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

 

 

Saturday, July 31, 2021

The Glen - America's Best NASCAR Track

The Glen - America's Best NASCAR Track

Hospitality Selling Out Fast

 

Watkins Glen International's popularity within the NASCAR community has exploded in recent years, as evidenced by the facility being named "America's Best NASCAR Track" on four occasions by readers of USA Today.

 

The venue has also announced reserved grandstand seating sellouts in each of the last five NASCAR Cup Series races, beginning in 2015, accompanying exciting finishes including 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott capturing his first Cup Series victory in 2018.

 

 

Next weekend promises three days of exciting competition:

  1. Friday – ARCA Racing 
  2. Saturday – NASCAR Trucks & Xfinity
  3. Sunday – NASCAR Cup

 

As in past years, several reserved packages are already sold-out.

 

Sold Out

Esses Party Deck

Esses Party Deck - #NASCAR Watkins Glen


Package Includes: 

  • • (1) Weekend General Admission Ticket 
  • • Exclusive access to Party Deck with trackside viewing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 
    • - Overlooks famed ‘Esses’ of Watkins Glen International (Turns 2,3,4) 
    • - Open same hours as grandstands 
    • - Partially covered viewing platform 
    • - Multiple seating areas 
    • - Closed circuit televisions with live race feed 
  • • Includes exclusive parking access for first 200 purchases 
  • • Special reduced pricing of food and beverage in party deck area

 

Sahlen's Pit Inn

Sahlen's Pit Inn - #NASCAR Watkins Glen


Package Includes:

 

(1) Weekend General Admission Ticket Exclusive Club-like setting with viewing outside the final turn onto the frontstretch. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday; food and beverage service beginning at 12 p.m. (noon) Friday. 

  • • Trackside Buffet 
  • • Complimentary Wine and Beer (21+) 
  • • Complimentary Soda and Water 
  • • Preferred Parking - Lot 5 
  • • Souvenir Program
  • • Motorsports Personality Q&As

 

Jack Daniel's Club

Jack Daniel's Club - #NASCAR Watkins Glen


*Please wear business casual attire when attending*

 

The Jack Daniel's Club features a climate-controlled indoor environment with an outstanding view of Watkins Glen International's famed Esses.

 

Guests can also enjoy the equally impressive view from the outdoor deck, in addition to multiple closed-circuit televisions, all in a luxurious and all-inclusive setting.

 

Please call 866-461-RACE with additional questions.

 

Turn 1 Cabanas

Turn 1 Cabanas - #NASCAR Watkins Glen


Relax, lounge and enjoy the thrilling sites and sounds of NASCAR at The Glen in our Turn 1 Cabanas.

 

Located in a prime location between Turn 1 and 2.

 

Available

VIZCOM Turn 10 Terrace

VIZCOM Turn 10 Terrace - #NASCAR Watkins Glen


Package Includes:

 

(1) Weekend General Admission Ticket Exclusive access to Terrace with trackside viewing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

  • • Overlooks Turn 10 of Watkins Glen International 
  • • Partially Covered Viewing Platform, multiple seating areas
  • • Jumbotron View from Terrace

 

Sahlen's Grill Meal Included Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Unlimited Soft Drinks, Discounted Beer/Wine/Cocktails

 

Open same hours as grandstands

 

The BOG sponsored by RED CAT

The BOG sponsored by RED CAT - #NASCAR Watkins Glen


Package Includes: Exclusive Trackside Viewing on Saturday and/or Sunday 

  • • Multiple Motorsports Personality Q&A Sessions 
  • • Preferred Parking near Gate 5 (Lot 5) 
  • • Upgraded Lunch and Snack Food Experience 
  • • Six (6) Daily Genesee beer, Hazlitt wine product coupons (Must be 21+) 
  • • Free Souvenir Gift and Ear Plugs 
  • • Jumbotron Screen View and Closed-Circuit Televisions with Race Feed 
  • • Semi-Private Executive Restrooms

 

*Gate admission tickets are NOT INCLUDED with the purchase of BOG Hospitality. Access to all midway, camping or hospitality areas requires a gate admission ticket. Please call 1-866-461-RACE with additional questions.

