CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: Up-Front Starts for Championship Pushes

CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: Up-Front Starts for Championship Pushes
Front-row start in GT Le Mans for Garcia, No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R

GTLM Championship leaders Gavin, Milner to start seventh in class
Chevrolet claims GTLM, Prototype Manufacturer titles with race start
Cameron leads Corvette DP contingent with third in Prototype for Action Express Racing

BRASELTON, Ga. (Sept. 30, 2016) – Corvette Racing will race for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class titles in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from the first and fourth rows following an intensely close qualifying session Friday for Petit Le Mans powered by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort at Road Atlanta. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: Up-Front Starts for Championship Pushes

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Dover–Qualifying

CHASE FOR THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP
ROUND 3 OF 10
CITIZEN SOLIDER 400
DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING NOTES AND QUOTES
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES QUALIFYING CANCELLED AT DOVER
Persistent Rain Thwarts Sprint Cup Qualifying Session for Citizen Solider 400

DOVER, Del. – September 30, 2016 – Qualifying for Sunday’s Citizen Solider 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway has been cancelled due to persistent rainfall. The last race in the Chase for the championship Round of 16, field will be set per the provisions set forth in the NASCAR rulebook. The starting grid is determined based on the current 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner’s points. Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Dover–Qualifying

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Dover–Jimmie Johnson

CHASE FOR THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP
ROUND 3 OF 10
CITIZEN SOLIDER 400
DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed the first two Chase races, his expectations for track conditions today at Dover, and more. Full Transcript:

DOVER IS ONE OF YOUR BEST RACE TRACKS ON THE SCHEDULE. LAST YEAR HERE AT DOVER, YOU ENCOUNTERED A LITTLE BAD LUCK. THIS YEAR YOU ARE IN A REALLY SOLID POSITION TO MAKE IT TO THE NEXT ROUND. TALK ABOUT THOSE TWO ELEMENTS AND HOW YOU WILL APPROACH THIS WEEKEND
“I’m excited to be back to my best race track, without a doubt. I think last year shows that you really can’t count on a race track always being kind to a driver or always working in their favor. It’s part of racing. I’ve learned it through many different lessons over my racing career. Last year, I think, kind of showed everybody once again that you just can’t take a race or a track for granted for anybody. We’re back with high hopes. I love being here. I’m glad to see the weather moving out so that we can get on the race track today. I think it’s going to be a tricky day on the track. The track will be very green, very fast; and then these winds are definitely going to give us a hard time on the race course.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Dover–Jimmie Johnson

Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Dover–Chase Elliott

CHASE FOR THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP
ROUND 3 OF 10
CITIZEN SOLIDER 400
DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 MOUNTAIN DEW CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Dover International Speedway and discussed his impressions of the Chase in his first appearance in the playoff, how Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s presence at the race track this weekend boosts team morale, the probability of a Hendrick Motorsports car making the championship round and many other topics. Full Transcript:

IF YOU WIN ON SUNDAY NOT ONLY DO YOU AUTOMATICALLY ADVANCE INTO THE CHASE ROUND OF 12, BUT LITTLE CAESARS WILL BE GIVING AWAY ONE FREE FIVE DOLLAR HOT AND READY LUNCH COMBO FEATURING A 20 OUNCE MOUNTAIN DEW TO EVERY CUSTOMER WHO COMES IN ON OCTOBER 11TH. NO PRESSURE THIS WEEKEND:
“It’s really cool to be carrying the Mountain Dew colors this weekend. They have such a cool brand and they have been doing some really cool stuff with us this year through commercials, advertising and then definitely this deal with Little Caesars to give away a free lunch combo on October 11th if we can pull it off this weekend. I’m just proud to be a part of their brand and really excited to have them on the car. They are such a great group of people and have been awesome to work with. We appreciate it and looking forward to the race.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR–Dover–Chase Elliott

Chevy Racing–NASCAR—Dover–Jamie McMurray

CHASE FOR THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP
ROUND 3 OF 10
CITIZEN SOLIDER 400
DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 CREDIT ONE CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Dover International Speedway and discussed this weekend’s race, what it will take to make it to the next round in the Chase and many other topics. Full Transcript:

