Formula SAE Gearing up for 2014

International_FlagsThe Formula SAE has began and will once again have competitions located throughout the World as well as the United States.

 

Below are the events scheduled here in the states.

May 14-17, 2014
Brooklyn, Michigan, USA
June 18-21, 2014
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
June 18-21, 2014
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
April 28 – May 1, 2014
Loudon, New Hampshire, USA
Good luck to all the students out there!!!!!

2014 Tire Rack Solo Schedule Now Available

 

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TOPEKA, Kan. (November 14, 2013) – The 2014 Tire Rack SCCA National Solo® schedule, including Championship Tour, Match Tour, and ProSolo events, was announced today to participants. The schedule features 27 events, spread out over the three formats.

 

The Tire Rack SCCA Championship Tour season begins March 15-16 in Cecil, Ga., at the South Georgia Motorsports Park. A traditional location on the Solo calendar, the event falls just one week after the SCCA National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. – close enough for those across the country to participate in both events.

 

The Tire Rack ProSolo Series season begins one week later at another traditional site, March 22-23 in Blytheville, Ark. Blytheville also appears at the end of the Championship Tour schedule, Sept. 27-28 following the Tire Rack Solo National Championships. The end of the season event will feature a permanent course beginning in 2014, to remain consistent moving forward, with the local community working with SCCA to develop incentives and rewards for track record holders – by nature, a rarity in the Solo community.

 

The second season of the Tire Rack Match Tour format begins April 12-13 in Wilmington, Ohio. The former hub of DHL Shipping’s US operations, the airport site is wide, smooth and provides options for a variety of courses.

 

The options available at Wilmington make the area a prime site for Solo competition, and the schedule reflects that. Wilmington is the only location on the schedule to host all three formats, as the ProSolo and Championship Tours will visit on back to back weekends, July 26-27 and August 2-3.

 

Packwood, Wash., hosts back to back events in early July. The Championship Tour visits July 5-6, followed immediately by the ProSolo July 12-13. The Packwood site is legendary for its scenery, beauty, and all around good fun, providing an excellent vacation destination for out-of-towners.

 

Crows Landing, near Patterson, Calif., returns to the schedule in a big way after a 20 year absence. The large concrete pad, used in the past by both the military and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for training exercises, hosts a Pro Solo, June 7-8, and a Championship Tour, June 14-15. The last SCCA National event held at the site was a ProSolo in 1994.

 

While an event “in Atlanta” has been on the schedule several times over the years, for the first time in recent history the event will occur in the city proper. The Turner Field parking lots have been secured for the May 17-18 Match Tour event.

 

Also returning are the traditional Spring Nationals at the Lincoln Airpark on Memorial Day weekend, featuring the ProSolo on Friday and Saturday, May 23-24, and the Championship Tour, May 25-26.

 

Collectively, the events make up the “Road to Lincoln” and the 42nd Tire Rack Solo National Championship. The week-long event begins with the ProSolo Finale, Aug. 30-31, and the crowning of National Solo Champions September 2-5 at the Lincoln Airpark.

 

The National Solo schedules are:

 

Tire Rack ProSolo Series

 

March 22-23: Akansas Aeroplex (formerly Eaker AFB) in Blytheville, AR
April 12-13: El Toro ex-Marine base in Irvine, CA
April 26-27: Fed Ex Field in Largo, MD, near Washington, D.C.
May 3-4: Mineral Wells Airport in Mineral Wells, TX
May 23-24: Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, NE
June 7-8: Crows Landing Air Facility, near Patterson, CA
June 28-29: Toledo Express Airport in Toledo, OH
July 12-13: Former Hampton Mills Lumber Plant in Packwood, WA
July 26-27: Wilmington Airpark in Wilmington, OH
August 30-31: ProSolo Finale at Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, NE

 

Tire Rack Championship Tour

 

March 15-16: South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, GA
March 29-30: Texas A&M Annex near College Station, TX
April 5-6: Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA
May 3-4: MetLife Stadium, E. Rutherford, NJ
May 25-26: Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, NE
June 14-15: Crows Landing Air Facility, near Patterson, CA
July 5-6: Former Hampton Mills Lumber Plant in Packwood, WA
August 2-3: Wilmington Airpark in Wilmington, OH
September 2-5: 42nd Tire Rack Solo National Championships at Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, NE
September 27-28: Arkansas Aeroplex (formerly Eaker AFB) in Blytheville, AR

 

Tire Rack Match Tour

 

April 12-13: Wilmington Airpark in Wilmington, OH
May 17-18: Turner Field in Atlanta, GA
June 7-8: Devens Airfield Police Training Facility in Ayer, MA
June 14-15: Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, CO
July 5-6: Grissom Airpark near Peru, IN
August 16-17: Milwaukee, WI
October TBA: western location tbd

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K&N Pro Series 2014 Schedule Announced

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2014 K&N West Schedule Announced

Fourteen Race Calendar Spans Seven States

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West opens and closes with its traditional Phoenix dates, and in between tackles some tricky ovals and battles on a pair of premier road courses.

