NASCAR K&N West Pro Series Sonoma Preview – 4 Cup Regulars to Compete!

June 17th, 2014

It looks like Los Gatos native and BTM Motorwerks racer, Michael Shawhan will have plenty of competition this weekend at Sonoma as his NASCR debut will be accented by the inclusion of four NASCAR Sprint Cup regulars on the K&N West Pro Series Entry List – Michael Annett, Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson & Ricky Stenhouse.

Racers Drive will be there in support and here’s hoping that many Nor Cal race fans will be on hand this Saturday to cheer on Michael as he tests his skills against some of the best stock car racers in this country.

For the full race preview go to the following link on NASCARHomeTracks.com.

http://hometracks.nascar.com/nknps-west_notes_061514_Sonoma

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Michael Shawhan’s #11 Jack Sellers Racing Chevrolet

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Cockpit picture of Michael Shawhan taken during his Buttonwillow road course test in the #11 Jack Sellers Racing K&N Pro Series West Stock Car.

Michael Shawhan smiles after another BMW Spec E30 Victory.

Michael Shawhan smiles after another BMW Spec E30 Victory.

 

Ferrari F40 Promotional Video – Courtesy of The Chicane

June 17th, 2014

Ferrari F40 Promotional Video Courtesy of The Chicane – Amazing Piece of Work.

Includes video commentary from Enzo Ferrari Himself! Check this out. It will get your blood going this morning!

http://thechicaneblog.com/2014/06/16/ferrari-f40-promo-video/666_2

Michael Shawhan to Make his NASCAR Debut at Sonoma

June 11th, 2014

#11 passenger side drivers side top rear quarter viewcockpit picture from Buttonwillow24 year old Los Gatos California Native Michael Shawhan will make his NASCAR debut on Saturday June 21st, when he will drive the #11 Jack Sellers Racing Chevrolet in the K&N West Pro Series race at Sonoma Raceway.

!Michael is a kart racing master having set a number of track records and most recently was the 2013 USTCC Karting Champion.

!At the age of 20 Michael moved up to the highly competitive and driver oriented NASA Spec E30 BMW Class where he has won a high percentage of his races and is currently the 2014 Championship leader and track record holder at Sonoma & Laguna Seca.

!Michael’s results & driving talent attracted the attention of Jack Sellers Racing, a well established NASCAR race team, and under the direction of Team Manager John Krebs the team conducted tests for Michael in both oval and road course stock cars.

!After passing both tests the team decided that Michael was ready to take the next steps up the ladder in the world of professional motorsports and they have entered him in the NASCAR K&N West Pro Series race, running as an undercard to the Sprint Cup race, at Sonoma on Saturday June 21st.

!After his Sonoma NASCAR debut Michael has the following additional races on his 2014 pro schedule including State Line – 7/12, Colorado – 7/26, Iowa – 8/1, Evergreen – 8/16, Kern County – 8/30, Miller – 9/13, Roseville – 10/11 and Phoenix on November 6th.

!In 2015 Michael and the Jack Sellers Race team plan to run a full K&N West Schedule which will provide beneficial national exposure, experience and a competitive platform for drivers, teams and sponsors alike.

!The NASCAR K&N Series Showcases “Tomorrow’s Stars, Today” and this series will provide Michael the experience to continue climbing the ladder to the NASCAR Sprint Cup level as well as providing his marketing partners & sponsors the attention and sup- port of the most loyal sports fans in America watching in the stands and on TV.

!The link below is the media guide to the NASCAR K&N Series which gives in detail the history and quality of this significant series as well as the fan and media demographics.

Mike Cesario, Racers Drive, Campbell, CA, 95008, mike@racersdrive.com, 408-220-3167

Qualifying Results from Bowman-Gray – Ben Rhodes Paces the Field

May 31st, 2014

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Michael Shawhan is ready to go NASCAR Racing!

May 30th, 2014

Michael’s first NASCAR race will be the K&N West Pro Series event in front of the Sprint Cup Crowd at Sonoma Raceway Saturday, June 21.

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Successful NASCAR Test Day for Michael Shawhan & Jack Sellers Racing

May 30th, 2014

It was a long but good day for Michael Shawhan and the JSR crew as they traveled down to Buttonwillow Raceway Park and prepped for the K&N West Pro Series Race at Sonoma on Saturday June 21st.

