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(RANDLEMAN, N.C. - February 25, 2011) - Ryan Wilson Motorsports (RWM) and Randolph Bank jointly announced Thursday night at the annual Ryan Wilson Motorsports racing kick-off party in Randleman, North Carolina that Randolph Bank will continue its primary marketing partnership role with RWM in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) with Wilson the “top winner” of last year’s Richard Petty’s Driver Search II as the pilot of the No. 12 Randolph Bank Toyota Camry.
Randolph Bank is a community bank that has been in existence since 1978. Known as the “Home of Extra Mile Banking”, Randolph Bank has seven branches that are in Asheboro, Burlington, Mebane, and Randleman. There is also a mortgage office in Cary and a loan production office in Greenville. Randolph Investment Services is a subsidiary of Randolph Bank and has investment officers located in Asheboro and Burlington. Randolph Bank has been voted Randolph County’s Favorite Bank three years in a row.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Ryan Wilson Motorsports and the Wilson Family,” stated Mike Whitehead, President of Randolph Bank. “This will be our third year with Ryan (Wilson) and Randolph Bank could not be more pleased with the visibility and success of the partnership. We look forward to an exciting and successful 2011 season.”
“It’s a great feeling to have Randolph Bank back on board for the year,” said 19-year old Ryan Wilson. “They have been a great marketing partner for our team over the past two seasons and we definitely plan to kick it up a notch in 2011 on and off the track.”
It was also announced on Thursday night that Ryan Wilson will continue his climb up the racing ladder and has signed a letter of intent with the potent Win-Tron Racing based in Lakeville, Minnesota to compete in five ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Wilson is scheduled to take the wheel of the No. 32 Southern Pharmacy Services Toyota Camry beginning at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on June 11, 2011.
“We welcome Ryan Wilson to our Win-Tron Racing family,” said Win-Tron Racing co-owner Nate Thiesse. “When we met Ryan and his family earlier this year, we could see the passion and drive in Ryan’s eyes and we knew if he did come to our stable, the combination of Ryan and our team has the potential to leave our competition in the dust. We’re looking forward to the five races and building towards an even stronger schedule in 2012.”
“We looked at a number of ARCA teams and I’m thankful to each and every one of them for taking time out of their busy schedule to meet with me,” added Wilson. “We elected to go with Win-Tron Racing as we feel their platform and results speak for themselves. We’re looking to make a statement in the five races and build on something for next year too.”
Additionally, RWM announced that Southern Pharmacy Services has joined the team for their late model and ARCA Racing Series programs in 2011. The SPS logo will be displayed on the television panel on the No. 12 Randolph Bank Toyota Camry while moving to the hood for the first ARCA Racing Series event at the 2.5-mile Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.
Wilson kicks off his 2011 late model season at Caraway (N.C.) Speedway on Sunday, March 13th.
“We’re gunning for the championship this year at Caraway,” sounded Wilson. “We’ve stepped up our program all the way around and I know that with the changes we made, we can go out on a weekly basis and have a shot at winning.”
In addition to racing at Caraway (N.C.) Speedway and a limited ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule, Wilson will also compete in Late Model stock car events at Ace (N.C.) Speedway and other selected Late Model contests.
Visit the newly re-designed Ryan Wilson Motorsports website at RyanWilsonMotorsports.com.
Visit Randolph Bank, the home of extra-mile banking online at Randolphbank.com.
February 27, 2011
Jeff Gordon scored his first win in nearly two years Sunday at Phoenix, denying Kyle Busch a chance to sweep the weekend after Busch won the Truck and Nationwide race earlier this weekend. Also, Jimmie Johnson finished third. And there was some controversy with a 13-car crash and contact between Kyle and Carl Edwards.
NASCAR VP of Competition Robin Pemberton said he was "taken back by the statement,'' Tommy Baldwin Racing made Saturday night announcing that the team would start and park in today's race and described the announcement as "poor timing.''
Tommy Baldwin Racing announced Saturday night that driver Dave Blaney would pull the team’s car off the track after a few laps in Sunday’s race at Phoenix and park it for the rest of the race.
