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Adam Sinclair

Adam Sinclair

Adam has been a race fan since the first time he went through the tunnel under the Daytona International Speedway almost 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.

Be sure to tune in for his sports talk program, Thursday Night Thunder, where he discusses the latest in motorsports news with drivers, crew members, and fans. The show takes place (almost) every Thursday at 8:00 pm EST on the Speedway Digest Radio Network. 

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The Katech-powered team of BC Race Cars finished on top of both TA2 races at the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli in Detroit on June 1-2, 2019. The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear featured two races, including the TA2 Muscle Car Challenge on the Streets of Detroit on Saturday, and the Motor City Dash on Sunday. Katech drivers Misha Goikhberg and Tony Ave finished first and second at the Muscle Car Challenge, respectively, while Ave took the top spot on Sunday, which was the 100th Trans Am Race of his career. 

The finish at Muscle Car Challenge was BC Race Cars first ever one-two finish. The race featured four different leaders in the 36-lap race, with Goikhberg beating teammate Ave and the third-place driver by just over three seconds. In the Motor City Dash, Ave took the lead on the final lap of the race, holding on for his 19th career win and first in Detroit. 

“In a crowded field of excellent TA2 drivers, it was amazing to see two Katech drivers dominate the rest of the field,” said Kevin Pranger, director of motorsports with Katech. “We couldn’t be happier for Misha and Tony and our championship partner BC Race Cars. Congratulations to everyone who worked hard to make it a successful weekend, and a special shout out to Tony for winning his first Detroit Grand Prix in his 100th TA2 race. It definitely was a storybook finish.”

“BC has been in the hunt all season long,” said Beau Bradley, Master Engine Builder and Trans-Am Project Manager for Katech. “They’ve been consistently fast with three different drivers, so it was only a matter of time before they got a win.  Going into a long break in the schedule and the second half of the season with a pair of wins is huge.  All of our teams have several weeks before Indy to find more speed and come out swinging for the second half.  I look for lots of success from all of our Katech-powered teams for the rest of the championship schedule.”

The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli continues August 1-4 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana.  

In partnership with the Indy Racing Experience, award-winning non-profit organization VETMotorsports provided five United States military veterans, one active-duty airman and one active-duty national guardsman with rides in the Indy Racing Experience two-seater IndyCar at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway following this year’s Indy 500.

The participants included Colorado Navy veteran Mike Atwater, Ohio Army veteran Mike Hensel, Indiana Navy veteran Troy King, Illinois Army veteran Claire Farron, Virginia Army veteran Jason Ehrhart, Ohio Army National Guardsman Kevin Colwell, and Ohio Airman Drew Brenner. 

All took rides from the Indy Racing Experience’s team of professional race car drivers in one of their purpose-built, two-seater Indy cars and experienced what it’s like to go 180 miles per hour around one of the world’s greatest racetracks. 

“We’ve given our military participants some pretty incredible experiences over the years,” said VETMotorsports Founder and Executive Director Peter Cline, “but this one was right at the top! Getting a driver’s-eye view and the physical experience of what it’s like to race in the Indy 500 is truly unbelievable. We can’t thank the Indy Racing Experience enough for making it possible, as well as donations from Rod Falkner at Dumonde Tech Racing Oils and Hilliard Memorial VFW Post 4931.”

VETMotorsports is an award-winning, non-clinical outreach program that honors and empowers active military, National Guard, Reserve, Gold Star parents, and veterans with service-connected injuries and their caregivers through active participation in motorsports. The program recruits participants, gives them hands-on access to a variety of motorsports experiences, and covers all expenses for them to take part.  

More information about participating, donating or volunteering with the program is available at www.vetmotorsports.org. 

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship fans will once again have plenty of favorites to cheer for in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 15-16.
The Le Mans field will have 28 regular IMSA drivers and eight cars representing the WeatherTech Championship, including 15 drivers with at least one previous Le Mans victory. Corvette Racing leads the contingent of IMSA teams with eight Le Mans victories. The last victory there by an IMSA team was the 2016 Ford Chip Ganassi win.
 
Corvette’s bid to pick up a ninth Le Mans victory got off to a good start with last Sunday’s test day. The No. 63 Corvette C7.R shared by 2017 and 2018 WeatherTech Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) champions Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia and their endurance racing teammate, Mike Rockenfeller, posted the fastest time of the GTE Pro class at 3 minutes, 54.001 seconds around the 8.4-mile Circuit de la Sarthe.
 
