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Milka Duno Excels in Test at Newly-Paved Daytona

Friday, January 14, 2011, 1:44:52 PM | ARCA Racing Series

Duno Candid Daytona11(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - January 14, 2011) Milka Duno and her Sheltra Motorsports team created a big splash during the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards three-day test session at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) this week.  The 2010 championship-winning team returned to the track looking to get ARCA Racing Series rookie Milka Duno ready for the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 on February 12th and delivered the same top results they grew accustomed to last season. 

Duno hit the newly-paved Daytona International Speedway for the first of three days of testing on Tuesday.  Making her return to a stock car for the first time since last year’s ARCA season opener, Duno turned in a fast time of 49.37 seconds (182.293 mph).  The time put her No. 63 Dodge Charger fifth on the speed charts. 

The Jon Wolfe led team returned for round two of testing Wednesday morning looking to try a few different setups in the morning session.  Running 26 laps in the three-hour session, Duno posted a best time of 49.70 seconds (181.057 mph).  ARCA Racing Series officials opened the track for the first drafting session Wednesday afternoon.  Duno led a pack of five cars around the 2.5-mile oval for a few laps before dropping to the back of the pack to see how her No. 63 Dodge would react in the draft.  During the draft Duno posted a fast time of 48.67 seconds (184.907 mph) putting her second on the speed charts for much of the session. 

“We made many changes today to improve the car and make it faster,” stated Duno. “We had the second-fastest time until the track cooled and the next drafting pack was able to turn a slightly faster time.  We will try a few more changes and keep working on the draft tomorrow.” 

The final day of testing led to more single car runs in the morning session.  Crew Chief Jon Wolfe tried several different setups running a total of 10 laps.  The focus returned to drafting again in the afternoon’s final test session.  Running a total of 32 laps, Duno drafted in two different five to eight car packs.  She took turns taking her No. 63 machine to the front of the pack and dropping to the back working to get the feel of drafting up to another car and passing.  Duno finished the day with the sixth-fastest time, rounding the legendary track with a time of 48.727 seconds (184.703 mph). 

“We focused today on drafting and we ended up with pretty good results,” said Duno. “This was just the third day working with the team we’re working together very well. They are a great group of people and they know what they’re doing – it is a fantastic opportunity for me.” 

After the three-day test session, Duno and her Sheltra Motorsports team are ready to hit the track for the first of 19 events on the 2011 schedule and are looking for strong results when the ARCA Racing Series takes the green flag on Daytona’s high banks Saturday, February 12th.  

“Milka did extremely well this week,” said Wolfe.  “I think we got what we wanted out of the test.  We look forward to getting back to DIS in February where we can spend more time drafting and practicing in larger packs.  She will give a good performance when the green flag drops on race day.” 

About Sheltra Motorsports:

Sheltra Motorsports, established in 2007, is in the midst of its fifth season of ARCA Racing Series competition.  Owned by Florida-native, Patrick Sheltra, the owner-driver team captured the 2010 ARCA Racing Series driver and owner’s championship titles on the strength of two wins, 12 top-fives and 17 top-10 finishes in 20 events.  Sheltra Motorsports is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., with additional operations in Indiana and Florida.  For more information, visit www.sheltramotorsports.com.  

About Milka Duno:

Duno has eight major race wins in the highest classes (Prototype) in the American Le Mans Series and Rolex Series and the highest finish ever by a female driver (2nd Place) in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the 48-year history of the race. Duno has been competing in the IndyCar Series since 2007. Off the track, Duno is a certified Naval Engineer who holds four master’s degrees, earning the last three simultaneously.  Duno is also working through her “Milka Way” program to inspire youth to “Aim for the Stars” and achieve academic excellence. For more information, visit www.milkaduno.com.

TMR Leaving Impression At Daytona; Dufault, Marks, Austin Enjoying Time In Spotlight

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 3:58:04 PM | ARCA Racing Series

Tm Rlogo300pix(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - January 13, 2011) - - The Buckeye State of Ohio is being well represented in the Sunshine State of Florida this week at Daytona (Fla.) Speedway. Tony Marks Racing (TMR) headquartered in Napoleon, Ohio has successfully left an impression on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards circuit as their multi-car effort led by veteran racer and now crew chief Larry Moore has put their No. 12 Dodge Charger into the limelight. 

Piloted by NASCAR driver Chase Austin, rising female sensation Maryeve Dufault and Champion Racing Association (CRA) competitor Jared Marks, the rookie team spent the first two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) of ARCA Racing Series testing at the newly re-paved 2.5-mile speedway getting their car up to speed and their drivers comfortable with the new and extremely fast asphalt. 

On Tuesday, Dufault, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pilot edged out Austin for the fastest TMR time after placing her machine 17th out of 40th on the speed charts. Austin followed in 18th. Dufault was one of three female drivers testing on the first day behind Milka Duno (Dodge) and ahead of Hannah Baker (Chevrolet). 

Leaving the track with some satisfaction, the team returned for round two Wednesday looking for additional seat time and solid results. In their eyes, mission accomplished. 

Dufault was again the prime target for the newly founded-race team and was the only driver behind the wheel of their Chrysler emblem Wednesday morning during the three-hour session which resulted in a 23rd place single-car run. 

Yesterday afternoon, ARCA Racing Series officials opened up the legendary track to drafting. The Tony Marks Racing team opted to play it safe though and continued with single-car runs for much of the afternoon before dabbling just a little bit on the defying skill of drafting, which zones heavily on superspeedway racing, much like Daytona or its sister track, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. 

For the first time of the week, 16-year old Jared Marks, son of car owner Tony Marks hopped in the seat of the No. 12a Charger and wheeled his automobile around the track in 49.830 seconds or a tick over 180.550 miles per hour. It was a solid lap time for the teenage racer, who under ARCA Racing Series sanctioning age restrictions is allowed to test but not race at the historic facility. The team admitted though that comfort, not speed was the primary agenda for the second-generation racer. 

Dufault clocked in her inaugural drafting lap Wednesday afternoon with a time of 49.781 seconds amounting to a speed of 180.792 miles per hour landing her a respectable 31st on the rundown.  

“We’re happy with the results thus far in Daytona,” said Tony Marks, owner of Tony Marks Racing. “In a short time, I feel like we’ve been able to build a strong team with a talented group of people. So far, we’ve achieved all of our goals here in Daytona and look to use the last day (Thursday) as a prime opportunity to further push our team into the spotlight. All three of our drivers are doing a tremendous job. What they are learning is valuable not only in ARCA but stock-car racing in general. They still have a lot to learn here in Daytona and ahead in 2011, but I’m very pleased with the overall effort of TMR this week.” 