YOU HAD AN INCREDIBLE RUN HERE LAST YEAR BUT FELL JUST A LITTLE SHORT OF GETTING TO THE NEXT ROUND OF THE CHASE. DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE ANOTHER INCREDIBLE RUN IN YOU AND DO YOU THINK THAT WILL BE ENOUGH TO GET YOU INTO THE NEXT ROUND?
“Last year was a lot of fun, getting to race with the No. 88 and knowing that I had to finish ahead of him in order to advance to the next round. He was ahead on one restart and I’d be ahead on the next, so that was a fun battle. As far as this year, you don’t know until you get on the track. You don’t know the circumstances, how they’re going to play out. I think the Chase hasn’t had the drama that it normally does to this point, so if you’re a guy on the outside looking in trying to advance to the next round you’re hoping that it’s a fairly dramatic race and that something big happens with somebody up front that’s going to shake it up a little. It can happen for sure here.” Continue reading Chevy Racing–NASCAR—Dover–Jamie McMurray

TEAM SUMMIT RACING GOING FOR WIN 16 IN READING

TEAM SUMMIT RACING GOING FOR WIN 16 IN READING

Reading, PA (September 29, 2016) – Only four races stand between Team Summit Racing and the 2016 NHRA Pro Stock Championship. This weekend the team races the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Jason Line is still the points leader in Pro Stock with teammate Greg Anderson close behind in second. Besides winning rounds, drivers need to qualify as high as possible to gain bonus points and increase their lead.

Racing conditions are expected to be much different than the past several races. After weeks of heat and humidity, the forecast is calling for much cooler conditions in Pennsylvania. Continue reading TEAM SUMMIT RACING GOING FOR WIN 16 IN READING

Rain Or Shine, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Ready To Go At Dover

Rain Or Shine, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Ready To Go At Dover

September 29, 2016

Ryan Blaney and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team have run just one race together at the Dover International Speedway, site of this weekend’s Citizen Soldier 400. In their one appearance there back in May, Blaney, with the help of his spotter Josh Williams, managed to miss the wrecks that seem to happen almost instantly on the high-banked concrete oval and delivered an eighth-place finish. Continue reading Rain Or Shine, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Ready To Go At Dover

CHEVROLET Racing–NHRA– READING

CHEVROLET AT READING

What:
32nd Dodge NHRA Nationals
When:
Friday, Sept. 30-Sunday, Oct. 2
Where:
Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pennsylvania
TV:
FS1: Qualifying – 6 p.m. ET Friday (live)
FS1: Qualifying – 2 a.m. ET Sunday (taped highlights)
FS1: Eliminations and finals – 2 p.m. ET Sunday (live)

Chevrolet Drivers Carry Momentum Into Third Round of the Countdown
Every point is critical at Maple Grove Raceway as playoff reached midpoint

DETROIT (Sept. 28, 2016) – Chevrolet’s success this season in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock division has created a logjam of Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship contenders, each of whom carry momentum into the midpoint of the six-race playoff.

Overall, 11 Chevrolet drivers are in contention for championships in Funny Car, Top Fuel and Pro Stock entering this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pennsylvania.

Chevrolet Pro Stock drivers, who have won 19 of the 20 races, hold the top six spots in the Countdown standings, and seven of the 10. Every point earned is critical.

“I’m going to say the championship is not going to be clinched until we get to (season finale at) Pomona and hopefully I will still be in contention,” said Vincent Nobile, who is fourth in the standings and has advanced to the semifinals or better in five of the past six races in the Mountain View Tire Chevrolet Camaro SS. “We’re all out there fighting and it’s the team that’s the most consistent and able to focus on every little detail that’s going to win this thing.”

Jason Line, who has an NHRA-high eight victories this season in the Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro SS, remained in first place in the standings following the event last weekend in St. Louis.

KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson, who set the Maple Grove Raceway Pro Stock speed record of 214.59 mph last October in the Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro SS, is second in the standings. Bo Butner, who advanced last weekend to his fifth final round of the season in the Butner Auto Sales Chevrolet Camaro SS, moved to third. St. Louis No. 1 qualifier Shane Gray (Valvoline/Nova Services Chevrolet Camaro SS) is fifth, followed by Chris McGaha (Harlow Sammons of Odessa Chevrolet Camaro SS), and Drew Skillman (Ray Skillman Auto Chevrolet Camaro SS).

Chevrolet’s season-long success was punctuated at St. Louis with Alex Laughlin earning his maiden Pro Stock national victory that also was the 250th in the division for the Bowtie Brand.
Chevrolet Motor Division expanded its footprint in NHRA in 1998 by entering the Pro Stock division with the 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 driven by Larry Morgan, Kurt Johnson, and – in a limited schedule – Minnesota Timberwolves forward Tom Hammonds.