A 14-race schedule that covers seven states and includes five companion events with NASCAR’s national series awaits the West portion of the top step on the NASCAR’s developmental ladder.

New to the 2014 slate is a return to one of the sport’s finest short tracks in Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. The series also will make a visit to State Line Speedway in Post Falls, Idaho. Kern County Raceway Park has added a second date, as well.

“The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West features the stars of tomorrow competing against the top stock-car drivers in the west,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series. “The 2014 calendar is an excellent mix of short tracks, national series companion events and challenging road courses to give fans an exciting season and help prepare the drivers for the next level.”

The 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule rundown:

Phoenix International Raceway – The 2014 season kicks off at the D-shaped, one-mile track on Feb. 27 and the new champion will be crowned on Nov. 6 in a return to the Arizona desert. Both dates are in conjunction with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits.

Irwindale Speedway – After a year away, the K&N West makes its return to the half-mile West Coast jewel on March 22 on the same weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits nearby Auto Club in Fontana, Calif.

Stockton 99 Speedway – The series makes it visit to the Northern California quarter-mile for the season’s third event on May 3.

Iowa Speedway – For the eighth consecutive year, the Newton, Iowa, track will host the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West combination events. The first clash will be May 17 and the two series will again meet for bragging rights on Aug. 1. Both will be part of the NASCAR Nationwide Series weekends.

Kern County Raceway Park – After a successful debut at the newly-constructed half-mile track, the series makes a pair of trips to Bakersfield, Calif., on May 24 and Aug. 30.

Sonoma Raceway – California’s Napa Valley is the setting on June 21 as the series joins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for its first of two road-course dates.

State Line Speedway – New to the slate this season is a July 12 visit to the quarter-mile oval located in Post Falls, Idaho.

Colorado National Speedway – Another trip to the Rocky Mountain region is in store for July 26.

Evergreen Speedway – The series makes its annual trip to the Pacific Northwest on Aug. 16 to take on the historic .646-mile oval just north of Seattle.

Miller Motorsports Park – The pristine Utah racing complex will host the series’ second road-course date on Sept. 13 for a battle on the 2.2-mile East Course.

All American Speedway – The California third-mile oval will play host to the series for the 16th time on Oct. 11 for the series’ penultimate event.

Earlier this year at Phoenix, Derek Thorn won his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship. He, along with the six other NASCAR touring series champions and special award winners, will be honored at the NASCAR Night of Champions Awards on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center next to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

2014 NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST SCHEDULE

Date Track (Length) Location
Thurs., Feb. 27 Phoenix International Raceway (1-mile) Avondale, Ariz.
Sat., March 22 Irwindale Speedway (.5-mile) Irwindale, Calif.
Sat., May 3 Stockton 99 Speedway (.25-mile) Stockton, Calif.
Sat., May 17 * Iowa Speedway (.875-mile) Newton, Iowa
Sat., May 24 Kern County Raceway Park (.5-mile) Bakersfield, Calif.
Sat., June 21 Sonoma Raceway (1.99-mile road course) Sonoma, Calif.
Sat. July, 12 State Line Speedway (.25-mile) Post Falls, Idaho
Sat., July 26 Colorado National Speedway (.375-mile) Dacono, Colo.
Fri., Aug. 1 * Iowa Speedway (.875-mile) Newton, Iowa
Sat., Aug. 16 Evergreen Speedway (.646-mile) Monroe, Wash.
Sat., Aug. 30 Kern County Raceway Park (.5-mile) Bakersfield, Calif.
Sat. Sept. 13 Miller Motorsports Park (2.2-mile road course) Tooele, Utah
Sat., Oct. 11 All American Speedway (.333-mile) Roseville, Calif.
Thurs., Nov. 6 Phoenix International Raceway (1-mile) Avondale, Ariz.

* Combination race with NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Subject to change

2014 NHRA Season to begin at famous Pomona Raceway

The NHRA season kicks off once again where it has the last 54 years.  Pomona Raceway located in Pomona, California, has started the NHRA season traditionally every year since 1961.  The 2014 season is no different.  With the season rapidly approaching we wanted to take a quick look back at how the 2013 season unfolded.