“Yes, we were fastest today, but I don’t think that means anything,” said Garcia on Sunday after Rockenfeller’s quick lap. “I don’t know what the other teams are doing, so we need to wait until race week to see where everything is exactly. This is a good starting point. We all hope the package we bring to the race will be enough.”
 
Right behind the No. 63 was the No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK Ford GT, which has a pair of WeatherTech Championship full-time teammates in its driver lineup. Harry Tincknell and Jonathan Bomarito – who share the No. 55 Mazda Team Joest RT24-P in the WeatherTech Championship Daytona Prototype international (DPi class) – make up two-thirds of the No. 67 Ford’s driver lineup alongside Andy Priaulx.
 
The No. 67’s best lap at the test was 3:54.032. Corvette Racing’s No. 64 C7.R shared by 2016 GTLM champions Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin – who is also a five-time Le Mans winner – and their endurance racing teammate, Marcel Fassler, was third in GTE Pro at 3:54.036.
 
The GTE Am class also was led on the test day by WeatherTech Championship regulars. The No. 62 WeatherTech Racing Ferrari 488 GTE topped the class charts in the hands of Toni Vilander with a lap of 3:56.862. Vilander shares the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 with Cooper MacNeil in the WeatherTech Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class. That duo will be paired at Le Mans alongside British driver Robert Smith.
 
“Great day,” said Vilander, a two-time Le Mans class winner. “It is a great feeling to be back at Le Mans. It is a special racetrack. We have a new car and sometimes you worry that things won’t go so well, but that was not the case today. We wanted to put in a good lap time to confirm our preparation. We confirmed the WeatherTech Ferrari is good.”
 
Here’s a complete breakdown of IMSA regulars participating in the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 15-16:
 
LMP1
No. 10 DragonSpeed BR Engineering BR1-Gibson – Renger van der Zande
 
LMP2
No. 22 United Autosports Ligier JSP217-Gibson – Filipe Albuquerque
No. 32 United Autosports Ligier JSP217-Gibson – Will Owen
No. 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA 07-Gibson – Ricky Taylor
 
GTE Pro
No. 63 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R – Jan Magnussen (4 wins – GTS: 2004; GT1: 2005, 2006, 2009), Antonio Garcia (3 wins – GT1: 2008, 2009; GTE Pro: 2011)
No. 64 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R – Oliver Gavin (5 wins – GTS: 2002, 2004; GT1: 2005, 2006; GTE Pro: 2015), Tommy Milner (2 wins – GTE Pro: 2011, 2015)
No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK Ford GT – Harry Tincknell (1 win – LMP2: 2014), Jonathan Bomarito
No. 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing USA Ford GT – Joey Hand (1 win – GTE Pro: 2016), Dirk Mueller (1 win – GTE Pro: 2016), Sebastien Bourdais (1 win – GTE Pro: 2016)
No. 69 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing USA Ford GT – Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook
No. 82 BMW Team Mtek BMW M8 GTE – Jesse Krohn
No. 89 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE – Pipo Derani, Oliver Jarvis (1 win – LMP2: 2017)
No. 92 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR – Laurens Vanthoor (1 win – GTE Pro: 2018)
No. 93 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR – Patrick Pilet, Earl Bamber (2 wins – Overall/LMP1: 2015, 2017), Nick Tandy (1 win – Overall/LMP1: 2015)
No. 94 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR
 
GTE Am
No. 56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR – Patrick Lindsey
No. 62 WeatherTech Racing Ferrari 488 GTE – Cooper MacNeil, Toni Vilander (2 wins – GTE Pro: 2012, 2014)
No. 85 Keating Motorsports Ford GT – Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen (1 win - LMP2: 2008)
No. 99 Dempsey Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR – Patrick Long (2 wins - GT: 2004, GT2: 2007)
 
Bold – Denotes full-time IMSA team

MAVTV, the United States’ only cable television network dedicated exclusively to motorsports, continues to expand on its ever-growing presence across the broadcast landscape. Thanks to longstanding core partnerships with globally recognized racing series like the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, MAVTV is now available to more viewers than ever before entering the popular summer racing season. With a total of 220 providers across cable, satellite, telco, and digital broadcast platforms, including AT&T U-verse, Charter/Spectrum, DIRECTV, Fios by Verizon, FuboTV, Google, Mediacom, and many more, the country’s premier motorsports network is seen in more than 30-million households.