Los Gatos  CA native Michael is expanding his driving experience as he moves up from the BMW Spec E30 class in NASA where he is the Championship leading racer into the world of NASCAR.  He’s a talented young man and Racers Drive looks for good things on the horizon for Michael.

 

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Mike Shawhan of BTM Motorwerks to Test a NASCAR Stock CAR

May 28th, 2014

michael shawhan - 1Brad & Mike - 3rd & 1stlogoIts a big day tomorrow, Thursday May 29th, as Michael Shawhan, NASA Championship leading BMW Spec E30 racer, will be testing a NASCAR K&N Pro Series Stock Car at Buttonwillow Raceway Park.

Races Drive will be monitoring and managing the test which has been offered to Michael by Jack Sellers Racing a well established NASCAR team looking to showcase and develop “Tomorrow’s Stars, Today”.

If the test goes well then the Los Gatos native will be driving for JSR in front of a big crowd in the stands and later on TV at the NASCAR K&N race on Saturday June 21st at Sonoma Raceway.

We’ll keep you posted on how tomorrow’s test goes.

Marketing Partnership are Available.

If you are a performance oriented organization who would like to support Michael and benefit from the exposure possible in front of the most loyal motorsports fans in America then give Mike Cesario at 408-220-3167 a call or email him at mike@racersdrive.com.

BTM Motorwerks Scores 3 Wins & 3 Seconds at Thunderhill – NASCAR Test Up Next for Mike Shawhan

May 27th, 2014

With temperatures reaching into the mid 90’s the Campbell, CA based BTM Motorwerks crew had an eventful weekend at Thunderhill as they battled the holiday heat, and their competitors, racing in both the USTCC and NASA events.

The United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) ran a qualifying race on Saturday with BTM racer Mikee Sekhon besting the TC field and scoring the win in his M3 E46 BMW.  On Sundays feature race Mikee held the lead but was under pressure the entire race finally subcumbing to a last lap, last turn pass which left him in a disappointing 2nd place at the finish.  Mikee is now 2nd in the USTCC TC Championship.

BTM Principal Brad McClure had some issues on Saturday as the oil separator in his GT Class 996 Porsche malfunctioned and, with no spare available, forced a “call to action” by the BTM crew who used their experience, ability and skill to manufacture a suitable substitute solution in a record amount of time.

Th BTM crew got his Porsche ready in time for Saturdays qualifying race and Brad ran a steady, safe pace finishing 2nd.  Pushing the envelope a bit more on Sunday, but still taking care of his equipment, Brad had a decent start during Sunday’s feature race but finished 2nd again, this time by a narrower margin.

In the NASA Spec E30 class Mike Shawhan won on the track in his BMW on both days but the results are still Unofficial as there were unanswered technical issues being debated and examined on the legal/illegal aspects of the valves in Mike, and another competitors BMW.  No matter what the final decision is Mike will still retain his lead in the extremely competitive, driver oriented, BMW Spec E30 class.

Next up for Mike is an exciting test in a NASCAR stock car at Buttonwillow this Thursday May 29th which if successful will result in Mike making his NASCAR debut in the K&N West Pro Series race at Sonoma on Saturday June 21st.

Affordable marketing & hospitality packages are available for any organization looking for exposure on Mike’s car with the very loyal and large NASCAR fan base.  Prior to the NASCAR race Mike will be racing his Spec E30 BMW at Sonoma in the NASA race weekend June 14 – 15.

Brad McClure and Mikee Sekhon will next compete for BTM in the USTCC race scheduled for Laguna Seca the weekend of June 28th – June 29th.  Both are looking to move up from their current 2nd place standings in the GT and TC classes, respectively.

Plenty of seat time coming up for the BTM drivers which means that there will be several “close to home” opportunities for local fans & enthusiasts to see the BTM team in action.

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BTM Motorwerks, 1661 S. Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008, 408-369-1911

 

Late Changes to Tudor Entry List for Detroit – Brett Sandberg to make his Tudor Debut for Dempsey

May 27th, 2014

Excellent news that Brett Sandberg will be making his Tudor debut in the Dempsey Porsche.

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NASCAR K&N Report from NASCARHomeTracks.com: Greg Pursley Snares Victory at Kern County

May 25th, 2014

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