Life as a NASCAR Driver: Rookie & Elk Grove Native Kyle Larson Opens Up

March 26th, 2014

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Drive a Real “Affordable” Race Car!

March 20th, 2014

Brad & Mike - 3rd & 1st

(10 MPG on Pump Gas!)

Campbell, CA based BTM Motorwerks has BMW Spec E30 Race Cars Available to Lease

for the following NASA events/race weekends.

These are well-sorted, race winning Spec E30 National Competition eligible race cars from Nor Cal’s Championship Winning BTM Team to lease on an “arrive & drive” basis.

April 26 – 27 – Thunderhill

May 24 – 25 – Thunderhill

June 14 – 15 – Sonoma

July 26-27 – Laguna Seca – SOLD OUT!

August 30 – 31 – Thunderhill

September 27 – 28 – Sonoma

October 25 – 26 – Sonoma

November 7 – 9 – West Coast Nationals – SUBJECT TO DRIVER QUALIFICATION

December 5 – 7 – 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Contact Brad McClure at 408-369-1911 or email him at brad@BTMMotorwerks.com for pricing & availability.  Track Day rentals are also available.logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NASCAR K&N West at Irwindale This Weekend – Analyzing the Statistical Advantage

March 19th, 2014

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NASCAR K&N News: Anthony Giannone will be Racing At Irwindale this Weekend.

March 18th, 2014

 

Announcement: For immediate release

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After having his hopes for a top 5 finish at Phoenix dashed late in the race by a cut tire, 18 year old Colorado Springs racer Anthony Giannone will return this Saturday to the K&N West Pro Series for the Napa Auto Parts 150 to be held at Irwindale; LAʼs Historic Half-Mile Super Speedway,.

With a strong support network from Crew Chief Mike Munoz calling the shots from the top of the box and with NASCAR veteran racer Matt Crafton as his mentor, the AMG team feels strongly that with a bit better luck that Anthonyʼs “beyond the years” maturity, car control & competitive spirit should ensure strong finishing results for the #54 AMG Racing Toyota.

Anthony is the son of Michael and Darcell Giannone, proprietors and operators of MGP Connecting Rods www.mgpconnectingrods.com makers of “Reliable, High-Performance Connecting Rods for Racing Professionals.” MGP is particularly well known in the world of performance drag racing (cars & boats) and through Anthony’s driving is now becoming a household name with NASCAR racers and fans as well.

Value added sponsorship and marketing partnership opportunities are available with the family funded team for Irwindale and other upcoming NASCAR K&N Pro Series West races including at Sonoma Raceway June 21st.

For more information on Anthony, the AMG Race team and MGP Connecting Rods contact them at (719) 219-3107 or email Anthony directly at agiannone54@aol.com.

Mike Cesario

Racers Drive

Mike@racersdrive.com

408-220-3167

K&N West Pro Series Returns to Irwindale: LA’s historic Half-Mile Super Speedway,

March 18th, 2014

The K&N West Pro Series Napa Auto Parts 150 will be held this Saturday evening at green-flag_nknps-west_irwindale_070211_1000thIrwindale; LA’s historic Half-Mile Super Speedway.

Racers Drive will be there in support of Anthony Giannone and the AMG Race Team.

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Racing Hero’s – Peter Revson Remembered

March 18th, 2014

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BTM Motorwerks BMW Racer Michael Shawhan Hits the Daily Double in Sonoma

March 17th, 2014

Sonoma, CABrad & Mike - 3rd & 1st

March 17, 2014

BTM Motorwerks racer Michael Shawhan blasted off from the front of the grid on Sunday and earned a hard won victory over 25 other competitors in the Sunday NASA Spec E30 race held at Sonoma Raceway.  Michael was joined on the podium  by his teammate, BTM Motorwerks principal Brad McClure who finished 3rd in the red flag shortened Race #2 Sunday feature, run on the Sonoma Raceway’s 2.5 mile Classic Configuration.

Overall it was an excellent adventure and weekend for the BTM duo as on Saturday Michael  rallied back from a slow start and scored the win in the Group A Race #1.  Brad McClure, meanwhile had a tight battle with a gaggle of other Bimmer’s and when the dust was cleared at turn 11 on the last lap he emerged with a 5th place finish in hand when the checkered flag waved.