Testing will conclude at 5:00 p.m. Thursday evening for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The three-day test is preparation for the first of 19 events on the 2011 calendar which begins on Saturday, February 12th, 2011 live on SPEED. Dufault, the Los Angeles resident is expected to lead the two-car team for TMR next month from the “World Center of Racing.” 

Tony Marks Racing hopes to sport two cars in the 2011 season-opener with Dufault and possibly Austin as a teammate. The schedule will turn later in the year and allow Marks behind the second-car team for up to 11 races, including much of the series’ short track contests. 

Before tackling the breathtaking Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway this week, the freshman organization spent Monday testing at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway allowing the team to shake down their short-track program with all three TMR protégés being allowed priceless seat time behind the wheel. Dufault will make her ARCA Racing Series short track debut at Salem (Ind.) Speedway on May 1, 2011. 

About Tony Marks Racing (TMR):  

Tony Marks Racing was founded in 2009 through the passion for racing of team owner and former driver Tony Marks.  Marks is the successful owner of TMT, Inc., a logistics, warehousing and packaging company with over 400 employees whose customers are mainly comprised of Fortune 100 companies.  

Marks began his racing career in 1985 getting behind the wheel of everything from drag racers, Dirt Late Models, SCCA Formula Fords, USAC F2000 Open Wheel and ARCA cars.  Tony personally raced until 2005 amassing numerous wins, championships and track records along the way until he  then changed his focus from driver to owner and began building racing programs for his children Jared (16 years old) and Rachel (13 years old).  Under the auspices of TMR, Jared began his racing career in 2002 in quarter midgets and now competes in late model, CRA, ASA and ARCA Series events while Rachel continues her development program racing quarter midgets and Bandoleros.

TMR has been at the forefront of charitable giving through its’  “Driving Against Hunger” and “Million Meal Challenge” race programs which have raised over $200,000 for Forgotten Harvest in 2010 at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series events at Michigan International Speedway.  

For the NASCAR events TMR along with TMT, Inc. partnered with Forgotten Harvest for the “Million Meal Challenge For Our Kids” which helps to bridge the hunger gap while schools are out of session and feeds 20,000  children per day in the Detroit metro area. Forgotten Harvest was significantly displayed on the entry of Chase Austin during both the Truck and Nationwide events at Michigan International Speedway along with logos of “Million Meal Challenge” sponsors Walgreen’s, United Race Group, Holyfield’s Choice Alka-Power Water and Vitamin Spice.  Evander Holyfield was also instrumental in the challenge, acting as Grand Marshall for the August race and announcing his “Fight Against Hunger” on behalf of Forgotten Harvest.  

As the first race team to “Drive Against Hunger” through their partnership with Forgotten Harvest, TMR plans to continue their alliance with Forgotten Harvest and once again “Drive Against Hunger” during the 2011 season.

For additional information on TMT, Inc. please visit; tmtcompanies.net.
 

TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:

NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management  

PHONE: 239.834.9797

EMAIL:  chris@chrisknightpr.com

Munter Planning a Return to ARCA; Focus on TV Events

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 3:58:04 PM | ARCA Racing Series

Munter Candid2010(MOORESVILLE, N.C. - January 13, 2011) - Leilani Münter is gearing up for 2011, returning to the ARCA Series presented by Menards. Her focus is on the 10 televised ARCA races on SPEED which offer the most exposure for her sponsors.

The schedule includes six races coupled with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting with Daytona International Speedway on February 12, followed by Talladega Superspeedway on April 15, two events at Pocono International Speedway on June 11 and August 6, Michigan Speedway on June 17, and Kansas Speedway on October 7. Three other events are coupled with NASCAR Nationwide starting with Chicagoland Speedway on June 4, Iowa Speedway on July 16, and O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis on July 28, the same weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The finale at Toledo Speedway will also be televised, with ARCA being the headlining series at that final event. 

Munter will be at the Detroit Auto Show and will announce her new partnership with an electric supercar on Tuesday (stay tuned for more details) so she will miss the first day of the three day ARCA open test at Daytona. However, she will be at Daytona on Wednesday and Thursday to take some laps on the new Daytona pavement. 

Full story and photos here:

http://leilanimunter.com/11-1.07.htm

Contact: Leilani Munter, leilani@leilanimunter.com

Duno Delivers Strong Results in Daytona Test

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 4:28:53 PM | ARCA Racing Series

Duno 2(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - January 12, 2011)Milka Duno delivered strong results on Day One of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards testing at Daytona International Speedway with Sheltra Motorsports, the 2010 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard’s Champion. 

Duno, piloting the team’s No. 63 Dodge Charger, was seventh quickest of 29 cars in today’s morning session and fifth quickest of 40 cars in the afternoon session. 

In the morning session Duno completed five laps with a best time of 50.06 seconds at 179.763 mph and improved in a 27-lap afternoon session to a best time of 49.37 at 182.293 mph.

This was Duno’s first time behind the wheel of a stock car since she competed in the ARCA Racing Series season-opener at Daytona one year ago. 

Crew Chief Jon Wolfe and his crew made some adjustments to the car between sessions and worked with Duno to continue getting her comfortable in the car and to try new lines on the track. Patrick Sheltra worked with her throughout the day to help her get the most out of the car. 

“It was a good practice today and I was very impressed with the team and how professional they were,” said Duno. “We are looking for more speed and will work hard over the next two days to get faster. It was great to get Patrick’s input, and it was a big help. He’s the 2010 champion, and he knows what to do.” 

About Sheltra Motorsports:

Sheltra Motorsports, established in 2007, is in the midst of its fifth season of ARCA Racing Series competition.  Owned by Florida-native, Patrick Sheltra, the owner-driver team captured the 2010 ARCA Racing Series driver and owner’s championship titles on the strength of two wins, 12 top-fives and 17 top-10 finishes in 20 events.  Sheltra Motorsports is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., with additional operations in Indiana and Florida.  For more information, visit www.sheltramotorsports.com.  

About Milka Duno:

Duno has eight major race wins in the highest classes (Prototype) in the American Le Mans Series and Rolex Series and the highest finish ever by a female driver (2nd Place) in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the 48-year history of the race. Duno has been competing in the IndyCar Series since 2007. Off the track, Duno is a certified Naval Engineer who holds four master’s degrees, earning the last three simultaneously.  Duno is also working through her “Milka Way” program to inspire youth to “Aim for the Stars” and achieve academic excellence. For more information, visit www.milkaduno.com.

Brian Rose Returns; Ready to Launch at Daytona

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 4:28:53 PM | ARCA Racing SeriesGo to full article

(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - January 12, 2011) - - Sometimes, the term “better late than never” can be accepted in racing. For Brian Rose Motorsports, a new entity in the ARCA Racing Series (ARS) presented by Menards, the term couldn’t have been more perfect. 

