saturday night."



Thompson has averaged a finish of 10.5 while completing 96% of all laps contested and has been running at the conclusion at eleven of the twelve races this season. Thompson is fighting for a top five finish in the point standings where he is currently in seventh place just one-point out of sixth place and 8-points out of fifth place. Thompson finished 8th at All American back in March. In his NASCAR K&N Pro Series career, Thompson has started 111 NKNPS races since 2000 scoring one win, one Coors Light Pole Award, 23 top five and 63 top ten performances. His best points finish was fifth in 2009.



Thompson Motorsports is a premier racing organization based in Jerome, Idaho providing complete race car preparation and fabrication supporting the local grassroots racer and experienced professional driver. TMS prepares and fields race vehicles in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series, CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, Intermountain Pro Truck Series, and entries at local area short tracks. TMS has corporate partnerships with Rich Thompson Trucking Inc. (RTTI), Jerome Truck Service Inc., Eibach Springs, Schroeder Torsion Bars, United Oil, Speedbear Fasteners, and Hagerman Valley Spring Water. For all the latest news and information about Brett Thompson and Thompson Motorsports, log onto www.brettthompsonracing.com or NASCAR Hometracks.

ASA RACING FOR OCTOBER 14-16, 2011


MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY (Meridian, ID)

The Smoke, Steam & Cash Enduro 250 is this Saturday night plus the Thunderdog Championship. Gates open at 4:00pm with racing at 6:30pm. General admission is just $6 for ages 7 and above. 6 and under always FREE.
http://www.meridianspeedwayonline.com/ 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

TORC sophomore Andrew Caddell - '11 Traxxas PRO Light Champ - looks to win out in Texas

The Washingtonian and former karting star's pumped with his first off-road championship in only his 2nd year in the truck @ TORC/Texas, Oct. 15-16


INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 10, 2011) - With just a few days remaining until the final event of the 2011 Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL, second-year off-road racer Andrew Caddell (Traxxas/Mopar/AMSOIL/BFG) carries the Traxxas PRO Light title belt into Texas this weekend - home of the Plano-based Traxxas company - for a big time celebration and some flat out racing at TORC's final competition of the 2011 racing season, Oct. 15-16, at Cycle Ranch MX Park in Floresville.


A relative newcomer to the sport of TORC-style short course off-road racing, Caddell was the runner-up in 2010's Traxxas PRO Light class - finishing off a thrilling season with a much-discussed run in with rival Casey Currie. The end result left Caddell hungry for more and a chance to improve upon his impressive 2010 rookie season stats of three wins, eight podium finishes and seven Traxxas Maxx Lap awards.

We caught up with the Graham, Wash., native as he prepares to make the trek to San Antonio in pursuit of two more wins and Traxxas Maxx Lap awards to put an exclamation point on his dominant 2011 season.

TORC Series: Andrew, congrats on your first-ever Traxxas TORC Series PRO class title. What's the plan for Texas this weekend?

Andrew Caddell: Going into Texas we have no pressure which lets us do whatever we really want to do. I know I want to get a couple more wins before the season is out and I'm sure the whole Jenkins Brothers team does as well so we are going to be pushing hard to get those wins and more Maxx Lap awards for the team and hopefully go out on a high note this year.

TORC Series: Last year the scenario was a bit different heading into the last race, rewind a bit and talk about that last TORC Traxxas PRO Light race, how that was on your mind during the off season and what your goals were heading into the summer of 2011.

Andrew Caddell: The end of last year was a bad deal for me. I felt like I let the championship slip away with being too nice in my first year. Over the winter I had a lot of time to think and I told myself that in 2011 I was going to be more aggressive but also try to not make mistakes. Our goals were simple heading into 2011 and that was win races and the championship. I knew I had the best team behind me now it was just up to me.

TORC Series: Heading into the final round at Texas' Cycle Ranch MX Park, and reflecting upon the TORC 2011 season, what was it that allowed you to carry such a lead into the final round?

