GTSport Racing Center Stage at a Different Kind of Sunday Event!

•June 25, 2013 • Leave a Comment

 

What better way to define “power under control?” Check out the GTSport Racing Motul/StopTech/Foametix Porsche Cayman #73 during a Father’s Day sermon where the car provides the perfect example of a top-of-the-line racing machine and why legend Jack Baldwin continues to be the Pirelli World Challenge GTS points leader!

 

Driver Focus: Jeff Courtney

•June 4, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Road Magazine Blogspot highlights GT racer Jeff Courtney and gives insight into where he’s headed! Click link below.

Driver Focus: Jeff Courtney

Pirelli World Challenge – St. Petersburg Sports Car Challenge Presented by StopTech

•April 8, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Catch the NBC Sports Network coverage of the Pirelli World Challenge Rounds 1 & 2 from the Streets of St. Petersburg here:

http://www.world-challengetv.com/#/races/620

Check out the amazing on-board camera footage from the race here:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA-peM88yfiKDCWQL4uePz4q37GlIPUF2

The full 2013 Pirelli World Challenge series schedule is here:

http://www.world-challenge.com/event/season.php?y=2013

*Photo by MKS
Pirelli World Challenge - St. Pete Grand Prix 2013

GTSport Racing Web Launch

•April 8, 2013 • Leave a Comment

GTSport Racing Web Launch

GTSport Racing launched their website last week…check it out!

Established in 2012 in Kennesaw, GA GTSport Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports is a Porsche racing team currently competing in the Pirelli World Challenge Series. GTSport Racing campaigns two Cayman S cars in the GTS class with seasoned drivers and long-time friends Jack Baldwin and Buz McCall in the #73 and #72 Motul/StopTech/InvoicePrep race cars.

http://www.gtsportracing.com

Formula DRIFT Racer Plugged on LA Car

•August 28, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Gardella Racing

Last month I went up to Seattle to check in on some Chevy powered drifters at Round 5 of Formula DRIFT. Below is a link to one of three articles I have coming out in the next week from my trip up to my home track, Evergreen Speedway. It was a fun weekend and quite a change of scenery than what I was used to seeing there growing up. Drifting is a whole different animal than the stock cars and figure-eight racing from my childhood years.

Here is the link to my article in LA Car:

HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER RYAN TUERCK DRIVES HIS CHEVY TO THE LEVEE

More to come this week…stay tuned! Follow on Twitter for the most up to the minute news and reports:

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Great Read on LA Car…

•August 27, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I came across this awesome article on LA Car today and want to post a link to share with you.

Feel free to chime in with your comments and feedback on this issue.

And of course, repost! Thanks.

http://www.lacar.com/?p=10031

Chinese-American Driver David Cheng Scores Podium Finish at Mid Ohio

•August 18, 2011 • 1 Comment

International race driver David Cheng made his American Le Mans Series debut at Mid Ohio just this past weekend. Running with team PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports and co-driver Javier Echeverria, they were fielding an LMP Challenge car.

“I started the car from fifth on the grid; our plan was to be fast, consistent, and to stay out of trouble; let the aggressivecompetitors make mistakes and fall by the wayside. Sure enough, many competitors did just that, taking themselves out of the race and some getting penalized for making mistakes.” stated David Cheng, “I brought the car in after my stint, and handed it over to teammate Javier Echeverriawho took over our run from the 2nd place spot…I was feeling good about my on track efforts and the team’s performance.”

The duo brought the car home in a healthy third place finish and Cheng later mentioned to reporters that it was a dream come true for his first appearance in the series. It was a clean race for the team and they dealt well with the track and changing weather conditions throughout the weekend.

The American Le Mans Series is presented by Tequila Patron and this round was the Mid Ohio Sports Car Challenge. It was a festive weekend at the track as the World Challenge and Indy Racing League were also present. The American Le Mans Series proudly promotes themselves as being the Global Leader in Green Racing.

Cheng looks ahead to his next ALMS event which should be Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta this October. Meanwhile, he’s heading back to Asia for rounds seven and eight in the VW Scirocco R Cup taking place next weekend in Malaysia.

To check out some of Cheng’s videos and other media please visit his website: http://www.dchengracing.com.

Check out my BlogSpot

•February 9, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I just added a new entry over on blog spot covering my thoughts on fossil fuel…check it out…

http://ashleyvandyke.blogspot.com/2011/02/youre-such-petrol-head-race-fanhow-can.html?spref=fb

Global Tuner Grand Prix

•August 24, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Global Tuner Grand Prix and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to put World’s Top Performance Tuners and Racers in Head to Head Battle

Monterey, CA, August 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Tuner Grand Prix is proud to announce that Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is hosting the first ever Global Tuner Grand Prix, taking place Friday, October 22nd through Sunday, October 24th, 2010.