In 2013, three Shelby Goodyear customers took home a National Championship.  This was a tremendous feat for all individuals but especially gratifying to the folks at Carroll Shelby Enterprises who make up the Western Distributor for Goodyear Racing tires.

TAD Winner Jim Whiteley / YNOT Racing Grand Junction, Colorado

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This marked Jim Whiteley’s second consecutive National Championship.  He also claimed the West Region TAD Championship.

Competition Eliminator Alan Ellis Mapleton, Utah

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This was Alan Ellis first National Championship.  He also won the 2013 Division 7 Comp Championship as well.

Stock Eliminator Justin Lamb Henderson, Nevada

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This was Justin Lamb’s first National Championship.  He also was named 2013 Division 7 Stock Champion.

Congratulations guys and we will see you in Pomona!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Dates Confirmed for 2014 Runoffs at Mazda Raceways Laguna Seca

sccadotcomlogo6TOPEKA, Kan. (September 11, 2013) – Officials from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Sports Car Club of America confirmed today the dates of the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs®, October 6-12, 2014. The event’s historic return to the west coast was announced in July.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will become the seventh track to host the National Championship event in the Runoffs’ 50-year history, and marks the return of the Runoffs to the west coast for the first time since the now-closed Riverside International Raceway in 1968.

“We are pleased to be able to host the SCCA Runoffs next year,” Gill Campbell, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO/general manager, said. “Sports car racing is why this facility was developed way back in 1957. It is our passion. It is in our DNA.”

The visit to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2014 is the first stop in a new era of Runoffs competition. The Runoffs will rotate each year beginning in 2014, moving to Daytona International Raceway in 2015 and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2016.

“When we announced the Runoffs would move to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2014, the next question we were asked was about the dates,” Jeff Dahnert, SCCA President/CEO, said. “We’ve been working diligently to fit it into both schedules, and now we can begin to make plans for next year. We’re looking forward to being in Monterey in early October for such a historic occasion.”

The 50th SCCA National Championship Runoffs will be held September 16-22, 2013, at Road America.

The SCCA National Championship Runoffs has crowned Club Racing National Champions in a winner-take-all, single race format since 1964. Through 24 separate races over three days, the 2013 edition will crown champions in 28 Runoffs-eligible classes.

Founded in 1944, Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a 60,000-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both amateur and professional levels. It annually sanctions more than 2,000 events through its 115 regions and professional subsidiary. Landmark events and series for the Club include the SafeRacer SCCA National Racing Series, which includes the U.S. Majors Tour and BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Super Tour; the Club Racing National Championship Runoffs® at Road America; and The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Championships and ProSolo Championship at Lincoln, Neb. and the annual SCCA National Convention and Hall of Fame Induction. For more information, please visit www.scca.com, like SCCA on Facebook atfacebook.com/sccaofficial, or follow the club on Twitter @SCCAOfficial.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was established in 1957. The world-renowned raceway has been operated since its inception by the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), a not-for-profit 501c(4) corporation. Each race season, SCRAMP donates its net proceeds to the volunteer groups that help put on the races. For more information, please visit www.MazdaRaceway.com, like on Facebook at facebook.com/MazdaRaceway, or follow on Twitter @MazdaRaceway.

Pursley Rolls To Phoenix Win

nknps-west_greg-pursley_victory-lane_0302013AVONDALE, Ariz.  – Greg Pursley rolled to his third career win at Phoenix International Raceway Saturday, but the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West veteran didn’t get it without a fight from his new teammate.

Pursley led 56 laps, taking the lead back from Cameron Hayley on Lap 56 en route to winning the Talking Stick Resort 60. Hayley, 16, finished second to give Gene Price Motorsports a 1-2 finish.

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1 Greg Pursley
2 Cameron Hayley
3 Michael Self
4 Derek Thorn
5 Sergio Pena

“The race started out really good,” Pursley said. “I just tried to save my car to have something at the end. My car took about a lap to get going.”

Pursley was part of a three-way battle for the lead following one of the late restarts.

“The two kids tried to beat up on me on the restart,” he said. “Luckily, there on the end one, I knew if I could get next to him (Hayley) coming out of (Turn) 2 and run him down the back straightaway and stay next to him … I knew once I got in front of him, I wouldn’t look back. There was no saving anything at the end. We had a great car and I’m really proud of everyone at Gene Price Motorsports.”

Hayley was coming off a non-points victory in the K&N Pro Series portion of the UNOH Battle At The Beach two weeks ago at Daytona International Speedway. He is in his first year with the team, filling the seat vacated by 2012 West champion Dylan Kwasniewski.