Andrew Caddell: Consistency really let us get to where we are. I had ten podiums in a row starting at the 2nd RedBud race. The first couple were to get us back into the championship hunt after my wreck in the first RedBud race. Then everything went my way at Crandon, Bark River and Chicago where my championship rivals all had issues and allowed me to pull away more and more and ultimately wrap up the championship with three races to go.

TORC Series: And statistically speaking you led the Traxxas PRO Light class in every category - four wins, ten podiums and five Traxxas Maxx Lap Awards. Given your rivalry with Casey Currie heading into 2011, did you think you'd have such a dominant year stat-wise?

Andrew Caddell: I knew I had the team and truck to have a great year I just had to put it all together for them and we did everything right for those ten races to be consistent and pull away from the pack. I never dreamed of getting ten podiums in a row in such a tight class but everything fell right for me this year.

TORC Series: From the outside looking in, all signs point to your Saturday night run from last-to-2nd - twice! - at Charlotte being the turning point of your season, highlighted by a roll over, mid race hot pit and a spinout. It seemed at this point you really looked to have the Traxxas PRO Light field covered. Was that Charlotte race as important to you as it seemed from the press box?

Andrew Caddell: I think that Charlotte race kept us in the championship hunt but I knew we had to keep close in the championship there as the next five races were at my two best tracks which is where we were able to stretch the lead out more. But Charlotte 2 was a big race for us because we minimized the damage that could have come out of that race with a flip.

TORC Series: So you get to hop in the truck, mat the accelerator and stand with pretty girls on the podium. Must be nice. How about throwing some props out here to the guys who do all the heavy lifting - getting your Traxxas/Mopar/AMSOIL/BFG truck dialed and ready-to-race at the TORC rounds!

Andrew Caddell: Yeah the whole Jenkins Brothers team is amazing. They give me the equipment to win week in and week out I got the easy part of just going out and driving the truck. Rena my crew chief makes everything easy on me. I never go on the track worried about anything happening to the truck and it makes my job so much easier. All the guys at the shop I know have put time in on the new trucks and this year showed how great of a team we have!

TORC Series: Thanks, Andrew. Best of luck this weekend in Texas.

Andrew Caddell: Thank you. Look forward to seeing everyone out at the TORC finals at Cycle Ranch MX, including everyone from Traxxas HQ!

What: 2011 Traxxas TORC Series finals

Who: The nation's premier off-road drivers, including 2010 PRO champions former AMA Supercross champion Rick "RJ" Johnson along with off-road legends Johnny Greaves, Bryce Menzies, Rob MacCachren & Scott Douglas, along with Texas' Andrew Caddell and Mike & Mark Jenkins

Where: Cycle Ranch MX Park in Floresville, Texas

When: Oct. 15-16

Time: Gates open at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday

Tickets: $25 single day, $40 two day available at www.torcseries.com Also, race fans six years old and younger and 65 and older all get in for no charge. All tickets include a FREE PRO PIT AREA PASS so you can get close to all the drivers for autographs!


Sanctioned by the United States Auto Club (USAC Racing), in conjunction with its corporate sponsors of The Off-Road Championship, more information is available on www.torcseries.com. Television coverage of "The Off-Road Championship" race in Floresville will be shown later this year on Discovery's HD Theatre.

Updates on TORC action are also available on Twitter.com/TORCMedia as well as TORC's official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/TORCSeries

Andrew Caddell action photo by Mike Roth

About TORC
The Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL, is the fastest, most punishing short course racing series on the planet! TORC events are packed with flag-to-flag fender banging as drivers push the limits over whoops and jump-filled natural terrain race tracks. Off-road racing fans come from far and wide to experience the most challenging form of high-octane competition. And once they taste TORC for the first time they're hooked for life!

Paul Brown Ends GTS Championship Winning Season on Podium


Covina, California (9 October 2011) - Tiger Racing’s Paul Brown finished his Pro Racing Pirelli World Challenge GTS Championship winning season on podium, placing third in the season ending, Road Atlanta Grand Prix. The crew was excited to add a third place trophy to the multiple 1sts and 2nds won this year and for the fact that Brown has matched Parnelli Jones’ 1970 record setting SCCA Trans-Am Championship season also in a production based Boss 302.