After a monstrous winter storm crippled much of the mid-west and south east Sunday night and Monday, Brian Rose and his Brian Rose Motorsports team were trapped in the wintry mix that included ice and snow and unable to make the haul to Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway for the first of a three-day open test session.  

Luckily, road and weather conditions improved on Tuesday that allowed the team to slowly but carefully maneuver through the 10 hour plus drive to the Sunshine State to tackle the newly re-paved 2.5-mile monster track Wednesday morning. 

Planning to test for the remaining two days (Wednesday and Thursday), the first open test of the New Year will mark the first tango for Louisville, Kentucky native Brian Rose at the wheel of the No. 4 Harris Trucking / Team ASE Toyota Camry at the newly re-paved DIS. 

Though Rose and his posse are new to ARCA, the team has some experience at the Daytona Beach, Fla. track. In 2002, the now part-time NASCAR driver competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season-opener at Daytona, qualifying an impressive fourth, leading several laps and finishing a career-best and stout third in the No. 4 Dodge Ram for Bobby Hamilton Racing. 

Nearly a decade later, Rose returns to the “World Center of Racing” honored to boast the No. 4 again while also hoping to make an early impression in the ARCA Racing Series. 

“We’ve been working hard for this test and despite the weather, we’re still here,” said Rose, who will attempt to make his first ARCA Racing Series start in next month’s Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona. “I have a great group of guys behind me and I think this test definitely will give us a baseline on which direction we’re heading.” 

Rose continued, “I’m looking forward to competing in the ARCA Racing Series. It’s a great series and I’m embracing the opportunity to bring my new team to such a diverse series. This won’t be our only ARCA race in 2011, but we’re hoping to leave a lasting impression that will carry over into our next event.” 

­­­­Danny Rollins, well respected in the NASCAR community will serve as the crew chief for Brian Rose Motorsports. Rollins was the man responsible for guiding the young-gun to his first career NASCAR top-five finish at Daytona (Fla.) Speedway nine years ago. 

Harris Trucking and Team ASE have leaped aboard as marketing partners in the No. 4 Toyota Camry for the first of 19 events on the 2011 ARS calendar, but the freshman team is planning to announce more supporters in the next couple of weeks leading up to ARCA’s biggest race of the season. 

About Brian Rose Motorsports (BRM): 

From 2001-2010, Brian Rose competed in 41 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) events. Driving for successful car owners such as the late Bobby Hamilton Sr., Billy Ballew and Rick Ware, he has scored five top-10 finishes including a third place effort in his restrictor plate debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway after qualifying fourth in 2002. Rose has controlled the NCWTS field for 35 laps in four events. 

A new decade means a new beginning. In 2011, Rose, a native of Louisville, Kentucky will re-brand himself in the racing world by launching his own team, Brian Rose Motorsports (BRM) near Louisville, Kentucky. With the intent to run a full platter of events in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), NASCAR Nationwide Series and Late Model events across the country, Rose is expected to blossom back to the top on and off the race track. 

Stay tuned for a new Brian Rose Motorsports website parked at BrianRoseMotorsports.com.   

TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:

NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management  

PHONE: 239.834.9797

EMAIL:  chris@chrisknightpr.com

Martin Pairs with Venturini Motorsports for Five in 2011; Starts at Daytona

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 2:09:40 PM | ARCA Racing SeriesGo to full article

Martin Venturini345(MOORESVILLE, N.C. - January 11, 2011) - The weather in Mooresville, NC might be snow and ice this January, but  25-year-old Louisiana native Hal Martin, nicknamed "the Ragin' Cajun" in racing - is ready to kick it up a notch in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Daytona. The Gulf Coast native has signed with legendary Venturini Motorsports and its championship team  to run select races in 2011 - beginning with the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona International Speedway.  

Martin, one of only a handful of college graduates in stock car racing - as a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of New Orleans - was also a top-10 finisher at the 2010 ARCA race in Talladega for Venturini Motorsports.  Martin will begin his 2011 season piloting a Venturini Motorsports Toyota at the newly-repaved 2.5-mile superspeedway for three days of ARCA Series open testing today through Thursday.

"I'm really looking forward to hitting the track again at Daytona," Martin said. "I had a bit of a head start on the field by being able to participate in the Hoosier Tire Test here in December for Venturini Motorsports - so I feel I had a good chance to get somewhat acclimated to the track with some laps logged.  Any seat time is fantastic, so I'm ready to jump back in for not only three more days of testing, but also a solid year with several starts. We're in this for solid finishes for a championship team."

Tom Venturini, Public Relations Director at Venturini Motorsports, is optimistic about Martin's potential in the Venturini stable in 2011.  "We've got strong talent among all of our drivers, and our reputation stands behind the equipment and support we're able to provide each and every one of them.  Hal has proven his talent for our organization in the past, as well as on the gulf coast late model tracks.  We're really excited to see how he'll perform this season. He has tremendous talent. We're hopeful he will not only add more top 10s to that resume, but also top 5s and maybe even a trip to Victory Lane." 

Despite the fact that Martin did not get behind the wheel of his first car until he was 15 years old, his success came at early with the Louisiana State Shifter Kart Championship in 2004. After completing several successful prestigious driving programs, Martin also went on to become the Mobile International Speedway Track Champion in the Pro Late Model Division in 2007.  He was also crowned Louisiana State Champion in 2007 by Late Model Digest and took two more wins at gulf coast tracks in 2008.

"In 2009 and 2010, I was able to get a good variety in my driving and also get experience at different tracks," Martin continued. "When the call came to race Talladega for the Venturinis, I jumped at the chance. It's the opportunity that every driver wants - to be able to showcase his or her driving skills with a championship organization. We're actively working on securing marketing partners for additional racetracks. I know we're going to continue this momentum in 2011 together, and I'm ready to go get some great results for such a respected team."

Martin plans to make five official starts with Venturini Motorsports in 2011 - to include Daytona, Talladega, Chicagoland, Pocono and Michigan. He joins teammates Firestone Indy Lights driver Alastair Jackson, Joe Gibbs Racing development driver Max Gresham and USAC Champion Darren Hagan in an impressive rookie class of 2011 for Venturini Motorsports.