Next up for the BTM Motorwerks team will be the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) season opening 2 Hour enduro to  be held April 5th at Buttonwillow Raceway Park.  Brad will be driving a BTM Porsche 911 as he goes after the GT Championship after winning the 2013 TC Championship in a Spec E90 BMW.

About BTM Motorwerks

BTM Motorwerks is a Diamond Certified Specialized Service Center for Porsche, BMW, Mini Cooper, Audi, Volkswagen, and Mercedes with 6 Bays and plenty of parking, conveniently located on 1661 S. Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA.

At BTM Motorwerks, Porsche, BMW, Mini Cooper, Audi, and VW is our specialty so we understand & know these cars exceptionally well. We have extensive experience in System diagnostics, Engine Management, Antilock brakes, Dynamic Stability and Climate control systems. We can rebuild your engine or handle regular factory scheduled maintenance and everything in between.  Relax and let BTM Motorwerks be your car’s Doctor.

Weʼre known for our straightforwardness, honesty and integrity. Our training, certifications and advanced tooling are all geared toward German cars, so customers can feel comfortable knowing theyʼre getting specialized, expert service. We take a team approach to getting work done, and our ultimate goal is to provide high-quality work at a fair price.” Brad McClure, Owner/Operator.

Marketing Partnerships & Sponsorship packages are available. Entertain VIPʼs, friends & family in a memorable setting!

Become part of the winning team at BTM Motorwerks!

Contacts:

Brad McClure, BTM Motorwerks, 408-369-1911, brad@BTMMotorwerks.com.

Mike Cesario, Racers Drive, 408-220-3167, mike@RacersDrive.com

 

 

 

 

Drive a Real Race Car – Porsche’s & BMW’s Available from BTM Motorwerks

March 13th, 2014

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PORSCHE & BMW race cars BTM 2013 Championavailable from BTM Motorwerks

Arrive & Drive Opportunities Available for track & test days & race weekends

BTM try’s to offer the best experience possible for any driver; from the novice who wishes to fine tune their driving skills to the driven racer who dreams of standing on the top step of the podium in front of the F1 crowd at Circuit of the Americas.

 

Car Rentals are subject to car & track availability. Driver pays their own travel, lodging, licensing and registration fees and assumes the liability for crash & driver related mechanical failures after initial $500/event deductible.

See for yourself why BTM Motorwerks is The Diamond Certified Specialized Service Center for Porsche, BMW, Mini, Audi, Volkswagen, and Mercedes in Silicon Valley.

Drive at all of the best tracks in NorCal

Laguna Seca

Sonoma

Thunderhill

Buttonwillow

“At BTM Motorwerks were known for our straightforwardness, honesty and integrity. Our training, certifications and advanced tooling are all geared toward German cars, so customers can feel comfortable knowing theyre getting specialized, expert service.” Brad McClure Owner & Operator

Let BTM handle your track day or race weekend – Contact brad@btmmotorwerks.com or dial 408- 369-1911 for details specific to your needs & requirements.

We aim to please!

Memory Lane Pictures from Phoenix Courtesy of Randall Bohl

March 12th, 2014

Here’s six pictures I just received from Phoenix Area Photographer Extrordinaire, Randall Bohl.  phoenix - earnhardt side line up - Randall phoenix - hooters in lineup - Randall phoenix - hooters side lineup - Randall phoenix - hooters Tbird phoenix - Mikey with the Hooters #7 phoenix - zerex - randall

For more information on Randall and his work check out his website at www.randallbohl.com.

This months Featured Race Cars for Sale & Rides for Rent from RaceCarsDirect.com

March 12th, 2014

Here are the latest Race Cars of the month for March 2014. To have your race car, transporter or business featured in this newsletter which goes out to almost 30,000 users & friends of the site email Mike Walters now atmike@racecarsdirect.com or call him on +44 (0) 7970 736644
BRSCC Toyo Tyres Porsche Championship Drives availablePerformance 247 is delighted to announce their continued involvement in this competitive and rapidly growing championship.The championship offers the perfect environment to develop and hone talent. It provides the perfect launchpad with excellent media opportunities and TV coverage. In addition to providing our season race packages, we also offer arrive and drive and we can provide track support to those owner drivers who need further assistance.
BTCC BMW Supertourer 1995 ex Johnny Cecotto James Bond Golden Eye Works CarA piece of touring car history, 2 Litre S42 alloy engine, six speed sequential Hollinger gearbox, brembo eight piston callipers, BBS 19″ wheels, new belts, extinguisher, ready to race in the 2014 HSCC Supertouring Championship that is supporting the current BTTC at Oulton Park.  A rare chance to own an iconic piece of British Touring car history and a sure fire investment.

