Monday, October 31, 2011

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

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


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!

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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 or call (253) 639-7223.

PGP Motorsports media contact
Paul Zalud, (206) 390-9858,

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 or NASCAR Hometracks.



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.

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 or NASCAR Hometracks. You can also follow all of the best in West coast racing action by visiting

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

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 or NASCAR Hometracks.



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. 

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 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 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 as well as TORC's official Facebook page:!/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
Fax: 626-967-0446

Thursday, October 6, 2011



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

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.

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?