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Saldana, McMahan and Lasoski Excited for Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Sept. 1, 2014) – Names are beginning to fill the entry list for the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

More than two dozen entries have been sent in for the prestigious sprint car event, which will be held at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10 of next year.

“We are extremely excited about the overwhelming response so far and we look forward to continue to build this event in the coming months,” Cocopah Speedway Promoter Greg Burgess said. “The level of talent from drivers and teams who have already committed is outstanding.”

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers Joey Saldana and Paul McMahan are two of the premier names who have announced their intention of competing for the $12,000-to-win prize during the four weekend races and the $5,000-to-win payout for the midweek show.

“It’s a big deal,” McMahan said. “They are putting on a purse that’s better than an Outlaw paying purse. It’s going to be fun. I’ve never been there, but I’m really looking forward to going there. Any time you can get out of the cold weather in Pennsylvania and down in Arizona it’s going to be relaxing for the guys. I’ll be able to hopefully make a little bit of money and not have to travel around the world.”

While the money and weather will be a benefit, so is the opportunity to spend the holidays with family.

“I think it’s great for me,” Saldana said. “I’ve been lucky enough to go to Australia. I went for 12 or 13 years. Something like this is definitely awesome for me because my boys are 4 and 11 now so Christmas is very important. I can continue to race in the offseason and continue to race at a high level and race for good money so I’m definitely looking forward to it.”

Former World of Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski will also compete throughout the week and a half of competition at Cocopah Speedway.

“I think it’s an absolute home run for everyone,” he said. “At that time of the year the racing has been over for about two months. True race fans are dying to get back in it. Now you can see the best of the best in Arizona for two weeks. I think it’s a fantastic idea and I’m very proud to be a part of it.”

Tickets are available for sale online by visiting http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com. Additionally, anyone who purchases a ticket by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pit pass from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

WINTER HEAT SPRINT CAR SHOWDOWN –

Dates: Jan. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 2015

Track: Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz.

Prize: $12,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start each night (Jan. 2-3, 9-10); $5,000-to-win (Jan. 6); approximately $250,000 total prize money

Type: 410ci sprint cars

TICKETS –

Fans can purchase tickets by clicking https://secure.pivotalracing.com/venues/cocopah-speedway.  Anyone who purchases by Dec. 1, 2014, will receive a free fan pass to the pits from 2-5 p.m. on that race date.

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CocopahShowdown 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WinterHeatSprintCarShowdown 

THE EVENT –

The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will showcase the top sprint car drivers in the world in sunny Southwest Arizona during the first two weekends of January in 2015. The four weekend races pay $12,000 to the winner and at least $1,000 to every driver who advances to the main event with the midweek show paying $5,000 to win.

COCOPAH SPEEDWAY –

Cocopah Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Somerton, Ariz. It has a concrete wall perimeter, television-quality lighting and the pits are located outside turns three and four. There is also dry camping free of charge on the property. For more information, visit http://www.CocopahSpeedway.com

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com
 

 

NLRA Preview - Red River Co-Op Speedway

NLRA regular, Bill Mooney in his Lucas Oil Latemodel. Photo by Tim Johnson

By http://www.nlra.org/

This Thursday night July the 17th, the NLRA will try to take mother nature out of the win column and race at the Red River Co-op Speedway near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The race is scheduled to be the series' 23rd appearance at the four-tenths mile oval that sits five minutes south of Winnipeg on Highway 75. The NLRA's first event was held at the track when it was the Victory Lane Speedway in June 1998 with Howie Schill becoming the first winner in series history.

Mike Balcaen, driver of the No. 10 Northstar Canada Victory Circle, is the defending track champion, and leads all drivers with five previous NLRA victories at the speedway. Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport Mars MB Custom is the only other series regular to win in Winnipeg, with two previous victories. Current series runner-up Ricky Weiss is undefeated in weekly action in Winnipeg this season, as he has parked the No. 7 Derrick's Sandblasting machine in victory lane all four times that the late models have raced there this season.

Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P Dahlstrom Motors Mars MB Custom, won last years' visit to Winnipeg. Pederson started seventh and took the lead from Paul Veert on lap eleven. Pederson lead the final 14 laps for his second series win in Winnipeg and seventh overall. Dustin Strand, driver of the No. 71S Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium, Troy Schill, driver of the No. 11 Forks Finest Auto Body Rocket, Balcaen, and Brad Seng rounded out the top five.

Paul Veert, who lead nine of the first ten laps finished sixth, while Steve Anderson, driver of the No. 9 Hi-Per-Flex Panel Systems Pierce ran seventh. Steffen Snare, driver of the No. 71 High Mark Snowmobile Rentals Bloomquist was eighth. Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lithia Toyota/Pizza Ranch Rocket and Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Rivinius Ranch Rocket rounded out the top ten. Seng picked up his second of three consecutive hard charger awards, passing seven cars during the main event.

Brad Seng leads the NLRA point standings, with a 36 point advantage over Ricky Weiss. Pat Doar sits in the third spot, with Mike Balcaen and Dustin Strand trailing in fourth and fifth respectively. Shane Edginton in the No. 5E Avonlea Group entry holds the sixth spot, with five time World of Outlaws sprint car champion Donny Schatz sitting seventh. Dave Smith, in the No. 06 Mobil 1 Capital is eighth, while Bill Mooney and Cole Schill round out the top ten.

NLRA Rained Out At Greenbush Again
On Saturday night the NLRA was scheduled to make-up their June 14th event at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN, but a line on showers showed up at the track at six o'clock and dumped too much rain, causing a second cancellation of late model racing in Greenbush this season. Saturdays' race was the third consecutive series event to fall to rain, and the fifth rain out overall. NLRA series officials and the Greenbush Race Park are working to find a date and try a third time to race in Greenbush.

Previous NLRA Feature Winners at Red River Co-Op Speedway:
2013 - Joey Pederson on June 27
2012 - Brad Seng on June 28
2009 - Ricky Weiss on June 11; Troy Schill on August 6
2008 - Brad Seng on May 22; Mike Balcaen on August 7
2007 - Kevin Sexton on May 17; Scott Greer on June 21; Kevin Sexton on August 16; Joel Cryderman on Sept. 8
2006 - Mike Balcaen on June 15; John Seitz on August 17; Kevin Sexton on Sept. 9
2005 - John Seitz on June 16; Mike Balcaen on Sept. 10
2004 - Troy Schill on May 1; Kevin Sexton on Sept. 11
2003 - Mike Balcaen on May 3; Joey Pederson on Sept. 6
2001 - Joey Pederson on April 28
1998 - Howie Schill on June 17; Mike Balcaen on July 15

 

 

 

410 Winged Sprint Cars - Lawrenceburg, Indiana

May 26, 2014

A Feature

35 laps
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 4 Donny Schatz Fargo, ND 15
2 2 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN 1
3 1 Daryn Pittman Owosso, OK 9
4 9 Joey Saldana Brownsburg, IN 71M
5 3 Paul McMahan Nashville, TN 51
6 17 Steve Kinser Bloomington, IN 11
7 14 Randy Hannagan San Jose, CA 11N
8 7 Shane Stewart Bixby, OK 2
9 10 Kerry Madsen Knoxville, IA 29
10 25 Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN 11K
11 8 Cody Darrah Red Lion, PA 4
12 22 Logan Schuchart Hanover, PA 1S
13 21 Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA 49
14 12 Trey Gustin West Union, OH 80
15 13 David Gravel Watertown, CT 83
16 20 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK 53
17 19 Dallas Hewitt Fletcher, OH 21
18 24 Wayne Johnson Knoxville, IA 77X
19 15 Kevin Swindell Bartlett, TN 71
20 18 Christopher Bell Norman, OK 67
21 5 Jac Haudenschild Wooster, OH 9W
22 6 Danny Holtgraver Pittsburgh, PA 10H
23 23 Kory Crabtree London, OH 60
24 11 Cole Duncan Lockbourne, OH 22
25 16 Paul May Terre Haute, IN 71MX

