ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS UNVEILS GHOST SERIES II TO CHINA AT 2014 CHENGDU MOTOR SHOW

Today at the 2014 Chengdu Motor Show, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled the eagerly anticipated Ghost Series II to the Chinese market. Ghost Series II delivers the latest industry-leading technology from Rolls-Royce clad in a subtle re-design.  It exudes the timeless yet cool, modern luxury that the car’s Chinese customers – the Captains of Industry, entrepreneurs and successful businessmen and women who are the wealth and job creators in our economies – demand. The launch of Ghost Series II consolidates Ghost’s position as the most popular car in the €200,000+ class, and as a cornerstone of Rolls-Royce’s continuing success.

On unveiling Ghost Series II to a packed hall at Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Center (CCNICEC), Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ Regional Director for Mainland China Henrik Wilhemsmeyer said, “The Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II is the ultimate entrepreneur’s business tool. Following the worldwide success of its predecessor, I am confident that this re-designed and updated Rolls-Royce will continue to attract increasing numbers of new customers to the marque, in particular business entrepreneurs seeking an oasis of calm in a frenetic business world.”

Ghost Series II – design evolved

Protecting the popularity of Ghost’s iconic design whilst delivering the latest Rolls-Royce technology to its exacting customers, the subtle re-design of Ghost Series II begins from the front.

Re-sculpted LED headlights encircled by daytime running lights lend Ghost Series II a more dynamic visual signature and blend perfectly with revised surface treatments to the front of the car. A tapered ‘wake channel’ on the bonnet, emanating from the Spirit of Ecstasy, evokes the sight of a jet’s vapor trail or wake of a fast luxury yacht and hints at the car’s dynamism. Subtle re-sculpting of Ghost’s bumpers creates a stronger stance and a sense of extra width and height, whilst the contemporary aesthetic is further enhanced with the addition of chrome inserts to the front air intakes, which now feed more air cooling to the front brakes. In addition, the famous waft line has been re-designed on Ghost Series II to lean further forwards emphasizing the car’s effortless dynamism.

“As a design statement, Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II continues to transcend time,” comments Giles Taylor, Director of Design for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.  “This is ensured by the deft treatment of features such as the new headlights, the new wake channel on the bonnet and surfacing that lend the car a more dynamic, purposeful stance and hint at the cutting edge technology inside. I am very pleased with the overall sense of design harmony.”

Inside, Ghost Series II delivers on its outward appearance. The ultimate contemporary combination of luxury, technology and connectivity available to the successful entrepreneur on the move today, Ghost Series II’s onboard technology ensures it is an oasis of calm in a busy, connected world where he or she can do business in peace.

Its suite of technologies ensures that both business and leisure time in the car are a super-luxurious effortless experience. On-board Wi-Fi makes Ghost Series II the most connected, luxurious place in which to conduct business on the move, whilst Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT), debuted in Wraith last year, enhances the car’s dynamism – ensuring the car automatically adapts to its surroundings augmenting the drive experience. Updates to navigation systems and the car/user interface ensures accessing Ghost’s features remains an effortless experience, whilst optional Bespoke Audio – the most exhaustively engineered and finest audio system in automotive history – brings new levels of aural satisfaction to passengers.

In short, Ghost remains the ultimate choice for successful Chinese entrepreneurs and the calmest place from which to run their successful enterprises on the move.

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NASCAR Hauler Showcase and Parade returns to Dover on Thursday, Sept. 25

DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway is pleased to announce a special kickoff to the Sept. 26-28, 2014 race weekend with the return of the popular NASCAR Hauler Showcase and Parade. The event is set for Thursday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. and begins at the Blue Hen Corporate Center in Dover.

The Hauler Showcase and Parade is free and open to the public.

Fans are invited to the Blue Hen Corporate Center, located at 655 S. Bay Road just four miles south of the Monster Mile on Route 113, to see the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers before they depart at 6 p.m. on a parade route through Downtown Dover before heading to the track.

