140BUZZ http://140buzz.com IT'S NOT WHO YOU KNOW, IT'S WHO KNOWS YOU Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:59:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.10 Tommy Baldwin Racing Pays Tribute to “Tiger” Tom Baldwin at Darlington Raceway http://140buzz.com/tommy-baldwin-racing-pays-tribute-to-tiger-tom-baldwin-at-darlington-raceway/ http://140buzz.com/tommy-baldwin-racing-pays-tribute-to-tiger-tom-baldwin-at-darlington-raceway/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:04:24 +0000 http://140buzz.com/?p=11364 HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 2, 2015) – Tommy Baldwin Racing announced today that the No. 7 Chevrolet will be a throwback to Baldwin’s racing roots and honor the memory of his dad, the late “Tiger” Tom Baldwin. The car design, with driver Alex Bowman behind the wheel, replicates the NASCAR Modified No. 7NY that Tom raced successfully throughout the Northeast.

“I’m grateful to Darlington Raceway and NASCAR for creating the ‘throwback’ theme,” said Tommy Baldwin. “My dad had a great influence on my career, where I started working in his shop and later became his crew chief. That ultimately led to where I am today. Having the opportunity to pay tribute to him and say ‘thank you’ means a lot to me and my family.”

This weekend, the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington returns to its traditional spot on the calendar for some exciting night racing.

Fans can enjoy the race this Sunday night, Septemeber 5th on NBC, where the pre-race show begins at 7 p.m. ET and the green flag flies at 7:20 p.m.

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Alex Bowman to Remain with Tommy Baldwin Racing http://140buzz.com/alex-bowman-to-remain-with-tommy-baldwin-racing/ http://140buzz.com/alex-bowman-to-remain-with-tommy-baldwin-racing/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:59:06 +0000 http://140buzz.com/?p=11362 HUNTERSVILLE, NC (JUNE 30, 2015) – Tommy Baldwin Racing has exercised their option to keep Alex Bowman in the No. 7 Chevrolet for the 2016 season.

“We’ve got some great things happening right now and the most important part of all our plans was signing Alex as early as possible,” said team owner Tommy Baldwin. “Now we can continue to focus on the rest of the parts and pieces needed to continue our forward progress.”

“I’m excited for all the things Tommy and the team have in the works and knowing that I will be a part of that for the next year is a good feeling,” said Bowman. “This has been a good year for us and I am confident in what we can continue to do this season and next.”

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Our Motorsports Enhances 2015 Racing Efforts with 140 BUZZ http://140buzz.com/our-motorsports-enhances-2015-racing-efforts-with-140-buzz/ http://140buzz.com/our-motorsports-enhances-2015-racing-efforts-with-140-buzz/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:42:39 +0000 http://140buzz.com/?p=11359 HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 27, 2015) – Northeast standouts Our Motorsports and driver Tommy Barrett Jr. have joined the 140 BUZZ stable of clients. Car owner Chris Our, hired open-wheel sensation Barrett at the conclusion of 2013. This past season the duo garnered one pole at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway, 3 top 5s and 5 top 10s but the season was highlighted by a dramatic win at the famed Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

“We’re making an effort to enhance and expand our program with Modifieds and the ARCA Racing Series. To do so, we needed to engage with the company that performs at the NASCAR level,” said Our. “We knew that 140 BUZZ was the logical choice after speaking with several firms.”

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Tommy Barrett for some time and know he’s on track to reach the NASCAR level. Having the opportunity to work with a forward-thinking businessman like Chris Our paired with Barrett gives us a great deal of pride.”

Amongst the services 140 BUZZ will provide for the Our Motorsports team will be consultation, Public Relations, Branding and Social Media.

Barrett’s modified season begins on April 12th at Thompson (CT) Speedway and he will look to make his ARCA debut at Talladega (AL) Superspeedway on Friday, May 1st.

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JEGS/CRA Champion Dan Leeck Headed to Pensacola http://140buzz.com/jegscra-champion-dan-leeck-headed-to-pensacola/ http://140buzz.com/jegscra-champion-dan-leeck-headed-to-pensacola/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:14:17 +0000 http://140buzz.com/?p=11210 Huntersville, North Carolina (December 2, 2014) - For 2014 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion Dan Leeck, Christmas came early this year with an opportunity to compete in one of the biggest Pro Late Model events in the country, the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100.

The Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida will run on Saturday, December 6th as part of the 47th Annual Snowball Derby 400 Weekend. This year’s 100-lap event has in excess of 80 teams entered, the most since 2007 when 91 teams entered the event.

Leeck and his No. 12 Mr. Asphalt Chevrolet team head to Five Flags Speedway for the first time armed with their championship winning race car. Leeck will once again have veteran crew chief Neil May on the pit box.