While the team was a bit disappointed with their qualifying position, a season low of 7th due to traffic, starting from further back in the pack allowed driver, Paul Brown, to win the Optima Batteries Best Standing Start award. Brown also laid down the fastest lap of the race in the #50 One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning/Luminox/Kenny Brown Performance Ford Mustang Boss 302S, adding to an impressive list of stats for the year, including 5 wins, 10 top ten finishes, 9 top five finishes, fastest lap in 7 of 12 races and more laps lead during the season than all other GTS drivers combined.

When Paul Brown was asked how he feels looking back on the year, he said, “I’m thrilled to end the season on a high note, but I don’t think it’s all sunk in yet. This has been a dream season for me and, I think, for the whole crew and everyone else involved.” Brown went on to say, “Winning a Championship in the series that I essentially grew up in, means the world to me. I even met my wife racing in this series! It’s just been an awesome ride.”

It’s claimed that a team is like a family often enough that it may sound like a cliché, but new sponsor John McCarthy, a representative of One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, insists that this is absolutely true of Tiger Racing. He said, “I’ve known Paul and his father Kenny for a very long time. Paul wrenched on cars that I bought from his dad many years ago and my son, John Jr., worked with Paul in high school at Saleen’s shop when they ran cars driven by George Follmer and Parnelli Jones.” McCarthy and Brown reconnected only recently when John Jr. began racing a Mustang. John Sr. said, “It’s been wonderful for everyone, not just personally, but also for One Hour Heating and Air. I know they will be very pleased with our results as this team represents all factions of One Hour. Planning ahead is important in any successful venture. Build your plan, work your plan and that’s what this team does. We proved we could compete with high dollar teams. Not just compete, but beat them. I’m glad I was able to be a part of it.”

Tiger Racing is proud to be partnered with One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, Luminox Watches, Kenny Brown Performance, K&N Filters, G-Stream, ERP/JRZ, Eibach, Bassani Xhaust, Ford Racing, Baer Brakes, Lucas Oil, Pirelli Tires, Motive Gear, Tremec Transmission, Hawk Performance and Heatshield Products. A special thanks to Wellendorf Performance and Skyscraper Brewing Company.

For further driver, team and sponsor information, please contact:

Tiger Racing One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning
Paul Brown, Gen. Mgr. Tel: 941-366-9692
Tel: 626-967-6796 Clockworkhomeservices.com
Fax: 626-967-0446
Facebook.com/TigerRacing
Paul@Tiger-Racing.com

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ASA RACING FOR OCTOBER 7-9, 2011


MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY (Meridian, ID)

Round three of the Idaho Amateur Supercross is this Sunday. Gates open at 8am with practice starting at 10am. Racing starts at 11am. More info at  http://www.idahosupercross.com/.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

AUTO RACING - V8: Bathurst And V8 Supercars 101

AUTO RACING - V8: Bathurst And V8 Supercars 101

Paul Brown - GTS Championship Speech

Future motorsports champions could be revealed in Junior Rental Race on Oct. 22


Every racer started somewhere and most of today’s championship winners — like Helio Castroneves (IndyCar), Jeff Gordon (NASCAR), Lewis Hamilton (F1) to name just a few — began racing in karts in their teens or earlier.




To help get PGP’s younger karters off to a good start we’ve scheduled a Junior Rental Race for Saturday, Oct. 22.



Open to any driver age 12-14 at least 4 feet 10 inches tall and who has completed PGP’s Junior Racer school, the Junior Rental Race is perfect for kids with little or no race experience OR for those looking to improve their track skills.



The race will include a practice session, semi-final and final event, all for $85. Pre-registration is required because space is limited. http://www.pacificgp.com/images/stories/Junior_Rental_Kart_League_Racing.doc



Junior Race School classes cost $75 and are held throughout the week for your convenience. More information and registration forms for race schools can be found on PGP website, or contact the track by phone for other class options.