The parade will once again create a can’t-miss spectacle in the capitol of The First State. Approximately 40 brightly painted NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver haulers, measuring approximately 80-feet in length, will make their way through town en route to the Speedway.

The inaugural event in 2013 saw close to 10,000 attendees spread out across the entire parade route. After such a great turnout, Speedway and local officials agreed the event should return in 2014.

“Last year’s event was a huge success, so it was only natural to bring it back,” said Michael Tatoian, executive vice president and COO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “We are always looking for ways to enhance the fan experience, and being able to work with NASCAR and these hauler drivers to put on a great show makes our race weekend that much more exciting.”

The showcase will kick off at 4 p.m. in the Blue Hen Corporate Center before departing on the parade route at 6 p.m. Haulers will start north on Bay Road, before making a left onto Martin Luther King Blvd. (formerly Court Street). They will then turn right onto Legislative Avenue in Downtown Dover, before turning left onto Loockerman Street, then right on South State Street. From there, the haulers will proceed to the track via Leipsic Road and arrive at approximately 6:45 p.m.

NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway Sept. 26-28, 2014 for the Sept. 28 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the third event in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the Sept. 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Sept. 26 “Drive Sober 150” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.

For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com. You can also keep up with the Monster Mile at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway or on Twitter at @MonsterMile.

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2014 OPTIMA® Ultimate Street Car Invitational Tickets are on sale now!

7th Annual OPTIMA Batteries Event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be filmed for television series, promises excitement

Order Your Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational Tickets Now

Tickets for the 2014 OPTIMA® Ultimate Street Car Invitational, taking place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time, are now available for purchase online. The OPTIMA Invitational will bring together a diverse field of 100 competitors; the largest number of competing vehicles in the event’s seven year history. The 2014 Ultimate Street Car Invitational field is based on the results of its successful national series of OPTIMA Invitational Qualifying events and the corresponding MAVTV network series called OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car.

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“The crowd at this year’s OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational is sure to be the largest ever, as both competitors and spectators will be able to take advantage of a larger facility closer to downtown Las Vegas and the SEMA Show,” said Cam Douglass, director of marketing for OPTIMABatteries. “With 100 of the country’s highest-performing street cars pushing the limits this year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, these tickets will be in high demand. We are looking forward to hosting a large crowd of enthusiastic fans.”

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Each ticket costs $30 and includes one 2014 OPTIMA Invitational t-shirt that guests will receive at the event. Bring your ticket to the event for guaranteed admission. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on November 8, with competition events beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located just 15 minutes north of downtown Las Vegas, is easily accessible for attendees of the SEMA Show, and is the perfect competitive venue for the year’s most exciting street car event.

Richard Caleel is headed back to the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational at Spring Mountain Motor Resort in his radical CTS-V. Post via @OPTIMA® Batteries

The OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational offers something for every motorsports fan, with the BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge, Ridetech Street Challenge Autocross, Wilwood Disc Brakes Speed Stop Challenge and the Lingenfelter Performance and Design Challenge all bringing different aspects to each participant’s overall score. It will be broadcast on the MAVTV Network, but to see even more of the action and excitement now, check out video clips from past events on the OPTIMA Batteries YouTube page, visit the OPTIMA Invitational website to see driver profiles and news, or visit the OPTIMA Batteries Facebook page to join the conversation.

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GearWrench Announces NEW 120XP XL Ratcheting Wrenches

New Wrenches Offer All-New Design, Unparalleled Access for Automotive Technicians SPARKS

MD (August 26, 2014) – GearWrench(r), a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced its new 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches. The new ratcheting wrenches feature 120 positions for every full rotation and a swing arc of as little as three degrees. The new 120XP Ratcheting Wrenches from GearWrench deliver unparalleled access, allowing them to turn hard-to-reach fasteners in confined areas. Available in SAE and Metric sizes, end users can choose from three styles, including: * XL Combination Wrenches from 6mm to 19mm, and 7/32″ – 3/4 ” * XL Flex-Head Combination Wrenches from 8mm to 19mm and 1/4″ – 3/4″ * XL Flex-Head GearBox(tm) Wrenches from 8mm to 19mm and 1/4″ to 3/4″