“Motorsports fans are arguably the most passionate and dedicated audiences of any competitive sport. MAVTV is here to serve that loyal fan base by offering them the most dynamic collection of programming anywhere in the U.S.,” said Jason Patison, MAVTV Programming Director. “What makes motorsports so unique is how incredibly diverse it is, whether its two wheels or four, on road or off, with fenders or without. For well over a decade we’ve been committed to showcasing the best the racing world has to offer, and we’ve built the most complex motorsports network available to consumers in the country. We now boast the widest reach in the history of MAVTV, and we’re excited to bring these world-class events to our largest potential audience to date.”

This June, a series of live broadcasts of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and the ARCA Menards Series highlights MAVTV’s extensive programming schedule. First moto coverage of all 12 rounds of the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series can be seen live during the season on MAVTV, with the Circle K High Point National (June 15), the inaugural US Assure Florida National (June 22) and the Southwick National (June 29) headlining the first month of the summer.

The premier division of the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) has long been the proving ground for the future stars of stock car racing, and for the 2019 season MAVTV will be the broadcast home for 12 of the 18 races on the schedule. In June, the Shore Lunch 200 from Madison International Speedway (June 14) and the Day-to-Day 150 from Gateway Motorsports Park (June 22) will be showcased exclusively on MAVTV.

Racing fans will also be treated to a diverse array of action that can quench any motorsports thirst throughout the month of June. Drag racing aficionados will be treated to the 1/4-mile and 1/8-mile excitement from Santa Pod Raceway, which hosts the biggest prize fund drag race ever held in Europe. Short-track devotees will be able to get their fix via the Spears Manufacturing Modified Series presented by Lucas Oil, the wide array of racing disciplines featured at California’s Madera Speedway, and the Spears SRL Southwest Tour.

While racing sits at the heart of MAVTV’s content, there’s plenty to love for the general automotive enthusiast as well. This June will bring a new one-off special to viewers with the Super Jeep Challenge. Eleven of Florida’s top custom Jeep builders compete for the title of being America’s inaugural Super Jeep Champion Builder of the Year, where an elite panel of industry experts will judge each build’s modifications, fabrications, creativity, and more, in order to determine a winner.

Race fans who don’t have MAVTV should contact their local cable, satellite, or other subscription service provider to get details on how to add it to their channel lineup. A full list of providers, shows, and scheduled broadcasts can be found by visiting www.MAVTV.com.

MAVTV June Schedule

Date Series Event/Venue Time (ET)
June 4 Santa Pod Raceway Drags Door Slammers 4:00 a.m.
June 6 Super Jeep Challenge Builder of the Year 4:00 p.m.
June 6 Madera Racing Sprint Cars/Late Models 8:00 p.m.
June 11 Spears Manufacturing Modified Series Irwindale Speedway 3:00 p.m.
June 11 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Hangtown Motocross Classic 4:00 p.m.
June 14 ARCA Menards Series Madison International Speedway 9:00 p.m.
June 15 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship High Point National 1:00 p.m.
June 18 Spears SRL Southwest Tour Irwindale Speedway 3:00 p.m.
June 18 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Fox Raceway National 4:00 p.m.
June 22 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Florida National 1:00 p.m.
June 22 ARCA Menards Series Gateway Motorsports Park 7:30 p.m.
June 25 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Thunder Valley National 4:00 p.m.
June 25 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Southwick National 4:00 p.m.
BOLD indicates live broadcast.

 

People who spend their whole lives in the racing world like to do everything fast, from racing to eating to sleeping. In order to get the best night’s sleep possible, many people find themselves turning to cannabidiol, known commonly as CBD.

 

CBD is a cannabinoid that works as a mild general sedative. It has been found to help users breathe easier, reduce the amount of physical pain that they are in, and even lower their heart rate blood pressure. People who suffer from anxiety have also found that CBD helps them to reduce the symptoms they feel, which helps them to truly deal with the root causes of what is exacerbating their mental illnesses.