Plan now so your young karter won’t miss out on this chance to mix it up with his or her peers on PGP’s award-winning track in the Junior Rental Race on Oct. 22.



Who’s to say the 2020 class of champions won’t include a PGP karter?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Paul Brown Pilots the #50 Mustang Boss 302S to His Fifth Pirelli World Challenge Race Win of 2011 Season, Clinching GTS Championship


Covina, California (21 September 2011) - By winning his fifth race of the season, Tiger Racing’s Paul Brown has secured his first SCCA Pro Racing Pirelli World Challenge GTS Championship title. With one race left on the schedule, Brown has matched Parnelli Jones’ 1970 record setting SCCA Trans-Am Championship season also in a production based Boss 302 and looks to beat it by winning the final race of the year at Road Atlanta. After 40 years, the Mustang Boss 302 is again flexing its muscles and tearing up the tracks in SCCA’s professional road race series.


Paul Brown and the rest of the Tiger Racing team began the year on a race-to-race basis, but in demonstrating determination, hard work, passion and commitment, they gathered momentum and support from all corners. New sponsors have been added each weekend, but none more historic than Kenny Brown Performance.



Paul’s racing career started under his Dad’s personal instruction in a Kenny Brown Mustang at Topeka’s Heartland Park in the early ‘90s and Paul has been campaigning cars ever since.

“All of us at Kenny Brown Performance have enjoyed watching Paul race this year,” says the elder Brown, “As a racer, I’ve been pulling for him and his Tiger Racing team. As a father, I’m proud of the way Paul has handled himself, both inside and outside the car.” Kenny also said, “Paul has been providing me with valuable information and testing data on our new line of Kenny Brown suspension products for 2005 and newer Mustangs. I’m happy we are able to showcase the Kenny Brown Performance brand and help Paul in the last two races of the year.”

Tiger Racing’s Crew Chief, Adam Cox, was quite candid when asked how he felt about winning the GTS Championship. He said, “I honestly knew we could do this. My only fear was that we wouldn’t have the funding, but I never doubted our crew.” Adam went on to say, “SCCA doesn’t always make it easy. I think they could revamp the way they ‘equalize’ the field, but this season was a lot of fun. I called it way back at the SEMA Show in November and we did it.”

The Boss is back indeed!

Tiger Racing is proud to be partnered with Kenny Brown Performance, Luminox Watches, One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, K&N Filters, G-Stream, ERP/JRZ, Eibach, Bassani Xhaust, Ford Racing, Baer Brakes, Lucas Oil, Pirelli Tires, Motive Gear, Tremec Transmission, Hawk Performance and Heatshield Products. A special thanks to Wellendorf Performance and Skyscraper Brewing Company.

For further driver, team and sponsor information, please contact:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

2011 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires Video Coverage Highlights

PGP pleased to welcome motorsports veteran Scott Cowell to the team


At PGP Motorsports Park, we realize a big part of what makes us the top racing venue in the Pacific Northwest is the people who work here.




With that in mind, we’re pleased to announce the addition of Scott Cowell to the PGP staff. Scott’s 20 years of experience as a racer, driving instructor and race engineer will provide immediate benefit to the multiple and diverse groups that enjoy competing on PGP’s award-winning track.



"After seeing the amazing facility (PGP owners) Paul and Juli Zalud and their crew have built in such a short period of time, I'm very excited to be able to bring my motorsports experience to the team,” said Scott. “It seems everyone at PGP is driven by the common goal to be the absolute best action sports facility of its kind in the nation.”



The 28-year-old comes to PGP after working as track manager at SIMA International Raceway, an outdoor karting facility that opened last summer in Sumas, Wash. PGP and SIMA were built around the same time — PGP opened a year earlier, in summer 2009 — but everyone was already familiar with each other.