ABOUT VENTURINI MOTORSPORTS:

Venturini Motorsports, fielding cars in the ARCA Racing Series, is one of the premier NASCAR Driver Development Programs in the country. Since 2007, Venturini Motorsports has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Scott Lagasse Jr., Brian Scott, John Wes Townley, Marc Davis, Steve Arpin and Mikey Kile. For more information on the Venturini Motorsports Driver Development program, visit www.VenturiniMotorsports.com. Find them on Facebook at Venturini Motorsports and Twitter: @VenturiniMotor

ABOUT HAL MARTIN:

Martin, in only four years of stock car racing and limited starts, has 36 top 5 finishes and 37 top 10 finishes under his belt in ARCA Series presented by Menards, Pro Late Models, ASA Late Models. Martin also holds the title of 2007 Mobile International Speedway Track Champion; 2007 Louisiana State Champion; and track record holder at Mobile International Speedway. Off the track, Martin is a certified Mechanical Engineer with a degree from the University of New Orleans. His 2011 plans include driving in the esteemed Venturini Motorsports stable under the ARCA Series presented by Menards.  For more information, visit www.HalMartinRacing.com.  Facebook: Hal Martin (Athlete). Twitter: @HalMartinRacing.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Demi Knight Clark, Girl Friday PR & Marketing

Hal Martin & Hal Martin Racing

demi@girlfridaypr.com

803.389.7153

Corr Anxious for Daytona Test

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 2:09:40 PM | ARCA Racing Series

Corr Car Shot Pocono2010(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - January 11, 2011) - - Just how bad or how early did Sean Corr want to arrive in Daytona Beach, Florida in preparation for this week’s ARCA Racing Series (ARS) presented by Menards test session? Bad. 

Corr, the aspiring driver for Empire Racing plowed his way down the interstate Saturday night as the driver of the team’s 18-wheeler transporter arriving in the Sunshine State in the wee hours of early Sunday morning, officially become the first team to enter the track grounds for the first official test of the new year. 

Corr will admit he’s not your average race car driver. Don’t let this humdrum New Yorker fool you though; he’s all about business when it comes to his duties behind the wheel of the No. 82 Empire Racing LLC Ford Fusion. 

But, when the opportunity arises to sink in and get dirty or pull an all-nighter and drive to a test in hopes of potentially winning the biggest race of his racing career, look for Corr to strike his way through the crowd and flock to the front of the line.  

“It doesn’t bother me at all,” said Corr, in reference to driving the team’s hauler to the 2.5-mile Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. “We’re a team and I’m willing and able to do whatever it takes to put us in contention. I’d rather drive the hauler and allow the guys who bust their tails to get our Ford Fusion ready the ability to recharge themselves.” 

The Goshen, New York native whose been hopscotching from The Empire State to Race City USA, otherwise known as Mooresville, North Carolina during much of the winter is fired up for this week’s three-day test for more reasons than he can count. A new year, some fresh faces, a desirable attitude and an ever-growing outlook has this avid dirt driver ready to make his presence well known on the asphalt. 

“I’m ready for Daytona, even though it’s just a test,” noted Corr, who intends to run the full ARCA Racing Series schedule this year. “The desire and “want” from this Empire Racing team is like a disease. A favorable one. We want it and we’re going for it. I have a good feeling about the car we’re bringing to the track and hope we can unload in a zone that we’re comfortable with and just improve as the week progresses.” 

The Empire Racing team-led by new crew chief and former ARCA racer Richard Johns will bring a new Ford Fusion with Roush Yates horsepower to the “World Center of Speed” after losing last year’s Daytona automobile in a multi-car incident at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. 

“I hate to lose a car the way we did,” recalled Corr. “We were running comfortably in the top-seven and the big one unleashed with nowhere for us to go. It happens. It stinks, but it’s just part of the game. We’ve been working hard though on making sure that this car is as strong or even stronger than the one we had last February. 

It was though on February 6, 2010, Corr gave an intuition of his ability to draft with the best of the best in the ARCA Racing Series. After being knocked sideways and cutting down a tire in the late stages of the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200, Corr was able to wrestle his wounded but still strong blue oval from the back to a respectable 14th place finish after starting 26th

“We worked that day as a team. We came from the back to the front and vice-versa all race long. I learned a lot and no doubt the experience will help me next month. Though, we’re talking about a whole new game with the track being re-paved. The track will be so smooth; your 3400-pound stock car will feel like a Cadillac. Nonetheless, our intentions are to go have a strong test and come back and have an even worthier performance in the race.” 

Former Empire Racing crew chief John Bellesfield who will take the reins as team manager for the Mooresville, North Carolina-based operation this year is extremely optimistic about the approaching test. 

“We’ve put a lot of endless man hours into putting this car together,” explained Bellesfield. “I think we’re going to have a real slick piece for the test and the race. The team is excited to see Sean so enthusiastic about getting behind the wheel. That energy from the driver only gives us, the team the motivation to give him nothing but the best.” 

Following the test scheduled for this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Empire Racing will trek back to North Carolina and begin their final check-in list for the running of the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 set for Saturday, February 12, 2011 live on SPEED. 

The team still enters the 58th year of ARCA competition without the foundation of a primary marketing partner. However, the team feels they are close to making some announcements in-time for the first of 19 ARCA races this season. 

For more on Sean Corr, Empire Racing and marketing opportunities for the 2011 racing season, please visit empireracingllc.com.

About Empire Racing:

Established in 2009, Empire Racing LLC. (empireracingllc.com) is a two-tier professional Motorsports organization consisting of dirt and asphalt competition. Sean Corr, a 26-year old hailing from Goshen, New York pilots the team’s automobiles in the DIRTcar Series and Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). In 2011, the team will attempt to run for a championship in the ARCA Racing Series with aspirations of moving into the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). The team is headquartered in Goshen, New York with an additional operation in Mooresville, North Carolina. 

TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:

NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management  

PHONE: 239.834.9797

EMAIL:  chris@chrisknightpr.com

Hackenbracht Heads for Daytona; Same Attitude, New Mission

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 2:09:40 PM | ARCA Racing Series

Hackenbracht Car Shot Daytona1(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla - January 11, 2011) - - As the 2011 racing season draws near, the thought of the first green flag of the season can make a heartbeat jump. And while most race car drivers are nestling in with their teams and focusing on their objectives for the new year, rising sensation Chad Hackenbracht has been nose-deep in the books of his Freshman year as a student at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. 

This week though, 19-year old Chad Hackenbracht will exchange those books for a steering wheel and grasp a permission slip from his professors and head to Daytona Beach, Florida to participate in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards open-test session at the breathtaking 2.5-mile Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. 

Hackenbracht, driver of the No. 58 Tastee Apple Chevrolet Impala SS will spend three days this week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) trying to nail down a successful setup that will allow Hackenbracht’s family-owned CGH Motorsports the opportunity to win at the “World Center of Speed” next month. 

Partaking in his second-ever test session at the newly-paved restrictor plate track, Hackenbracht and his Rodney Jockisch-led team will focus on balance and speed in their bowtie Impala SS. The Concord, North Carolina-based team also hasn’t ruled out participating in a “light” drafting session before loading up and heading back to North Carolina to put the final touches of their multi-color hot rod for the season opening Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona, set for Saturday, February 12, 2011 live on SPEED. 

“I’m looking forward to getting back into a race car,” sounded Hackenbracht, who intends to juggle a full-time college schedule while also hoping to become the next ARCA Racing Series champion. “I’m ready to put the books away for a little bit and get back behind the wheel at Daytona!” 

