Alan Kulwicki’s 1992 Win is #1 for many.
Good morning all:
This is our Veterans Day Celebration honoring the people who made this country “The Land of the Free – Because of the Brave”!
Stop on by Aldo’s Ristorante on Winchester Blvd in Los Gatos anytime between 11:00 – 2:00 today to check out the exotic import and domestic automobiles on display. (I’ve included some pics from past gatherings so you can see the quality of the cars usually on hand).
CGLG members and their guests are welcome to showcase their cars and join us for lunch at noon for a nominal $25/person charge.
Reminder: The Car Guys of Los Gatos gathering is a commercial free zone and the members are passionate car guys and collectors of fine machinery – This is NOT about Business but a social gathering of similarly minded men and women!
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.
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 email@example.com
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
PUMA North America
Michael Waltrip will be racing Saturday night
alongside French racer Anthony Garbarino and his Jack Sellers Racing teammates, Thomas Martin and Jack Sellers.
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.