 

THC is another cannabinoid that is often combined with CBD in products to help with sleep. It has many of the same effects of CBD, but with added side effects such as dry mouth, redness of the eyes and a feeling of being high like you would get with marijuana. Both cannabinoids are derived from hemp, marijuana’s calmer cousin, and tend to even out each others’ negative effects to some degree.

 

All of this assistance can help users fall asleep easier at night without having to worry about taking troublesome and addictive prescription sleeping medications that can cause all kinds of health problems of their own. That’s not to say that CBD has no unintended side effects, but it’s absolutely less addictive than anything you can get over the counter or with a doctor’s prescription. As long as it doesn’t include THC, it’s completely legal to use throughout the world. It won’t show up on drug tests because it isn’t psychoactive.

 

CBD is metabolized in your liver and kidneys, so people with histories of issues with those organs should make sure to talk to a doctor before using any product including it. Anyone with a history of heart issues should also be careful if using a product with THC in it. THC can raise users heart rates, sometimes to an unhealthy degree. For most people, however, CBD and products made with it have been found to be safe to use as long as they are careful.

 

In July 2018, NASCAR driver Carl Long was set to be an advertiser for Colorado-based VeedVerks which makes CBD products, but the deal was struck down before his first race. But, in May 2019, the New Mexico-based CBD company Craft 1861 was announced as a sponsor of the Carlin team. So, racers might not be able to advertise the products in some races, but the effects of CBD products can help them to get a better night’s sleep so that their heads are clearer during the race.

 

However, it is not recommended to use them before a driver goes out on the race track. Racing is all about making split-second decisions that can save or destroy a driver’s life. Both CBD and THC can lead to slower decision making, which is dangerous when someone is driving that fast.

NHRA is offering fans the trip of a lifetime! One grand prize winner and a guest will be flown to the 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals for an all-expense paid trip Aug. 28 – Sept. 2 in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Raceway! 
 
To enter the #THISISMYUSNATS contest, fans will need to submit a photo or video that showcases their favorite memory of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Event at any time during the event’s rich history. The favorite memory can be while fans were watching the event (attending in person or on T.V.), but attendance at the event is not required in order to enter. #THISISMYUSNATS contest ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on July 19, 2019. Judging will be based on the following criteria.
·      
• Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals integration
• Historical context regarding the NHRA
• NHRA integration
 
Grand Prize: Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a trip for two (2) to the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals from Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, 2019. The Grand Prize is an inclusive of round-trip air transportation for two to and from the event, two (2) nights hotel accommodations, transportation to/from the hotel and event, two (2) passes to the NHRA Chevrolet Performance US Nationals, and $200 in food & beverage vouchers. The Grand Prize has an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $3,000.
 
First Prize: One (1) First Prize winner will receive a 2019 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Champions jacket. The First Prize has an ARV of $1,000. 
 
Second Prize: Two (2) Second Prize winners will receive a bucket of Lucas Oil Products including Slick Mist Trio-Kit, Fuel Treatment, Deep Clean Fuel System Cleaner, Power Steering Fluid and various stickers, lanyards and keychains. Each Second Prize has an ARV of $80. 
 
Third Prize: Five (5) Third Prize winners will win an NHRA.tv subscription. Each Third Prize has an ARV of $119.99.  
 
Enter for a chance to win at www.NHRA.com/THISISMYUSNATS
 

In 1999, Ford Motor Company published its first Sustainability Report – the first company in the industry to do so. Since then, Ford has spent the last two decades moving toward a more sustainable world.

 

“We are committed to having a positive impact on the planet and the communities where we live and operate,” said Kim Pittel, vice president, sustainability, environment and safety engineering. “By working with our partners and suppliers to find solutions that protect the planet and make people’s lives better, we can make an even bigger impact and reach our goals together.”

 

Ford has come a long way from the first report, which initially focused on environmental issues. The company’s approach to sustainability is now much broader and has celebrated continuous progress over the years.

 

Last year was a pivotal year for some of that progress. In 2018 alone:

  • Ford celebrated 10 years of soybean-based foam in more than 18.5 million vehicles built in North America
  • Conducted a formal United Nations human rights saliency assessment
  • Met the company’s previously set 2010 goal to reduce operational GHG emissions per vehicle produced by 30 percent – eight years early and
  • Announced aspirational goals of zero water withdrawals for manufacturing processes, only using freshwater for human consumption

 

Vision for the Future

To prepare for the next 20 years, Ford is building upon last year’s aspirational goals and committing to several new ones as part of the journey to become the world’s most trusted company, designing smart vehicles for a smart world.