“It is a dream come true to get the opportunity to compete in the Snowflake 100,” Leeck said. “For racers, it doesn’t get any bigger than Snowball Derby race week. I am so blessed to have great sponsors such as Helm Electric and Beyea Custom Headers, without them we wouldn’t be competing in this years Snowflake 100.”

Along with the support from Helm Electric and Beyea Custom Headers, the No. 12 Chevrolet SS will also carry sponsorship from Mr. Asphalt, Wellman Excavating, Bridge Lake Auto and Repair, Diesel Truck Sales, Checkered Flag Graphics, Hightower Racing Transmission and Ilmor/PHM Engines.

For more information about Dan Leeck and Dan Leeck Racing, you can “Like” the team’s Facebook page. You can also follow Leeck on Twitter, @Dleeck.

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Michigan’s Kyle Crump Heads to the Snowflake 100 http://140buzz.com/michigans-kyle-crump-heads-to-the-snowflake-100/ http://140buzz.com/michigans-kyle-crump-heads-to-the-snowflake-100/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:13:39 +0000 http://140buzz.com/?p=11208 Huntersville, North Carolina (December 2, 2014) - For 19-year-old Kyle Crump, next Saturday’s running of the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 is by far the biggest race of his young career.

Crump, a graduate of the Vores Welding FWD Compact Series, has been a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour regular the past two seasons. His Pro Late Model career highlights include: a breakout run during the 2013 season at Berlin Raceway where he finished an impressive fourth, as well as, a third place run later that season at the historic Winchester (IN) Speedway. For Crump, 2014 saw a string of bad luck. Multiple wrecks kept him from running the schedule in its entirety. A win at his home track, Owosso (MI) Speedway, in the tracks Pro Late Model class at the end of the season proved that Crump can indeed get it done.

Crump heads to Pensacola, Florida with his No. 7 Crump Motorsports Ford in-tow. The Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 will go green on Saturday, December 6 at the fast Five Flags (FL) Speedway.

“I am excited to head down to Snowflake 100 this year, have a little vacation then get at it for the biggest Pro Late Model race of the year,” said Crump. “The competition is going to be the toughest I’ve competed against in the Late Model ranks. I am hoping that our team can make the starting field. I think that would be an accomplishment in itself for our small team. We have been working day and night to get the car done. I can’t thank everyone involved enough, especially my parents.”

Crump’s No. 7 Ford Fusion will carry primary sponsorship from U.S. 27 Motorsports. U.S. 27 Motorsports & Trailers in St. Johns, Michigan and Lansing area’s No. 1 power sports dealer. Selling brands that include Honda, Yamaha, Polaris, Can Am, Sea-Doo, Arctic Cat and Ski-Doo, U.S. 27 Motorsports also offers all the power sports vehicles you want from PWCs, ATVs, motorcycles, scooters and trailers. They have all the fun you can handle under one roof as well as the best ATV-Snowmobile-Motorcycle Financing in the industry. Also, onboard are longtime sponsors Optima Batteries and TJ Racing Lubricants.

To learn more about Kyle Crump, please visit his website. You can also like hisFacebook page and follow him on Twitter.

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Baize Heads to the Snowflake 100 Looking for Redemption http://140buzz.com/baize-heads-to-the-snowflake-100-looking-for-redemption/ http://140buzz.com/baize-heads-to-the-snowflake-100-looking-for-redemption/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:13:08 +0000 http://140buzz.com/?p=11206 Huntersville, NC (December 2, 2014) - 17-year-old Hunter Baize heads to the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 at Five Flags (FL) Speedway looking to etch his name into the history books of Snowball Derby Weekend.

Baize had a successful sophomore season in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour by improving in every area throughout the season, including bringing home a win at Columbus (OH) Motor Speedway. Ending the season, Baize recorded a top-five finish in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars points standings.

“We’re so excited about heading to our first Snowball Derby weekend,” Baize said. “Everyone that knows anything about short track racing knows about this event. We feel we can take on the task of not only making the race, but being very competitive in the Allen Turner Snowflake 100.”

The Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida will run on Saturday, December 6th as part of the 47th Annual Snowball Derby 400 Weekend. Mountaineer Firewood, B&K Wood Products, Wood-Mizer and Steel City Bolt will sponsor Baize’s No 13 VanDoorn Racing Development Ford for the event.

 

For more information on Hunter Baize, visit the new Hunter Baize website or “Like” hisFacebook page and follow him on Twitter.

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Corey Deuser Looking for First Snowflake Victory http://140buzz.com/corey-deuser-looking-for-first-snowflake-victory/ http://140buzz.com/corey-deuser-looking-for-first-snowflake-victory/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:12:39 +0000 http://140buzz.com/?p=11204 Huntersville, North Carolina (December 2, 2014) - Corey Deuser and the No. 71 Deuser Motorsports team are headed to the 47th running of the Snowball Derby to compete in the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 on Saturday, December 6th at Five Flags (FL) Speedway.

