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Charlotte, NC (August 13, 2013) - For the past 21 years, Sam Bass’ artwork has been brought to life onboard the No. 24 Chevrolet with Jeff Gordon driving to championships as well as numerous victories together.
Beginning in 1992, Bass worked with Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports to unveil the “Rainbow Warrior” paint scheme that became synonymous with the team. Since that time, Bass has designed over 50 paint schemes for Gordon.
This weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Gordon will take to the track in another Sam Bass original design as featured below. The No. 24 Standox paint scheme is sure to turn heads as Gordon blazes around the speedway with his trademark flames.
“The Standox special paint scheme was a chance for me to really try something new, it marked the first time that I had ever been able to use so much white on a car for Jeff,” said Bass. “The pristine white of the hood looks classy and rich, beautifully feeding into the flame graphics and is surrounded by the immediately recognizable Standox blue. The traditional neon yellow No. 24′s really pop off the new colors which should really attract a lot of attention at Michigan.”
“It is always a pleasure to create new paint schemes for AXALTA and Jeff Gordon. Our 21 year working relationship has produced a lot of memorable looking race cars with stunning paint and appearances, topped off with a driver who knows how to show them off in victory lane! I am extremely proud of the work I have done for them over the years and this new Standox car continues that tradition.”
Mooresville, NC (July 16, 2013) - Tommy Barrett Jr. ended the night in victory lane for the Valenti Modified Racing Series ‘Canaan 100′ Saturday night, July 13, at Canaan (NH) Fair Speedway.
The 18-year-old Millis, MA, driver became the first repeat winner of the 2013 season, after a victory at Stafford Motor Speedway on June 21. This is his fifth VMRS victory in his young career.
Starting the evening, Barrett Jr. drew the pole position after the invert. After running in the top three throughout the hundred lap race, Barrett regained the lead on Lap 82 and never looked back. As the checkered flag flew at Lap 100, he had over a quarter lap lead over second place.
“I was trying to push it but not wear the tires out too much. With 20 to go after that last restart (lap 82) it was time to go,” Barrett said following the race.
“Man, it is great to see our hard work pay off like this. The No. 9 Victory Lane Bar and Grill car was great all night and we’ll be back at it Wednesday night at Seekonk as we race for the $10k prize.”
Heading to Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday evening, Barrett will compete in the “Open Wheel Madness” event with features beginning after 7pm.
Mooresville, NC (July 23, 2013) - In the world of racing it’s a known fact that being able to drive in a number of different divisions allows the drivers the ability to diversify themselves and gain experience as well as seat time. Joey “Mooch” Mucciacciaro is one of those drivers that has broadened his racing experience by acquiring the opportunity to race with different teams and cars.
On July 27th the United Auto Racing Association (UARA) will be making a stop at Caraway Speedway for a 150 lap race with some of the greatest drivers in short track racing. “Mooch” practiced there this past week with crew chief Garrett Campbell. Garrett also races in the UARA-STARS series in the No. 12 and we can find Joey Mooch wheeling the No. 2 in the upcoming race representing Mike Calinoff Management. Practice went well for “Mooch” as he was running lap times that were comparable to pole-setters from the past. It was his first time in a UARA-type late model stock car and he didn’t hesitate to pick up the skills that resonate him with some top competitors in the division.
“It’s an honor to yet again have the chance to try something new with an amazing team. The UARA series is filled with talent and it’s highly competitive but Garrett Campbell is an honorable driver and crew chief who I look forward to working with,” says Mucciacciaro. “Practice went very smoothly and it was great to be able to bounce ideas back and forth with Garrett and gain some feedback from someone who is also driving in this division.”
Garrett Campbell stated, “Working with Joey has been a great experience thus far. He’s a really down to earth kid and has a ton of potential behind the wheel. A lot of next year is based on performance this year and I think he has what it takes to help us both in progressing through the ranks of NASCAR in the future.”
Stay up to date with Joey Mucciacciaro and his continuous progression by checking out his Facebook page. You can also catch live updates on how “Mooch” is doing in the UARA race at Caraway Speedway this weekend by following his Twitter. #GetYourMoochOn
Mooresville, NC (July 19, 2013) - Coming off of a win with the Valenti Modified Racing Series (VMRS) this past Saturday, Tommy Barrett Jr. can add another feather to his cap after being chosen to be a part of the Speed51.com Short-Track All-Star Team.
Barrett is one of just six young drivers to be chosen to be a part of the “Futures Game” team, which highlights soon-to-be All-Star drivers. The All-Star drivers were voted upon by the staff of Speed51.com.