“It was tons of fun racing Greg there at the end,” Hayley said. “He’s a great driver. I love to race hard with him like that. We raced each other clean. It was a really good race. My Cabinets By Hayley Ford Fusion was just on rails right from the beginning. We got a little tight there towards the end.”

Hayley lost the lead to his GPM teammate just after the final restart.

Talking Stick 60“We made a gamble going to the outside there on the last restart and it didn’t quite pay off, but we definitely learned a lot in this race and we’ll take it into the next race at Stockton,” he said.

The victory moved Pursley into a tie with Richard Petty for second on the West wins list at Phoenix, one behind Ken Schrader. Earlier Saturday, Pursley won the Coors Light Pole Award and broke his own track record with a lap of 26.876 seconds (133.949 mph).

Michael Self, who won at Phoenix in November, finished third. Pursley, Hayley and Self briefly went three-wide on a Lap 54 restart before Pursley gained it back when another caution came out.

“When the opportunity presents itself, you’ve got to take it,” Self said of his charge for the lead. “We had an opening, so we did everything we could there. I think maybe a couple more green flag laps and we might have been able to make something of it. We just didn’t have the short-run car that we needed.”

PRESS PASS VIDEOS: Pursley Wins At Phoenix | Cameron Hayley | Michael Self

Derek Thorn and Sergio Pena finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Gray Gaulding was sixth, followed by DJ Kennington, Brett Thompson, Brandon McReynolds and Taylor Cuzick.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West returns to the track May 4 at Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway.

Whiteley follows up World Championship with Win at Winternationals

How do you follow up a season by winning at National Championship?  Easy.  You go out and win the next race.  That’s what Grand Junction, Colorado native Jim Whiteley decided to do in is J & A Service YNot Racing Top Alcohol Dragster.  Whiteley put down some great qualifying passes earlier in the weekend to secure the number 1 qualifying spot with a 5.25 at 273.27 MPH.  Eliminatins began Saturday evening and continued on Sunday.  Whiteley fought hard through his half of the bracket on his way to the finals where he found Chris Demke.  The two had another classic battle in the finals similar to what happened through most of 2012.  Whiteley came out on top with a  5.24 at 273.39 MPH to Demke’s 5.27 at 270.86 MPH.   Both racers will have this weekend off before they begin their 2013 NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional schedule March 2-3 at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, AZ. JD_JimWhiteley-overhead

Two other Goodyear clad racers won in two other sportsman categories.  Comp Eliminator racer Ross Wilson defeated Alan Ellis in a spectacular final.  The other Goodyear winner was Phil Dion in Super Comp.  Winternational Goodyear Runner-Ups included Jason Rupert in Top Alcohol Funny Car, Mike Cotton in Super Stock, and Pete Bothe in Super Gas.

The NHRA and Lucas Oil classes continue this weekend at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona with the Arizona National.  The rest of the Lucas Oil Sportsman racers will arrive the following week when Firebird Raceway plays host to its second annual Double Divisional.

For more information about Goodyear tires please log on to www.carrollshelbyent.com or call us at 702.430.5160.ross wilson

Douthit Motorsports Launches into 2013 with New Car – Second Team Driver

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Always looking to launch innovation and create a better show for fans of Drag Racing across the globe, the Colorado Springs based jet car team of Douthit Motorsports will kick off the 2013 exhibition season with two-exhibition Jet Cars, including a new 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Nostalgia Jet Funny Car. The team also is proud to announce the addition of driver Tim Charlet, who will join the Douthit Motorsports team as an additional driver when both Douthit Motorsports Jet Cars are in action.

The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Nostalgia Jet Funny Car, currently under construction, will bear the name Smokey Red, a tribute to Douthit Motorsports patriarch ‘Smokey Joe’ Douthit, who drove the iconic Smokey Red 1969 Chevrolet Nova wheelstander during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. However, instead of a wheelstanding Nova, this time Smokey Red will morph into a 10,000 horsepower, J-85 Jet propelled Nostalgia Jet Funny Car.douthitJetFunnyCar3

“When I grew up, the first car I remember working on with my dad was Smokey Red,” noted David Douthit. “We’ve wanted to bring back the Smokey Red name for many years, but needed to create a car that could be as iconic as the original wheelstander was back in the day. We believe that our new 69 Camaro Nostalgia Jet Funny Car will accomplish this mission. There are not too many Nostalgia Jet Funny Cars out there, and we know we can put on a great show with this 250 mph Jet Funny Car. We’re excited to finish construction on the car and plan to hit the road as early as possible.”