With the series in Phoenix, drivers are focused on the start of the real racing series, but before they drop the green for the second Cup race of the season, here’s some of what drivers are saying at Phoenix on a variety of topics. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx DALE EARNHARDT JR. On his car Saturday (he qualified 35th)
A day before arriving in Phoenix for this weekend's Cup race, Carl Edwards was in Las Vegas where he jumped from the Stratosphere. Now, the jumper is connected to what they call a "high-speed descender.'' Still, standing on the edge, the ground is 855 feet below you (the equivalent of 108 floors).
NASCAR VP of Competition Robin Pemberton explained the penalty to Michael Waltrip’s truck and addressed the issue of what, if anything, officials will do next for the next restrictor-plate race (at Talladega in April).
Only 40 Nationwide cars are entered for today’s race, three short of a full field. With the series switching to a new car for this season, the costs have proved challenging for some teams.
Forbes has come out with its annual list examining the value of NASCAR teams and who the sport’s highest paid drivers were. No surprise with either as Hendrick Motorsports ranks No. 1 among team values, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the highest paid driver.
Five days after Michael Waltrip crossed the finish line for an emotional victory in the truck race at Daytona -- on the 10th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's death and his first Daytona 500 win -- NASCAR penalized the team for its rear spoiler. Part of the rear spoiler broke right about the last lap of the race. Waltrip went on to pass Elliott Sadler for the lead and go on for the win.
February 27, 2011
It was the first pinch-me moment Jeff Gordon's had at the track in a long time. Sixty-six races, to be exact. Gordon raced like the Gordon of old on Sunday, winning the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix.
Barring an unforeseen scheduling hiccup, two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart and 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton will swap racecars in an exhibition later this year, Stewart-Haas Racing spokesman Mike Arning confirmed Saturday
Polesitter Kyle Busch dominated early and held off Carl Edwards late for the Nationwide Series' first wire-to-wire win in seven years on Saturday, setting up the chance for a perfect weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.
Trevor Bayne slid into the Turn 3 wall in the first practice session at Phoenix International Raceway. The No. 21 Ford suffered major damage to the right front quarter panel, so Bayne will go to a back-up car.
Kyle Busch was fastest out of the pits on the opening stop and on the track the rest of the night, leading the final 107 laps to win a wreck-filled NASCAR trucks race at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday.
Brian Keselowski, who became one of the feel-good stories at the Daytona 500 after being pushed into the race by his brother, will attempt to qualify for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
February 27, 2011
Kyle Busch, Johnson and Harvick sound off after bumpy race at Phoenix.
Like an aging fighter, Jeff Gordon fights back for a key victory in Phoenix.
Gordon ends 66-race losing streak with victory at Phoenix.
It was a wreckfest at the Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, including a 13-car crash that changed the entire dynamic of the race.
Highlights from Kyle Busch's NASCAR Nationwide victory at Phoenix.
Don't be fooled, Carl Edwards is the man to beat at Phoenix.
A quick pit stop and some key changes made Kyle Busch a winner with a new truck and a new bride.
Daytona's over, tandem drafts are gone and new qualifying is here. Let's go racing.
Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne crashes during practice at
Phoenix International Raceway.
Kevin Harvick is confident his Daytona 500 engine woes are resolved.
Daytona 500 win offers memories of the 1992 win by Davey
NASCAR Sprint Cup practice is underway at Phoenix
Find out what drivers and teams are saying from the track.
Popularity won't earn a win in NASCAR. So who's more likely to break through first?
Carl Edwards shows he likes going fast on the track -- and
off of tall buildings. Watch his latest move.
Former open-wheel driver A.J. Allmendinger says he might be open to racing in IndyCar's season finale in Las Vegas for a chance at $5 million.
From cars to NASCAR, Edsel Ford II's hunches turn to gold.
Ray Evernham wants his money from George Gillett Jr., and he's using the court system in order to get it.
Michael Waltrip's Daytona-winning Truck team penalized for rule infraction.
Forbes' annual rankings show that Hendrick Motorsports is the most valuable team in NASCAR for the third consecutive year.
