Sunday, October 19, 2014

ESPN’s NASCAR Immersion at Charlotte Motor...

ESPN’s NASCAR Immersion at Charlotte Motor...

Charlotte Motor Speedway played host to ESPN during their NASCAR immersion where SportsCenter anchors, producers and other members of ESPN’s staff were paired up with drivers and joined a team for the race weekend. In order to get fully immersed in the world of NASCAR, the ESPN team participated in pit stop challenges, took a lap around the track and most importantly, cheered on their drivers during Saturday night’s Bank of America 500. Freddie Coleman, an ESPN Radio Host, was excited to be teamed up with Danica Patrick and the No. 10 team. Coleman fit right in as he donned the bright green and black Go Daddy crew shirt on race day. ESPN anchors Lisa Kerney and Jaymee Sire didn’t hesitate to jump in a stock car and take a few fast...Read More

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Good Sportsmanship and Respect in Sports

Good Sportsmanship and Respect in Sports

Fan4Racing.com’s Sharon Burton discusses good sportsmanship and respect in sports, and adds her thoughts on the incidents that occurred after the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Like father Like Son
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Gaston and Conner Kearby had a very busy and productive October. Both, father and son drive for GK Motorsports, based in Corpus Christi, Texas.

GK Motorsports is an integrated, multi-platform racing enterprise founded in 2012 by Gaston Kearby. It currently competes in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and SCCA, NASA and SVRA series of road racing events. Its brief but rich history includes fielding NHRA Pro Stock drivers Erica Enders-Stevens and Dave Connolly, and AMA Pro XR1200 riders Kyle Wyman and 2012 Champion Michael Barnes. 


Gaston Kearby displays his Bell Helmet Trophy and Gold Medal
Gaston Kearby displays his Bell Helmet Trophy and Gold Medal


When the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association wrapped up its 2014 National Championships race weekend on October 12th, Gaston Kearby was honored to be the recipient of a Bell Helmet National Championship Trophy.

"I'm pumped – this is a really great award," Kearby said. "Tony Parella has done wonders with this series and this Bell Helmet Trophy is a brilliant idea."

Bell Helmet Trophy
Bell Helmet Trophy
At the Circuit of The Americas, Gaston piloted his 1997 Indy Lights Lola to victory in Group 9. That field that included Indy cars, Formula 2 and Formula 5000 machines.

The same week Conner Kearby, was occupied at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs. At seventeen years old, Conner had become the youngest winner of this year’s SCCA National Championship Runoffs® by claiming the Formula Atlantic win.

Conner Kearby through the Corkscrew at Mazda Raceway
Conner Kearby through the Corkscrew at Mazda Raceway

Not to be out done by his father, Conner Kearby maneuvered his No. 56 GK Motorsports Swift 016a Mazda from sixth on the grid to third in the opening lap!

I really didn’t anticipate any of it, the younger Kerby reported. I went with the green and I saw Sedat take off and thought I could follow him. I went in with him on the inside because I was starting on the outside and this isn’t a good track to start on the outside. I followed Sedat in there, got a good move, didn’t hit anyone and it was a pretty clean start for all of us. I ran my race, set a pace and went with it.

Formula Atlantic Podium Selfie: Conner Kearby, National Champion with Second Place Sedat Yelkin and Third Place Bruce Hamilton.
Formula Atlantic Podium Selfie:
Conner Kearby, National Champion
with Second Place Sedat Yelkin
and Third Place Bruce Hamilton.
Kearby’s error-free race netted him his first Runoffs’ victory in only his second appearance. His triumph from sixth on the grid to victory also earned him the Sunoco Hard Charger Award and the GoPro Hero Move of the Race Award.

Most importantly, Conner is now also eligible for the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy Club Racer Shootout and a $75,000 ride in the 2015 SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup!



 

NASCAR Race Mom wagers there was a huge
celebration back in Corpus Christi, Texas! 


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Friday, October 17, 2014

Kwasniewski Returns To Lucas Oil Modified #nascar #knwest #kneast

Do you live near the quarter-mile oval of Havasu 95 Speedway, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona? If you do, do not miss the opportunity to watch NASCAR Nationwide Rookie Dylan Kwasniewski return to competition in the Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by LoanMart*.

The teenaged NASCAR ‘Rising Star’ is capitalizing a rare weekend off from the NASCAR Nationwide Series to race with the Lucas Oil Modified regulars in the Best in the West 75 presented by Hoosier Tire West tomorrow night.

Kwasniewski, the only driver in NASCAR history to win both the K&N Pro Series West and East championships (2012 ,2013), is eleventh in the point standings in his rookie season in the Nationwide Series for Turner Scott Motorsports.
 

Dylan is an incredibly talented young driver. He’s an asset to any series and we’re delighted to have him back with us this weekend,” Lucas Oil Modified Series promoter Greg Scheidecker said.

 
 
Kwasniewski will be driving the 9X car for Chris Bray’s Phil’s Phabrication team.

The spectator gates will open at 4 p.m. and racing gets under way at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, handicapped and military and $6 for children and juniors 6 to 16.
 
 

*The Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by LoanMart is supported by a potent marketing concept known as “Team Lucas” whose members include General Tire, GEICO, E3 Spark Plugs, Optima Batteries, Ole Smoky Moonshine, iON Cameras, Speedco Truck Lube and Tire, BILSTEIN Shocks, LoanMart and SuperClean.Detailed information on the series is available at www.LucasOilModifieds.com.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hosts Surprise Q&A For Fans

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hosts Surprise Q&A For Fans

The Hendrick Motorsports driver answered nearly 30 questions on Twitter as he flew home from testing at Phoenix International Raceway

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UFC Star to Attend Martinsville Speedway

UFC Star to Attend Martinsville Speedway

"I have had the opportunity to do a lot of cool things in my life, but attending my first race and dropping the green flag might be one of the coolest things I have ever done.” – Miesha Tate, No. 2-ranked UFC women's bantamweight fighter

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Behind The Scenes With Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Crew...

Behind The Scenes With Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Crew...

Check out this behind-the-scenes footage of the No. 88 Crew Chief Steve Letarte preparing for Pocono

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