BTM Motorwerks Duo to Vie for the BMW National Championship

November 2nd, 2014

 

BTM Motorwerks Champions Mike Shawhan abd Brad McClure

BTM Motorwerks Champions Mike Shawhan and Brad McClure

TEAM BTM

Team BTM – Josh Mabie, Michael Shawhan, Brad McClure, Step Pope, Kurt Kalb & Max the Wonder Dog.

BTM Motorwerks racers Michael Shawhan and Brad McClure will join 40 other competitors from all over the country at Sonoma Raceway November 7-9 for the BMW Spec E30 National Championship.

!The Spec E30 class is considered a real drivers class as all cars are prepared equally to specific technical guidelines with the result being that the best driver generally wins rather than the driver with the largest bankroll and the biggest engine.

!Michael Shawhan has locked up the 2014 NASA Regional Championship and enters the Nationals as the favorite having won 11 races this year while setting class track records at Sonoma, Laguna Seca and Thunderhill.

!As a measure of his commitment Michael took time to broaden his skills as he competed in a BTM Motorwerks supported stock car in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Sonoma this past June. In front of a huge crowd and the national media, Michael raced against the likes of Sprint Cup Regulars Austin Dillon, Michael Annett and Ricky Stenhouse and ran in the top 10 before a broken axle spoiled his run to the front.

!Since winning the 2011 & 2012 NASA Regional Championships Michael’s teammate and BTM Motorwerks Team Principal Brad McClure has focused most of his racing efforts in the United States Touring Car Championship winning the TC Championship in 2013 and competing this year in GT in a 996/911 Porsche.

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Brad currently stands 2nd in the GT class with one event to run but he did score a podium finish earlier this year in Spec E30. He expressed satisfaction with his BMW following last Fridays test session over the hilly and extremely technical 2.58 Classic Sonoma configuration and said. “I’ve got a well-prepared car and I know Sonoma like the back of my hand. I’ll have a plan in place to run to the front and then try and keep everyone else at bay”.

!Both BTM drivers feel that they have excellent chances to “best the rest” and expect to compete with each other for the win.

!The NASA Nationals at Sonoma Raceway are open to the public with a nominal $10/person admittance fee. Take a drive up to Wine a Country next weekend and cheer on these two talented local drivers as they race their hearts out for the National Championship.

!About BTM Motorwerks
BTM Motorwerks is your Silicon Valley’s Diamond Certified Service Center for Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Mini Cooper, Audi and Volkswagen with six Bays and plenty of parking, located at 1661 S. Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA conveniently close to Hwys 17 and 280.

!Give Mike or Brad a call at 408-369-1911 to get the best in care for your German car or Mini Cooper. And while you’re at the shop or visiting them at the track ask the boys about their “arrive & drive” program for anyone interested in racing or just in improving their own driving skills and confidence levels on and off the track.

!Media Contact: Mike Cesario, Racers Drive mike@racersdrive.com
408-220-3167

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Puma Extends Partnership with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

October 28th, 2014

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Herzogenaurach, Germany (28 October 2014) – PUMA today announced a new supplier partnership with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, continuing the successful collaboration with the 2014 FIA Formula One World Constructors’ Champions* that began in 2012.  The new agreement, effective from January 2015, sees PUMA become the Official Supplier of Technical Clothing and Footwear and an Official Licensee of footwear, apparel and accessories. It also will extend the licensed rights PUMA’s owned Sport’s Merchandise company, Brandon, has for team replica and fan products.

PUMA will continue to outfit team drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg with its lightweight race suits and footwear. All technical pit personnel will also wear PUMA’s latest innovations in performance race wear.

A licensed MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS collection will also continue to be developed and distributed by PUMA which will include footwear, apparel and accessories that are inspired by the F1 team’s heritage and driver personalities.

Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, commented; “PUMA has been a key performance partner for the three seasons we have now worked together, ensuring our drivers are outfitted in the lightest and most innovative performance race wear. This is an important component of our racing operation within a continually evolving and challenging industry. As a licensed partner, PUMA has excellent capabilities of designing, developing and distributing high quality products that carry our brand identity.  This partnership is very important for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS and we are delighted that it will continue for the years ahead.” 

Bjørn Gulden, Chief Executive Officer for PUMA said: “We are very excited to continue our partnership with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, who, after an incredible season this year will no doubt continue to achieve great things.  PUMA has good heritage in motorsport and we are constantly working with our partner teams to innovate our performance race apparel and footwear, and help them be the fastest and achieve success.  We’re proud to work with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team and look forward to the next phase of this relationship.”  