“The karting industry is rather tight-knit and being involved in karting in the Northwest pretty much everyone knows everyone,” Scott said with a small laugh. “But Paul also owns and operated the Stars of Karting national series, and I was actively involved in that as a mechanic and engineer. So when this opportunity presented itself and knowing the potential, I was very excited.”



That feeling was mutual.



“We have been searching for someone that can truly represent Juli and me when we are not on hand. Most of my responsibilities are actually away from the track, coming up with new ways to promote the facility, doing trade shows and otherwise outside selling,” said Paul Zalud. “It was also important to find some help for our son Kyle, who has been burning both ends of the candle and done a great job. But it is just too much as we continue to grow. I am very excited that Scott is with us now and we are all much better off with him on board.”



Scott’s visit fell on the day of the Bigger Foot Tandem drifting event, so he not only got to see and check out the facility, but also get a taste for the versatility of motorsports PGP can host — and the strong bond that has been created with PGP’s customers and fans.



“Saturday’s drift event was definitely the largest number of spectators I’ve ever seen at a kart track anywhere in the world,” said Scott. “My major background has been in karting, but I’ve been a huge motorsports fan my whole life. I think SuperMoto is going to be as much fun as was the drifting event. To be more involved in a motorsports facility and not just a karting facility is an exciting change and challenge for me.”



Originally from New Orleans, Scott began karting at 8 and spent 10 years behind the wheel. He moved around a lot after leaving The Big Easy, including stops in North Carolina and Minnesota to name just two places, and worked as a stock car engineer for a couple years. His focus returned full-time to karting about eight years ago, with time spent in racer development and engineering.



After just one visit to PGP Scott said he was “amazingly impressed by how hard Kyle, Matt and Colin all work as well as the rest of the staff,” and he is confident his background and experience will be of benefit to PGP’s loyal customers, which includes karters — both competition and arrive-and-drive rentals — SuperMoto riders, drifters and car lappers. “Oh, and the extreme obstacle course runners and specialty cyclers and all the future events PGP is constantly developing.”



"In my 20 years in the sport I've been fortunate enough to participate in motorsports from every angle. I’ve operated facilities and I’ve been on the consumer side of racetracks, having raced myself and working for race teams,” he said. “I know what the consumer wants from a racetrack. Having that perspective helps me to ensure that we’re providing what PGP customers want."

Monday, September 19, 2011

Lots of Rental Kart Racing this fall, starting Saturday‏

KENT, Wash. — (Sept. 19, 2011) The leaves are starting to fall and skies are back to gray, but that just means it’s time for more racing at PGP!




We know you’re saving up for Christmas shopping, too, so we’re offering up the most bang for your buck: Rental Kart racing!



We’ve got two different types for you to choose from: Rental Kart League Racing (RKLR) and Rental Endurance Racing. RKLR begins this Saturday and Rental Enduro begins on Saturday, Oct. 1.




Rental Kart racing at PGP is perfect for newcomers and experienced karters alike. You show up (and are 15 or older) and we provide the rest: kart, fuel, tires, helmet and rain gear if conditions warrant.



All Rental Kart series events are rain or shine, too, and once you’ve experienced the thrill of racing in the rain you’ll be looking forward to those gray skies! We’ll also be offering different track configurations so you’ll get the full PGP racing experience.



Rental Kart League Racing returns this Saturday, Sept. 24 and continues every other Saturday morning until New Years Eve.



In RKLR events there are two classes, Expert and Novice, and weights will be equalized to insure fair performance for different-sized racers. During each RKLR event you’ll get four on-track sessions —practice, qualifying, Pre-Final and Final — and there are no maximum number of drivers. The fee for a single event is $85 for members but why not buy a discounted season pass for $500 for all eight events? (that’s just $62.50 per event or a savings of $180!).



The eight race dates are Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec. 17 and Dec. 31 (what a way to ring in the New Year!). Please note there will be no rental kart classes offered during the Stars of PGP Karting Series this fall.