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“GearWrench revolutionized the ratchet category with the introduction of the 120XP Ratchet. Now, we are bringing the benefits of the three-degree swing arc to our popular ratcheting wrenches,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “Automotive technicians will be able to work in very limited spaces easily and efficiently due to the extra length and three-degree swing.” Unprecedented Access The unique ratcheting mechanism makes it easier than ever for automotive technicians to reach fasteners in restricted areas. 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches have double-stacked pawls to produce the 120 positions and three-degree swing arc. The 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches also feature a new beam design. The beam is up to 25 percent longer, which gives more reach and access in confined areas. The open end is narrower and both ends have reduced outside dimensions, making this tool a must-have for working on fasteners in cramped and obstructed locations. Flexibility and Versatility The new XL Flex-Head GearBox Wrenches have a zero-degree offset static end, which helps with recessed fasteners and breaking fasteners free, while the flex head end helps remove fasteners. The 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches are versatile; technicians only need one tool to work on several different style fasteners. Speed Dual Direction Surface Drive(r) on the open end provides better grip and reduces fastener rounding. Box ends feature Universal Spline Drive, which fits several different commonly encountered fasteners including: spline, 12-point, 6-point, e-torx, square and rounded 6-point. Both sides of each wrench have highly visible, recessed color size markings to help technicians easily identify the correct wrench to get jobs done quickly. Strength All 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches exceed ASME performance requirements.

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“GearWrench launched the original five-degree ratcheting wrench in 1997, significantly improving end user productivity,” said Stewart. “We’re upping our game by not only bringing the three-degree swing arc to our wrenches, but also improving the design of the wrench itself in response to what technicians tell us they want from their tools, which is improved access.” For organized storage, the new 120XP Ratcheting Wrench sets come with an easy-grab V-rack. Resistant to gas and solvents, the rack’s compact design takes up less space in a drawer or box. Wrenches sit in angled tray slots, providing a neat fit in a 2-inch drawer. 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches will be available for purchase late summer. For more information visit www.gearwrench.com

 

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2015 HARLEY-DAVIDSON MODEL LINEUP DELIVERS MORE RUSH FOR THE OPEN ROAD

MILWAUKEE (August 25, 2014) – Propelled by Project RUSHMORE, the global launch of the Street750 and Street500 motorcycles and the electric buzz of Project LiveWire, Harley-Davidson® (NYSE:HOG) stays hard on the throttle with the introduction of its 2015 model lineup. Combining world-class aerodynamics, exhilarating audio performance and dialed-in ergonomic fit, Harley-Davidson expands its diverse offering of motorcycles and gives riders more ways than ever before to lead their own pack to the open road.

 

“The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “We are one with our riders around the world, and everything we do is about delivering what they expect and deserve from Harley-Davidson.”

 

Customer-led innovations for 2015 include:

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Road Glide® Motorcycle

After a one-year hiatus, the original alternative bagger is back with a new triple vented, frame-mounted fairing that minimizes head buffeting, Dual Reflector Daymaker™ LED headlamps and a new handlebar with reduced reach and a new wrist angle for improved ergonomics.

 

Road Glide Special® Motorcycle

The fully-loaded Road Glide Special is factory-equipped with premium Boom! ™ Box infotainment, upgraded suspension, and Reflex™ linked brakes with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).

 

Freewheeler™ Trike

America’s hot-rod swagger rolls even wider with H-D’s expansion and dominance in the three wheel category.  From its mini ape-hanger handlebar to its bobtail fenders, the Freewheeler trike fuses custom style and easy-handling performance. The all-new rear body shape gives the Freewheeler a low, lean profile.