Interestingly, Bill Jenkins won the first two events of the inaugural 1970 Pro Stock season in a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, and before the manufacturer’s formal entry into the class in ’98 the last victory for a Camaro came in 1985 when Joe Lepone Jr. ousted Bruce Allen in an all-Camaro final in the season finale at Ponoma, California.

Chevrolet also has recorded 118 Funny Car victories. John Force is the active leader with 15, including three this season. Force, who has driven the PEAK Antifreeze & Coolant Chevrolet Camaro SS to fourth place in the Countdown standings, has seven of his 146 career victories at Maple Grove Raceway.

In 2013, victory at the racetrack gave Force the points lead in the Countdown that he did not relinquish on the way to claiming his unprecedented 16th Funny Car championship.

“Every race in key in the Countdown,” he said. “We won the first one (at zMAX Dragway) but we struggled a little in St Louis. You want to have some momentum for the last three races, for sure. This Chevy hot rod will be in the mix.”

John Force Racing teammate Robert Hight, the No. 1 qualifier this past weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park in the Auto Club Chevrolet Camaro SS, was the No. 1 qualifier and reset the Maple Grove Raceway speed record of 329.24 mph last October. The 2009 Funny Car champion is seventh in the Countdown.

“Anyone still has a chance to win this Funny Car championship,” said Hight, who extended his streak of at least one No. 1 qualifier spot to 12 years. “We need to have a good race in Reading, but I think we can do that. I am excited to get to the track.”

Courtney Force, driving the Traxxas Chevrolet Camaro SS, is eighth in points in the Countdown.

Her sister, Brittany, has had success at Maple Grove Raceway the past two years in the Top Fuel division with final round and semifinal appearances. The driver of the Monster Energy Chevrolet dragster was the No. 1 qualifier in 2015.

“I look at those races as learning experiences and I want to get those four round wins on Sunday this year,” said Force, who is in fifth place in the Countdown. “(Crew chief) Brian Husen and (tuning consultant) Alan Johnson have given me a great race car and I can’t wait to get to the track.”

Seven racers will drive their Chevrolet COPO Camaros in the Stock Eliminator class, including Dan Fletcher of Churchville, New York, who won the opener at Pomona, California, and David Barton of Robesonia, Pennsylvania, who won three of the four rounds of the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology Factory Stock Showdown.

FOX Sports 1 will telecast three hours of live eliminations and finals at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, along with an hour of qualifying live at 6 p.m. ET Friday. FS1 will telecast taped highlights of qualifying at 2 a.m. ET Sunday.

Chevrolet will welcome fans to its Chevrolet Performance Display during the weekend. It will include a number of Chevrolet’s award-winning production vehicles, examples of Chevrolet engines, and a selection of performance parts and accessories that are available for fans to purchase from their local Chevrolet dealer.

JOHN FORCE RACING ENJOYS DAY OF MOTIVATING AND EDUCATION IN MILWAUKEE

JOHN FORCE RACING ENJOYS DAY OF MOTIVATING AND EDUCATION IN MILWAUKEE

MILWAUKEE, WI (September 27, 2016) — The entire contingent of John Force Racing drivers as well as the crew of the PEAK Antifreeze & Coolant Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car team spent the day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, participating in two rewarding and exciting events in conjunction with Old World Industries, the parent company of team sponsors PEAK and Blue Def. The team, led by 16-time Funny Car champion John Force, were the featured speakers at the Al Hurvis/ADAMM Education Foundation, Inc. luncheon and then in the afternoon Force fired up his 10,000 horsepower Funny Car for over 100 students at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Continue reading JOHN FORCE RACING ENJOYS DAY OF MOTIVATING AND EDUCATION IN MILWAUKEE

Jeg Coughlin Jr. ready for a ‘good time’ at Dodge NHRA Nationals

Jeg Coughlin Jr. ready for a ‘good time’ at Dodge NHRA Nationals
READING, Pa. (Sept. 27) — The Dodge NHRA Nationals this weekend would be a good time for Mopar Pro Stock drivers to shine, and five-time class champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. hopes he and his Magneti Marelli offered by Mopar/JEGS.com Dodge Dart can step up.