 

 

 

Friday, July 30, 2021

ARCA West 2021 At Colorado: Race Preview

#ARCA West 2021 At Colorado: Race Preview

July 31, 2021 “NAPA Auto Parts Colorado 150” (150 laps/50 miles)

By Nascarvd Nascarvédé

 

#ARCA West 2021 At Colorado: Race Preview


Almost a month's wait since the Irwindale race! But our patience is rewarded with a nice entry list of 18 drivers. Especially since this race has not seen so many entrants since 2018. With even a sad record of only 11 drivers last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

This .375-mile paved oval bullring still offers a lot of spectacles. This will be the 19th race of the West Series here since 1995. As often it's Bill McAnally Racing who holds the record for wins with eight, the last two with Hailie Deegan in 2019 and Jesse Love last year.

 

Eternal rival Bruncati Racing follow with three. Jesse Love had totally dominated this race in 2020 en route to his first championship. Note that Chris Eggleston with 3 successes is the most victorious driver in history at the Colorado National Speedway.

 

The key to success will be tire management because the race takes place in one segment and it's forbidden (except punctures) to change tires throughout the race.

 

 

I've said everything about this track in previous years so I'm going to focus on the entry list.

 

#4 Eric Nascimento

The Nascimento family made a deal with Velocity Racing, the family team that raced Jack Wood in the West Series in previous seasons, to use one of their cars. A good car because Jack had shown it was fast. Let's just hope the reliability is there this time around. The team uses the #4, the owner's license of which belongs to Bill McAnally Racing. That's why Alex McAnally's name is on the entry list. But the Nascimento family will take care of everything. Father Mike being the crew chief. This will be Eric's first West Series oval race after a successful run in Sonoma in June.

 

#6 Trevor Huddleston

The CNS is a short track that is doing well for Trevor as he had 1 top5 and 3 top10 in 3 races. Best result, a 3rd position in 2018. He got the 6th position at Irwindale, his best result this season. Now is the time to prove he can still win races. His 6th position in the championship is not worthy of a driver whose in his 4th full season in a top team like Bruncati Racing and with Bill Sedgwick as crew chief

 

#7 Takuma Koga

Irwindale’s race ended violently in the wall for Takuma following contact with Amber Balcaen. It’s one of his worst start to a career. But if you look at the stats, in recent years it's always in the 4th race of the season that Takuma gets his first top10. Regarding Jerry Pitts’s team, 3 races without a top10, this had never happened. But the potential is there. In addition, the CNS is precisely the type of bullring that Takuma likes. In 4 races here, he got 2 top10s.

 

#08 John Wood

What a pleasure to see John behind the wheel, who had been absent last season due to the pandemic. He obtained two top10s in 8 races at the CNS, including a superb 6th position in 2019. The best career result in 84 starts. Eternal friend Mike Holleran will be the crew chief.

 

#9 Jake Drew

A pole at Sonoma, a nice 4th position at Irwindale. The rookie seems to be comfortable regardless of the type of circuit. He and his crew chief Jeff Schrader seem to have found a perfect alchemy and he will be a serious candidate for the 2021 title of champion.

 

#13 Todd Souza

The experienced driver from Watsonville, CA is having the season of his life this year. 3 top10 in 3 races and leadership in the championship tied with Dean Thompson. The CNS is an oval that Todd appreciates with 4 top10s in 5 races including a 3rd position in 2019 as the best result. Last year he only finished 8th following an accident. CCR held a private session with two cars in preparation for this race.

 

#16 Jesse Love

Last year he dominated the race and claimed his third victory of the season. Leading him straight to the title of champion. This year for Jesse, the results are like a roller coaster! One race is fine and the next one is not. 6th in Phoenix, 19th in Sonoma and 1st in Irwindale. I hope Jesse will make the stats lie and have two good results in a row this season! If he wins, Jesse would join the very select club of drivers who have won the Colorado race twice in a row. A club currently made up of two members, Mike Duncan and Chris Eggleston.

 

#19 Jolynn Wilkinson

JoJo  will be making his West Series debut. She who drives in SLM and participates in the BMR Drivers Academy this year will be at the wheel of the 3rd car from BMR, the #19. A car that has been successively driven by Derek Kraus, Eric Nascimento and Amber Balcaen this season. She will be the 7th driver to use the #19 since BMR was created in 1992. And let’s note that after Hailie Deegan and Amber Balcaen, she will be the 3rd girl to ride with the #19. John Camilleri will be her crew chief.

