Adam has been a race fan since the first time he went through the tunnel under the Daytona International Speedway more than 30 years ago. He has had the privilege of traveling to races all across the state of Florida (as well as one race in Ohio), watching nearly everything with a motor compete for fame and glory, as well as participating in various racing schools to get the feel of what racecar drivers go through every week.
Adam spent several years covering motorsports for Examiner.com., where he had the opportunity to see the racing world from behind the scenes as well as the grandstands. He invites everyone to follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, and looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm for all things racing with the readers of SpeedwayDigest.com.
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Kingston FURY, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, is excited to announce it has extended its partnership with world renowned premiere eSports team Cloud9. The exciting history as the official memory provider for Cloud9 comes full circle. Designed to meet the most rigorous demands of gamers, overclockers, and tech enthusiasts, Kingston FURY is the high-performance product line to help take Cloud9 to the next level. Fans of both Kingston and Cloud9 can look forward to exclusive giveaways, video content, and a whole lot more.
Ideal for those who want a powerful boost in gaming, Kingston FURY DRAM allows you to crank up your gaming and streaming. Break through the most rigorous system performance demands with the ability to multi-task simultaneously. With Kingston FURY Renegade, Beast, and Impact at your fingertips players can count on the lineup to help improve their gaming experience.
“Kingston continues to be dedicated to eSports and the gaming community, designing products specifically engineered for gamers and tech enthusiasts,” said Craig Tilmont, Senior Director of Marketing, Kingston. “We’re thrilled to have Cloud9 on board to showcase Kingston FURY next-gen memory in their gaming systems.”
Kingston supports all gamers’ passion and commitment to eSports so stay ready for more announcements to come from Kingston FURY and Cloud9.
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Sugarlands Distilling Co. today announced the launch of One-Two Punch, a new, limited-edition ready-to-drink (RTD) canned moonshine cocktail. One-Two Punch will be made available for purchase for the first time this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway during the NASCAR Playoff tripleheader weekend.
Proceeds from the sales of One-Two Punch will benefit Folds of Honor, with 5% of each purchase going to the organization. Folds of Honor is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Founded by Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 35,000 scholarships totaling over $165 million in educational impact.
“We proudly support our military and giving back is one of our core values as a company,” said Ned Vickers, president and founder of Sugarlands Distilling Co. “We’re grateful for the work Folds of Honor does for the brave men and women who serve our country and we consider it a privilege to support their mission of helping military families.”
A refreshing, lightly carbonated blend of tropical fruit, including pineapple, coconut, citrus and a hint of cherry, One-Two Punch will be available in four-packs of 12-ounce cans at retailers nationwide beginning this fall. One-Two Punch represents Sugarland’s entry into the ready-to-drink canned cocktail marketplace.
“The RTD canned cocktail category has experienced explosive growth over the past few years and we’re excited for our One-Two Punch to become a category leader just like our award-winning moonshine,” said Patrick Sullivan, Sugarlands chief revenue officer. “Adding an RTD offering further diversifies our product portfolio and furthers our commitment to deliver unique craft cocktail experiences for our customers and partners.”
Since launching in 2014, Sugarlands Distilling Co. has rapidly expanded both its offerings and availability across the country. Now available in 40 states, Sugarlands offers an array of award-winning moonshine, rum, cream liqueurs and rye whiskey. Sugarlands has recently collaborated with the likes of country music superstar Cole Swindell, the Atlanta Braves, baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones and the Ryder Cup to develop unique craft cocktails for each.
(Courtesy of NHRA Communications)
(Courtesy of NHRA Communications)
INDYCAR athletes to attend driver reception at Tarpy’s Roadhouse ahead of the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey
Many of the big name INDYCAR drivers the fans will see on the track at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend will kick-off the festivities with a driver reception Sept. 16.
Tarpy’s Roadhouse, a member of the Coastal Roots Hospitality family, and a valued partner of WeatherTech Raceway, will host the party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the night before all the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey action begins.
Scheduled drivers include:
- Takuma Sato – Part of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team; two-time Indianapolis 500 winner (2017, 2020) and currently 11th in the NTT INDYCAR Series standings thanks to seven top 10 finishes in 2021
- Marcus Ericsson – Part of the Chip Ganassi Racing team; currently fifth in the NTT INDYCAR Series standings thanks to three top 5 finishes, including two wins, in 2021
- Ed Jones – Races for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan; was the 2017 INDYCAR Series Rookie of the Year and has two top 10 finishes in 2021
- Felix Rosenqvist – Competes for Arrow McLaren SP; has two top 10 finishes in 2021
- Max Chilton – Competes for Carlin, racing in his fifth season in the NTT INDYCAR Series
- Dalton Kellett – Races for A.J. Foyt Enterprises; new to the INDYCAR scene with 22 career starts under his belt
The driver reception will feature autograph and Q&A sessions, as well as food and drink specials. All ages are welcome to come meet some of the stars of the INDYCAR circuit.
The Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, Sept. 17-19, is the penultimate stop for the NTT INDYCAR Series in 2021. The challenging circuit at WeatherTech Raceway offers plenty of action as compelling storylines play out on the road to the Series championship.