B Feature

12 laps
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Steve Kinser Bloomington, IN 11
2 1 Trey Gustin West Union, OH 80
3 6 Wayne Johnson Knoxville, IA 77X
4 3 Logan Schuchart Hanover, PA 1S
5 5 Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN 11K
6 10 Kody Kinser Bloomington, IN 4K
7 7 Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH W20
8 12 Robert Ballou Noblesville, IN 12
9 11 Chad Kemenah Findlay, OH 63
10 15 Brian Paulus Mooresville, IN 28
11 13 Cody Gardner Cincinnati, OH 6
12 14 Jacob Allen Brownsburg, IN 1A
13 9 Jimmy Light West Springfield, PA 23
14 4 Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH 4S
15 8 Jason Sides Bartlett, TN 7S
16 16 Logan Hupp Columbus, IN 33M

Dash

8 laps
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Daryn Pittman Owosso, OK 9
2 3 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN 1
3 4 Paul McMahan Nashville, TN 51
4 5 Donny Schatz Fargo, ND 15
5 8 Jac Haudenschild Wooster, OH 9W
6 1 Danny Holtgraver Pittsburgh, PA 10H
7 6 Shane Stewart Bixby, OK 2
8 7 Cody Darrah Red Lion, PA 4

Heat 1

10 laps
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 6 Jac Haudenschild Wooster, OH 9W
2 5 Christopher Bell Norman, OK 67
3 1 Kevin Swindell Bartlett, TN 71
4 3 Daryn Pittman Owosso, OK 9
5 4 Shane Stewart Bixby, OK 2
6 7 Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN 11K
7 8 Jimmy Light West Springfield, PA 23
8 9 Cody Gardner Cincinnati, OH 6
9 2 Trey Gustin West Union, OH 80

Heat 2

10 laps
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Cody Darrah Red Lion, PA 4
2 2 David Gravel Watertown, CT 83
3 4 Donny Schatz Fargo, ND 15
4 3 Joey Saldana Brownsburg, IN 71M
5 5 Dallas Hewitt Fletcher, OH 21
6 7 Wayne Johnson Knoxville, IA 77X
7 9 Jacob Allen Brownsburg, IN 1A
8 6 Logan Schuchart Hanover, PA 1S
9 8 Kody Kinser Bloomington, IN 4K

Heat 3

10 laps
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Danny Holtgraver Pittsburgh, PA 10H
2 3 Kerry Madsen Knoxville, IA 29
3 4 Paul McMahan Nashville, TN 51
4 1 Paul May Terre Haute, IN 71MX
5 5 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK 53
6 7 Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH W20
7 8 Chad Kemenah Findlay, OH 63
8 9 Brian Paulus Mooresville, IN 28
9 6 Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH 4S

Heat 4

10 laps
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 4 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN 1
2 2 Randy Hannagan San Jose, CA 11N
3 5 Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA 49
4 3 Cole Duncan Lockbourne, OH 22
5 6 Kory Crabtree London, OH 60
6 7 Jason Sides Bartlett, TN 7S
7 1 Steve Kinser Bloomington, IN 11
8 8 Robert Ballou Noblesville, IN 12
9 9 Logan Hupp Columbus, IN 33M

