Wednesday, November 23, 2011

PGP Lapping Day Dec.2 on www.motorsportreg.com

PGP Lapping Day Dec.2 on www.motorsportreg.com

FORMULA ONE - F1: Raikkonen Says F1 Future 'An Open Question'

FORMULA ONE - F1: Raikkonen Says F1 Future 'An Open Question'

NASCAR - MILLER: Stewart, Foyt Hold Much In Common

NASCAR - MILLER: Stewart, Foyt Hold Much In Common

NASCAR - CUP: Layoffs Trim Staff At Roush Fenway

NASCAR - CUP: Layoffs Trim Staff At Roush Fenway

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