SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 33, August 13, 2015

Racing News: Kleiman Earns First-Ever TORC PRO Light Victory at Sturgis

By SEMA Editors

Pirelli World Challenge Announces New Race Director, Dorsey Schroeder

  Dorsey Schroeder
Dorsey Schroeder named race director for the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge.
   

WC Vision has announced additional racing operations changes for the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge, including a new race operations committee and the naming of multi-time racing champion Dorsey Schroeder as the new race director. Schroeder, a past road racing event winner and series champion, comes to the Pirelli World Challenge after a successful career as a driver and television racing analyst. In addition, Schroeder will lead the committee with another former racing champion Brian Till, Pirelli World Challenge chief driving steward, and Chief Steward Pat di Natale. PWC Competition Director Marcus Haselgrove will advise the race committee as appropriate.

"We are very pleased to bring in Dorsey as our race director and having him working closely with Brian, and Pat in our race operations," said Scott Bove, president and CEO of WC Vision, Pirelli World Challenge. The next PWC competition is scheduled for rounds 10, 11 and 12 of the Touring Car categories—TC, TCA and TCB—on August 13–15, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. For more information visit www.world-challenge.com.

Legendary Drivers Signing Autographs at Perris Auto Speedway

Jimmy Oskie
Five-time CRA champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jimmy Oskie, shown here in 1981, is one of several legendary drivers from the past who will be signing autographs Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway.(Photo courtesy of Scott Daloisio)
 
   

Southern California racing fans will be able to get the autographs of several legendary racers when the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars headline the “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” at Perris Auto Speedway (PAS) this Saturday, August 15. Before the races begin the drivers will be in the track’s sports bar signing free autographs, posing for photos and talking with fans.

Among the many drivers who will be at the signing is five-time CRA champion Jimmy Oskie.  Other confirmed CRA champs who will be signing include “Lover Boy” Bob Hogle (1963 & 1968), Don Thomas (1966), Rick Goudy (1978) and Eddie Wirth (1985). Rickie Hood, the 1984 & 1985 USAC National Sprint Car champ and 1985 USAC Silver Crown champion, has indicated he will be on hand for a rare PAS appearance. Among the other popular stars who have confirmed their participation are Mike Sweeney, John Redican and Jeff Heywood.

To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and to receive special offers, visit the PAS Facebook page and follow PAS on Twitter @perrisautospdwy.

The Off-Road Business Association Magazine

  ORBA Newsletter
Created by the Off Road Business Association, the National Advocate is a quarterly newsletter dedicated to off-road advocacy.
   

In partnership with the largest and most active motorized recreation advocacy groups, the Off-Road Business Association has created a unified quarterly newsletter with a focus on developing a unified voice. ORBA is proud to announce the publication of the National Advocate’s second edition.

This issue is features stories about the Endangered Species Act, California Association of 4WD Clubs name change, ORBA meeting with the Speaker of the House, Economic Impact Reports and more. Click here to download a copy of the National Advocate.

Kleiman Earns First-Ever TORC PRO Light Victory at Sturgis

Kyle Kleiman
TORC Series PRO Light driver Kyle Kleiman earns his first-ever class victory at the Battle of the Chip.
   

An impressive crowd at the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally watched part-time TORC Series PRO Light driver Kyle Kleiman earn his first-ever class victory Tuesday at the Battle of the Chip at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Powersports Complex. It was a hard-fought, physical battle for the entire race that saw points leader Doug Mittag with his Cooper Tire-sponsored machine finish second with Cam Reimers putting his Liquid Wrench truck in third for his third podium finish of the season.

“Oh, it’s awesome!” said Kleiman after taking the win on his Kenda tires. “It’s a lot of work, that’s for sure. It was a long time coming and I’m just thankful to be up here.”

For more information on TORC, visit them online at TORCSeries.com. Fans can also follow them at Facebook.com/TORC and on Twitter and Instagram at @TORCOffRoad.

Walker Evans Continues Legacy At Crandon International Raceway

Walker Evans
The “Walker Evans Racing Legendary Launch.” hurls competitors toward the track’s Calamity Corner and the Amsoil Finish Line. (Photo Courtesy of Crandon International Raceway)
   

Thanks to a new track partnership with his highly successful business enterprise of Walker Evans Racing, the man nicknamed “The Legend” can enjoy watching the sport’s best racers literally fly into history via the renamed “Walker Evans Racing Legendary Launch.”

Along with Crandon’s famous Forest County Potawatomi Turn 1, the Walker Evans Racing “Legendary Launch” represents one of the track’s most historic landmarks. Located after a fast but steep uphill climb that lies at the exit of Crandon’s Polaris RZR Gravel Pit Turn, this extreme jump launches competitors toward the track’s Calamity Corner and the Amsoil Finish Line. More often than not, fearless racers will attack this portion of the track side-by-side with two or even three competitors.

“Crandon’s relationship with Walker Evans and Walker Evans Racing runs deep,” explained Crandon International President Cliff Flannery. “We are proud of this historic relationship, and honored his company has agreed to this new partnership. To rename this historic part of Crandon as the ‘Walker Evans Racing Legendary Launch” is about as good as it gets.”

For more information on Crandon International Off-Road Raceway visit www.crandonoffroad.com.

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