Qualifying

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
1 - Shane Stewart Bixby, OK 2 12.234
2 - Donny Schatz Fargo, ND 15 12.285
3 - Paul McMahan Nashville, TN 51 12.298
4 - Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN 1 12.307
5 - Daryn Pittman Owosso, OK 9 12.322
6 - Joey Saldana Brownsburg, IN 71M 12.333
7 - Kerry Madsen Knoxville, IA 29 12.357
8 - Cole Duncan Lockbourne, OH 22 12.357
9 - Trey Gustin West Union, OH 80 12.445
10 - David Gravel Watertown, CT 83 12.458
11 - Danny Holtgraver Pittsburgh, PA 10H 12.503
12 - Randy Hannagan San Jose, CA 11N 12.516
13 - Kevin Swindell Bartlett, TN 71 12.525
14 - Cody Darrah Red Lion, PA 4 12.570
15 - Paul May Terre Haute, IN 71MX 12.632
16 - Steve Kinser Bloomington, IN 11 12.651
17 - Christopher Bell Norman, OK 67 12.653
18 - Dallas Hewitt Fletcher, OH 21 12.704
19 - Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK 53 12.712
20 - Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA 49 12.735
21 - Jac Haudenschild Wooster, OH 9W 12.782
22 - Logan Schuchart Hanover, PA 1S 12.784
23 - Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH 4S 12.852
24 - Kory Crabtree London, OH 60 12.877
25 - Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN 11K 12.884
26 - Wayne Johnson Knoxville, IA 77X 12.940
27 - Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH W20 12.946
28 - Jason Sides Bartlett, TN 7S 13.065
29 - Jimmy Light West Springfield, PA 23 13.107
30 - Kody Kinser Bloomington, IN 4K 13.182
31 - Chad Kemenah Findlay, OH 63 13.241
32 - Robert Ballou Noblesville, IN 12 13.251
33 - Cody Gardner Cincinnati, OH 6 13.314
34 - Jacob Allen Brownsburg, IN 1A 13.435
35 - Brian Paulus Mooresville, IN 28 13.676
36 - Logan Hupp Columbus, IN 33M 14.071

 

 

Arizona Sport Shirts Continuing As Official Merchandise Provider/Partner Of World of Outlaws Late Model Series And DIRTcar Racing In 2014

Indianapolis-Based Company Will Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Season-Long Specials For Fans & Racers CONCORD, NC – Feb. 6, 2014 – Arizona Sport Shirts has extended its commitment as the official merchandise provider and partner of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and DIRTcar Racing organization for the 2014 season.

Continuing a successful partnership with the World Racing Group-owned series that has stretched for nearly a decade, the Indianapolis-based company will have dedicated merchandise trailers at all WoO LMS and DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Late Model events this season as well as selected other DIRTcar-sanctioned shows to offer fans a wide selection of branded apparel and collectibles.

“I am so proud to say we have re-signed with the World Racing Group to service the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Racing,” said Gerald Newton, Senior Vice President of Operations for Arizona Sport Shirts. “I am very involved with the series, so this is not just a business partnership for me. It goes beyond that level. You gotta have heart and a love for the sport, and we have it for these series.”

Arizona Sports Shirts’ distinctive 53-foot Featherlite ‘super trailer’ loaded with WoO LMS merchandise will once again be on hand to accommodate fans at all tracks hosting full-fender World of Outlaws races in 2014. The company’s strong presence at WoO LMS events will also include a new, better equipped ‘GottaRace.com’ merchandise trailer and, for the first time, a trailer dedicated to selling apparel for two-time WoO LMS champion Darrell Lanigan.

Arizona Sport Shirts began producing apparel and other items for the WoO LMS midway through the 2006 season. It stepped up its product line and presence at tour events in 2011 after inking an unprecedented three-year contract as the circuit’s official merchandise provider and has now extended that relationship into the future.

The 2014 racing campaign will mark the 40th anniversary of the birth of Arizona Sports Shirts – and to commemorate the milestone, the firm will give fans and racers plenty of added incentive to visit its merchandise trailers.

“We’re thrilled to be celebrating our 40th anniversary in business,” said Newton. “The fortitude and dedication of Karl Korbacher (President and founder of Arizona Sports Shirts) has brought us a long way and partnerships like the ones we have with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and DIRTcar Racing will continue taking us to even greater heights.

“Karl and all of us at Arizona Sports Shirts have an outright love of our sport and we plan to share that feeling all year with the fans and racers by doing special things in honor of our 40th anniversary. Fans will definitely want to stop by our merchandise trailers at World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing events to see the 40th anniversary deals we’ll be offering.”

Arizona Sport Shirts’ WoO LMS Merchandise Center will make its 2014 debut when the national tour kicks off the new season with the Bubba Army Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals Feb. 14-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. The trailer will also be stationed at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., Feb. 17-22 for the Late Model portion of the DIRTcar Nationals by Summit Racing Equipment, which features DIRTcar-sanctioned events Feb. 17-19 and WoO LMS programs Feb. 20-22.