*Subject to official confirmation by the FIA of the results of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship

Media Contacts:

Michelle Perrault

PUMA North America

tel: 978-698-1264

michelle.perrault@puma.com

Statistical Advantage NASCAR K&N Pro Series Race at Roseville this Weekend

October 8th, 2014

http://hometracks.nascar.com/nknps-west_advance_101114_Toyota_NAPA_150

Michael Waltrip makes a guest appearance at Roseville this weekend.

Michael Waltrip makes a guest appearance at Roseville this weekend.

All American Speedway Entry List for NASCAR K&N West Race Released

October 7th, 2014
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Veteran racer Jack Sellers and his crew chief Charlie Silva.

Michael Waltrip will be racing Saturday night

Thomas Martin on the pre-grid

Thomas Martin on the pre-grid

alongside French racer Anthony Garbarino and his Jack Sellers Racing teammates, Thomas Martin and Jack Sellers.

 

http://hometracks.nascar.com/nknps-west_101114_roseville_entry-list

Anthony Garbarino

Anthony Garbarino

Brandan McReynolds

Brandan McReynolds

Justin Funkhouser's #11 Jack Sellers Racing stock car is a fire breather.

Scorpus Racing to Run in the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series

October 6th, 2014

Finally, it is here!!! The news so eagerly awaited by those following our team… Some of you, here and there, have picked up on our clues, but today we are here to announce officially that Scorpus Racing America is entering the NASCAR Xfinity series for the 2015 season. Our team is very pleased and proud to be associated with a big name in Nascar to be able to run a 100% French car for 10 races.
Details will be published at a later date.
We can already tell you that Daytona, Indy or even and the Colosseum Bristol will be part of our program…
Drivers, who will be tested over the winter, will be announced once ours results are in.
Stay connected for the next chapter because you are part of it.

http://youtu.be/nS17sNdafPM10313715_586640051446598_5526529320486842276_n

Nascar Whelan European Title on the Line at LeMans

October 3rd, 2014

http://hometracks.nascar.com/nwes/Titles_And_Trophies_On_The_Line_At_Le_Mans

5 drivers will be contending for the NASCAR European Championship at LeMans

5 drivers will be contending for the NASCAR European Championship at LeMans

BTM Motorwerks Porsche on Display and Available to Lease.

October 3rd, 2014

Fast on the heels of a winning effort at Miller Motorsports Park the sparkling 996 GT Class BTM Motorwerks Porsche of Brad McClure is on display today outside of the BTM shop on Bascom Avenue in Campbell, CA.

BTM Motorwerks is a race shop and your Diamond Certified Service location for all German cars with a specialty of BMW’s and Porsche’s which they, and their customers, campaign competitively on the sports car scene around the country.

Contact Brad or Mike Shawhan at 408-369-1911 to make an appointment for your street BMW, Mini, Porsche, Mercedes, Audi or VW or to talk about renting one of their race cars for your next track day or race event.

Brad McClure's BTM Motorwerks Porsche

Brad McClure’s BTM Motorwerks Porsche

 

BTM bays

Brad McClure stands proudly in front of the six bays of the BTM Motorwerks shop in Campbell, CA.

BTM Porsche passenter side

The BTM Motorwerks Porsche stands on display in front of the shop located on Bascom Avenue in Campbell, CA.

btm porsche drivers side front BTM Porsche Rear View

Kansas ARCA Race Live on FoxSports2 tonite.

October 3rd, 2014

Kansas ARCA 98.9 finale live on FOX Sports 2 Friday night; re-airs twice on FOX Sports 1
Live Timing & Scoring of all on-track at ARCAracing.com

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – October 3, 2014) – The season finale for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is set to go Friday night, October 3 from Kansas Speedway, and race fans can see it all unfold live on FOX Sports 2 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern.

And if you’re not able to catch the live broadcast on FOX 2, the race will re-air on FOX Sports 1 Tuesday, October 7 at 3:00 a.m. and again on Friday, October 10 at 10 a.m., also on FOX Sports 1.

Veteran motorsports television anchor/analyst Adam Alexander will lead the charge from the booth with veteran driver/color commentator Phil Parsons and veteran crew chief/color analyst Jeff Hammond alongside. Veteran stalwarts Ray Dunlap and Jim Tretow will cover the pit road action.

In addition to the live coverage on FOX Sports 2, ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring of all on-track activity at Kansas including practice from 10-11:50 followed by Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell at 2:35. The ARCA 98.9 at Kansas is scheduled to get the green flag at 8:47. All times are Eastern.

The ARCA 98.9 at Kansas marks the 14th consecutive ARCA race at Kansas since the series debuted on the 1.5-mile track in 2001 – Jason Jarrett, the inaugural winner. Other ARCA winners at Kansas include Frank Kimmel, Scott Speed, Parker Kligerman, Ty Dillon and Alex Bowman, to name a few.