 

Those aspirations, which will guide future sustainability targets and strategies, include:

  • Drive human progress by providing mobility and accessibility for all
  • Become the most inclusive and diverse enterprise globally
  • Responsibly source all raw materials used in all vehicles globally
  • Use only recycled and renewable plastics in all vehicles globally

 

 

Working Toward the Vision

While aspirational goals set Ford’s long-term sustainability strategy, the company has established new specific sustainability targets in conjunction with the 20th anniversary Sustainability Report that will help achieve its vision for the future:

 

  • Ford will use 100 percent renewable energy for all manufacturing plants globally by 2035, meaning the energy comes from sources that naturally replenish – such as hydropower, geothermal or wind and solar.

    As a step toward this goal, the company has committed to a substantial renewable energy procurement through DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program, which will provide 500,000 megawatt hours of locally sourced Michigan wind energy – Ford’s largest ever renewable energy purchase.
  • Ford will continue to do its part to reduce CO2 emissions consistent with the Paris Climate Accord. Ford’s first Climate Change Scenario Report, published in tandem with the Sustainability Report, details Ford’s vision for the transition to a low-carbon economy and resilience to managing climate risk in the future.
  • Ford will eliminate single-use plastics from operations by 2030.

 

Additional Report Highlights

In addition to these aspirational goals and sustainability targets, Ford has officially launched SHE-MOVES (Strengthening Her: Mobilizing Ventures for Social Innovation), a grant program from Ford Motor Company and Ford Fund that supports community ventures benefitting women and children in India, South Africa and Nigeria and promotes access to mobility.

 

The company also selected three inaugural grantees:

  • Zaclon India Pvt. Ltd. – trains more than 40 women in India to operate and maintain vehicles, supporting job placement, as well as instructs them in self-defense and personal safety
  • Shuttlers – provides specialized shuttles along a frequently traveled route while facilitating a customized learning experience for at least 600 women in Nigeria for one year
  • Uhambo Foundation – provides community-wide support, education and transportation related to disabilities and Whole Person Leadership Development in South Africa for parents, especially mothers

 

Beyond the new goals and initiatives being announced in conjunction with the 20th annual Sustainability Report, the company also highlights in depth additional details from last year’s efforts and accomplishments around people, planet and product innovation. To read the full report, visit sustainability.ford.com.

Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR), an acclaimed motorsports and entertainment facility located in Jupiter, Fla., has expanded their sales and marketing team. 
 
Joining the PBIR team are: Hector Scarano, director of corporate partnerships for Palm Beach International Raceway; and Joshua Stowell, sales and marketing specialist for Palm Beach International Raceway.
 
Located at IRG Sports + Entertainment’s (IRGSE) West Palm Beach, Fla., headquarters, Scarano and Stowell report directly to IRGSE Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships & Industry Relations Dana Landry.
 
“It’s great to have these talented individuals join the PBIR team,” Landry said. “They have an outstanding track record of building and growing relationships with new and existing partners. They offer valuable experience in the sports industry and marketing fields to create greater brand awareness for our partners at PBIR.”  
 
Scarano, a motorsports industry veteran, holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Ill. He previously served as Chief Strategy Officer of IHR Management Group, LLC and Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Andretti Autosport. Through his current role, Scarano will oversees business development, marketing and sales activities across all IRGSE properties.
 
Stowell, who holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University, has worked for a range of professional sport teams including the Miami Dolphins, the Florida Panthers and the Florida Launch. He has specialized in marketing and ticket sales, creating marketing and promotional campaigns to increase ticket sales and build brand awareness

 

Loenbro Motorsports drivers Travis PeCoy and Steve Arpin took second and third place in the 2019 Americas Rallycross season opener from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday. The result made Loenbro Motorsports the only team in either ARX’s premier Supercar division or its ARX2 development class to put two drivers on the podium in the same final during the weekend.