The Speed51.com All-Star Team is a “fantasy draft” team that the website creates based on the success and skills of short track drivers. It is no surprise that their team chose Barrett due to his recent success in the Valenti Modified Racing Series. Barrett is currently leading the points standings in the VMRS after his win this past Saturday.
At just 18-years-old, Barrett has accumulated five wins in the VMRS and two of those wins have happened in the 2013 race season alone. Barrett’s win this past weekend has landed him as the first repeat winner this season.
“I want to thank Speed51.com for choosing me to be a part of a great lineup of drivers,” Barrett said. “Having my driving looked at by such a group means a lot about what we are doing on track and off.”
To find out what the “buzz” is about Tommy Barrett Jr., check out his next race this Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine.
Mooresville, NC (July 8, 2013) – Competing in her second full season in the SYRA 600 series at Seekonk Speedway, Jessica O’Leary can now add a career best second place finish to her list of accomplishments.
At 14-years-old, O’Leary has been racing in Seekonk’s Fast Friday Series and gaining valuable seat time during the past two years.
After winning her heat race Friday evening, O’Leary started the 20 lap race from the third position. Battling upfront the entire race, O’Leary said on her car, “it was super fast! I stuck my pedal to the ground and just went for it!”
Asked about racing upfront and how she handled the heavy competition, Jess stated, “It is actually easier racing up front. You just have to watch out, on the final laps you will get dumped for position.”
Taking the checkered flag in third, a post race penalty moved Jessica up to a second place finish.
Mooresville, NC (July 8, 2013) - Celebrating the fourth of July at Irwindale Event Center, Ryan Partridge and the No. 48 LoanMart Racing team decided to run all three events featured on Saturday, July 6th.
Progressive Painting Race Trucks (PPRT) - Starting out the evening of racing at Irwindale Event Center, Ryan Partridge first raced in the PPRT 50 lap event.
After qualifying in third, the invert placed Partridge on the outside front row for the start of the race. Leading for most of the 50 laps, a lapped truck slowed his progress and allowed passing.
Taking the checkered flag in second was a victory in itself for the team, the truck was spewing smoke and oil in the remaining laps and was later diagnosed to have a failure in the fuel pump gasket.
Lucas Oil Late Model - After qualifying in second, the six car invert left Partridge starting in the fifth position for the Independence 50 main event.
At the drop of the green flag, the LoanMart Racing car was handling well and allowed Partridge to move up to third as the field passed through Turn 2. After a brief caution and restart, Ryan took the lead and was in command the remainder of the race. Taking the checkered flag, Partridge scored his second late model victory of the 2013 season.
“We’ve really hit on something for the long runs,” Partridge said of his setup for the event. “We were much stronger and the LoanMart Racing machine was bad fast!”
Looking at the points battle, Partridge is back in the lead but with only a two point margin.
Pick Your Part Skid Plate Cars - After heading to victory lane in the Late Model car, Partridge headed to the skid plate race for a twist on his normal racing series. Competing with his brother Andy, Ryan said the skid plate race is “more about luck than anything.”
What is a skid plate race? Simply put, the rear wheels are removed and in its place is a steel plate.
Up next on the schedule, a return trip to Irwindale Event Center on July 20th to again compete with the Lucas Oil Late Model.
Mooresville, NC (June 25, 2013) - Often times in our lives we find there is an opportunity that presents itself, one that creates so much excitement words can’t describe the exact feeling. As for 16-year-old Joey “Mooch” Mucciacciaro, an undeniable proposition has been offered to him.
“Mooch” will get behind the wheel of Bertrand Motorsports number 74 NEMA Midget on June 29th for Stafford Motor Speedway’s 10th Annual Carquest Super Saturday event. Tim Bertrand has a history of success and looks forward to putting this talented young driver in the race. Joey has ran a few races in NEMA lights ranging from 2009 to 2011, but this will be his first shot in a full blown NEMA midget, and he couldn’t be more excited.
“Bertrand Motorsports is a great group of guys, I’m really looking forward to working with them as well as getting back to some short track racing in Connecticut,” Mucciacciaro stated. “I can’t thank Tim enough for the opportunity, it’s truly an honor to be able to work with such a great team, I’d always been willing to jump in a car for them and I’m eager to gain some experience.”