 

New Braking System for Softail® Models

A new braking system for Softail models delivers improved modulation and responsiveness and decreases hand lever effort by 40 percent. ABS is now standard on all Softail models and optional on the Slim. New front brake components include a rigid four-piston fixed front brake caliper with 34 and 32mm pistons coated to minimize initial displacement, brake pads with high-output friction material, a new master cylinder with a higher mechanical ratio, and a new 300mm front brake rotor. The caliper and master cylinder have been restyled to enhance the looks of each model.

Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® Low / Ultra Limited Low Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson takes fit further with a package of ergonomic enhancements that offer the lowest seat height and highest rider confidence available in a premium touring bike, combined with a full complement of Project RUSHMORE features and classic Harley-Davidson style.

 

CVO Street Glide Motorcycle

Boasting a new Boom! Audio system backed by 600 watts of power streaming through four bi-amped front and rear three-way speakers, this limited-production bagger is a rolling concert venue that delivers shocking volume and outstanding sonic quality. Top it off with an intricate paint scheme and the added exclusivity of four color options.

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CVO Road Glide Ultra Motorcycle

Drenched in chrome and custom paint, this super-premium touring motorcycle offers world-class aerodynamics, luxury touring essentials and the unrelenting performance of a Screamin’® Eagle Twin-CooledTwin Cam 110 engine.

 

Across its 2015 model lineup, Harley-Davidson offers fresh style with eight new paint colors, including new Custom colors Black Magic and Radioactive Green and new Hard Candy Custom™ metal flake colors Cancun Blue Flake and Quicksilver Flake.

 

When it comes to customization, Harley’s philosophy is the more the better – and it is pushing the limits even farther. This year, Harley-Davidson is adding hundreds of new Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories and making its digital Bike Builder tool even more massive. There are also new Genuine MotorClothes® jackets, boots, helmets, shirts and more to add to the shopping cart.

 

The new 2015 Harley-Davidson motorcycles and accessories start rolling into Harley-Davidson dealerships Aug. 26, 2014. Visit H-D.com to see all of the 2015 Harley-Davidson models and to find a local authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.

 

 

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GRIME BOSS FUNNY CAR WILL FEATURE REALTREE CAMOUFLAGE GRAPHICS STARTING AT INDY

The Jim Dunn Racing, Grime Boss Funny Car will have a new look starting with the 2014 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. The traditional black and gold scheme will be replaced with Realtree camouflage to promote Grime Boss Realtree Wipes. Grime Boss Realtree Wipes are unscented and used by hunters, fisherman, and outdoorsmen.

The camouflage graphics will remain on the Grime Boss Funny Car for NHRA national events in Charlotte, Dallas, St. Louis, and Reading, recognizing the upcoming fall hunting seasons in many states.

Jim Dunn Racing driver Jeff Arend is excited to see the new design on the Funny Car body heading into the biggest race of the season. “The entire time I’ve driven the Grime Boss Funny Car for Jim Dunn Racing, it has always featured their black and gold graphics, so I’m excited to promote the Realtree product and give all of the outdoors and hunting fans out there something extra to cheer about. Grime Boss launched a new household line of products in Bed Bath & Beyond stores earlier this summer with a blue and white color scheme, so don’t be shocked at some point if our car turns another color.”

Grime Boss Realtree Wipes come in 24-count packages or individually wrapped singles and are available in Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, Advanced Auto Parts, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Scheel’s and Lowe’s Home Improvement.

 