The former Legend Car Series (LCS) pilot added, “Rodney (Jockisch) and the entire CGH Motorsports team have been working hard to put this car in tip-top shape. Our first go-around with Daytona wasn’t pretty, but we won’t dwell on the past, but instead move forward towards the present and show everyone this year that CGH Motorsports means business.” 

When asked about the recent re-pavement at one of the most historical race tracks in the United States, Hackenbracht commented, “From what I heard, Daytona is going to be a really fast, intense race. Handling should no longer come into play. It’s going to be about driving smart and using your head. I’m expecting the track to drive a lot like Talladega, where the track is nearly as smooth as glass. It sure is going to be an exciting way to kick off speedweeks!”  

CGH Motorsports is actively seeking additional marketing partners for the full 2011 ARCA Racing Series schedule. Single, multi and full-season placements are available on the team’s No. 58 entries. Interested parties are urged to contact Jordan Dahl at 570.234.5449 or jordandahl@cghmotorsports.com.   

About CGH Motorsports: 

CGH Motorsports (CGHMotorsports.com), established in 2007 by Ohio entrepreneur Greg Hackenbracht is located in a 10,000 sq. foot facility located in Concord, North Carolina. CGH Motorsports is home of rising sensation Chad Hackenbracht, who competed in nine ARCA Racing Series races in 2010 after an aggressive ARCA testing schedule in 2009. Chad Hackenbracht is the 2008 National Asphalt Legends champion, winning 33 percent of his races and finishing in the top-10, 85 percent of the events he competed in. The team will step up their commitment from a partial schedule and prepare for a hopeful full-season ARCA championship assault beginning in February 2011. 

TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:

NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management  

PHONE: 239.834.9797

EMAIL:  chris@chrisknightpr.com

USAC Champ Frankoski Testing ARCA Car at Daytona

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 2:09:40 PM | ARCA Racing Series

(HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - January 11, 2011) – Jeremy Frankoski will be among the drivers to participate in a three day open test session at Daytona International Speedway beginning Tuesday, January 11th. The annual event held by the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, will give Frankoski ample opportunity to experience the newly paved racing surface on the legendary 2.5 mile high banked tri-oval.

“I’ve been dreaming about racing Daytona all my life, so this is definitely a dream coming true for me,” said the 24 year old Frankoski. “I’m just so thankful to have this opportunity. At the same time, I know there’s a lot of hard work ahead for me. There’s nothing in racing that can prepare you for Daytona, so I’m relying on a lot of good people to help me out.”

Florida businessman Eddie Smith, owner of TEAM 42 RACING (NASCAR Nationwide Series), recently named Jeremy as his Development Driver to compete in the ARCA Series and select Nationwide events. 

“TEAM 42 RACING is proud to have Jeremy Frankoski coming aboard in our Development Driver program,” beamed Smith. “Jeremy is a very talented driver and posses the type of character we are looking for on our team. We are currently looking for new marketing partners with a strategic marketing program to advance Jeremy’s promising career.”

Helping Frankoski get acquainted with Daytona this week will be Andy Hillenburg and Fast Track Racing. Hillenburg’s Fast Track – High Performance Driving School is also the official driving school of ARCA and USAR. Hillenburg himself was the 1995 ARCA Champion and has won ARCA races twice at Daytona in ’95 and ’97.

Frankoski has raced in a variety of open wheel series and was the USAC Ford Focus Carolina Champion in 2009. Driving the Calico Coatings Ford Focus Midget, he totaled 5 wins, 10 top five finishes, 6 pole qualifications and was honored by USAC with a Rookie of the Year title. Prior to USAC, Jeremy was a two year stand out in NEMA midgets where he also won a Rookie of the Year title driving for the Marine Engines team in 2007. He currently holds a NEMA record for his first win at Beach Ridge in 2007; one of only three rookies to win a race and fastest to do so after only 6 races.

Jeremy also has two years of full bodied racing experience.  In 2009, he tested with Tony Blanchard and raced in the PASS Independence 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, finishing 16th. Last year he ran a limited NASCAR Late Model schedule at Myrtle Beach Speedway with Chad McCumbee Racing and had 2 top five and 4 top ten finishes. 

“Working with Tony and then Chad gave me a lot of insight and a good chance to experience the differences between open wheel and full bodied cars,” said Frankoski. “And running somewhat regularly last year at Myrtle Beach helped me a lot. I was really able to get more comfortable with the transition.”

At this time, Jeremy Frankoski and TEAM 42 RACING are actively seeking sponsoring partners to support a competitive schedule in 2011. ARCA will “kick off” the season in Daytona on February 12th with the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200; TEAM 42 hopes to have Jeremy at the wheel.

For more information, please visit www.JeremyFrankoski.com.

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Dustin Long

Today, January 16, 2011, 52 minutes ago

Your time to be heard NASCAR Nation ...

Friday, January 14, 2011, 10:04:49 AM

Not on the NASCAR Fan Council? Not on a track's fan council? Want to be heard? Even if you're on another fan council, still got some things to say?   Well, you're in luck. I'm starting a fan council for this upcoming NASCAR season. I'm looking at this as a way to hear more of what fans have to say on various topics. It's your sport, so why shouldn't your opinion be heard?  

Restrictor plates get smaller at Daytona; seats get larger at Martinsville

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 6:37:30 PM

A few odds and ends:  

Vickers back in car; Richmond going smoke-free in stands & more ...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 11:12:54 AM

A few things as we move a day closer to the start of the season:   # Brian Vickers got back in a car Monday for the first time since May when he was sidelined by blood clots. Vickers and his Red Bull team tested at Walt Disney World Speedway in Florida.   Here's what Vickers had to say about the test in a statement from the team:  

How to fix Bud Shootout; A non-Chase driver who will make Chase this year; Super Bowl's impact on Cup title

Monday, January 10, 2011, 10:28:15 AM

A few things while stuck in the snow in Charlotte, N.C. (it's only 3-4 inches but many things are shut down)  

NASCAR sets field for next month's Budweiser Shootout at Daytona; Here's who is in ...

Friday, January 07, 2011, 5:39:33 PM

Although some will say NASCAR changes rules dramatically from year to year on this race, the criteria for this year's Budweiser Shootout (Feb. 12 at Daytona) is nearly the same as last year's criteria.   Here's who is eligible:   # All 12 drivers in last year's Chase   # Past Cup champions   # Past Budweiser Shootout champions  

So how do you explain this trend in NASCAR?