Maple Grove Raceway would be an apt place for Coughlin to perform well, as he has won there four times in his brilliant career. The 2016 season hasn’t gone as expected for Coughlin and his Elite Motorsports team, but he hopes he can gun for victory No. 5 there this weekend. Continue reading Jeg Coughlin Jr. ready for a ‘good time’ at Dodge NHRA Nationals

Red Horse Racing–Las Vegas Advance

Red Horse Racing: Notes & Quotes

Event: DC Solar 350
Venue: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Date: October 1, 2016

Red Horse Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway… In 21 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Red Horse Racing has recorded one win (Peters, 2013), eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 12.6 and an average finish of 11.5.

Red Horse Racing in NCWTS History… Since entering NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2005, RHR has logged 508 starts, earning 16 wins, 108 top-five finishes, 224 top-10 finishes and 13 pole awards.

Tifft in the No. 11 at Las Vegas… Matt Tifft returns to the No. 11 BrainGear/Surface Sunscreen Toyota Tundra at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tifft has four starts in the No. 11 this season, with a best finish of fifth at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.

2016: The Road So Far… With 17 races completed in the 2016 season, Red Horse Racing is ranked fifth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Chase driver point standings with driver Timothy Peters. The No. 17 team sits ninth in the owner Championship Chase with the No. 11 team in fifth. The organization has collectively earned one win, 10 top-five finishes and 19 top-10 finishes in 2016.

Follow RHR on Social Media… To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and view exclusive content, visit Red Horse Racing’s Twitter page – @RedHorseRacing and Facebook page – Facebook.com/RedHorseRacing. Also, follow the RHR NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers on their personal Twitter pages – @TimothyPeters17 and @Matt_Tifft.

Catch the Action… FOX Sports 1’s live coverage of the DC Solar 350 begins Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. Qualifying will air live Saturday, October 1 at 6 p.m. ET on FS1. Two practice sessions on Saturday will not be televised.

Timothy Peters
No. 17 Red Horse Racing
Toyota Tundra

This Week’s Toyota Tundra at Las Vegas Motor Speedway… Timothy Peters will pilot chassis No. 021 from the Red Horse Racing stable on Saturday in the DC Solar 350. This chassis was last used by Peters at Charlotte Motor Speedway where he finished in the seventh position.

Peters at Las Vegas… Peters has recorded eight starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and has one win (2013), five top-five and six top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 14.4 and an average finishing position of 9.4.

Race Rewind: New Hampshire… Timothy Peters earned a top-five finish in the first race of the inaugural Chase for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship. After taking the green flag from the front row, Peters battled a tight handling condition in traffic on his No. 17 Red Horse Racing Tundra. On his first pit stop on lap 53, the No. 17 team gave him four fresh Goodyear tires and a tank full of Sunoco fuel, and Peters would restart in the ninth position. Peters was able to remain in the top-10 and soon would climb back into the top five following a two-tire stop under caution on lap 105. Even though crew chief Shane Huffman continued to make adjustments, Peters battled a tight condition throughout the afternoon, but the veteran driver was able to capitalize on an outside restart position in several late race caution periods to gain track position and finish fifth.

Timothy Peters Quote:
On racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway…
“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Las Vegas (Motor Speedway). We have always had success there and we’re hoping to keep momentum on our side and win our first race of the year so we can advance to the next round of the Chase.”
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Brett Moffitt
No. 11 Red Horse Racing
Toyota Tundra

This Week’s Toyota Tundra at Las Vegas Motor Speedway… On Saturday, Matt Tifft will race chassis number 020 in the DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This chassis was last raced to the win at Michigan International Speedway by Brett Moffitt.

Tifft at Las Vegas… Tifft has one NCWTS start at Las Vegas in 2015, starting 18th and finishing 19th.

BrainGear on the No. 11… BrainGear Performance Formula will be the primary sponsor on the No. 11 Toyota Tundra at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. BrainGear is the brain performance formula developed by top neurologists, scientists and industry experts that provides immediate focus, clarity and concentration while optimizing brain health and performance over time. What initially began as a brain performance formula for athletes, has now become the go-to for people who are full of relentless drive and devotion dedicated to performing at their best. Immediate benefits you can feel – long-term brain health benefits you can feel good about.

Race Rewind: New Hampshire Motor Speedway… The opening round of the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase format began with an eighth-place finish for Brett Moffitt and the No. 11 Red Horse Racing team. Moffitt held his ground inside the top 10 on the first race run, amidst three cautions and subsequent restarts, and came to pit road under a lap 53 yellow. Under that caution, crew chief Scott Zipadelli made a track bar adjustment to aid his driver’s tight condition on corner exit to compliment two tires and fuel. While running 11th at the end of the race’s longest green flag run on lap 104, Moffitt came to pit road under yellow for four tires and more chassis changes to aid his balance. As the race’s final restart came on lap 137, Moffitt used the outside lane to complete a three-wide pass to take the eighth position, where he would run until the checkered flag. The finish has the No. 11 team fifth on the Chase Grid in the Owners’ Championship standings, three points ahead of the cutoff.