 

Arrows A10 F1 CarThis Arrows A10 F1 Car has a well documented history and was driven by Derek Warwick for the first races of 1987 and credited with a finish. It has a recently refreshed engine (Megatron) rings, shells, seals etc and a new turbo. The gearbox is a Hewland based longitudinal box and is easy to change ratio’s All the engine ancillaries are contemporary for the car, and historically correct. This car is a unique opportunity to own and race a part of F1 history.
Ginetta G20
A very clean Ginetta G20. On the button and ready to race even the original factory engine seals are still intact. Comes with 12 wheels and tyres inc wets. Only competed in seven races plus a couple of track days. One of the last G20′s built in November 2008 for the Ginetta Challenge. The previous owner was unable to use the car so it stood unused until purchased in 2010.
Porsche 911 SC/RS1977 LHD Porsche 911 SC/RS, prepared approximately to ’74 RS specification and currently eligible for racing in the ‘70’s Celebration Masters Historic race series amongst others. A budget of around £20k would be needed to prepare it to full FIA ’74 RS spec for racing in the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship. Most of that would be to prepare the engine to 3.0 RS specification; apart from that brakes are later period 911, correct larger rear lid would be needed, and that’s probably about it.
Porsche 2013 GT3 R rebuilt for 2014
2013 spec GT3R. rebuilt dampers, mega line and software upgrade, uprights and all body work painted, rebuilt over the winter months as new ready for this years season. Engine has 10 hours rebuilt towards the end of last year. gearbox also 10 hours. Shell was replaced June last year along with all uprights. The car is MY2010 and comes with two sets of wheels. All documents to show rebuilds of items will come with the car. £250k.
Marcos 1800 GTMarcos 1800 GT  1964, chassis nr 4031, FIA appendix K, ready to race, in great condition. LHD. The Marcos has the famous wooden strong multilayer chassis. There were only 103 cars of this type built. This Marcos competed mostly in the Dutch National Championship for Touring cars and GT’s and finished within the first 10 and many, many wins in its class GTS11. Overall National Champion in 2011 and 2nd in 2012. Valid HTP.
2008 BMW E92 M3 ESS VT2-625 Supercharged/Amuse Ericsson
2008 BMW E92 M3 ESS VT2-625 Supercharged/Amuse Ericsson. 625 BHP with 530 BHP at the wheels. Top speed 327 KPH or 204 MPH. 0-100kph in 3.8 seconds with 100kph – 200 kph in 6.2 seconds. Full BMW service history. In excellent condition with only 40000 kms with summer use only. Offers around 69000 euros.
The James Hunt Mclaren M23 from the movie “RUSH”The only car currently available and in private hands from the successful James Hunt – Nikki Lauda film RUSH, directed by Ron Howard, the McLaren M23 replica specially built for the film and driven by the star Chris Hemsworth is now for sale. The uncanny visual replica was presented to the British Film Institute for a gala charity auction and was successfully secured by international businessmen David Reuben. He is now prepared to sell the car for funds that will go to his Foundation Charity that supports global healthcare programs.                £37500.00
1976 Chevron B35D Formula 2

1976 Chevron B35D. HTP papers with comprehensive and well documented history. Genuine car with good 2 litre Geoff Richardson BDG with good mileage left to run. Two podiums in its last two races. Some spares. Very nice car to drive.                                                   £78,000

Caterham R300 Race Car

For sale is a 2011 R300 race car finished in white with luminous yellow cage and detailing.