More info on Arizona Sport Shirts – including on-line ordering details – is available by logging on to www.arizonasportshirts.com

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake's Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.


 

 

COMP Cams® Renews Partnership With DIRTCar HP For Upcoming Season

Memphis, TN - COMP Cams® will serve as a major sponsor of DIRTCar HP in 2014, marking the valve train leader's fourth consecutive season of involvement with the unique dirt engine builder/manufacturer alliance. The program, of which COMP® was a founding partner, provides a direct line of communication between manufacturers and builders to help create better and more cost-effective engine components.

DIRTCar HP includes the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Super DIRTCar Series and UMP DIRTCar Summer Nationals "Hell Tour." Since its inception in 2011, the program has grown from an original membership of 200 engine builders to more than 550 at the start of the 2014 season. Throughout the year COMP Cams® provides product certificates to drivers and engine builders competing in each of the 200 races across all four traveling circuits. The result is a variety of relationships with racers and builders in every corner of the country.


"We're proud to support the talented teams and engine builders that take part in all of these grueling series," said COMP Cams® VP of Marketing, Chris Douglas. "It's a major accomplishment to win a race on these tours, let alone a championship. The passion and dedication that these individuals show is a perfect fit for COMP Cams® - a place where similarly driven employees turn out the world's best valve train components on a daily basis."

DIRTCar HP hosts five engine builder luncheons during the calendar year to bring engine builders and manufacturers even closer together. Newsletters and other promotional material are also distributed throughout the season to keep members abreast of the latest technology. In addition, COMP Cams ® banners are present at every track and cars must run COMP® decals to be eligible for contingency awards. Nearly 1,500 unique entries compete in one of the four DIRTCar HP-sanctioned touring series each year.

"Both the number of cars that compete and the breadth and scope of tracks visited are major reasons for the continued involvement of COMP Cams ® in this program," Douglas explained. "Being able to reach so many racers and fans at the track, along with millions more on television and online, is a great opportunity for our brand."

The COMP Cams® brand features the industry's largest and most highly trained engineering staff, revolutionary manufacturing techniques and extensive testing in the shop and at the track. That commitment to excellence for more than 35 years has made the company The Absolute Leader In Valve Train Technology today.


About COMP Cams®

Founded in 1976 and based in Memphis, TN, COMP Cams® has become the automotive performance aftermarket's "Absolute Leader in Valve Train Technology." With an ISO 9001:2008 Certification, our mission is to produce the highest performing products possible, provide superior customer service and lead the industry in technological development. Additional information about COMP Cams® and its products can be found at www.compcams.com or at 1.800.999.0853. Also, visit us on Facebook ( facebook.com/COMPWins), Twitter (twitter.com/COMPCams) or YouTube (CPGNationTV.com).

 

 

DIRTVision.com Kicks Off Season with New User-Friendly Interface
Bright and bold, online streaming site set to broadcast Feb. 11 at DIRTcar Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. – Feb. 3, 2014 – DIRTVision.com got a makeover this winter and will be big and bright for the 2014 season, which kicks off Feb. 11-22 with the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park.
DIRTVision.com’s new look comes with a more user-friendly design, giving fans the best experience available when navigating the site. Plus, there will be more Cybercasts on the schedule than ever before, including several new tracks and some fan favorites. The “chat” feature is back with new-and-improved user access. Fans will now be able to watch or listen to the live coverage and chat with other race fans.

As always, audio broadcasts on DIRTVision’s Dirt Radio Network featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series , the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series are free. This year’s schedule of live streaming video events will be offered on the industry-standard pay-per-view basis. Events can be purchased on an individual basis through the website, with weekend packages and event packages available throughout the season.