 

#21 Josh Fanopoulos

What a pleasure to see that Josh has found a good sponsor who should allow him to participate in all races this season. Change of number for the occasion. But it’s still John Wood’s team. Joe Daley will be the crew chief.

 

#27 Bobby Hillis, Jr.

It's not just Todd Souza having his best career start to the season, Bobby is also. With 2 top10s in 3 races. To avoid damaging his new car, the old Kamree will be released at the CNS. A car known for its slowness but which is a favorite with spectators. Oddly enough, despite a career that started in 2001, this will only be Bobby's 4th race on the CNS (2004, 2019-2020).

 

#31 Paul Pedroncelli

The father seems to have taken a liking to the West Series. What was to be a one shot in Sonoma has been going on ever since. And that's good ! But like in Irwindale, in the event of a problem with P.J.'s car, Chevrolet #31 will be renumbered as #33 because it's first and foremost the son's backup car. But to prove the seriousness of the Pedroncellis' approach, Rodd Kneeland will once again be the crew chief. Especially since the father is getting closer to the top10. 13th in Sonoma and 11th in Irwindale.

 

#33 Paul Pedroncelli, Jr.

Did P.J. and his crew chief Ty Joiner dream of such a start to the season? I honestly don't think so. Because without this engine failure at Irwindale, P.J. would not be “only” 7th in the championship. But he's only 11 points behind the leader. The dream can still go on. It will be his first race at the CNS.

 

#38 Hiroyuki Ueno

Our Japanese friend is playing overtime with an extra race. And that's good. Because he was not unworthy at Irwindale. On the contrary, his race was serious and the goal of learning perfectly fulfilled. The Ford #38 is not the fastest car, that's for sure, but this chassis has a great merit, that of having allowed so many drivers to cut their teeth in the West Series in the last few years. Mike Holleran having the gift of splitting himself, he will also be the crew chief of #38, just as he is also of #08. But since the two cars are from the same team, that makes things easier!

 

#51 Dean Thompson

15th in Phoenix, 6th in Sonoma and 2nd in Irwindale (with pole). The rookie impresses everyone. Oh yes, I forgot to say that he's also the leader of the championship! The association between Bruncati Racing and High Point Racing is a perfect success. As does the relationship between Dean and his crew chief Travis Thirkettle. This is definitely THE SURPRISE of the year. I have no doubts that #51 will be on Victory Lane before the end of the season.

 

#54 Joey Iest

FINALLY !!! It took 7 races to finally see Joey get his first career top10 (3rd at Irwindale). Yet in each race, he was among the fastest. But incredible bad luck followed him like its shadow. Mike Naake can catch his breath. Joey is talented and with high spirits, he will be formidable this weekend!

 

#77 Mariah Boudrieau

The Colorado driver will make her debut on a track she knows all about. An advantage especially with the limited practice time provided by ARCA at the CNS. Another advantage for Mariah is to start with a team renowned for the quality of its equipment. The #77 of PP1M being regularly in the top10. Joe Nava and his team have been participating in the West Series since 1998 and have 5 wins, 27 top5, 76 top10 and 2 poles in 181 races. Mariah will be the 23rd driver of the team and the 2nd woman after Michelle Theriault in 2005. Dave McKenzie will be the crew chief.

 

#88 Bridget Burgess

After a great race in Sonoma, Irwindale’s one will not leave good memories for the Burgess family. Not fast enough and ultimately the collateral victim of an accident. 10th last year at the CNS, she has the potential to do better.

 

#99 Cole Moore

Ultra domineering in BMRDA races, Cole has a little more trouble in the West Series. Yet the results are good. 4th in Sonoma and 5th in Irwindale. But despite everything, Cole seems a tone lower and is not yet contending for the win. But it's only a matter of time and his crew chief Mario Isola is a great asset. The level this year in the West Series is incredible with many contenders for victory in every race. He finished 14th in 2016 for his only race at the CNS.

 

Now it's time for the show.

 

Have a good race!

 

All results here

 

NAPA Auto Parts Colorado 150

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

ARCA Calypso Lemonade 200

ARCA Calypso Lemonade 200

Winchester Speedway - Saturday, July 31

#ARCA Calypso Lemonade 200

 

The ARCA Menards Series returns to Winchester Speedway this Saturday, July 31 for the Calypso Lemonade 200. The Midwest Modifieds Tour will also be in action with a 35-lap feature.