 

Austin Wayne Self

Rookie of the Year Candidate Austin Wayne Self

NASCAR Fueling Rig for Sale

October 2nd, 2014

I have a complete NASCAR approved Fueling rig (inspection sticker still on the cans) complete with two 11 gallon Sunoco dump cans, two fast-flow head units, overflow jug and pit stall holding rack.

These can be used today at a NASCAR pro race or would be attention getting items to showcase in your own shop, garage or Man-Cave. $600 or BO. Contact Mike at mike@racersdrive.com or call him at 408-220-3167 if you are seriously interested in this authentic NASCAR Fueling Rig.nascar fuel cans - 1 Nascar fuel cans - 2 Nascar fuel cans - 3

Female Racers Headline NASCAR’s Next Drive for Diversity Combine

September 30th, 2014

 

Young Multicultural And Female Drivers Compete For Spot In NASCAR

Rev Racing, NASCAR Scout Drivers At 11th Annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine 

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (Sept. 30, 2014) – Twenty multicultural and female race car drivers from the United States, Canada and Latin America will participate in the 11th Annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) Combine Oct. 13-15 with hopes of earning a spot in the 2015 NASCAR D4D Class in partnership with Rev Racing.

The NASCAR D4D Combine – being held at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virgina, for the fourth consecutive year – has been the proving ground for several current NASCAR national series drivers, including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Kyle Larson, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series three-time race winner Darrell Wallace Jr. and NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series driver Daniel Suarez, who recently announced a full-year NASCAR Nationwide Series ride with Joe Gibbs Racing for 2015.

“The NASCAR Drive for Diversity program has seen significant success in recent years with several standout drivers who have consistently exceled and put on their best performance on the race track,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR vice president of racing operations. “It is important for us to provide development opportunities for young female and diverse drivers who have the talent, but may lack the resources or guidance to find an entry point in our sport.”

Under the leadership of Max Siegel, owner of Rev Racing and CEO of U.S. Track & Field, NASCAR D4D has evolved to an academy-style development program which will compete under one umbrella in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKPSE) and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS). Rev Racing provides drivers with equipment, mentoring and competition experience throughout the season.

“This year’s Combine applicant pool was among the strongest the program has seen, and we continue to see that year over year,” said Siegel. “The program’s visibility and reputation for developing young, female and diverse drivers with talent and growth potential has increased across the board, and we are seeing steady recognition and support from key stakeholders across the motorsports industry.”

Suarez, a rising star in the U.S. and Mexico, is the third and most recent NASCAR D4D driver to transition into one of NASCAR’s three national series after competing in full seasons in Mexico’s NASCAR Toyota Series and the NKPSE. Several drivers are attempting to follow in his footsteps, including 18-year-old Ruben Garcia Jr., a member of the NASCAR Next class.

Also returning to defend their spot in the program are current NWAAS drivers Devon Amos and Paige Decker. Current Rev Racing drivers in the NASCAR K&N East Sergio Peña and Jay Beasley also are under consideration to return to the team in 2015, but will not compete at the Combine.

The drivers will be individually evaluated on at-track performance, including their instinctive positioning at different places on the track, proficiency and comfort level in providing in-car feedback to the crew chief, overall speed and the ability to shift during assessments.

Visit FansChoice.TV for the live streaming schedule of the Combine.

Below are invitees to the 11th annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine:

First Name

Last Name

Age

City

State / Country

Devon Amos

23

Rio Rancho New Mexico
Jairo Avila

19

Alhambra California
Amber Balcaen

22

Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Nicole Behar

16

Otis Orchards Washington
Collin Cabre

20

Thonotosassa Florida
Abraham Calderon

25

Monterrey Mexico
Madeline Crane

16

Meansville Georgia
Claire Decker

19

Eagle River Wisconsin
Paige Decker

21

Eagle River Wisconsin
Natalie Decker

16

Eagle River Wisconsin
Juan Esteban García Duarte

17

Bogotá Colombia
Rubén Garcia, Jr

18

Naulcalpán Mexico
Ryan Glenski

21

Mooresville North Carolina
Ali Kern

21

Fremont Ohio
Katlynn Leer

15

Moulton Iowa
Michael Lira

17

Port Orange Florida
Hannah Newhouse

17

Twin Falls Idaho
Emily Packard

17

East Montpelier Vermont
Kenzie Ruston

22

Mooresville North Carolina
Dylan Smith

22

Concord Vermont

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information, visitwww.nascar.com and follow NASCAR at www.facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.

About Rev Racing

Headquartered in Concord, NC, Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel, operates the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program, which is the industry’s leading developmental program for ethnic minorities, women drivers, and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing visit http://revracing.net and follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.

 

Nicole Behar

Nicole Behar