The Global Tuner Grand Prix is a spectator event with top professional performance tuners from around the world competing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The GTGP is similar to Europe’s Tuner GP and Japan’s International Lap Battle competitions but is the first of its kind in North America. This specific weekend is 1 of 4 No sound restriction Pro weekends at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

“On behalf of Novitec Rosso we are excited to be part of the GTGP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The GTGP format has been long overdue in North America and it’s the perfect event to showcase Novitec Rosso’s technology on track in front of enthusiasts. There is no better way to prove a vehicles performance than on a racing circuit and with GTGP we will be able to do so against the best Tuners in the world,” Albert Cook, Director of NOVITEC North America, LLC.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is the only track in North America where lap times for production cars are recognized by major manufacturer’s and motorsport media moguls around the world.  A lap time here is used as a measuring stick for a vehicle’s performance, equivalent to the Nurburgring in Germany. “What a great way to end our major event season, bringing our fans the best in global tuner competition,” said Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “To put Porsche, Corvette and Mazda together in competition will be a true global motorsports event.”

“Porsche Motorsport North America is very pleased to be a part of the 2010 GTGP event and to be able to attend with Technical and Parts Support as we do for all major racing events in the US. We look forward to an exciting three days of racing at one of the premier tracks in the country,” said Paul Ritchie, President & CEO of Porsche Motorsport North America.

About the Global Tuner Grand Prix:

The GTGP consists of three classes of cars, open to all Import, European and Domestic vehicles. This includes Street, Tuner and Unlimited. The three different classes each are bracketed in three categories that include Front-Wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive, All-Wheel Drive.

THE GTGP Challenge Race is an all out wheel-to-wheel no holds barred 50-minute sprint race that will showcase the best sports cars in the world from the Pro Racing ranks down to the fastest Club racers.

“I’m really excited about the GTGP and looking forward to racing at a track that is so rich in motorsport history. The timing is perfect for an event like this in North America where companies can showcase their products not only to the fans but retailers and manufactures. Tuners, racers and automotive enthusiasts are finally getting their “Super Bowl” right here at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca,” said Antonio Sabato Jr., Actor and Race Car Driver.

Event Features:

-Pirelli Driver’s Cup will feature two main events with a 45-minute timed race on Saturday and a 45-minute timed race on Sunday. The series runs both Porsche 996 and 997 GT3 Cup Cars.

-The Historic Motorsports Association is participating with a 30-minute sprint race on Saturday running vintage and historic stock cars to their limits, taking you back in time to how hard wheel to wheel racing used to be.

-Exhibitor displays and Manufacturer displays in the main paddock and the Yamaha market place. Offering a trade show atmosphere at a professional race venue immersing spectators in a showcase of the best of what the industry has to offer while displaying proven performance on the race track. No other event in North America offers this experience for the industry as well as consumers.

-Car Club Corrals- Porsche, Audi, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Nissan, Acura and more.

-VIP Car show all day Sunday, held in the Yamaha Market place. This is not only for exotics and sports cars but a celebration of all automotive manufactures.

-Red Carpet Gala, Saturday evening October 23rd.

For more information on Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, please visit www.mazdaracewaylagunaseca.com

For more information on the GTGP, visit www.globaltunergp.com

ACT TODAY hits a hole in one with 4th successful Golf Tourney for Autism!

•June 1, 2010 • Leave a Comment

At the Breamar Country Club and Golf Course the ACT TODAY team gathered on May 17th to join forces with celebrities, the media and people in our community that come out to raise money and awareness for children with autism.

We have many success stories and in many cases we are curing children with these related disorders. ACT Today! is the brainchild of several passionate people who believe access to early, effective treatment is vital for individuals with ASDs. Together with Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, a leading provider of therapy to autistic children with over 25 years of experience, this group created ACT Today! to do just as the name implies – take action immediately to treat autism.

Now, I know you’re wondering if I golf and how I did. Lucky for me I was able to practice some drifting in the golf cart on wet grass. For some reason that kept me busy long enough to forget how to play golf. I enjoyed meeting some great new people who are really dedicated to helping ACT TODAY. Thank you everyone for supporting and spreading the word.

Next event is July 25th in Woodland Hills. Come out to our Ride & Style car show!!