 

Saturday’s Calypso Lemonade 200 will mark race No.12 of the 20-race season, and also makes up race six of the ten race Sioux Chief Showdown. Ty Gibbs holds the points lead in both standings, having just taken over the ARCA Menards Series championship lead after his win at Iowa Speedway this past Saturday night.

 

 

“It’ll be cool to see if Ty Gibbs continues his dominance of Winchester or if Corey Heim will take him down once again. There are a lot of other young drivers eager to get to victory lane,” said Bob Dillner, Promoter of Winchester Speedway and the host of MAVTV’s  live coverage of the ARCA Menards Series. “Winchester is a track that can reach out and bite you in a hurry, so the complexion of the season could change drastically on Saturday night under the lights. Plus, I’m looking forward to the ‘Mighty Modifieds’ of the Midwest as well.”

 

Just three drivers have claimed wins with the ARCA Menards Series in 2021. Ty Gibbs has six wins and his closest championship competitor Corey Heim has four. 17 year-old Daniel Dye became the only other driver to visit victory lane when he won his first-career race at Berlin Raceway on July 17.

 

ARCA made their first visit to the World’s Fastest Half Mile all the way back in 1957, when Don O’Dell took the win over eventual series champion Iggy Katona. Current points leader Ty Gibbs won last year’s race, the first for ARCA at Winchester since 2017.

 

 

A total of 29 races have been contested at Winchester, with ten-time series champion Frank Kimmel holding the most wins with six. Current NASCAR Cup Series stars Alex Bowman and Chase Briscoe, and NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series drivers Brandon Jones and Austin Wayne Self have all won at Winchester on their way to the highest levels of NASCAR.

 

On-track activity is slated to begin at 3:00pm ET with the Midwest Modifieds and their one hour practice session. ARCA will get a 45 minute session at 4:15pm, with Modified qualifying following immediately after. General Tire Pole Qualifying for ARCA is slated to start at 6:00pm.

 

The Modifieds will have their feature at 6:30, with a scheduled distance of 50 laps. The ARCA Menards Series Calypso Lemonade 200 will commence at 8:00. It will be broadcasted live on MAV TV.

 

Fans can see the full schedule and ticket information by visiting winchesterspeedway.com

 

Fans wanting to purchase tickets for the Calypso Lemonade 200 at Winchester Speedway can do so by visiting winchesterspeedway.com/tickets. For more information, please email claire@winchesterspeedway.com.

 

Fans who did purchase tickets online are urged to download them before they arrive at Winchester Speedway. With a great crowd expected, cell service could be limited.

 

For more information regarding the event, please visit the track’s website at winchesterspeedway.com

 

You can follow @FastestHalfMile on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to like the Winchester Speedway Facebook page. For additional info on the ARCA Menards Series, visit arcaracing.com.

 

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Triller Enters NASCAR Space with Partnership with Rising Star Toni Breidinger

Triller Enters NASCAR Space with Partnership with Rising Star Toni Breidinger

22-Year-Old Rookie, First Arab-American Female In NASCAR, To Use Triller For Multimedia Fan Engagement; Triller To Sponsor Her Car Starting This Weekend in ARCA Menards Race in Indiana

Triller Enters NASCAR Space with Partnership with Rising Star Toni Breidinger

 

Triller, the globally popular AI-powered social media experience, today announced its entry into NASCAR with a partnership with driver Toni Breidinger, the 22-year-old rookie driver who has made history as the first Arab-American female driver in the circuit's history. The partnership will begin this Saturday with the ARCA Menards Series race at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana. Breidinger will be driving the #25 Triller Toyota Camry after recently switching to Venturini Motorsports, a Toyota Racing Development team, for the remainder of the 2021 season. Breidinger, who already has one of the largest social followings for any NASCAR driver, will fully document her racing experience on Triller and will have her car wrapped with Triller signage this weekend. She is the all-time winningest female in United States Auto Club (USAC) history with 19 wins, a record that helped her move into NASCAR's ARCA Menards Series this year.

 

"Toni Breidinger is the perfect fit for our entry into NASCAR and all forms of racing for Triller," said Bobby Sarnevesht, Chairman and Co-Owner of Triller. "She is a disruptive, smart, highly competitive, socially conscious and engaged athlete who our millions of followers are just starting to learn about. We look forward to helping to elevate her story and her platform and to connecting her with the stars who are already deeply involved in Triller, as well as giving our followers a first look into NASCAR and helping to grow the sport with a younger and very engaged and loyal audience."