“I’m excited to get back in the car for the final time in 2014,” Deuser said. “I hope we can get our luck turned around and begin to build momentum heading into the 2015 season. I enjoy racing at Five Flags Speedway; we want to run up front and contend for the win.”

Qualifying and racing on Saturday, Deuser once again looks to race his way into a stout field of Pro Late Model cars. This year’s race will be one of the most competitive Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100’s to date with 80 cars already entered for the event. Names adorning the entry list include NASCAR driver and 1989 Snowball Derby Champion Rick Crawford, 2014 Southern Super Series Champion Bubba Pollard and 2014 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion Dan Leeck.

Deuser’s No. 71 Deuser Electric Racing Ford will carry sponsorship from Deuser Electric Company, Focus Eyewear, ARC Construction Management, ASB Custom Homes, Off Axis Paint, Lucas Oil and Fast Track.

For more information on Corey Deuser, “Like” his Facebook page and follow him onTwitter.

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Deuser Falls Victim to Mid-Race Crash at the All American 400 http://140buzz.com/deuser-falls-victim-to-mid-race-crash-at-the-all-american-400/ http://140buzz.com/deuser-falls-victim-to-mid-race-crash-at-the-all-american-400/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 02:19:51 +0000 http://140buzz.com/?p=11181 Huntersville, NC (November 3, 2014) – The All American 400 has been circled on Corey Deuser’s calendar for months. The format switch from Super Late Models to Pro Late Models allowed drivers such as Deuser to compete in this prestigious event.

Taking the green flag from the 15th position, it was evident the No. 71 Deuser Electric Company team, led by veteran crew chief Jim Robinson, had prepared a fast car. Unfortunately, before Deuser was able to show his strength, he was collected in an incident along with two-time Daytona 500 Champion Sterling Marlin and a host of others. He finished the All American 400 in 28th position.

“Nashville was good for both the team and myself,” Deuser said. “We adapted quickly and showed that we had speed to compete, but our bad luck continued. We got tore up and didn’t see any reason to go back out and risk tearing it up more.”

Deuser and his team are already busy preparing for the 2015 race season. Look for more information regarding their plans in the near future.

The No. 71 team would like to thank all their sponsors through the 2014 season including: Deuser Electric Company, Focus Eyewear, ARC Construction Management, ASB Custom Homes, Off Axis Paint, Lucas Oil and Fast Track.

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Baize’s Strong Nashville Run Ends With Mid-Race Collision http://140buzz.com/baizes-strong-nashville-run-ends-with-mid-race-collision/ http://140buzz.com/baizes-strong-nashville-run-ends-with-mid-race-collision/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:12:47 +0000 http://140buzz.com/?p=11179 Huntersville, NC (November 3, 2014) – For Hunter Baize the All American 400 was a positive experience despite the results.

After locking himself in the show during Friday’s qualifying session, Baize was focused on gaining positions during Saturday’s race. Starting 28th, he progressed to running in the top-15 in the first half of the event. A mid-race accident ended his race early and resulted in a 25th place finish.

“The guys at VanDoorn Racing Development gave us a great car for the All American 400,” Baize said. “We qualified p28 but headed towards the front from the drop of the green flag. I believe someone missed a shift on the lap 120 restart, I checked up, but the car behind me had nowhere to go. They got into the back of us, and we slapped the wall, ending our night.”

Baize is now preparing for the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 on Saturday, December 6, 2014 during the Snowball Derby race weekend.

Baize’s No. 13 VanDoorn Racing Development Ford will continue to carry sponsorship from Mountaineer Firewood, Kawasaki, Steel City Bolt, Threaded Fasteners, T.J. Racing Lubricants, Wood-Mizer Portable Saw Mills, B&K Wood Products, Sterling Lumber Company, and McGunegill Engine Performance.

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Amber Slagle Shines in North Carolina Late Model Test http://140buzz.com/amber-slagle-shines-in-north-carolina-late-model-test/ http://140buzz.com/amber-slagle-shines-in-north-carolina-late-model-test/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:21:51 +0000 http://140buzz.com/?p=11175 Huntersville, NC (October 31, 2014) – 18-year-old Amber Slagle of Waterford, Michigan tested a Late Model for Orion Motorsports Wednesday. Slagle drove nearly 100 laps at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina in anticipation of her remaining 2014 schedule and for a potential 2015 ride with Orion.

Caraway Speedway, with its rich history, is one of the most challenging and technical race tracks in North Carolina.

“It was very exciting to have the opportunity to test with Orion Motorsports,” said Slagle. “They provided a very fast car and great support for my first outing with the team.”

Slagle is now part of the Mike Calinoff Driver Development roster, which is comprised of some of the best young talents in Late Model racing.

“I was impressed with Amber’s overall performance,” said Calinoff. “She was up to speed quickly and ran lap times comparable to the track regulars.”

Both Calinoff and Slagle are diligently working towards a 2015 schedule with Orion Motorsports.

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