Rental Endurance Racing returns to PGP on Oct. 1. For Rental Endurance events grab up to two friends to take on the field in the Team class or run on your own in the Ironman(woman) class. Each endurance event includes one practice session and two competitive racing sessions: one for 30 minutes and one for 60 minutes.



Cost is $50 for each person in a three-driver team, $75 per person for a two-driver team and $125 for the Ironman (woman). This is member pricing. There are six Rental Endurance events scheduled: Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Oct. 29, Nov. 12, Nov. 26 and Dec. 10.



Run all rental kart events this fall or take part in select dates for either the Rental Kart League Racing or Rental Endurance Racing — either way you’ll have more fun than the law should allow.



On the Web

Visit www.pacificgp.com, become a fan of “PGP Motorsports Park” on Facebook or follow @pacificgp on Twitter.



About PGP Motorsports Park

PGP Motorsports Park is the Northwest’s premier multi-purpose racing facility and is located in close proximity to the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Named “Best Guys Weekend Destination” for 2010 and 2011 in the KING 5 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington contest, the track is easy to get to and inexpensive to utilize, making PGP a rare combination of top-level racing excitement and affordability. For more information on PGP events and services, visit www.pacificgp.com or call (253) 639-7223.



PGP Motorsports media contact

Paul Zalud, (206) 390-9858, paul@pacificgp.com

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Longacre Racing road racing essentials

ASA RACING FOR SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2011

GRAYS HARBOR RACEWAY (Elma, WA)

The final event of the 2011 season is this Saturday night. The North West Wingless Tour Sprints and Modified Open will be on the schedule. Adult admission is $13, Juniors 15-18/Miltary is $10.00, Youths 6-14 is $5.00, Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 4 youths) is $30.00, and Premium ticket is $20.00.
http://www.graysharborraceway.com/

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY (Meridian, ID)

The Idaho Amateur Supercross comes to Meridian Speedway on September 25. Racing will start at 9am.
http://www.meridianspeedwayonline.com/

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAYS (West Valley City, UT)

The Torch 100 for the Maverik Modifieds is this Saturday night. Plus the USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Super Stocks, Figure 8 stock cars and Figure 8 Trains will also be in action. Arrive at the track wearing your Utah Utes or BYU Cougars apparel and get $5.00 off admission. Racing starts at 6pm.
http://www.rmrracing.com/

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Burlington, WA)

Skagit Speedway wraps up the 57th season with Championship Night and "The Giant Fireworks Show". See the 410, 360, Sportsman Sprints, and Outlaw Hornets. Racing at 7:00pm.
http://www.skagitspeedway.com/

SOUTHERN OREGON SPEEDWAY (Medford, OR)
Season champions will be crowned this Saturday night. The Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Street Stocks, Super 4’s, Dwarf Cars, and Mini Stocks will be in action. Racing gets underway at 6pm.
http://www.sospeedway.com/

YAKIMA SPEEDWAY (Yakima, WA)

A full racing program is scheduled for this Saturday night. The Late Models, Super Stocks, Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Hornets and Bump to Pass will be in action. Adults $10.00, 15 and under $5, kids under 5 free with an adult. Gates open at 4pm, opening ceremonies at 6pm, Side by Side racing action to follow.
http://www.yakimaspeedway.us/

You can also look for the nearest ASA Member Track, get the weekend schedule, ASA Series information right on your smartphone by downloading the ASA Racing App for the iPhone and Android phones for free. Just search for ASA Racing on iTunes and the Android Market and get the app today for FREE!




The American Speed Association started as a single racing series in 1968 and is a fast growing racing sanctioning body today. The ASA Member Track program sanctions dirt and asphalt short tracks along with road courses around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. For more information call (386) 258-2221, or send an email to info@asa-racing.com. The latest news and information from all the racetracks and tours involved in the ASA can be found by visiting www.ASA-Racing.com.