Along with the current Douthit Motorsports Jet Dragster ‘The California Smokey’, the introduction of the Nostalgia Jet Funny Car brought the need to add a second driver. And for this position, Douthit selected a long-time supporter of the Douthit Motorsports team, and experienced drag racing test driver, Tim Charlet.

Like Douthit, Charlet, a third-generation drag racer originally from Southern California began his drag racing matriculation working on his father’s 1960’s era race car at a young age. Over a 30+ year span he has taken his passion for drag racing and learned all sides of the drag racing lifestyle and business. From driving and crewing on 200 mph dragsters, working for the NHRA Safety Safari, a published journalist, columnist and professional team publicist, his experience and passion were a perfect fit for Douthit and his family-based team.

“Tim is a member of our family and has been for many years and it’s a true honor to have him join our team as a second team driver,” stated Douthit. “We both grew up in the San Diego area, chewed the same rubber; spent many nights working on our families cars till 2am as young kids. Tim has helped our team in building solid Business 2 Business partnerships, promoted our team through amazing PR work, that it just made sense to have him join us at the races as a driver. He gives our team a potent 1-2 punch, and his passion for the sport and ability to work with kids, educate new racing fans and promote our marketing partners on site will be a huge asset for our team. He has earned this right, and we can’t wait to begin the licensing procedures later this spring.”

The Douthit Motorsports team will park their Ford Focus Jet Car ‘Focus This’ but use the car in static displays for their marketing partners for 2013. The goal of the team is to finish construction on the 69’ Camaro Nostalgia Jet Funny Car then begin construction on a second Nostalgia Jet Funny Car for action in 2014.

The team would like to extend a personal thanks to Tim Wallace and West Side Bodyworks in Boise, Idaho, Joe Hansen from DJ Safety and Bogart Racing Wheels for their continued support of the Douthit Motorsports team. Both David and Tim also extend their deepest thanks to their parents, Joe and Carol Douthit as well as Don and Candy Charlet for years of support in helping them achieve their lifetime goals and dreams. They are also blessed to have the amazing support from their better halves, Robyn Douthit and Melinda Charlet.

To learn more about Douthit Motorsports, LLC, visit their website at http://www.douthitjets.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook and Twitter.

Goodyear Racing Loaded for First Race of 2013

ResizedImage951358353637744Goodyear racing getting loaded up to open the 2013 season.  The guys travel to INDE Motorsports Park in in Wilcox, Arizona for the SCCA opener January 19 &20.  It’s not too late to pre-order your tires for this weekends event.  Contact Jim Doughty at 602.437.4977 to place your order.  If you’re heading to Fontana, California for next weeks Cal Club opener at Auto Club Speedway you can pre-order for that race as well.  Call Jim Doughty or you can also call Jason Swift at 702.430.5160.  For more information about tire specs go to www.carrollshelbyent.com and click Sports Car Racing.  See you at the track.

PSCA, WCOPMA Team Up For 3 Events in 2013

pscawcopma(1-14-2013) REDDING, CA – The West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association and the Pacific Street Car Association have formed a partnership for three events over the course of the 2013 season. Two of the scheduled events will be held at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with one at Sacramento Raceway Park. A fourth event is pending. The WCOPMA will replace the Pro Street class as the quickest and fastest class in the PSCA. Hughes Performance will still be involved with the class as a sponsor.

The first of the three events will be in Las Vegas at the Ford Racing Record Breaker Nationals held February 8-10, which will kick off both the WCOPMA and PSCA 2013 seasons. The second event will be at Sacramento Raceway Park and it will be the first time the PSCA has hosted an event at Sacramento Raceway in ten years.

The WCOPMA is very familiar to the fans at the Sacramento-based track as it is the hometown track for many of its racers. The event will be held on March 22-24 and it will be an all eighth-mile event for heads-up classes. It will be the only eighth mile event for the WCOPMA this 2013 season.

The third event will be back at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the MagnaFuel Vegas Nationals on April 26-28.

“It’s great that both the WCOPMA and PSCA can work together to put on some awesome events this year for the racers, fans and race tracks,” Rod Burbage, president of the WCOPMA, said. “We think that two of the biggest associations working together will only better the growth of Pro Mod racing on the West Coast.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to run at an awesome facility like Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mel Roth, president of the PSCA, has a great relationship with LVMS and for us to bring our show to his already action packed events will really make for some great events not to miss this season!”

“This is a win-win for both groups,” Roth said. “We will both reach new fan bases and when there are more racers and more races, that’s always a plus because race fans get to do what race fans love to do: watch great racing! Going back to Sacremento after ten years is going to be a great time and I think we’ve shown what our racers can do at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.”

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