Phoenix offers return to more standard style of NASCAR
The IndyCar Series is putting up $5 million for any driver
who thinks he or she can beat the open-wheel professionals at their own game in
their championship race in Las Vegas.
Have your say on the action.
Tim Ramsberger (above) oversees the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, which kicks off the season March 27.
Simona de Silvestro tours Entergy's Grand Gulf plant that provides 20 percent of electricity in the U.S.
Belardi Auto Racing has signed Venezuelan Jorge Goncalvez to compete in the Firestone Indy Lights in 2011.
Ryan Hunter-Reay plans to be at the finish line of the St. Petersburg street circuit March 27 to greet longtime friend Tom Vossman upon completion of his cross-country bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness of cancer.
Vitor Meira (above with team director Larry Foyt) will join other drivers at Barber Motorsports Park on March 1.
Danica Patrick has been the recipient of numerous awards during her motorsports career, and now she's receiving one from the Cartoon Network.
IZOD IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson will greet fans Feb. 26 at two events in Milwaukee as part of the promotion for the Milwaukee 225 at The Milwaukee Mile.
Jay Howard, the 2006 Firestone Indy Lights champion, seeks to qualify for first Indy 500 with Sam Schmidt Motorsports.
Helio Castroneves' No. 3 Team Penske car will be red and white, which are the colors of the Itaipava beer and TNT energetic drink.
after 2 of 36 Sprint Cup Series races, #18-Kyle Busch leads the drivers points lead by 3 points over #22-Kurt Busch..........
#24-Jeff Gordon won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 (k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway for his 83rd career win, #18-Busch finished 2nd.................
Tommy Baldwin Racing decided to change plans and run the complete race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and start-and-park the race at Phoenix.......
Barring an unforeseen scheduling hiccup, Tony Stewart and 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton will swap racecars in an exhibition later this year.......
Kenny Schrader will reportedly run some races in the #32 for Frankie Stoddard.......
The selections of pit stalls for the Subway Fresh Fit 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway have been made, pole sitter #99-Edwards chose pit stall #1............
#99 Carl Edwards won the pole for the Subway Fresh Fit 500(k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway..........
Drivers were able to communicate with non-teammates for the first time during the Daytona 500.......
Former open-wheel driver #43-A.J. Allmendinger says he might be open to racing in IndyCar's season finale in Las Vegas.......
#22-Kurt Busch was the fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 (k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway followed by ##6-Ragam..............
Big Red and ALL SPORT Body Quencher return to Sprint Cup competition in 2011 with a full time entry in the Sprint Cup series.......
Ray Evernham has filed a lawsuit seeking $19.3 millon from the man who purchased the majority interest of Evernham Motorsports from him .......
NASCAR's strongest and most valuable team remains Hendrick Motorsports with a valuation of $350 million.......
February 27, 2011, 2:22:17 PM
Bennetts Insurance has become title sponsor of the 2011 Thundersprint contest, which will take place in the Northwich town center May 7th & 8th.
The Monster Energy Kawasaki UTV squad has grown for 2011 with this year's crew consisting of Chad George, Mike Lasher, Bobby Van Beekum, Jon Crowley, Casey Currie and Brian Bennett.
The GNCC Fantasy League has returned for 2011 with registration now open and a chance to win a grand prize of a 2011 Yamaha TTR-110.
For the fourth consecutive year Ricky Carmichael has designed the Daytona Supercross circuit which will challenege riders as the series moves into Florida.
AMA compels riders to attend an oversight hearing on March 1st about the 'Wild Lands' land-use policy that could close millions of acres of federal land to OHV riders.
Seven-time champion, Barry Hawk, will join the 2011 ATV GNCC series after retiring from professional racing in the the fall of 2010.
The AMA is urging riders to contact Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to urge him to stop the Georgia State Patrol from conducting motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints.
Our man inside the World Superbike paddock reports on the 2011 season opener at Phillip Island. Get the story behind the race in our World Superbike Insider.
The 2011 World Superbike Championship officially kicked into gear with a visit to Phillip Island where one rider dominated the paddock with a double victory.
The 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series exploded into the east with fireworks as multiple crashes paved the way for race winners in Atlanta's Georgia Dome.