The current owner has bills in the region of £15000 and has replaced nearly every part on the car as a precaution in 2013. The car finished 7th in the R300 championship in 2013.                                                                              £21999.00

Royale RP27 Formula Ford 2000

Set up and Maintained by Neil Fowler Motorsport, this car has been quick and reliable throughout 2013. It has good engine and gearbox and is in good condition throughout. Nice car to drive. Ready to race. HSCC VIF papers.
£15,750 ono

March 752 B Formula 2

 

1975 March 752B. This is a well set up car and is superb to drive comes with HTP papers. Genuine car with good 2 litre BDG with good mileage left to run. This car has gained two podiums in its last three races. Further details available on request.                                                              £72500.00

Caterham CSR Race Car

 
For sale is a multiple race winning Caterham CSR race car maintained to the highest standard. This is one of the last CSR’s built and won several races in 2013 in the Magnificent 7′s Championship. This car won at Cadwell Park against a factory backed R600 with professional driver Jon Barnes at the wheel.           £36995.00

 

Lola T192 HU14 Restoration Project

 
Complete totally original car which needs a comprehensive rebuild including a new tub which can be supplied at an additional £5000. Fuel injected 5 litre Chevy engine and DG 300 gearbox. All the original bodywork including the Can Am style bodywork it ran in later. New parts to help with a rebuild can be supplied at additional cost.                                   £37000.00

Lola T300 F5000 HU10

 
1972 Lola T300 F5000 chassis number HU10 with FIA papers. Dave Whitehurst built Chevy on webbers, DG300 gearbox. The car is race ready other than requiring a new battery, seat belts and fire extinguisher. The car comes with a few spares including a spare nose, some ratios, suspension parts and a spare set of rims with wets. Attractively priced at £59500.00

1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 Gp A Race Car

 

Eggenberger chassis 99266 was built by Ringhausen Rennsport for Manuel Reuter in late 1987. This very significant car was the first RS500 to race in the DTM, debuting at the Flugplatzrennen Diepholz meeting and finishing on the podium. After it’s distinguished career in the DTM the car retired to a private collection where it remained until its current owner recommissioned it in preparation for the 2012 Silverstone Classic. POA.

Mercedes Actros Race Transporter 

Mercedes ACTROS 2532. Year 2008 Chassis. Registered as a motor caravan. Private HGV – TAXED & MOT. Rear lift tag axle . Luxury living – Including slide out. Air conditioning pod on living. Air conditioning in truck. Trac Vision R5s Satellite TV dome. Gas hob, Sink & large fridge. Luxury bathroom. Shower. Flush Toilet. Sleeping for 8 people.                                              £159,000

Arrows F1 FA16 Chassis No: 1 ex Taki InoueArrows FA16 Chassis n° 1 car was driven Taki Inoué, complete history supplied on request. The car has been fully rebuilt using many new components and is complete other than requiring an ECU and a little loom work. TWR V10 with 648 BHP.  There is also a huge spares package available with enough parts to build 6 engines, please ask for more details.                                                                    From  £180,000.00
Stunning Motorhome – Sleeps 6
AMAZING SALE PRICE! Ready to Drive Away – the HR GT Motorhome. Coachbuilt to the highest standards on a low mileage 07 plate Iveco Eurocargo 80E18 180BHP. Luxury living for6 and with large garage at rear.                      £69995.00

1969 Lotus Formula Ford
Beautiful example of an iconic Formula Ford. Comprehensive restoration of a nice vintage Lotus, including fresh Ivey engine, Mk.9 transaxle, brakes, shocks, etc. All new paint, wiring, rad, seat, windscreen, proper steel bodied shocks and steel wheels. Three sets of wheels/tires, including new Dunlops, some spares. A few items to be finished to owner specs. Can ship worldwide.     $28500.00

Advent Motorsport Has availability in the following series.A. Mini Challenge – Mini Cooper Class – BMW Mini Coopers

B. MSVT Track Day and Team Trophy – BMW Mini Coopers for Class D and BMW Mini Cooper S (R53) for Class C

C. CSCC Tin Tops Series (Mini Coopers) and

D. Future Classic Series – Mini Cooper S

E. Formula Ford Kent – various series throughout the UK – Castle Combe FF Championship, BRSCC NW Formula Ford, Formula Ford Triple Crown, Champion of Brands and the Monoposto race Championship – Van Diemen RF85 (Pre 90 Class) and a Swift FB91.

Two Lola T644E Formula Fords that can compete in selected rounds of the ‘Invitation Class’ of the Classic FF Championship as well as being eligible for the Pre 90 Class of various series.