 

"As a young athlete who has diverse interests and wants to have young people get excited about the sport I love, racing, Triller is the perfect place for me," Breidinger said. "The mix of engaged socially conscious young people from around the world is the audience I want to connect with, and I think as we grow together all will learn, have fun and experience new events together. I am thankful for this partnership with Triller and for them to believe in female athletes and especially in motorsports."

 

 

In February, Breidinger made history as NASCAR's first Arab-American female driver, when she raced in the ARCA Menards Series at the Daytona International Speedway, finishing in 18th place out of 33 — ahead of the two other women who competed, and earning her an appearance on "Ellen." She is one of 10 females competing across NASCAR races this season.

 

The partnership will begin with the ARCA Menards Race at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana, and will continue for all five of her races this season: August 22 at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield Illinois; September 5 at the DuQuoin State Fair in DuQuoin, Illinois; October 23rd at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS; and November 6th at Phoenix Speedway in Phoenix, AZ. Toni currently races in the ARCA Menards Series, a feeder division into the Nascar Touring Series. In 2021, Toni placed 18th at Daytona, 12th at Talladega, 12th at Kansas, and 20th at Charlotte.

 

This is the latest part of a progressive strategy that Triller is going to extend into sports. In addition to the highly successful Triller Fight Club series, which continues with the first of a long series of Tuesday night fights at Madison Square Garden and will also feature the September 11 matchup between Oscar de La Hoya and Vitor Belfort at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Triller is an exclusive broadcast partner of the BIG3, the official creator of the new global sport, FIREBALL3, and purchased premium entertainment and sports channel FITE earlier in the year. The platform continues to also engage in large scale promotions marrying sports and entertainment, including hosting the cast of Space Jam 2 at Triller House in LA prior to the premiere of the film starring LeBron James, Don Cheadle and other NBA and WNBA stars.

 

Triller will have additional announcements about new partnerships in all areas of global sport in the coming weeks.

 

About TrillerNet

Triller, Triller Fight Club and FITE are owned by TrillerNet, a first-of-its-kind company consolidating technology and content platforms to lead the move to Internet 3.0. TrillerNet pairs the culture of music with sports, fashion, entertainment and influencers through a 360-degree view of content and technology. TrillerNet—which owns the globally popular Triller app used by musicians, celebrities, athletes, and overall culture setters—has more than 300 million users worldwide. The Triller app—unlike other popular short-video apps it is often compared to, encourages its users to post the content created on the app across other social media platforms and websites. The app uses proprietary AI and Machine Learning technology which is uniquely tied to the content rather than the user. By tracking the content, Triller empowers its tastemakers and users to push their content virally to affiliated and non-affiliated sites and networks reaching hundreds of millions of additional users. Data and insights gleaned from the Triller network, its creators, artists and users (from the app and off network) are used to program longer-form content, connect users across the web with the content, and provide unprecedented opportunities for engagement and monetization.

 

TrillerNet has developed highly successful campaigns that begin with the app and continue throughout the entire content and technology ecosystem with some of the biggest brands in the world, including Pepsi, McDonalds, Weedmaps, DraftKings, L'Oreal, and many others. TrillerNet offers brands a unique content and technology solution, including direct deals with the influencers and celebrities. This branded content journey starts with short-form video and can easily expand into valuable long-form content distributed through the Triller Network, such as live-event boxing and music PPVs, fashion shows, and episodic reality content on TrillerTV. Some of the more than 65 original half-hour TrillerTV shows include The D'Amelios Family's "Ask a DAM Question," Jennifer Lopez In The Morning, Jake Paul: Staying On Top, 2 Chainz Let's Do It, DJ Khaled's Spreading Love, Hype House's Thomas Petrou's Coffee Talks, Josh Richards' Josh Pong, Ur Lov'd: the Noah Beck Show, Fat Joe's Masterclass, The Perez Hilton Show, and Violet Benson's Too Tired To Be Crazy, among others. TrillerNet additionally owns Verzuz, the massive live-stream music platform launched by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, and Triller Fight Club (www.TrillerFightClub.com), https://www.trillerfightclub.com which launched last year with the highly successful Tyson-Jones Fight which shattered digital PPV records. Other holdings include leading AI-powered customer engagement platform Amplify.ai, and FITE, the premier live event and PPV, AVOD, SVOD streaming platform.

