Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Ready, Set, Let's Go Racing

Ready, Set, Let's Go Racing

JoFactor Entertainment Set to Release a New Children's Book, Fastlife, Let's Go Racing on Thursday

Ready, Set, Let's Go Racing


FASTLIFE, LET'S GO RACING written by Brooke DeBoer releases August 5, 2021

This book tells the inspiring story of a boy and his dream of becoming a professional racecar driver, based on the real-life love story between Derek DeBoer and his wife Brooke, featuring Spencer Pumpelly.


After Derek's dad had hung up his fast-paced dreams, Derek helps him reignite his passion for racing.


Brooke & Derek DeBoer


In this story of friendship between Derek and his classmate Brooke, they discover the power of chasing their dreams together. Their journey is filled with adolescent challenges, roadblocks and small wins as they chase their dreams to become the people that they are meant to be.


"What good are wings without the courage to fly," by Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird is a favorite quote to share for Brooke DeBoer, wife and life-time advocate of chasing your dreams while documenting it along the way through her company Chop Chop Media.



To celebrate the book release, Derek and Brooke will be supporting the kids MINI Grand Prix event on August 5th. This inspiring event will kick off the inaugural Nashville Music City Grand Prix August 6-8 where Derek will be driving car #66 in SRO's GT America series.


"I am so thrilled to be supporting this amazing book that Brooke has brought to life through the drawings from my daughter Paige. Supporting and inspiring kids to live their dreams and follow their hearts is something she has spent her life devoted to. I will be at Fan Zone sitting next to her and signing as many books as I can for the kids at this race. Can't wait to see and feel the energy of these young racers in their carts in real time," said Derek.


The MINI Grand Prix hosts two categories of mini racers with 15 participants each in a mini pedal cart they build themselves. Proceeds of this event are supporting ROCKETOWN -a Nashville youth charity. 


To purchase FASTLIFE, LET'S GO RACING check out their website https://www.fastlife.tv/


Fans are invited to the Fan Zone area of the racetrack to meet driver Derek DeBoer and author/wife Brooke DeBoer on August 5th from 5:30-7pm. Special edition limited release hardcover books will be available for purchase on site or at Fairytales Bookstore - Nashville.


To purchase FASTLIFE, LET'S GO RACING check out their website and support them by following their Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube Channel.



About Chop Chop Media

Brooke DeBoer, owner of Chop Chop Media, created FastlifeTV with the original intent of telling a story about her husband chasing a dream to become a professional race car driver. The show also was intended to give fans a behind the scenes view into the crazy world of professional motorsports. As many projects do, it continued to morph. Brooke has now turned the story into a children's book! Brooke is also a Life Coach and helps others to turn their dreams into a reality.


About JoFactor Entertainment

JoFactor Entertainment is a children's empowering publishing company founded in 2019 by Joanne Boufis, CEO. This company publishes timeless classics for a new generation with children's stories of empowerment, emotional intelligence, and cultural inclusivity. The company's vision is that every person who touches their stories, and the products that emulate from them should have an experience of empowerment, freedom, and a better life.


For more information, please visit their website and follow them on social media.



source: NASCAR Media

Monday, August 2, 2021

ARCA West 2021 at Colorado: Race Recap

ARCA West 2021 at Colorado (4/9): Race Recap

Joey Iest to Conquer the West!

By Nascarvd Nascarvédé 

Update – Correction from Sharon Boswell. Mariah Boudrieau was in the #77 race car and did not wreck causing a caution - that was the #7 car .. Mariah spun out but did not wreck. 



July 31, 2021, NAPA AUTO PARTS COLORADO 150 at Colorado National Speedway, Erie, CO (150 laps/50 miles)

Joey Iest to Conquer the West! #ARCA


If the weather disrupted the race day at the Colorado National Speedway with the cancellation of the combined practice / qualifying session and the one hour advancement of the start of the race, it did not however disturb the young Joey Iest in any way who won at 18 his first win in the ARCA Menards West Series,  the NAPA Auto Parts Colorado 150, 4th race of the 2021 season.


Yet it was not won when the race started. Indeed, Joey started only 9th on this bullring where to overtake a competitor, you have to strengthen your way of driving!


At the start, championship leader Todd Souza (# 13) took the lead. Quickly followed like his shadow by Cole Moore (# 99), Jesse Love (# 16), Jake Drew (# 9) and Trevor Huddleston (# 6). Dean Thompson (# 51) losing a few positions straight away. In the end, he will never be a candidate for victory and will end up outside the top 10 in 11th position.


You don't have to wait long for the first caution, caused by Hiroyuki Ueno. The Japanese driver who will have a complicated race as he will also be involved in the 3rd caution with his compatriot Takuma Koga (# 7). The time spent repairing the front end of the # 38 Ford Fusion will take it a long time from the action on the track.


On the 7th lap, during the restart, Cole Moore took the leadership and this was the beginning of the ride for BMR drivers since the following 126 laps would be dominated in part first by Moore then more than a hundred laps by the 2020 champion Jesse Love. But behind the brawl is intense. Paul Pedroncelli (# 31) had to retire on lap 10 due to a transmission problem.


First big disillusionment of the race on the 25th lap when Todd Souza had to leave the track to change his flat left rear tire, causing the second caution of the day. This mishap will make him lose two laps. He will manage to recover them thanks to two successive free passes later in the race. He will limit the damage to the championship by finishing 7th in the race.