“It’s hard to imagine a better start to our season than this!” said Arpin, driver of the #00 ENEOS/cbdMD Ford Fiesta ST. “Putting both of our cars on the podium in the opener, on a brand new track, with a platform we have never raced before, feels like a dream. It’s a testament to the quality of the people on this Loenbro Motorsports team, and a huge way for us to build momentum going into the rest of the year. I can’t thank our crew enough,we have a lot of work to do before Gateway as things were by no means perfect, but I am thrilled with our pace knowing that there is still plenty of room for improvement!”

It was a weekend of ups and downs for both drivers, as Arpin returned to the Fiesta platform for the first time since 2017 and PeCoy made his first-ever Supercar start. Both drivers showed pace in the Qualifying races, as Arpin kicked off Q1 in second place and PeCoy posted the third-best time in Q2. Arpin and PeCoy ended the intermediate sessions fourth and fifth, respectively, and finished second and third in their respective Semifinals to each advance to the six-car main event. PeCoy’s Semifinal included an intense head-to-head battle with longtime star Tanner Foust, as the rookie showed his ability to hold court with the sport’s biggest names.

As other cars bounced off one another in the first corner and Joker Lap merge, Arpin and PeCoy managed to avoid contact and bring their cars home relatively damage-free. Arpin crossed the line just under three seconds behind eventual winner Scott Speed, although he was penalized for missing a corner after being knocked off the track by another car between the first two turns. The penalty simply reversed the positions of the two teammates on the podium.

“Being on the podium in my first-ever Supercar race is an amazing feeling,” said PeCoy, driver of the #3 Factory Canopies Ford Fiesta ST. “Huge thanks to the whole Loenbro Motorsports team for helping get me up to speed, especially Steve for all of his help on track. There’s no better way to start a season than by going home with a trophy, and my confidence is high going into next month’s action at Gateway!”

“We’re ecstatic about Steve and Travis’ results from Mid-Ohio,” said Loenbro Motorsports co-owner Paul Leach. “They’re proof that our people are second to none in this sport, and that their hard work over the offseason to make the switch back to the Fiesta has been well worth it. We’re looking forward to more great results over the rest of the season, and returning to the top step of the podium very soon!”

After the ARX season opener, Arpin sits third in the standings with 22 points, while PeCoy is fourth with 21. Fans who missed the Facebook Live stream of the event can replay the action on the Loenbro Motorsports Facebook page. The highlights of the race will be shown tonight at 9PM ET/6PM PT on the CBS Sports Network, with re-airs at the following times:

  • Thursday, June 13, 12:30AM ET
  • Thursday, June 13, 4AM ET
  • Saturday, June 15, 8:30AM ET
Don’t miss Arpin, PeCoy, and the Loenbro Motorsports team as they run for the 2019 Americas Rallycross championship, continuing with the ARX of Gateway at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on July 13-14. Tickets for the event are on sale now via www.arxrallycross.com.

 

The deadline has been extended to Saturday, June 22 to submit 2020 SCCA® Hall of Fame nomination suggestions. Any SCCA member can submit a nomination to the Hall of Fame Committee. Submissions should be approximately two pages in length and summarize the nominee's background and reasons for consideration. The goal should be to help the Nomination, Legacy and Selection Committees understand why and how the nominee was impactful.
 
Submissions should be more than just a resume. Ideally, those preparing submissions will paint a picture as to why their nominee should be considered. Include when the nominee joined SCCA, the nominee's Region affiliation, and the offices held or competition accomplishments of the nominee. It is also important to note how the nominee shaped SCCA as a National organization.
 
Nominations can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to SCCA Hall of Fame, 6620 SE Dwight Street; Topeka, KS 66619. Those submitting nominations should also include their own email address, phone number or mailing address in case they need to be contacted for more information about a nominee. 
 
The purpose of the SCCA Hall of Fame is to preserve, protect and record the history and accomplishments of the Club for current and future members by recognizing those who have had a significant impact on the Club and the sport. This may be through service to the national organization, achievements in competition, advancement of the sport, or bringing recognition to the SCCA that inspires enthusiasts to seek out and become SCCA members.
 
Since 2005, a wide array of individuals have been nominated to the Hall of Fame. Candidates have been indispensable members from a Region or Division, as well as those who have made an impact on a national level. Some people have been nominated based on the fact they attracted others to the Club or have even been role models.
 
Multiple independent nominations will be gladly accepted. This is a chance for SCCA members to leave a permanent mark on the Club by being the one responsible for nominating a member for next year's Hall of Fame class.
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