But the excitement doesn’t stop on the track, as go-karts and a Ferris Wheel will provide a fun family atmosphere in the Hagerty Marketplace. The whole family can explore the open paddock and experience a pit lane walk prior to the start of the race.
Tickets are on sale at WeatherTechRaceway.com. And for Monterey Country residents, a 25 percent discount on general admission ticket purchases is available prior to midnight on Friday, Sept. 17.
To contact Coastal Roots Hospitality, call (831) 647-1085 or visit www.coastalrootshospitality.com.
(Courtesy of WeatherTech Raceway)
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is one of the longest-running championships in motorsport, and will celebrate its 55th season with a diverse 12-race 2022 schedule that will include multiple road courses, a roval and a street circuit.
Trans Am’s 2022 roster of races will be staged at legendary venues across the United States as part of SpeedTour, IndyCar Series, and NASCAR events. The championship schedule will also continue to support the goal of cost containment for the robust paddock, with condensed weekend formats as well as utilizing multiple back-to-back, single tow race weekends that will be geographically friendly to participants.
The National program has grown for 2022 to include the “Roval” circuit at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the historic Sonoma Raceway, which hosted the Trans Am ProAm and West Coast championships in 2021. ProAm Championship drivers will also have a choice of which six events they want to attend to campaign for their title.
"We took feedback from our competitors this season to design a more balanced schedule that not only offered challenging tracks, but also kept an eye on cost," said Trans Am Race Company President John Clagett. "With venues like Sonoma, Sebring and Watkins Glen, the drivers will get a chance at the most iconic and legendary tracks in America.We’ve still got a lot of racing to do in 2021, but the enthusiasm about next year is really strong."
Trans Am will continue its tradition of opening its season at Sebring International Raceway, February 24-27. Trans Am held its inaugural event at Sebring in 1966 ahead of the track's trademark 12-hour race. Since then, America's road racing series has held 16 races (with the 17th appearance in 2022) at the fabled Florida circuit.
Trans Am will travel to Charlotte Motor Speedway March 17-20 as the first leg of a back-to-back weekend with SpeedTour. After the drivers take to Charlotte “Roval," they will travel to the always-competitive Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta March 24-27.
Following a short break, the National Championship will make a West Coast swing on consecutive weekends with visits to Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca (April 22-24) and Sonoma Raceway (April 30-May 1) , the dates are also slated for the growing Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli West Coast Championship.
The 2022 schedule will mark the first appearance for the National Championship at Sonoma Raceway since 2004. Sonoma hosted the National Trans Am Championship 24 times, consecutively from 1969 through 2004; then returned to the schedule in 2018 as host for a West Coast Championship round.
The series then heads back to the other side of the country for a fan favorite and another traditional event the Trans Am SpeedTour Classic at Lime Rock Park over Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30) with Sportscar Vintage Raceway Association (SVRA).
The final back-to-back kicks off Trans Am's summer tour with the first of two events slated for Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (June 23-26). Once again Trans Am will celebrate America’s independence at one of the most iconic road courses in the country, Road America, staging two 100-mile races (TA2 in one; TA/XGT/SGT/GT in the other) as part of the NASCAR Cup Series event July 1-3.
The race will mark the 50th year of Trans Am racing at Road America. The series first raced there in 1970, a race won by the legendary Mark Donohue. Since that inaugural race, Trans Am has raced at the circuit 50 times over 40 seasons. The only years off were 2006-08, when the series ran an abbreviated schedule. Trans Am also held a pair of feature races at the circuit in 1977.
The TA and production classes will take a hiatus as TA2® travels south for the second-annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix with the IndyCar Series (Aug. 6-7). In its inaugural event, Trans Am broke a class entry record with 38 muscle cars roaring across 553 yards of bridge through the streets of Nashville in front of 110,000 screaming fans.
"We were honored to be invited back for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix next year with IndyCar" said Clagett. "The entire event was top notch and offered great exposure for the series.”
The full Trans Am program returns to action at Watkins Glen International (Sept. 9-11), it will be the 34th showing for the America's road racing series on the historic circuit.
The teams then head south to the scenic Virginia International Raceway for the National Series' penultimate round Sept. 24-26 with the final race set for Circuit Of the Americas November 4-6, which will host the season finale for both the Trans Am National and West Coast championships.
The full official 2022 Trans Am Series West Coast presented by Pirelli Championship schedule will be released at a later date.
For more information on Trans Am, visit www.GoTransAm.com.
2022 Trans Am National Schedule
- Feb. 24-27 Sebring International Raceway (with SpeedTour)
- March 17-20 Charlotte Motor Speedway (with SpeedTour)
- March 24-27 Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta (with SpeedTour)
- April 22-24 Weathertech Laguna Seca (with SpeedTour)
- April 30-May 1 Sonoma Raceway (with SpeedTour)
- May 27-30 Lime Rock Park: (with SpeedTour)
- June 23-26 Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course (with SpeedTour)
- July 1-3 Road America (with NASCAR)
- Aug. 6-7 Big Machine Music City Grand Prix (TA2 only with IndyCar)
- Sept. 9-11 Watkins Glen International (with SpeedTour)
- Oct. 6-9 Virginia International Raceway (with SpeedTour)
- Nov. 4-6 Circuit of the Americas COTA (with SpeedTour)