 

 

source: PR Newswire

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Racing, Fishing and Dixie Vodka with Cole & Tony

Racing, Fishing and Dixie Vodka with Cole and Tony

Drinking & Fishing with the Boss!

NASCAR Cup Series driver Cole Custer talks racing, fishing & Dixie’s new line of canned cocktails with his boss and racing legend Tony Stewart in Episode 2 of Cocktails with Cole.

 

Drinking & Fishing with the Boss! Cole Custer with Tony Stewart

 

One of the highlights of the new line of Dixie Cocktails is Tony’s Tea. A delicious combination of award-winning Dixie Vodka, lemonade and ice tea, Tony’s Tea is not only Tony Stewart’s favorite, but also the perfect refreshment at the track, on the lake or wherever your adventures take you. 

 

 

 

The new lineup of Dixie Cocktails will be hitting store shelves in select markets in August. In the meantime, stock up on all the core Dixie flavors to ensure the rest of summer is spent with The South’s Best Tasting Vodka close at hand!

 

Swing into your local liquor store or order online through Passion Spirits. Use code TGIS15 for 15% off your order. Click Here to purchase online.


About Dixie Vodka

About Dixie Vodka

Launched in 2014 and based in Charleston, SC, Dixie Vodka was established with the simple mission of creating an all-American premium craft vodka that represents the best of Southern flavor, craftsmanship and hospitality. With six signature flavors – including its flagship Southern Original, Black Pepper, Citrus, Mint, Peach and Wildflower Honey – Dixie Vodka partners with local farmers across the South to infuse regionally cherished ingredients into its award-winning products, each of which is six-times distilled from American corn. In 2020, Dixie Vodka was ranked the ninth-fastest growing spirits brand in the United States by the Beverage Information Group and remains the largest premium craft vodka produced in the Southeast. In partnership with the Southern-raised sport that transcends regional boundaries, Dixie Vodka is proud to serve as the Official Vodka of NASCAR, the title sponsor of the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and the Official Vodka of Stewart-Haas Racing, Tony Stewart Racing and the All Star Circuit of Champions. *The Rising Star Award is given annually by the Beverage Information Group to the industry's fastest growing brands.

 

Racing our Way to the Top

 source:  Dixie Vodka PR

Saturday, July 24, 2021

ARCA Racing at Iowa Speedway

ARCA Racing at Iowa Speedway

The Shore Lunch 150 at 8 PM CT

#ARCA Racing at Iowa Speedway

 

Almost fifteen years have passed since the ARCA Menards Series became the first racing series to compete at what was then a brand-new Iowa Speedway.

 

With the exception of 2014, the 0.875-mile paved oval in Newton, Iowa, known as “The Fastest Short Track on The Planet” has appeared on the ARCA Menards Series schedule every year since. That tradition continues in 2021.

 

 

Tonights night’s Shore Lunch 150 marks the first of three ARCA Menards Series / ARCA Menards Series East combination events of the season. The drivers who are entered will receive points for both series.

 

Shore Lunch 150 #ARCA Schedule

 

Saturday, July 24 Race Day Schedule

  • 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. ARCA Menards Series Credentials 
  • 11 a.m. ARCA Menards Series Haulers Enter Noon ARCA Menards Series Garage Opens 
  • 2 p.m. First Time AMS Driver Meeting 
  • 3:15 p.m. ARCA Menards Series Driver and Spotter Meeting 
  • 4:15 – 5 p.m. ARCA Menards Series Final Practice 
  • 6 p.m. General Tire Pole Qualifying (2 laps / all positions) Post-Qualifying Final Adjustments Post-Adjustments Move Cars to Starting Grid 
  • 8 p.m. Start of the Shore Lunch 150 (150 laps / 132 miles)

 (All times CT)

 

“It’s the only 7/8-mile race track in the country that I’m aware of,” said Wallace, the NASCAR Hall of Famer and 1989 Cup Series champion who designed Iowa Speedway in the mid-2000s and who will attend Saturday night’s race and participate in an autograph session before he drives the pace car to lead the field to the green flag. “When we designed that track, we made it three different banking angles; I believe it’s 13, 14 and 15 degrees of banking angles. And those particular angles really created side-by-side racing.