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Tire Rack ProSolo Finale Showdown Set for Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (Aug. 28, 2014) – The 2014 ProSolo® season comes to a close this weekend with the Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Finale, Aug. 30-31, at the Lincoln (Neb.) Airpark.
ProSolo is a combination of the best features of drag racing and autocross, with head-to-head elimination races against another driver on the opposite, mirrored course. The racers are signaled to start their run by a drag-race-style ‘Christmas Tree’ and the first driver to the finish wins the matchup.
The top 32 drivers from open class qualifying on Saturday and Sunday morning are seeded in a single-elimination Super Challenge bracket for Sunday afternoon, with the winner of each matchup continuing toward the bracket final. The Ladies Challenge is run similar to the Super Challenge with a maximum of 16 drivers, depending on the number of entrants among the three ladies classes.
Erik Strelnieks is the season-long Super Challenge Championship leader. His two best finishes in bracket competition equaled 85 points in the battle for the JCJ Cup. Strelnieks is on the hunt for his second JCJ Cup after taking home the Championship in 2005.
Greg McCance sits only four points behind Strelnieks in the standings, which counts the two best finishes plus the Lincoln finale in the championship. This season McCance has done one thing that Strelnieks has been unable to do – score a Super Challenge win. McCance was able to take home the bracket win in the second round at El Toro, while Strelnieks’ best finish was as runner-up at Mineral Wells.
Paul Russell is trying to improve on his career best second-place finish in the season-long standings from two years ago. Currently he sits third, having amassed 74 points. Behind Russell are a gaggle of other drivers that have a chance at taking the overall Championship home, including multi-time Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Champions Mark Madarash and Jeff Kiesel.
Annie Gill holds the top position in the fight for the Ladies Challenge Championship, the Fletcher Cup. With bracket wins at both Crows Landing and Packwood, Gill enters the competition with 109 points.
Kim Whitener sits second in the standings, only five points behind Gill. Whitener is the two-time defending Ladies Challenge Champion and can become the third driver to win three straight Ladies titles, joining Beth McClure-Strelnieks and Stacy Reitmeir.
Jocelin Huang is currently third with 103 points, following Ladies Challenge wins at Mineral Wells and Lincoln. Close behind Huang are Christine Grice, Shelly Monfort and Chris Peterson. The top six positions are covered by 15 points.
The Super Challenge and Ladies Challenge Championships will be decided, once and for all, at the Lincoln Airpark Aug. 30-31. Live results can be followed at http://sololive.scca.com/.
For more information on the SCCA Tire Rack ProSolo Finale, visit http://www.scca.com/events/index.cfm?eid=6994.
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Image: Annie Gill leads the Ladies Challenge Championship Standings heading into the Lincoln finale.
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Pirelli World Challenge TC, TCA, TCB Heads To Brainerd For First Time

BRAINERD, MINN. – The Pirelli World Challenge makes its first trip to Brainerd, with the Touring Car, Touring Car A and Touring Car B-Spec classes competing in the Brainerd International Raceway Brought To You by Kia weekend. The three classes run a pair of 40-minute sprints this Saturday and Sunday for Rounds 11 and 12 of the 2014 season.

