Saturday, Jun 03
Adam Sinclair

Adam Sinclair

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, 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

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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Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Rogers Racing/SDI Racing FTR750) earned his 25th-career Grand National Championship Mile victory in split-second fashion in Saturday night’s Red Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle of Lexington at the Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky.


The triumph proved to be the latest round in a season of Progressive American Flat Track, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, that has taken shape as a heavyweight title fight between reigning Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle champ Mees and his ascending challenger, points leader Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT).


The two broke free from the start and spent the next 14 minutes plus two laps testing each other in preparation for the decisive final lap. The cagey Mees sat in tight formation behind his young rival during the waning laps before finally striking as the two sprinted into Turn 3 for the final time.


He then struck and, despite suffering a couple small slides on exit, had the steam to hold on to the checkered flag by a minuscule 0.042 seconds.


The victory was Mees’ fifth in six attempts at the Red Mile. It also saw him join legends Bubba Shobert and Bryan Smith for third all-time in career Mile wins.


Mees said, “We were playing cat-and-mouse a little bit, and he was definitely strong in some areas…I just knew what I wanted to do there on the last lap and made it work, really. It’s good to win those Miles like old school where it’s there right at the line.”


For Daniels, it was the fourth time this season he’s finished a close second to Mees. But any sense of frustration that may have otherwise started to creep in was overcome by the reality that he continues to hold the points advantage due to a season-long run of firsts and seconds that he kept intact.


The fight for third was a spirited four-way affair, involving Briar Bauman (No. 3 Parts Plus/Jacob Companies KTM 790 Duke), Davis Fisher (No. 67 Rackley Racing/Bob Lanphere’s BMC Racing Indian FTR750), JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), and Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 JMC Motorsports/Fairway Ford Indian FTR750).


Bauman again showed off an ideal pace nearly on par with that of Mees and Daniels when everything worked just perfectly aboard an unruly machine that made that perfection impossible to attain with any consistency. Still, its impressive motor provided him with the tools necessary to secure a third podium of 2023 with Beach fractionally behind in fourth, followed by Fisher and Vanderkooi.


Kolby Carlile (No. 36 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07), who ran third on the opening laps, rebounded from an early mistake to overhaul Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) for seventh by 0.050 seconds at the stripe.


Jeffrey Lowrey (No. 223 Lowery Racing/Gray Hogs Yamaha MT-07) and Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Fastrack Racing/2 Wheelz KTM 790 Duke) completed the top ten.


While Mees chipped off another four points, Daniels still boasts a 16-point advantage (180-164). Third-ranked Bauman is nearly two full races back of first at 131.


Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER


Trent Lowe (No. 48 American Honda/Mission Foods CRF450R) added more evidence to support the old racing adage that a rider’s second win comes a whole lot easier than their first with a triumphant run in Saturday’s Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER pack war.


A seesawing battle that expanded to a nine-rider lead pack as the pivotal final two laps opened, the race for the win appeared almost certain to be decided amongst Turner Honda teammates Lowe and Chase Saathoff (No. 88 American Honda/Mission Foods CRF450R) and the Estenson Racing Yamaha duo of Tom Drane (No. 59 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) and Trevor Brunner (No. 21 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F).


Sacramento winner Drane looked like the odds-on favorite due to his optimal blend of high-speed chops, low-pro aerodynamics, ultra-light weight, and big-time horsepower. However – despite repeatedly demonstrating the capacity to blast up to first from three or four positions back seemingly at will – the Aussie’s last-lap strategy was blown up by a lapped rider as the huge lead group dove into Turn 3 for the final time.


As a result, Drane could finish no better than third with Lowe and Saathoff handing Honda a hard-earned 1-2.


Whether or not Drane might have been able to run the Hondas down with a cleaner run is as impossible to guess as it is irrelevant at this point. Ultimately, Lowe put himself in the perfect position to capitalize in the chaos and scoop his second-career victory.