At the restart of lap 32 Jesse Love took control with authority and kept him despite threats from Moore and Drew until a good 30 laps from the finish. In the meantime there will be the abandonment of Bobby Hillis, Jr.  (# 27) whose the old "Kamree", out of breath, is overheating ... and also 3 other caution flags. The one I already talked about between Ueno and Koga then the one caused by the local and debutante Mariah Boudrieau (# 77). The 5th and last yellow will take place at the same place in the backstretch on the 107th lap, this time caused by Josh Fanopoulos (# 21).


These multiple regroupings behind the pace car benefit two drivers, Eric Nascimento who climbs back into the top 5 from his distant 15th position at the start with the ex Toyota # 78 of Jack Wood renumbered with the # 4 here. But it's mostly Joey Iest that benefits. He's as always very fast and is full of confidence after finally having obtained a result to match his ambitions at Irwindale at the start of the month (3rd). He will first benefit from the loss of power of Trevor Huddleston, then 4th, on the 103rd lap to make it into the top 5 definitively, before successively defeating Dean Thompson, Cole Moore and Jake Drew on the last restart. Lap after lap he narrows the gap with Jesse Love and begins to attack with 20 laps remaining. Side-by-side for two laps before taking the lead 18 laps from the end. He will then gradually increase his lead while Love bravely resists Jake Drew despite a big heat stroke in his car.


Huddleston who after slowing down for a lap regains power but the damage is done. He's now one lap behind the leaders and will only finish 10th in the race.


The top10 is completed by Paul "PJ" Pedroncelli, Jr. in 6th position, debutante and Alabama native Jolynn "JoJo" Wilkinson takes a superb 8th position with the 3rd car from BMR while Bridget Burgess is 9th and last driver in the lap of the leader. Finally, John Wood for his return to competition finished 12th with his Chevrolet # 08.



Joey Iest therefore won his first victory in his 8th career start. It allows Naake-Klauer Motorsports to win its second victory after that obtained in 2012 in Sonoma by David Gilliland. David who is the owner of DGR, the team that runs Joey in the ARCA Menards East Series and who is a technical partner with Mike Naake and Tom Klauer in the West Series. The world is small!



In the championship Jesse Love seizes first position for the first time of the season. He's 2 points ahead of his teammate Cole Moore and 4 points ahead of Todd Souza. Dean Thompson and Jake are both at 9 points and Joey Iest climbs up to 6th position at 14 points.


Next race on August 21 for this year's second visit to the Irwindale, CA half mile.


All results here


Photo Gallery

John Wood #8 - ARCA West 2021 at Colorado
Crew Members Tires - ARCA West 2021 at Colorado
NAPA Auto Parts Colorado 150 - ARCA West 2021 at Colorado
Cole Moore #99 - ARCA West 2021 at Colorado
Todd Souza #13 - ARCA West 2021 at Colorado
Jesse Love #16 - ARCA West 2021 at Colorado
JoJo Wilkinson #19 - ARCA West 2021 at Colorado
Bridget Burgess #88 - ARCA West 2021 at Colorado
Green Flag - ARCA West 2021 at Colorado
Cars in Action - ARCA West 2021 at Colorado
Joey  Iest Takes the Checkered - ARCA West 2021 at Colorado


Sunday, August 1, 2021

RVshare Named Official Camping Partner of Watkins Glen International

RVshare Named Official Camping Partner of Watkins Glen International

RVshare is the world’s largest and most trusted RV rental marketplace.

RVshare Named Official Camping Partner of Watkins Glen International


As thousands of fans prepare to camp at Watkins Glen International for the upcoming NASCAR  race weekend, the track today announced RVshare as the Official Camping Partner of Watkins Glen International in a multi-year partnership.



RVshare is the world’s first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace that matches RV owners with travelers looking to rent recreational vehicles. With more than 100,000 vehicles available across the US, RVshare’s diverse inventory ranges from affordable travel trailers to luxury motorhomes and can accommodate any adventure, from a weekend of camping at the track to a cross-country tour of national parks.


“RVshare opens up the opportunity for even more fans to enjoy one of the most iconic camping locations on the NASCAR circuit in The Glen,” said WGI President Michael Printup. “Even if you don’t own an RV, you can come spend the night on our beautiful grounds thanks to the RV rental options available at RVshare.”


In addition to being the Official Camping Partner of WGI, RVshare will be the presenting partner of the “First Camper In,” which celebrates the first RV to arrive on-site for Watkins Glen International events, beginning with the Go Bowling at The Glen race weekend, Aug. 4-8.


“In partnering with Watkins Glen International, RVshare will provide race fans with unparalleled access to the comforts of RV camping in order to experience the racetrack like never before,” said RVshare’s Vice President of Marketing Martijn Scheijbeler.  “Because the RV lifestyle is so deeply rooted in NASCAR and motorsport events, RVshare is committed to making RVs more accessible for renters looking to experience sporting events in new and innovative ways, without having to ever own an RV.”


WGI fans wishing to rent an RV through RVshare for the upcoming NASCAR race weekend can check out rental options at rvshare.com and pair that with camping options at the track at TheGlen.com/Camping. RVshare even offers RV delivery from many owners, allowing renters to shop for vehicles available for delivery to a pickup location or directly to a destination such as The Glen.


Watkins Glen will host its NASCAR Go Bowling at The Glen weekend Aug. 6-8. The Clean Harbors 100 at The Glen ARCA Menards Series race will be on Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. The United Rentals 167 at The Glen NASCAR Camping World Truck Series  race will be on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 12:30 p.m. ET and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race is scheduled for 4 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 8, the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen takes the green flag at 3 p.m. ET.


Watkins Glen will host its #NASCAR "Go Bowling at The Glen" weekend Aug. 6-8