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Michael DiMeo has dominated the TC class, but the TCA and TCB title battles are well and truly on the line this weekend, the penultimate weekend of the year. The trip to Brainerd is the third and final feature weekend of the season for the TC classes, who starred, along with GT, GT-A and GTS classes at Mid-Ohio earlier this month.
Pirelli World Challenge TC: DiMeo Looks For a Record-Setting Weekend
With his eighth win of 2014 achieved in Round 10 at Mid-Ohio, Michael DiMeo, of Toronto, can now set a Pirelli World Challenge series record this weekend in the No. 71 Grand Alarms Honda Civic Si.
DiMeo is currently tied with Peter Cunningham for most single-season wins in series history. A ninth would set the new record and a tenth would make the 22-year-old Canadian the first driver in the 25-year history of the series to win double digit races in a single season. DiMeo has mathematically secured the Touring Car class championship, so his assault on the record books is his remaining goal this season.
Looking to stop him are his Compass360 Racing teammates. Team principal Karl Thomson, of Toronto, returns in the No. 72 CTF.org/Touge Tuning/Racing4Research Honda Civic Si after sitting out at Mid-Ohio.
Fred Emich, of Denver, Col., is also entered in the No. 30 Emich Racing Volkswagen Jetta GTI. Making his first start of 2014 and rounding out the class is Michael Pettiford, of Louisville, Col. in the No. 41 Go 4 It Racing/Hawk Brakes Pontiac Solstice.
Pirelli World Challenge TCA: Wolfe, Holbrook Title Battle Heads for Minnesota
The battle for the TCA class championship remains tight between Jason Wolfe, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, in the No. 36 Wolfe Trucking Kia Forte Koup and Shea Holbrook, of Groveland, Fla.,in the No. 67 TRUECar/Lucas Oil/Radium Honda Civic Si. Holbrook has five wins and Wolfe four in the 2014 season, but penalties issued to Holbrook throughout the year see her 33 points behind entering the Brainerd weekend.
The spoilers, as they have been all season in TCA, are Mazda drivers Jason Cherry, of Gambrills, Md., in the No. 13 Autism Society of America/Avpro/Purposeful Architecture Mazda MX-5 and Ernie Francis Jr., of Dania, Fla., in the No. 98 Breathless Performance Mazda MX-5. Both teenagers have shown speed, but only Francis Jr. (Round 4 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) has been able to break the Wolfe/Holbrook stranglehold on victory lane this season. They try to do so again at Brainerd.
Pirelli World Challenge TCB: Wide-Open Title Fight Among Top Four
Neither Brian Price, of Middletown, Va., in the No. 51 Unlimited Racing/RP Performance Honda Fit nor Nathan Stacy, of Owasso, Okla. in the No. 14 MDG/Ford Racing Ford Fiesta, won at Mid-Ohio last race weekend, but the two were part of a great podium scrap in both races. Price leads Stacy by 75 points, 995-920, entering the weekend.
Third and looking to close is Tyler Palmer, of San Diego, Calif., in the No. 37 MINI USA/Mobil 1/Flying L Racing/ThePainter’sFriend.com/Discount Tire Mini Cooper, who won one of the two Mid-Ohio races and currently sits 113 points behind Price. Fourth and needing the three ahead of him to stumble to make up the 168-point deficit to Price is Paul Holton, of Tallahassee, Fla., in the No. 65 Radium/TRUECar/Lucas Oil Honda Fit. Holton’s full-season teammate at Shea Racing is PJ Groenke, of Toronto, again in the No. 66 Verax.ca/Tundra Tech/Mulligan Gold Honda Fit.
Fifth-placed Jason Fichter, of Jupiter, Fla., in the No. 7 Surf Fire & Security Mini Cooper, will have a teammate at Breathless Performance this weekend. Local driver Chris Holter, of Rochester, Minn., will make his season debut in the No. 9 American Brain Tumor Association/GoPuck/Fuel Clothing Mazda 2.
The Mid-Ohio Round 10 race-winning Garrett Racing/Drive4Diabetes entry continues with Johan Schwartz, of Denmark, set to drive the No. 12 Promatex/ADA/Animas/American Honda Fit in both races this weekend.
The Racing.ca team has had two good weekends in a row with Glenn Nixon, of Mission, B.C., scoring three podiums in four starts in the No. 58 Racing.ca/LaptopScreen.com/Nixon Prosports Mini Cooper. Teammate Andrei Kisel, of North Vancouver, B.C., seeks his first podium of the year in the sister No. 57 Racing.ca/LaptopScreen.com Mini Cooper.
The No. 16 Morrie’s Mazda Motorsports Mazda 2, driven by John McCarthy, of Hudson, Wis. and Michael Ashby, of Buffalo, Minn. Ashby finished fourth and fifth in his only starts of the year at Road America in June. Joining Ashby as a local driver competing on home soil is Tom Noble, of St. Louis Park, Minn., in the No. 24 4R Motorsports/West Real Estate/Hawk Brakes Mini Cooper.
The charity No. 00 FIAT USA/Pirelli Tire/SRT Motorsports FIAT 500, entered by Scott Kuhne’s 4R Motorsports, rounds out the 13-car TCB field with a pair of drivers making their first start in the Pirelli World Challenge. Driver, automotive writer and TV presenter Brian Makse, of Toronto, and Dave Drimmie, also of Toronto, will share the No. 00 car. Drimmie is part of the Pirelli World Challenge marketing and communications staff.
Event/Circuit:
Brainerd International Raceway
10-turn, 3.1-mile permanent road circuit
Qualifying:
Saturday, August 30, 12:45 P.M. CDT/1:45 P.M. EDT (TC/TCA/TCB)
Green Flag:
Saturday, August 30, 4:45 P.M. CDT/5:45 P.M. EDT (TC/TCA/TCB Race 1)
Sunday, August 31, 12:50 P.M. CDT/1:50 P.M. EDT (TC/TCA/TCB Race 2)
Race Lengths:
40 minutes (TC/TCA/TCB)
Television (on MAVTV): Sunday, September 284 and 7 PM (EDT)
Live Internet Telecast (on www.world-challengeTV.com):
Saturday, August 30, 4:45 P.M. CDT/5:45 P.M. EDT (TC/TCA/TCB Race 1)
Sunday, August 31, 12:50 P.M. CDT/1:50 P.M. EDT (TC/TCA/TCB Race 2)
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Eastwood Launches New 2-Componen​t 650F Engine Paint Aerosols