“It feels so great to come out on top,” Lowe said. “I knew I had to keep my corner speed up and that was the one thing I had going for me. Leading and going into (Turn) 3 was definitely my best option. I’m happy for the whole Turner Racing team. Everyone has put in so much effort. It’s unreal to think about the time that people put in and the dedication that they have.”


Brunner finished just 0.057 seconds back off his teammate but once again came up just short of the podium He was followed home by Red Bull KTM teammates Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) and Kody Kopp (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) – Kopp closing in from a distant ninth to make himself a factor late.


Kopp continues to lead in his title defense with 151 points to his credit. However, Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 D&D Racing/Certified KTM 450 SX-F) was shuffled back to seventh in the melee, a development that allowed Saathoff to join him level at 136 points. Whale is fourth at 130, followed by Brunner (123), Lowe (117), and Drane (105).


Next Up:


Progressive American Flat Track will conclude its midseason run of three consecutive Miles with the much-awaited return of the DuQuoin Mile at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds on June 17 in DuQuoin, Illinois. Visit to reserve your seats today.


For those that can’t catch the live action from the circuit, is the live streaming home of Progressive AFT. Sign up now and catch every second of on-track action starting with Practice & Qualifying and ending with the Victory Podium at the end of the night at


FOX Sports coverage of the Red Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle of Lexington, featuring in-depth features and thrilling onboard cameras, will premiere on FS1 on Sunday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. ET (7:30 a.m. PT).


For more information on Progressive AFT visit

After the tropical storm that dominated last year’s competition heats, the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship teams were relieved to run under dry conditions for Round 3: TYPE S Scorched presented by AutoZone.

Upon arrival at Orlando Speed World, the teams discovered Formula DRIFT had made some minor revisions the layout of the figure-8 course for this year. Outside Zone 1 was lengthened and Outside Zone 2 shortened slightly to improve the flow of the course. The result was an improved spectacle for spectators at the track and via the free-to-view livestream, resuling in an extremely close K&N Qualifying session and exciting competition.



Commencing at sunset and continuing into the evening, all PRO teams were required to use Type S undercar lighting, helping the fans to follow the action through the tire smoke.

The top qualifier was Ryan Tuerck (USA) who put his Rain-X / Nitto Tire / Rockstar Energy GR Corolla in first position with a 94.6-point run, thanks in part to a high X factor: a 10-point discretionary score the judges are able to award to particularly impressive runs. 

Tuerck was also the top qualifier at the opening round in Long Beach but was unable to make much impression, languishing in 11th in the 2023 FD PRO Championship battle coming into Orlando. Undoubtedly, Papadakis Racing would be hoping Tuerck’s flawless qualifying run would initiate the launch of the GR Corolla driver’s title chase.

In reality, Tuerck’s advantage was marginal, with second place Chelsea DeNofa (USA) scoring 94 points in his Pennzoil / BC Racing Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD, and third place Kazuya Taguchi (Japan) awarded 93.6 points in the Upgarage / ISR Performance / GT Radial / Jerry Yang Racing Toyota 86. This meant one point separated the top three drivers, while less than ten points separated the top 18. The changes to the course had certainly brought out the best from the entire field, although there were some hiccups. 

Championship leader Matt Field (USA), for example, scored 87 points, which placed the Borla Performance / GT Radial Corvette in a rather disappointing 16th, but everybody understood he’d undoubtedly be a major factor in the competition heats.

Reigning Champion Fredric Aasbo (Norway) fared better, scoring 91.6 points in the Rockstar Energy Toyota GR Supra, which meant he placed fifth in qualification.

With 35 drivers again contesting 32 competition places, there would inevitably be disappointment. And while the Knockout Qualifying Format (KQF) ensured the top 24 drivers automatically qualified, the remainder were required to run a second time. Once the points were tallied, Joao Barion (Brazil), Kyle Mohan (USA) and Ola Jaeger (Norway) were cut from competition.