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 3:17:25 PM

Apparently, age does matter in NASCAR, just now how you might think. Consider:   In the last four years, the average age of the Chase drivers has increased nearly 4 years.   Last year's Chase field had only one driver under the age of 30, while in 2007 six of the 12 drivers were under 30.   Here's a look at the average age of Chase drivers the past four years  

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FOXSports.com News for NASCAR

Today, January 16, 2011, 2 hours ago

Hornish to stay in NASCAR in 2011

Yesterday, January 15, 2011, 4:25:15 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. will compete in at least 10 NASCAR Nationwide races, team owner Roger Penske confirmed by email on Saturday.

Stewart questioned by Sydney police

Yesterday, January 15, 2011, 1:37:45 PM

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart was questioned by police in the Australian city of Sydney Saturday over an alleged physical altercation with the co-owner of a racetrack, racing website SpeedCafe reported.

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Yesterday, January 15, 2011, 1:37:45 PM

http://ads.pheedo.com/img.phdo?s=b28c4c33319bce887767ef36bbcbb457&p=4Kahne donation helps N.C. students

Friday, January 14, 2011, 2:01:45 PM

Kasey Kahne funds science field trips for North Carolina students.

Martinsville moves Cup qualifying

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 11:59:15 AM

Martinsville Speedway will move Cup qualifying to Saturday for the April NASCAR race weekend.

NASCAR teams slow down at Daytona

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 11:48:47 AM

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will head to Daytona International Speedway with a slightly altered restrictor plate for the upcoming three-day test session.

NASCAR Hall of Fame gets budget cut

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 7:40:28 PM

The NASCAR Hall of Fame had its budget cut by nearly $4.8 million on Wednesday as the board that oversees its performance opted to base its budget on a worst-case scenario of 250,000 visitors from July 2010 to June 2011.

Martin running all three series

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 10:43:36 AM

Furniture Row to borrow pit crew

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 4:31:51 PM

http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2010/08/13/081310-NASCAR-Regan-Smith-P_20100813122310_335_220.JPGFurniture Row Racing's Regan Smith will use a Stewart-Haas Racing pit crew for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

 

 

 

 

 

Waltrip ready for more racing action

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 12:54:59 PM

http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/01/11/waltrip_201101111305174_335_220.JPGMichael Waltrip Racing co-owners Michael Waltrip and Rob Kauffman to compete in 24-hour race in Dubai.

 

 

 

 

 

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Indy Racing League News

Veach is USF2000 Winterfest champion

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Andretti Autosport's Zach Veach and Spencer Pigot finished first and second in the USF2000 Cooper Tires Winterfest held at Sebring and Homestead. J.R. Smart took the National class's honors.

Listen in: INDYCAR Inside Track

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Mike King cuts a wide swath of interviews following the State of INDYCAR address in Indianapolis.

Goodwill tour: Two words can change lives

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Indy 500 Centennial Tour to meet and greet troops in Europe and Middle East cheer wounded warriors in hospital.

Pelfrey team re-born as Star Mazda entrant

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Former IZOD IndyCar Series team owner Dale Pelfrey announced that he will revive team to compete in Star Mazda.

Franchitti picks up second 'Baby Borg'

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Dario Franchitti is subject of MOVES Magazine cover story and was presented his Driver's Championship Trophy.

Barber to host Open Test in mid-March

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights teams will be on the road course in preparation for season opener.

Edmonton races back on the schedule

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights to return to the City Centre Airport temporary circuit on July 22-24.

State of INDYCAR: Measurable momentum

Monday, January 10, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

"I think INDYCAR has positive momentum and our job is to continue to build on it," says INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard.

Minimum age to drop for garage access

Monday, January 10, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Fans as young at 9 years old will be able to go behind the scenes at IZOD IndyCar Series events.

Sanctioning body unveils new name, logo

Monday, January 10, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

The sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights and Mazda Road to Indy is now INDYCAR.

Double-wide restarts highlight rules changes

Monday, January 10, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

On-track alterations incorporated in the 2011 rulebook followed input from team owners, drivers and fans.

INDYCAR branching out to West Coast

Monday, January 10, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Office opening in Santa Monica, Calif., in an effort to make further inroads into media and entertainment industries.

Carbone joins Schmidt team for 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

F2000 Championship Series champion Victor Carbone will join Sam Schmidt Motorsports for the 2011 season.

This just in: Drivers invade Indy for meetings

Sunday, January 09, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

2010 IZOD IndyCar Series championship runner-up Will Power tapes a segment for an in-season TV feature.

Franchitti wins AARWBA's Titus Award

Sunday, January 09, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti won AARWBA's Jerry Titus Award for the third time in four years.

New-look speedway ticket wait almost over

Sunday, January 09, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Tickets to IZOD IndyCar Series-Firestone Indy Lights doubleheader Oct. 2 at Kentucky Speedway available Jan. 12.

Plowman preps for emotional goodwill tour

Friday, January 07, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Martin Plowman has fund-raising goal for military-related organizations while on the Indy 500 Centennial Tour.

Seven drivers get track time early in 2011

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Justin Wilson (above) is among seven regular IZOD IndyCar Series drivers who will compete in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Wilson reviews his season

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Justin Wilson evaluates the 2010 season with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. He posted eight top-10 finishes.

Happy returns: A.J. Foyt Racing retains Meira

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Vitor Meira, who turns 34 on the date of the season opener, and longtime sponsor ABC Supply are back with team.

Veteran Wurtz joins KV Racing Technology as team manager

Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

KV Racing Technology has named Tom Wurtz as team manager for its Indianapolis-based racing organization.

Wrapping goodwill tour in the Stars & Stripes

Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Ten-day trip to Europe and Middle East with Indianapolis 500 legends aims to boost the morale of U.S. troops.

A year later, wiser FAZZT looks forward

Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

On Jan. 6, 2010, FAZZT Race Team got on the track to test for the first time. It made quite a statement in the season.

Patrick in thick of bowl game activities

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Andretti Autosport's Danica Patrick is grand marshal of parade, will handle coin toss for GoDaddy.com Bowl on ESPN.

Cool Matos stirs the pot of 'Chilli'

Monday, January 03, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Is Raphael Matos a prime candidate for "What Chilli Wants?" Check out the first episode of the show on VH1.

Tomorrow is here for drivers, engineers

Monday, January 03, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

The new Dallara simulator can't be compared to another unit because, well, there isn't anything quite like it.

Season to remember for Schmidt

Sunday, January 02, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Team owner Sam Schmidt and the team's 2010 drivers discuss the championship season in their own words.

Fit for the season

Saturday, January 01, 2011, 7:00:00 PM

Weekday off-season workouts are a staple for over-the-wall crew members seeking to improve their edge at races.

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Jayski's NASCAR Silly Season Site

UPDATE - Hornish has a ride in 2011

Yesterday, January 15, 2011, 5:00:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. will compete in at least 10 Nationwide races this season, beginning at Daytona, but no plans to drive in the Sprint Cup Series.............