The Eastwood Company has launched High Temperature 2K AeroSpray Ceramic Engine Paints – the next generation of aerosol engine paints. Available in popular OEM colors and universal colors, Eastwood’s 2K AeroSpray Engine Paints feature two-component (2K) catalyzed ceramic paints in an aerosol can that resist temperatures up to 650F. 2K paints are more durable than air-dry paints, typically found in aerosol cans.

Chevy Orange 2K AeroSpray Ceramic Engine Paint

The unique can design of 2K AeroSpray Engine Paints features an internal bladder that contains the catalyst, which is surrounded by the non-activated engine paint. To use, a button on the bottom of the can pierces the internal bladder and releases the catalyst into the paint. Once activated, the can has a 48-72 hour shelf life.

“If you’ve just spent thousands of dollars building your engine, why would you finish it with an inexpensive auto parts store paint that will likely not hold up,” said Nick Capinski, Eastwood’s Content Manager. “Eastwood’s 2K AeroSpray Engine Paints are the correct colors and will hold up to the extreme conditions under the hood.”

Featuring a wide fan pattern nozzle, 2K AeroSpray applies with a pattern similar to a paint gun and covers up to 5x more than conventional aerosol cans. Eastwood 2K AeroSpray Engine Paint is available in popular OEM and universal colors, and also a high temperature gloss clear, high temperature matte clear, and an engine primer.

Eastwood markets unique tools and supplies for repair, restoration, and modification of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Founded in 1978, Eastwood constantly strives to develop new products to serve the home automotive hobbyist, as well as individuals and organizations focused on the restoration and preservation of automobiles and motorcycles. Contact Nick Capinski – ncapinski@eastwood.com or 610-705-5404 for additional information and images.

 

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ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH SELECTED BY LABRINTH FOR LATEST MUSIC VIDEO

Labrinth, one of the UK’s leading singer-songwriters, has selected a Rolls-Royce Wraith to feature in the music video for his upcoming single Let it Be. The video tracks Labrinth’s creative process through a series of short vignettes that showcase his creativity, work ethic and attention-to-detail.

“The video is about applying your own experience and personality into the creation of an ideal. As well as hard work, by adding a touch of creativity, you can create something truly unique,” commented Labrinth.

These sentiments echo the unique scope for Bespoke personalisation afforded to Wraith customers – where it is possible to work in close-collaboration with Rolls-Royce’s world-class designers and craftspeople to commission highly individualized expressions of their tastes and lifestyles.  Adding a ‘touch of creativity’ far beyond the traditional features and options list.

“Wraith’s unique blend of power, style and drama has seen Rolls-Royce enter the consciousness of a bold, new generation of customers. Collaborations with cutting-edge artists like Labrinth serve to cast Wraith as a highly contemporary interpretation of timeless Rolls-Royce luxury,” said Marc Mielau, General Manager Marketing. “Our attention-to-detail and restless striving for perfection ensure Rolls-Royce’s unquestionable position as the pinnacle of luxury and the ultimate expression of success.”

Labrinth’s single Let it Be is available to view globally across broadcast and online channels. His highly-anticipated new album is set for launch in December 2014.

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