Archive for March 14th, 2017

Outlaws Head to the House of Hook

First Stop in March at Whynot Motorsports Park

CONCORD, N.C.-March 14, 2017-The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is gearing up to head back out on the road for the first time since the conclusion of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park at the end of February. The first stop in March will be at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. on March 24 and it will be nothing less than an action-packed shootout.

In the past, when leaving the February jaunt the points gap has been pretty wide making it a catch-up game for the rest of the season for some but this season that is not the case. Only four points separate the first and second position in the championship points standing and only 28 points between first and fifth. That means one race can make it or break it for the point’s leader.

Headed into the Feature at Whynot Motorsports Park, Brandon Sheppard, and Rick Eckert will lead the way in the points race. Although we still have a long way until we reach the World of Outlaws World Finals every race counts towards the end of the season.

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour News & Notes: Myrtle Beach

Coby’s Quest for Fifth Title Faces Host of Challengers with Unified Tour

performance-plus_150DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 14, 2016) – Doug Coby’s quest for a fourth consecutive championship will include some familiar faces as well as some new challengers as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour begins a new era on Saturday.

The 2017 season gets rolling with the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen at South Carolina’s historic Myrtle Beach Speedway, marking a southern kickoff for the newly unified tour. The changes in the tour harken back to the days of NASCAR Hall of Famers Richie Evans and Jerry Cook, when the NASCAR Modified title was contested up and down the Atlantic coast. It’s fitting that Coby is looking to join the pair as just the third driver to win four straight crowns.

Coby enters the season looking to add to historic run. The 37-year-old from Milford, Connecticut, has put together an impressive five-year stretch: 20 wins and 15 poles, while either finishing first (four times) or second (once) in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship standings. The last three title runs have come with car owner Mike Smeriglio III and crew chief Phil Moran, and they’ve brought Mayhew Tools on board as their new primary sponsor of the No. 2.

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Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R: Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Preview – Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Alex Lynn

Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Alex Lynn Looking to Make it 2-for-2 in the Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R at Sebring

SEBRING, Florida (March 14, 2017) – It’s back to the business of racing for the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team after finally taking care of some seriously unfinished business seven weeks ago when it scored a resounding victory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Oh, it’s been quite the seven weeks for brothers and full-time co-drivers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, who broke through to win one of worldwide sportscar racing’s crown jewels for the first time in their respective careers, helped send their family friend and longtime co-driver Max “The Ax” Angelelli on to retirement on a high note with his second career Rolex watch, and helped four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon achieve yet another career milestone.

This weekend, the Taylors set their sights on another of racing’s crown jewels – Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – after a hugely eventful last seven weeks that included a celebratory visit on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina with Gordon, who treated them to a five-hour tour of the Hendrick Motorsports campus followed by a nice dinner.

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APEX Driving Events Brings 2017 Circuit Schools to New England’s Top Tracks with High Performance Driver Training from World-Class Motorsport Professionals

APEX Driving Events Opens Registration for 2017 Circuit Schools, Making Stops at Famed Road Courses in New England and Beyond

Boston, MA (March 14, 2017) – APEX Driving Events is proud to open registration for its 2017 Circuit Schools, providing motorsport enthusiasts access to New England’s best road courses with individualized instruction from APEX’s team of handpicked professional racing drivers.

APEX’s 2017 Circuit Schools make stops at famed tracks including Lime Rock Park (Lakeville, CT), Watkins Glen International (Watkins Glen, NY), Palmer Motorsports Park (Palmer, MA), Thompson Speedway (Thompson, CT) and is expanding to the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) which has been widely regarded as one of the top racing circuits in the U.S. Annually, VIR hosts events for the top tiers of sports car racing in the US including Pirelli World Challenge and International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) WeatherTech Championship.

“APEX is fueled by a true passion for motorsports and it’s very exciting to be back for another season,” said APEX Driving Events Founder, Daniel Bloom. “In 2017, we are introducing new tracks and events for driving enthusiasts to learn the limits of their high-performance machines and improve as drivers by learning from our highly-accomplished racing professionals.”

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Musselman’s Racing Looks Ahead to Season Effort with Venturini Motorsports and ‘Family of Drivers’

Concord, North Carolina (March 14, 2017) – As previously announced Musselman’s Apple Sauce has partnered with Venturini Motorsports (VMS) for the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season.

As part of Musselman’s efforts to promote their retail brand of products and ongoing initiative to expand their national motorsports presence, Mussleman’s and VMS have created the ‘Musselman’s Family of Drivers’ program. The program, which will highlight the strength of VMS’ well-known driver development platform, will integrate a multi-driver rotation to carry out Musselman’s branding throughout the 2017 ARCA Racing Season.

The Musselman’s brand will showcase their Musselman’s BIG CUP and Musselman’s Squeezables products in primary and associate branding on VMS’s No.25 and No.55 Toyota’s throughout the 20-race season. This will include primary branding in twelve races and associate branding across the remaining eight races. Musselman’s BIG CUP satisfies appetites of teens and adults with active lifestyles, while Musselman’s Squeezables is the healthy snack Mom can provide her children who are on-the-go.

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