January 15, a slew of Column / Article / Blog Links posted

Yesterday, January 15, 2011, 1:30:00 PM

constantly adding article / column / blog and maybe some podcast links about NASCAR to the article links page...........

No ride for Hornish in 2011

Yesterday, January 15, 2011, 1:00:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. will not be in anything Penske-owned in Daytona. He is basically done. .............

Smaller restrictor plate for Daytona

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 11:40:00 AM

NASCAR reportedly will down-size restrictor plate holes for next week’s Sprint Cup Goodyear tire test at Daytona International Speedway. The new size will be 29/32 of an inch..............

#78 team aligns w/SHR for pit crew

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 5:00:00 PM

Regan Smith's #78 over-the-wall pit crew for Furniture Row Racing will be employed and trained by Stewart-Haas Racing during the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season..............

January 11, a batch of Column / Article / Blog Links posted

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 11:45:00 AM

constantly adding article / column / blog and maybe some podcast links about NASCAR to the article links page...........

Drivers must choose which series to run for championship

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 11:40:00 AM

Drivers in NASCAR's three national series will have to elect a single championship to chase in 2011 as the 2011 NASCAR competition, membership and license application states a driver has to mark what championship they will run for and get points for..............

No sponsor for Rookie of the Year award

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 11:30:00 AM

Many reports have long-time sponsor Raybestos having dropped its backing / sponsorship of NASCAR's Rookie of the Year programs in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series..............

Richmond Grandstands Going Smoke-Free

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 11:25:00 AM

Richmond International Raceway president Doug Fritz announced that Richmond International Raceway’s grandstands will be smoke-free beginning this season. Fans who smoke may continue to do so, but in approved areas only...............

Vickers testing in Orlando

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 11:20:00 AM

#83-Brian Vickers tested Monday at the Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, FL..............

Bayne could run 17 Cup races

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 11:00:00 AM

Trevor Bayne, 19, is expected to run 17 races for the Wood Brothers in the #21 Sprint Cup Series Ford . While there was no room in the Roush Fenway Racing lineup, Bayne could very easily become the future of that company..............

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Motorcycle USA Article Headlines

Today, January 16, 2011, 9 hours ago

2011 AMA Supercross Phoenix Results

Today, January 16, 2011, 9 hours ago | Matt Davidson

Yamaha's James Stewart snared the victory in the second round of the 2011 AMA Supercross series in Phoenix as the battle for the crown begins taking shape.

AMA News and Notes February 2011

Today, January 16, 2011, 9 hours ago | Press Release

The American Motorcyclist Association has released their latest news and notes for this month with some new issues facing motorcyclists.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 13 Results

Today, January 16, 2011, 9 hours ago | Matt Davidson

Spaniard Marc Coma grabbed his third Dakar title after winning the 2011 Dakar Rally by more than 15 minutes ahead of KTM rival, Cyril Despres.

53 Riders Confirmed for AMA Daytona Tire Test

Today, January 16, 2011, 9 hours ago | Press Release

A total of 53 riders have been confirmed for the upcoming AMA Pro Racing Daytona Tire test at the newly paved Daytona International Speedway.

Alaska Motorcycle Night in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Today, January 16, 2011, 9 hours ago | Press Release

Alaska Motorcycle Night in Chiang Mai, Thailand will include a BBQ and unique one-time Alaska motorcycle multi-media show, bringing Alaska motorcycle adventures to Thailand's Golden Triangle.

Michelin Introduces Pilot Road 3 Tires

Today, January 16, 2011, 9 hours ago | Press Release

Michelin enters into 2011 with the introduction of the Pilot Road 3 tire, ideal for Sport Touring motorcycles. The Michelin Pilot Road 3 tire goes on sale in January 2011.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 12 Results

Today, January 16, 2011, 9 hours ago | Matt Davidson

During Stage 12 the current leader Marc Coma earned his fifth stage victory of the 2011 Dakar Rally as riders prepare for the final leg of the competition.

Eric Bostrom on Kawasaki ZX-10R in AMA

Today, January 16, 2011, 9 hours ago | Bart Madson

Eric Bostrom will campaign the 2011 season aboard the new Kawasaki ZX-10R under the Team Cycle World Attack Performance banner.

Chicco Remote Control Ducati 1198 RC

Today, January 16, 2011, 9 hours ago | Press Release

Give the perfect gift for any Ducati lover with the Chicco remote control Ducati 1198, which features a remote control that looks like the dash board of a Ducati 1198.

'11 WSBK Kawasaki Sepang Test Wraps Up

Today, January 16, 2011, 9 hours ago | Press Release

Following a successful World Superbike test at the Sepang circuit Kawasaki's Tom Sykes and Joan Lascorz found much improvement in the all new Ninja ZX-10R.

2011 AMA Arenacross Kansas City Preview

Yesterday, January 15, 2011, 4:00:47 PM | Press Release

Following an intense opening round in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2011 AMA Arenacross series prepares for Round 2 in Kansas City.

KLIM Adventure Rally Jacket and Pant

Yesterday, January 15, 2011, 6:33:36 AM | Press Release

KLIM has released its revised Adventure Rally Jacket and Pant design which features various updates to improve functionality.

2011 Yamaha FZ8 First Ride

Yesterday, January 15, 2011, 4:27:26 AM | Bart Madson

Motorcycle USA takes a ride on Yamaha’s latest street bike entry for the American market in its FZ8 naked middleweight.

RS Taichi Racing Apparel Signs Danny Eslick

Friday, January 14, 2011, 11:57:38 AM | Press Release

AMA Pro roadracing champion Danny Eslick will wear RS Taichi racing apparel in his quest for the 2011 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike championship.

IMS Supports Precision Concepts Kawasaki

Friday, January 14, 2011, 10:39:57 AM | Press Release

IMS Products and the Precision Concepts Kawasaki team gear up for the 2011 racing season.

Daniel Blair AMA Arenacross Interview

Friday, January 14, 2011, 10:08:32 AM | Press Release

AMA Arenacross series interview of the week is ARMA Energy/MainEventRock.com Honda’s Daniel Blair.

Eric Bostrom on Kawasaki ZX-10R in AMA

Friday, January 14, 2011, 7:16:43 AM | Bart Madson

Eric Bostrom will campaign the 2011 season aboard the new Kawasaki ZX-10R under the Team Cycle World Attack Performance banner.

National Guard Sponsors AMA Pro Road Racing

Friday, January 14, 2011, 7:16:43 AM | Press Release

The Army National Guard's sponsorship of AMA Pro Road Racing's premier National Guard SuperBike class will continue for 2011.

Racing the 2010 Catalina GP with Kawasaki

Friday, January 14, 2011, 6:02:58 AM | JC Hilderbrand

The 2010 Red Bull Catalina Grand Prix was a grand idea that somehow came to life. We hooked up with Kawasaki to go see this event firsthand and scratch our own mark in the island soil.