For the second time in three events, it was a Mustang RTR driver who climbed to the top step of the podium. Two weeks ago in Atlanta, fans had witnessed the incredible return of team leader Vaughn Gittin Jr. But with Gittin Jr sharing a car with Adam LZ throughout the 2023 season and sidelined for Orlando, it was Chelsea DeNofa (USA) who took his Pennzoil / BC Racing Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD to the win. 

And it was a battered and bruised Mustang RTR that transported DeNofa to his first victory since Round 6 in Seattle 2022. With an incredibly tough bracket, DeNofa fought valiantly for the win, and the carnage began in the Top 32 where he collided with Alex Holovnia (Ukraine).

After two clean runs, the judges requested they go One More Time (OMT), repeating both runs to help them find a winner. Unfortunately, the rookie driver of the Huragan Racing / Cheap Racing Toyota GT86 experienced power steering problems as he initiated into Outside Zone 1 (OZ1) on the fourth run. Unable to control the car, it was pulled into the wall, giving a committed DeNofa nowhere to hide. Hitting the rear corner of the Toyota, the Mustang RTR was thrown into the air, landing hard and suffering considerable damage.

With a two-hour intermission before the Top 16 heats, RTR Motorsports replaced the damaged components in time for a blockbuster battle against three-time FD PRO Champion Chris Forsberg (USA) in the NOS Energy Drink / GT Radial Nissan Z. With both drivers setting extraordinary lead runs, it was DeNofa’s chase that tipped the close decision in his favor. 

Advancing to the Great 8, Chelsea faced three-time FD PRO Champion and teammate James Deane (Ireland) in the AutoZone Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD. Again, it was a clash of the titans, with both drivers matching speed and precision. And again, it was the finesse of DeNofa’s chase run that allowed him to progress to the Final 4. 

The explosive power DeNofa brings means opponents are always under pressure to match his speed, and sometimes that ends badly. In this instance it was Taguchi who used his Toyota 86 as a spear. It was aimed directly at the Mustang’s door as Taguchi lost composure at Inside Clip 2 (IC2), causing more suspension damage to the Ford. 

After making the necessary repairs, DeNofa defeated Taguchi in their second run despite an engine misfire. With new plugs and leads fitted to the 1100hp V8, DeNofa faced three-time FD PRO Champion Aasbo in an extremely close Final that saw both drivers take it to the limit. 

“It was a gnarly event and the team worked extremely hard all weekend,” DeNofa told us after spraying the champagne. “We worked through a number of gremlins in practice and the car was there when I needed it. Everything went well, and after our One More Time in the Top 32 we won all the battles with the chase run and clean leads. It worked out really well because we have a great car for this track – it’s only one turn, so it can’t be that hard!

“We need to fix the car before New Jersey because it’s so battered. The crew will get it back together and we’ve got a good set up for Englishtown, so we’ll try to get on the podium again.”

The victory lifted Chelsea from tenth to second in the 2023 FD PRO Championship and kickstarted his title chase. While Aasbo’s second place meant he amassed sufficient points over the first three rounds to lead the 2023 FD PRO Championship by a narrow 13 points despite not claiming a victory thus far. 

Conversely, Matt Field – who was leading the Championship by a healthy 40-point margin coming into Orlando – was eliminated from the Top 16 by Tuerck after a monumental conflict that saw them run six times before the judges declared a winner. Finishing 14th on the night, Field dropped to third in the title race but will remain a real threat. 

Taguchi finished third, reflecting his qualifying position and reinforcing the respect given to him by an increasing number of drift teams and experts. After a poor start to the season, the Orlando result catapults Taguchi from 25th to 12th in the FD PRO Championship table.

Dylan Hughes (USA) finished fourth in the Whip Racing / Royal Purple BMW after a very close contest against Aasbo in the Final 4. He also received a healthy bump from 13th to 6th in the title race. Hughes had purged Aasbo’s Papadakis Racing teammate Tuerck from the Great 8, and although the top qualifier in the Corolla GR finished 5th in Orlando, he only collected enough points to rise from 11th to 10th overall.