Joey heads into the weekend with a focused mindset and determined attitude. Bertrand Motorsports has had legendary drivers in the past including Ryan Newman, Teddy Christopher, Cole Carter and Jeff Horn. Currently Randy Cabral, Chris DeRitis and Todd Bertrand dedicate themselves to racing for the team. They help bring awareness to midget racing in the Northeast and this coming Saturday is going to be a night you don’t want to miss.
“I’ve known Joey for about five years now and watched him race in NEMA lights years ago,” Bertrand said. “He’s a clean driver yet aggressive when he needs to be and has had a lot of success at his young age. We like to work with great people at Bertrand Motorsports; we’re really excited to be working with both Joey and his family.”
The grandstands at Stafford Speedway will open at 3:15PM on Saturday and opening ceremonies will begin around 7pm. The NEMA midget feature will be 30 laps of exhilaration, make sure to tune in.
Becoming Youngest Winner in UARA Series History
Mooresville, NC (June 24, 2013) - In only his second career start in the UARA stock car racing series, 14-year-old Kaz Grala won Saturday night’s main event at “The World’s Most Famous Short Track” in Hickory, North Carolina. Adding to the excitement of Grala’s big win came the news that he is now the youngest winner in UARA series history.
Grala, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, qualified 4th out of 25 drivers for the Banjo Matthews Memorial 150-lap race. He ran strong right from the drop of the green flag, never falling further than 6th place. With just 23 laps to go, Kaz’s NETTTS sponsored Ford Fusion was lined up in 2nd place for the final restart of the night. After a 5-lap door-to-door battle with former winner Brodie Kostecki, Kaz completed the outside pass to take the lead and never looked back.
“This was the best race of my life!” Grala said in victory lane. “I can’t thank Mike Swaim Sr. and Ricky Viers enough for giving me the opportunity to drive this awesome car and to be a part of the Falcon Racing team.”
Winning at Hickory Motor Speedway, a track heralded as the “birthplace of NASCAR stars,” Grala stood in victory lane at the same place where Ned Jarrett, Ralph Earnhardt, Harry Gant, Junior Johnson and many others got their start.
Grala will return to the UARA-Stars Series for their next event on July 12 at Tri-County Motor Speedway and the race will be televised live on MotorsportsBroadcasting.com. In case you missed the big win from Hickory, you can catch the replay now on the Motorsports Broadcasting website.
Mooresville, NC (June 24, 2013) - Starting Saturday off in style, Ryan Partridge and the No. 48 PPL Motorsports team proudly welcomed LoanMart aboard the No. 48 for the remainder of the 2013 season. LoanMart will be featured on Partridge’s No. 48 Late Model car as well as the No.48 Truck. Competing the remainder of the season at Irwindale Event Center, the No. 48 PPL Motorsports team will also race at LoanMart Madera Speedway this season.
“We are excited to have LoanMart come on board for the remainder of the 2013 season,” Partridge said of his new sponsor. “We look forward to promoting LoanMart on both the No.48 Late Model car and the No.48 Truck.”
Heading into Saturday night’s race with an added boost of confidence, Ryan qualified in second position and would start in fifth place after the invert. Knowing that the team hit on something for the long runs, Partridge made his way to the front and stayed side-by-side with the leader for 10 laps until pulling out to the lead. Victory lane was the final destination of the evening for Partridge as he celebrated with the PPL Motorsports team.
“I am so happy our hard work paid off! We’ve been working hard to find a balance that works for the long runs and we found something that works,” Partridge said. “Thank you to my team, without them this is impossible. Most of all, thank you LoanMart, what a way to start our partnership!”
Up next on the schedule for the PPL Motorsports team, a double header at Irwindale Event Center on July 6th, Partridge will be competing in both the truck and late model events.
Mooresville, NC (June 17, 2013) - The intense points battle continues for Ryan Partridge and the No. 48 PPL Motorsports team as they hit the pavement this weekend at Irwindale Event Center (IEC). Heading into the race, Partridge led the battle with just a four point cushion between him and the second place car.
During Saturday’s qualifying, the transponder on Partridge’s car failed to record his lap time and he was forced to re-qualify. On his second attempt (and with a hot engine), Ryan would start the race in 8th.
After starting on the outside fourth row, the battle ensued. Handling issues plagued the No. 48 car throughout the race as they battled through the field. Finishing fourth, the points lead changes as Ryan drops to second and now 4 points behind the leader.
“We’ll take it,” Partridge said of his finish. “We need to stay strong for this championship and that is our focus.”
Partridge will return to Irwindale Event Center for another race this coming weekend, racing in the No. 48 Super Truck.
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