The new DIRTVision.com will require fans to register to gain access. The process is now easier than ever. Simply go to www.dirtvision.com and click the “Sign Up” button. After you register, an email verification code will be sent to the email address the user provided. The user can click the link from the email to complete the registration process. It’s that simple. The user will then be able to purchase any event. Users struggling with the process can email dirtvision@dirtcar.com for technical assistance.

The first Cybercast begins Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Volusia Speedway Park with the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment. Daily subscriptions during the event are $21.99. The entire sprint car/DIRTcar UMP Modified week (Feb. 11-16) is $69.99, or for the full Late Model/Super DIRTcar Series week (Feb. 17-22) is $69.99. Each night’s action will feature multiple cameras, instant replays and driver interviews.


 

 

American Racing Continues Partnership with Keneric Racing
For 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Season

CERRITOS, CA (January 21, 2014) ­- American Racing, the nation's iconic custom wheel manufacturer, will continue its partnership with the Australian owned Keneric Racing as the naming rights sponsor of the No. 29 sprint car piloted by Kerry Madsen for the 2014 World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Season.

"After the tremendous response at the WoO World Finals at Charlotte in November, we all sat down and had a serious conversation about the potential in our newly founded relationship," said Dan Ricehouse, spokesman for American Racing. "Keneric Racing runs a first class operation; with their core business in Australia (Keneric Group) and their race team in the USA, they have made a serious commitment to run for a WoO Championship in 2014. With the "Mad Man" Kerry Madsen behind the wheel all the pieces of the puzzle are there to have a successful 2014 season; game on."

American Racing still prides itself on the mission that began in a California speed shop nearly 60 years ago with the production of a single set of lightweight, custom drag racing wheels. The company set a standard that launched the custom wheel industry and continues to set the benchmark around the world today. The Keneric Racing partnership further extends American Racing commitments to motorsports as they are the "Official Custom Wheel" and corporate partner to the World of Outlaws, and supporter of top teams and drivers in NHRA and Indy Car.
"We are extremely excited about the newly formed partnership with American Racing for the 2014 WoO sprint car season," said Peter Gavranich, General Manager and part owner of Keneric Racing. "We started on this journey back in 2011 and when we look back and reflect on where we are today, and the things that we have achieved for a privately owned Australian team, to be competing with the WoO in the USA is a pretty good thing in itself let alone the fact that we have just aligned ourselves with a corporate American company and WoO series sponsor. We have never been in a better position."

Excitement for 2014 is also at a high level for driver Kerry Madsen, "We're really looking forward to 2014. We have put in a lot of work in the off season and have been working harder than ever to prepare for our most important season to date," says Madsen. "I am proud to continue my association with Keneric Racing and the newly formed partnership with American Racing. With our new crew chief, Tyler Swank, on board I think we will be much more consistent in 2014. Since our inception we have taken small steps each year in our development as a race team and organization; we believe that we are now another step closer to achieving our goals. We are under no illusion of the expectations and the added pressure of securing a partner such as American Racing, but it's a challenge we are up for and ready for," explains Madsen.

About American Racing

American Racing is an iconic brand and a wheel industry leader in craftsmanship, engineering, innovation and performance. Founded in 1956 as a manufacturer of bespoke magnesium and aluminum racing wheels, its roots date back to the golden era of hot rodding. American Racing is a Wheel Pros brand. Wheel Pros products are sold worldwide in more than 20 countries on four continents and through a U.S. network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. It is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded custom wheels, performance tires and related accessories for cars, SUVs and light trucks.

http://www.americanracing.com 

http://instagram.com/americanracing 

https://www.facebook.com/AmericanRacingWheels 

https://twitter.com/AmericanRacing 

About Keneric Racing 

Formed in January 2011, Keneric Racing is an Australian owned sprint car team based out of Knoxville IOWA USA. The team is spearheaded by driver Kerry Madsen and owned by the father/son duo of Bob & Peter Gavranich. With a passion for sprint car racing and desire to compete at the highest level, it didn't take long for this team to achieve the results and gain much earned respect within the sprint car community.

www.KenericRacing.com 
http://www.facebook.com/kenericracing 
http://twitter.com/kenericracing 

 

 

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