 

“One thing I wanted to do also is, when we designed the track, really bank up the exits of the corners so the drivers when they try to pass can stay leaning on that banking and make the pass instead of coming off the banking and all of the sudden the track falls flat and the pass goes away.

 

“That’s one of the reasons almost all of the competitors who go there love racing there.”

 

 

Click Here For the Entry List


The Shore Lunch 150 will broadcast live on MAVTV Motorsports Network starting at 8 p.m. CT / 9 p.m. ET with a live stream available on NBC Sports Gold’s TrackPass.

 

 

 

source: ARCA Racing

Friday, July 23, 2021

Sabré Cook – W Series' American Competitor

Sabré Cook – W Series' American Competitor #RethinkRacing

Sabré Cook – W Series' American Competitor

 

Have you been cheering for Sabré Cook? Haven’t heard of her? Well now that NASCAR is on a breather . . . . it might be the perfect time to learn about this enterprising young racer and the W Series.

 

Sabré began karting at eight and won her first World Championship in a TAG Junior kart aged 13. Just four years later, she became the first female to win the SKUSA Pro Tour National Championship.

 

If you are not following Sabré , you are probably not aware of the W Series; so let’s start there.

 

W Series which launched in October 2018, was created to promote female talent with a funded six-round series and a $1.5 million prize pool. It’s goal is to provide an equal opportunity for women and eliminate the financial barriers that have historically prevented them from progressing to the upper echelons of motorsport.

 

 

Quick History Lesson: In November of 2018, Series released a list of fifty-five (55) contenders for a spot on the eighteen (18)-driver grid for its inaugural campaign in 2019. American hopefuls included Toni Breidinger, Courtney Crone, Natalie Decker, Cassie Gannis, Shea Holbrook, Sheena Monk, Hanna Zellers, and of course Sabré.

 

W Series drivers were selected purely on their ability and the series’ cars are mechanically identical, which means that W Series races and championships will be won by the most talented drivers, rather than those with the wealthiest backers. Sort of brings Tony Stewart’s new SRX Series to mind.

 

Twenty-eight (28) drivers advanced to the second round of testing. Sabré Cook, Natalie Decker, and Shea Holbrook represented the United States in this next round. Their panel of judges included W Series directors David Coulthard and Dave Ryan as well as former Indycar driver Lyn St James.

 

2019 W Series' Drivers
2019 W Series Drivers

 

In March of 2019, the eighteen (18)-driver was announced and included Americans Sabré Cook and Shea Holbrook. Sabré finished the 2019 season twelfth in the points. Not too bad when you consider she had never raced on any of the W Series tracks in the past.

 

The top 12 finishers in the 2019 Season were automatically guaranteed a place on the grid for next season, while any driver outside of the top 12 cut-off needed to enter the selection process again if they wished to return. While Sabré was in, American Shea Holbrook was not on the 2020 Driver’s List. Of course, like most things last year, the 2020 W Series season was sidelined due to Covid.

 

Nevertheless, Ms. Cook remained terribly busy last year. She put her engineering degree to good use in Texas, helping Formula Mazda design their new FMzR. The FMzR will be the ideal transition from kart racing to open wheel cars. It is expected to debut later this year. 

 

 

While the project was fulfilling and exciting; Ms. Cook was ready and prepared for the 2021 racing series to begin. Sabré has run three races in the six race 2021 season.

 

How has the season been going . . . . this writer will let Sabré's Instagram Feed tell that chapter of the story.

 

Moved forward in the race yesterday but unfortunately at @silverstonecircuit it becomes a bit follow-the-leader. 🙃 

 

P14 for the race in the end 🏁 Obviously not satisfied with the result, but race pace is always good. I’m very conscious of the areas that need improving and I’m working hard toward the next race in Budapest to increase performance. 

 

Amazing to see all the fans here, thank you guys for coming out! 👏🏼 Of course a big thank you to @wseriesracing and @thebunker for this opportunity. 💜 (Sabré Cook)

 

You can follow Sabré on: 

 

Sabré Cook – W Series' American Competitor

 

Follow Sabré and leave her a word or two of encouragement.

 

You can catch all the W Series News on BeINSPORTSUSA  The next race is scheduled for "The Hungaroring" a motorsport racetrack in Mogyoród, Hungary on the weekend of July 30 – 31.