Matt Tifft Quote:
On racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway…
“I can’t wait to get to Las Vegas. We had a really good run at Charlotte Motor Speedway earlier in the year, so I feel like we can duplicate some of that success this weekend. Scott (Zipadelli) and the guys have had great runs on mile-and-a-half tracks this year with the No. 11 Tundra, so I’m confident in what we can do this weekend.”

39-TIME MANUFACTURERS’ CHAMPION – NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES

39-TIME MANUFACTURERS’ CHAMPION – NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES

TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE
CITIZEN SOLDIER 400
DOVER, DELAWARE
OCTOBER 2, 2016

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CHEVROLET MOTORING TOWARDS A MILESTONE AT THE MONSTER MILE
First Cutoff Race of the Chase Crucial for Team Chevy

DETROIT – (September 27, 2016) – Time is of the essence. All eight of Chevrolet’s Chase contenders have filled their score cards at the first two races in the 10-race Chase playoff. This weekend, time is up and they will have one race to secure their position in the next bracket, Round of 12 as the championship battle rages on. Continue reading 39-TIME MANUFACTURERS’ CHAMPION – NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES

Scelzi Improves Speed During Return to Ocean Speedway

Scelzi Improves Speed During Return to Ocean Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2016) – Giovanni Scelzi developed more speed throughout the night last Friday at Ocean Speedway.

Scelzi, who was piloting his family owned entry, qualified ninth quickest to open the action at the quarter-mile oval.

“We were a little off on gearing, but I felt like we made better laps than the last time I was there so that was a real positive,” he said.
Continue reading Scelzi Improves Speed During Return to Ocean Speedway

Ty Dillon and the No. 95 Death Wish Coffee Chevrolet team at Dover International Speedway

Ty Dillon and the No. 95 Death Wish Coffee Chevrolet team at Dover International Speedway … Ty Dillon will be making his first Sprint Cup Series start at the Monster Mile this weekend. However, Dillon is no stranger to Dover International Speedway; he has made seven NASCAR XFINITY Series starts and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts. His best finish came earlier this year when he drove the No. 3 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro to a fifth-place finish in the XFINITY Series.

About Death Wish Coffee … Death Wish Coffee Company, home of “The World’s Strongest Coffee,” opened its doors in 2012. Death Wish is a mixture of Arabica and Robusta beans artfully blended to provide a high caffeine content with a smooth and dark flavor. The blend was born in the basement of owner, Mike Brown’s, coffee shop Saratoga Coffee Traders in Saratoga Springs, New York. Death Wish Coffee is the No. 1 best-selling coffee on Amazon.com and the top influential coffee brand online according to Market Watch. Death Wish Coffee is sold in over 300 grocery stores in the Northeast and is expanding distribution rapidly domestically and internationally.

Dillon in the Sprint Cup Series … Dillon is scheduled to make his 17th Sprint Cup Series start this weekend in the No. 95 Death Wish Coffee Chevrolet SS for Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing and his 10th of the 2016 season. Dillon has seen time as a back-up driver for Stewart-Haas Racing and Tommy Baldwin Racing, as well as a part-time driver for CSLFR. His best finish came earlier this season in the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Chevrolet SS when he was a relief driver for Tony Stewart, crossing the finish line sixth at Talladega Superspeedway.

TY DILLON QUOTE:
You’ve raced for three different teams this season. What have you learned?
“What a great experience it has been for me this year. My main goal was to just log laps and learn as much as I could about these Cup cars. Experience is everything at this level because you are competing against guys that have been doing it for over 10 years. I think the biggest thing for me has been working with different teams and crew chiefs and understanding how they go about a race weekend. I understand how difficult it is to be successful in this series – you have to work at it. I can’t thank Circle Sport/Leavine Family Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Tommy Baldwin Racing enough for the opportunities. If anything, I’ve learned that I can compete at this level and I hope to do so in the near future.”

CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: Racing Toward GTLM Championships

CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: Racing Toward GTLM Championships
Driver’s, Manufacturer’s and Team titles on the line at 10-hour Petit Le Mans

Seventh-place points guarantee Driver’s title for Gavin, Milner
Chevrolet takes Manufacturer’s Title with race start
Corvette Racing going for ninth Petit Le Mans victory
Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup championships also at stake

DETROIT (Sept. 27, 2016) – Corvette Racing and Chevrolet can put the wraps on their wire-to-wire championship run this weekend as they close out the 2016 endurance racing season with the final long-distance event of the year – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Saturday. Continue reading CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: Racing Toward GTLM Championships

Allen Johnson Leaves St. Louis with Sights Set on Regaining Momentum in Reading

Allen Johnson Leaves St. Louis with Sights Set on Regaining Momentum in Reading

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (September 27, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson has had a slower than expected start to his Countdown to the Championship efforts but with four races left, the dream is still alive for the 2012 Pro Stock World Champion to be the last man standing at the conclusion of the season. Johnson is hoping the 32nd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals is just the right place to grab the momentum the team had in the regular season.

“I still think we have a great racecar even thought we’ve lost early in the last two races,” Johnson said. “We’ve just got to make better decisions every single run and that’s what we’ll do in Reading. It’s always cold in Reading and we have a decent setup for that. When I think about Reading, I think about it being cold and we’re gonna go fast.”

Qualifying at the 32nd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals will begin on Friday, September 30th with two sessions at 1:15 and 4:15 p.m. Two more qualifying sessions will be on Saturday, October 1st at 11:15 and 2:45 p.m. Eliminations begin at noon on Sunday, October 2nd.

CORVETTE DPs AT ROAD ATLANTA: Looking to Wrap Up Championship Weekend with a Bowtie

CORVETTE DPs AT ROAD ATLANTA: Looking to Wrap Up Championship Weekend with a Bowtie
Team Chevy, drivers and teams are in control of Prototype title races

· Chevrolet needs one Corvette DP to start 10-hour enduro to claim Prototype Engine Manufacturer’s title

· Cameron, Curran lead Driver’s Championship by one point over Action Express teammates

· Action Express Racing, Wayne Taylor Racing previous Prototype winners of Petit Le Mans

· Final race for Corvette Daytona Prototypes Continue reading CORVETTE DPs AT ROAD ATLANTA: Looking to Wrap Up Championship Weekend with a Bowtie

HIGHT EAGER TO ARRIVE AT RECORD SETTING MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY

HIGHT EAGER TO ARRIVE AT RECORD SETTING MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY

READING, PA (September 27, 2016) — Over the past two weeks Robert Hight and the Auto Club Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car team have been making performance improvements in leaps and bounds. Following the Carolina NHRA Nationals the Countdown contending team stayed over and tested on Monday. The team saw exciting progress and as a group they were encouraged by the trajectory of improvement.

Last weekend on a hot and muggy race track in St. Louis at the AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals Hight and the Auto Club team reaped some of the benefits of their hard work. The Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car was the quickest Funny Car in three of the four qualifying session and Hight picked up his first No. 1 qualifier of the season. It was a breakthrough moment for the team and one that they felt could lead to race day success. Continue reading HIGHT EAGER TO ARRIVE AT RECORD SETTING MAPLE GROVE RACEWAY

Pro Stock champion Erica Enders hoping for Mopar magic at Dodge NHRA Nationals

Pro Stock champion Erica Enders hoping for Mopar magic at Dodge NHRA Nationals
READING, Pa. (Sept. 27) — Two-time Pro Stock champion Erica Enders is hoping for a little Mopar magic during the Dodge NHRA Nationals this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway.

Enders posted her best qualifying effort of the season at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals in Denver earlier this season, grabbing the No. 2 spot. She hopes for similar success at another Dodge-sponsored race, this time in Pennsylvania. Continue reading Pro Stock champion Erica Enders hoping for Mopar magic at Dodge NHRA Nationals

Honda, Acura Racers Claim Six SCCA National Championships

Honda, Acura Racers Claim Six SCCA National Championships
• Runoffs results reflect impact of Honda Racing Line Program
• Podium sweep in Super Touring Light, Formula F
• Honda drivers also win P1, B-Spec, STU and GTL

LEXINGTON, Ohio. (Sept. 26, 2016) – Honda and Acura racers won six Sports Car Club of America national championship titles, including podium sweeps in both the competitive Super Touring Light category and Formula F, at the 2016 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, contested this past weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Continue reading Honda, Acura Racers Claim Six SCCA National Championships

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