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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ASA Racing Results for the weekend of September 8-11, 2011‏

ASA NORTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACING ASSOCIATION SPRINT CAR SERIES


Meridian Speedway (Meridian, ID)
The locals used their home track advantage to the fullest this past weekend. On Friday night, Bryan Warf held off Johnny Giesler and Chris Ratteree to win the main event. On Saturday night, it was Mike Murgoitio holding off Sierra Jackson and Wyatt King for the win. Both Warf and Murgoitio are from Meridian, ID.
http://www.nsraracing.com/

GRAYS HARBOR RACEWAY (Elma, WA)

Three first time champions were crowned this past Saturday night. Jeff Foster won the Modified feature while Joe German won the championship. Garrett Thomas won the Midget A-Main and Reece Goetz won the championship. Logan Forler made the trip from Lake Havasu, AZ to win the 360 Sprint feature while Henry VanDam won the championship. Cory Sweatman won the Hobby Stocks feature while Zack Simpson won his fifth straight title. Jake Mills won the Hornets main event.
http://www.asa-racing.com/news.aspx?Id=50655

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY (Meridian, ID)

Along with the ASA NSRA Series in action, many Meridian divisions were also in action and champions were crowned. Eric Ransom won the Sprint Car feature and also won the season championship. Melissa Weaver won in the Street Stocks. Dell Scott won the Mini Stock feature and Ray Bolinger won the championship.

On Saturday, Shelby Stroebel won the Open Modified feature named after his father who passed away last week. Chad Bess won the Street Stock feature while Melissa Weaver won the championship. Bucket List won the Thunder Dogs feature.
http://www.asa-racing.com/news.aspx?Id=50645
http://www.asa-racing.com/news.aspx?Id=50653

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAYS (West Valley City, UT)

Champions were crowned this past Saturday night. Michael Haddenham won the Maverik Modified feature but it was Michael Hale holding off Tyler Whetstone to win the championship. Ryan Burdett won the Sprint car feature while Jimmy Waters won the in the Ford Focus Midgets. Kori Combs not only won the Mini Cup feature, Combs also won the track championship. Daniel Calligaro won the Hornet feature and David Baity won the championship.
http://www.asa-racing.com/news.aspx?Id=50648

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Burlington, WA)

Skagit hosted some two-wheel flat track action last Saturday night. The winners were Chris Passanante in Karts; Sean Kelly won in the Open Am Quad; Taylor Masset in the 250/450; Adam Faussett in the Vintage; Zach Johnson in the 65/85/150R; Taylor Massett in the Open Amateur; Darren Anderson in the Senior 40+; Lake Gemmer in the Pro Quads; and Jacob Lehmann in the Pro Motorcycle.
http://www.skagitspeedway.com/

SOUTHERN OREGON SPEEDWAY (Medford, OR)
Winners from this Saturday night were David Hibbard in the Sprints, Dave Everson in the Pro Stocks, R.J. McGahuey in the Dwarfs, Tyler Lockwood in the Mini Stocks and Jordan Braaten in the Street Stocks.
http://www.sospeedway.com/

YAKIMA SPEEDWAY (Yakima, WA)

Jeff Liebert held off Greg Gargett to win the Pure Stock main event this past Saturday night. Gargett did win the Hornet feature event. Mike Hill won the Sportsman feature while Wes Heigh won the Bump to Pass main event.
http://www.yakimaspeedway.us/

Shelby Stroebel is joined by his family after winning the Allen Stroebel Memorial open modified event at the ASA Member Track in Meridian, ID. Allen Stroebel is the father of Shelby and passed away last week after his long battle with leukemia. (Vanessa Romero-Harry Photo)

Mike Murgoitio won the ASA NSRA Series main event on Saturday night at Meridian Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Meridian, ID. (Vanessa Romero-Harry Photo)

Logan Forler made the trip up from Lake Havasu, AZ to win the 360 Sprint main event last Saturday night at the ASA Member Track in Elma, WA. (Jack Fordyce Photo)

Michael Hale won his second Maverik Modified championship in the last three years this past Saturday night at the ASA Member Track in West Valley City, UT (RMR Photo)