Viper Motorcycle Co. Launches New Website

Friday, January 14, 2011, 5:15:34 AM | Press Release

Viper Motorcycle Co., manufacturer of one of the most potent V-Twins on the market, the 152 cubic-inch Viper V-Twin, has launched a new website and is now selling Viper apparel.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 11 Results

Friday, January 14, 2011, 4:01:48 AM | JC Hilderbrand

Cyril Despres refuses to give up the fight by claiming back a couple minutes on Marc Coma during a modified Stage 11. American Quinn Cody is finding his stride as well.

GNCC Announces Rules and Classes for 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011, 4:01:48 AM | Press Release

Can-Am GNCC, announces the supplemental rules and classes for the 2011 GNCC tour. The Supplemental Rules and Classes for 2011 have been restructured with much consideration and input from industry leaders.

Ducati Introduces Troy Bayliss Academy

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 5:51:39 PM | Press Release

Ducati’s innovative riding school, the Ducati Riding Experience, announces the 2011 season with an incredible program including the exciting new Troy Bayliss Academy.

2011 AMA Supercross Phoenix Preview

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 5:51:39 PM | Matt Davidson

Still charged and full of adrenaline from the first round at Anaheim, riders in the 2011 AMA Supercross series now make their way to Phoenix's Chase Field for a second bout.

Memorable Motorcycle: Honda CR110

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 3:08:09 PM | Frank Melling

Our Memorable Motorcycle correspondent takes a closer look at the Honda CR110, which was Mr. Honda's answer to the FIM 50cc class.

Tour Master Custom Midweight Gloves Review

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 1:06:38 PM | Adam Waheed

We put the Tour Master Custom Midweight Gloves to the test; to find out if these Custom Midweight gloves will keep your hands toasty on those winter rides.

Red Dwarf's Danny John Jules at Thundersprint

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 10:29:54 AM | Press Release

The Thundersprint has seen many star riders take to the famous Northwich town centre track but there has never been anyone with a bigger personality than Danny John Jules.

Acer Partners with Ducati MotoGP Team

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 10:29:54 AM | Press Release

Acer today announced the signing of the agreement with Ducati Corse. Under this agreement Acer will become Official Computer Partner of the italian motorcycle company.

Wizard Products New Ballistic Custom at Expo

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 10:29:54 AM | Press Release

Wizard Products has enlisted the services of Ballistic Cycles to once again create a unique bagger with a monstrous 30-inch front wheel just in time for the 2011 V-Twin Expo.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 10 Results

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 10:29:54 AM | JC Hilderbrand

Stage 10 threw many competitors off their mark in the 2011 Dakar Rally, but not the factory KTM leaders Marc Coma and Cyril Despres. The battle up front continues while a new American cracks the top-10.

Ducati Desmosedici GP11 MotoGP First Look

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 10:29:54 AM | Adam Waheed

Ducati officially unveiled its race bikes that it will compete with in the 2011 MotoGP World Championship with riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden at the Wrooom ski/press meeting in Italy.

Honda Custom Slammer, Switchblade, Furious

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 9:09:41 AM | Bryan Harley

Three members of the Honda R&D Americas department demonstrate what lengths its VT1300 line of motorcycles can be customized with the Slammer, Switchblade and Furious.

Nicky Hayden Wears Dainese in MotoGP

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 4:52:09 PM | Adam Waheed

American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden will be sporting Dainese leathers, boots and gloves for the 2011 MotoGP World Championship.

Team U.S.A. Joins 2011 Australasian Safari

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 4:52:09 PM | Press Release

For 2011 the U.S. will try its hand in the annual Australasian Safari competition with ex-pat Aussie Justin Maley leading the team.

Hot Leathers Rally Retailer of Harley Footwear

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 4:52:09 PM | Press Release

Hot Leathers announced it will be the official rally retailer of Harley-Davidson Footwear for the second year in a row.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 9 Results

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 4:52:09 PM | Matt Davidson

American Jonah Street captured a win for the U.S. in Stage 9 of of the 2011 Dakar Rally as competition moves into the final four days of the event.

Rossi and Hayden Talk at Ducati's Wrooom '11

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 10:34:55 AM | Press Release

Valentino Rossi made his first official public appearance in Ducati Red alongside his MotoGP teammate Nicky Hayden at the 2011 Wrooom Press Conference.

2011 AMA Supercross Anaheim 1 in Photos

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 9:30:16 AM | Adam Waheed

MotoUSA brings you into the world of Supercross motorcycle racing in this photo essay from Anaheim 1.

Yoshimura Yamaha YZ450F Project Bike 2

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 9:30:16 AM | Adam Waheed

For the final phase of our dirt bike project bike test we took our Yoshimura-prepped Yamaha YZ450F and raced it at the MTA Vet World Championships at Glen Helen Raceway.

Ducati and Diesel Partner for 2011 MotoGP

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 9:30:16 AM | Press Release

For the 2011 MotoGP season Ducati and Diesel will be joining forces with Diesel's logo appearing on the bikes and race suits of Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden.

2011 AMA Supercross Anaheim 1 Insider

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 5:52:36 PM | Ryan Merrill

Anaheim 1 delivers tons of hype and high energy racing as the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season gets underway.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 8 Results

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 5:52:36 PM | Matt Davidson

Marc Coma extended his lead in the 2011 Dakar Rally by snagging another victory during Stage 8 of the competition ahead of Cyril Despres and Francisco Lopez.

Chris Vermeulen and KRT Sepang Test

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 5:52:36 PM | Press Release

Kawasaki Racing team recently initiated a four-day World Superbike test at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia where Chris Vermeulen had his first taste of the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R.

Electric Superbike Beats Gas Bikes in WERA

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 11:57:34 AM | Bryan Harley

Chip Yates and the SWIGZ.com Pro Racing Team answered the question of whether electric motorcycles could compete against its gas-powered counterparts by placing second and third in WERA races at Fontana yesterday.

2011 Ducati 1198SP First Ride

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 4:30:12 AM | Steve Atlas

Motorcycle USA sampled Ducati's kitted out production superbike at the Imola circuit where we turned laps on the 2011 Ducati 1198SP alongside Carlos Checa.

2011 Arenacross Tulsa Results

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 4:30:12 AM | Press Release

TUF Honda’s Jeff Gibson opened the 2011 AMA Arenacross series be grabbing the first win in the opening round at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 7 Results

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 4:30:12 AM | Matt Davidson

Aprilia's Francisco Lopez finally claimed his first stage victory ahead of KTM's Cyril Despres and Marc Coma in Stage 7 of the 2011 Dakar Rally.

2011 Supercross Insider Anaheim 1

Monday, January 10, 2011, 10:46:37 AM | Ryan Merrill

Anaheim 1 delivers tons of hype and high energy racing as the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season gets underway.

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