DODGE CITY, KS – Starting the year with a Lucky Dog Racing double finish at the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers when father Brian Shirley and son Levi Shirley crossed the finish line 20th and 21st respectively, would set the stage for their 2014 Ultra4 race around the world. “A lot of people ask what I have accomplished in 2014,” chuckled Levi Shirley. “Well, lets see, I’m King of the Mountain in Italy, our team has built two cars in two countries and kept two others racing. My dad and I have both qualified for the 2015 King of the Hammers, we’ve raced two Ultra4 Eastern Series races, two Ultra4 Europe Series races and an Ultra4 Western Series race, not counting this weekends race. Yes, I’ve been a little busy, but I love every second of it!”
The GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship is heading to Atlanta and the East Coast of the U.S for the first time since 2009! EnduroCross’ high-paced action and wild obstacles expect to attract a large crowd and a host of new riders from the south. The Gwinnett Center will host the EnduroCross regulars and local racers on Saturday, August 23rd.
DETROIT – Chevrolet and Manchester United fans worldwide today are celebrating Chevrolet’s debut on the football club’s 2014-15 season shirt. Fans are invited to upload photos of themselves wearing a digital version of the new shirt at www.chevroletfc.com, and share it via their social channels.
Sturgis, SD – Motorsports fans will get more than their fair share of extreme engines, insane speed and colossal crashes at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s newly constructed PowerSports Complex this August. The Sturgis Rally entertainment destination has planned a jam-packed week of high-powered competition for guests including TORC: The Off Road Championship, the Nitro National Pro Hill Climb, AMA Extreme Dirt Track ATV Races and Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulls. Guests can look forward to seeing the nation’s top motorsport athletes competing for the title on some unusual and impressive machines including 900-horsepower race trucks, nitro-injected Harleys with steel-bolted paddle tires, and 7,000-horsepower tractors equipped with jet engines.
Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 (S. Res. 493) designating July 11, 2014 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The Resolution was requested by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils. The date marks the fifth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.
S. Res. 493 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), along with Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK). The Senators are strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, and S. Res. 493 reaffirms their understanding of the cultural importance of collector cars. The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan member organization that pays tribute to America’s ever growing love affair with the car and motorsports.
Minneapolis - Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), today announced the company has entered into a partnership with the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the nation’s largest general farm organization, to be a resource to the U.S. farming community by attending Farm Bureau shows at a national and state level, offering dealer support at a local level, and providing a special purchase program on select Polaris utility vehicles.
“As a U.S. Company, Polaris wants to help the American farming community and what better way than to partner with one of the most prestigious farming associations, the American Farm Bureau Federation,” said Jim Blaze, manager of National Accounts for Polaris. “This partnership gives us the ability to interact with the farming community at both a national and state level, and enables our dealer network to pass along a cost savings to local farmers on products relevant to their needs.”
Holland, MI – The effort that Ross Hoek Motorsports has put forward competing in the premier division of short-course off-road racing is nothing short of herculean. The privateer PRO-4×4 racer entered his sophomore season with one goal in mind, finish on the podium. Last weekend at the most storied short-course venue in North America, Ross Hoek stood on the final step of the podium after finishing Round Eight in third place.
Black Creek, Wisc. – Greg Stingle had a perfect weekend of racing at the “Big House Brawl” in Crandon, Wisconsin. The veteran Light Buggy competitor won both rounds of racing in a convincing fashion that has fellow competitors wondering what can be done to prevent the man behind the wheel of the #172 Sassy’s Bar and Grill / Badger State Transport / Geno’s Steakhouse / Ben’s Small Engine / Kountry Bar / JJ Malloney’s / Lake Shore Cleaners / A & S Poured Walls / Kurt’s Services / BFGoodrich Tires Buggy from another class championship.
Torrance, CA: Thousands of avid motocross fans were in attendance on Fourth of July weekend at the legendary RedBud National in Buchanan, MI, for round six of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series. At only his second race back, Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac earned impressive results on his CRF450R, improving on his finish last week with a second overall. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard also had an impressive weekend, finishing fourth overall.
Porter, TX – Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer, Royal Purple, today announced its fourth annual Show It Off at SEMA photo contest will launch on Monday, July 14 on the brand’s Facebook fan page. The winner of the contest will have the opportunity to display his or her vehicle at the 2014 SEMA Show – the largest trade-only automotive aftermarket show in the world – as a feature vehicle outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 4-7, 2014.
“This is a great way to give one of our enthusiasts the chance to show his or her vehicle to a worldwide audience,” said Marlena Solomon, Marketing Specialist. “The winners we’ve had from previous years have set the standard high for the vehicles we host, so I’m looking forward to seeing what this year brings,” she added.