BMW has revealed that Husqvarna is set to announce a new street bike design at the Milan Motorcycle Show later this year.
Ducati's Carlos Checa records record pace at Phillip Island ahead Aprilia's Max Biaggi during qualifying for Round 1 of the 2011 World Superbike series.
MV Agusta motorcycles continues development on its soon to be released 2012 MV Agusta F3 sportbike.
The Motorcycle Industry Council delivered more than 3,000 letters to Congress signed by motorcycle industry professionals that have had their livelihoods impacted by the lead content provisions of the CPSIA.
The 2011 AMA Arenacross series is preparing to enter its second half as Kawasaki's Tyler Bowers leads the series by 12 points ahead of Honda's Jeff Gibson.
We bolt a roof on our long-term 2010 Kawasaki Teryx 750 Sport to see if we can keep our passengers a little more comfortable.
CP-Carrillo has announced the signing of Rickey Gadson, one of the most accomplished drag racers in history, for the 2011 season.
Read our long-term assessment of Honda’s Gold Wing motorcycle in this street bike review.
Victory Motorcycles has big plans for Bike Week 2011, from drag runs at Speed World Orlando Dragway to parties for the VRA to demo rides at the Speedway.
Harley-Davidson will set-up in two new locations for Laconia Motorcycle Week 2011, one at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound and one at Hart's Turkey Farm right next to Laconia H-D.
An all-star cast of GP racers will be present at the 2011 Thunderspint event including six-time World Champion, Jim Redman, and European Champion, Sammy Miller.
The latest motorcycles and the nation’s hottest custom bikes will pack the Ocean Center Daytona Beach Wednesday, March 9 through Saturday, March 12, for the last stop on the all-new Progressive International Motorcycle Shows nationwide tour.
A family hits up the Supercross scene in San Diego with hopes of seeing their favorite rider make the podium.
Experienced Latin America traveler and entrepreneur Ben Slavin's film to help aspiring riders travel through Mexico on motorcycles.
Ducati's Carlos Checa hooked the fastest start to the 2011 World Superbike series in Australia after setting the fastest lap during Friday's qualifying at Phillip Island.
We ditch that “get in shape” New Year’s resolution and get our couch racer muscles in shape with SBK X: Superbike World Championship for the Xbox 360.
The American Motorcyclist Association is urging riders nationwide to contact Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to urge him to stop the Georgia State Patrol from conducting any motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints.
Danny Webb is one of of Britain’s brightest hopes for World Championship glory this year riding the all new Mahindra 125 GP bike. Webb is returning to Europe’s biggest biking street party - but this time with a bike never before seen outside of India.
The dirt bike community celebrates the life of off-road motorcycle racer Nathan Woods at Glen Helen Raceway.
The final day of MotoGP testing at Sepang wrapped up today and one thing is clear - the Hondas are fast, the Yamahas are mid-pack and the Ducatis have work to do.
We get a quick ride on the re-designed 2011 Triumph America which features bars that pull back more, foot controls that are in tighter and a lower seat height.
The 2011 AMA Arenacross Series hit the halfway point last weekend in Reno and makes its way to Sacramento California, which will conclude Arenacross' two-week western swing.
Red Tide Pictures releases What !f, the newest off-road film that features stars like Kurt Caselli, Russell Bobbitt and Kyle Redmond.
Find out how the Alpinestars Summer Tech Performance Underwear performs in this motorcycle product review.
The Bultaco 400 Pursang will always be an unsung hero for the manufacturer because despite its potential, ill-timing of its development and internal politics doomed it from the start.
The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources will hold an oversight hearing on March 1 entitled "The Impact of the Administration's Wild Lands Order on Jobs and Economic Growth."
Off with their heads! The fan rises like the Phoenix from the ashes! Is it time to know what's going on - from the other side of the fence! Class warfare - Is 'Super' the most abused noun ever?
It was a blistering hot day in Malaysia today at the Sepang circuit and lap times were fast as the MotoGP paddock got back to work during the second day of testing on the circuit.
AMA Supercross heads to the ATL for Round 8 of the 450 class and Round 2 of the Eastern Region Supercross Lites.
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