With only Holovnia and Diego Higa (Brazil) competing for the 2023 Rookie of the Year title, both were eliminated from the Top 32 heats. However, Higa’s superior qualifying position put him in 28th while Holovnia finished 31. They sit 29th and 32nd in the Championship table, respectively.

After the third round, Ford extended its lead of the 2023 Formula DRIFT PRO Auto Cup, while Nitto regained the lead of the Tire Cup thanks largely to the performance of both DeNofa and Aasbo.

“After a fast start to the 2023 season, we find ourselves almost at the halfway point and see Fredric Aasbo take a lead in the PRO Championship with another consistent performance," Formula DRIFT President, Ryan Sage reflected. “We saw a lot of One More Times throughout the competition heats but it was Chelsea DeNofa who emerged victorious in his hometown after an incredible evening that saw his team repeatedly fixing the vehicle. He and the team were able to navigate the chaos and get the victory, which is a big result for both Chelsea and RTR. It’s going to be fascinating to see if the team can continue its momentum at the next round in New Jersey on June 22-24.”









Chelsea DeNofa



Fredric Aasbo



Kazuya Taguchi



Dylan Hughes



Ryan Tuerck



Travis Reeder



James Deane



Simen Olsen



Aurimas Bakchis



Dan Stuke



Jonathan Hurst



Forrest Wang



Chris Forsberg



Matt Field



Darren Kelly



Kristaps Bluss








Fredric Aasbo



Chelsea DeNofa



Matt Field



James Deane



Chris Forsberg



Dylan Hughes



Jonathan Hurst



Aurimas Bakchis



Rome Charpentier



Ryan Tuerck



Forrest Wang



Kazuya Taguchi



Vaughn Gittin Jr



Simen Olsen



Dan Stuke



Kristaps Bluss












Aston Martin










GT Radial










Englishtown Raceway will host Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 4: TYPE S The Gauntlet presented by AutoZone and FD PROSPEC Round 2 on June 22-24. Please visit for the competition schedule, ticket information, driver profiles, special content, and the event livestream


Practice and qualifying are in the books for the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park. Matthew Brabham in the No. 20 GYM WEED Ford Mustang captured his first-career Motul Pole Award in the Trans Am Series with a new track record lap time of 49.141 seconds. Brabham will be joined on the front row by CD Racing team owner Chris Dyson in the No. 16 GYM WEED Ford Mustang as the pair celebrates the 40th anniversary of Dyson’s family team, Dyson Racing.


“It’s great to have the GYM WEED, CD Racing cars lock out the front row and start 1-2, especially with the Dyson family history here; we’re celebrating the 40th anniversary with the team this weekend,” said Brabham. “Lime Rock is awesome, it’s such a great track with so much history. The cars were superfast and we’re really happy as a team; qualifying couldn’t have gone any better for us. I went off a little bit on the first flying lap, and there’s so much pollen here that I almost couldn’t stop sneezing; that was kind of interesting.”


TA Qualifying Top Five:

1. Matthew Brabham, No. 20 GYM WEED Ford Mustang (49.141)

2. Chris Dyson, No. 16 GYM WEED Ford Mustang (49.475)

3. Tomy Drissi, No. 8 Lucas Oil Ford Mustang (50.024)

4. David Pintaric, No. 57 Kryderacing Ford Mustang (50.659)

5. Amy Ruman, No. 23 McNichols Co. Chevrolet Corvette (51.248)


XGT Qualifying:

1. Danny Lowry, No. 42 Bennett/BridgeHaul/ Mercedes AMG GT3 (52.387)

2. Randy Hale, No. 31 Hale Motorsports/Marsh Racing Chevrolet Corvette (54.409)

3. Nathan Byrd, No. 88 Sonesta/Tilson/Hopegivers Porsche 911.1 GT3 Cup (54.410)


SGT Qualifying:

1. Lee Saunders, No. 44 LandSearch LLC Dodge Viper (55.400)

2. Ricky Sanders, No. 18 BridgeHaul/Bennett/ Porsche 991.1 (55.827)


GT Qualifying:

1. Michael Saia, No. 13 KMC/Rabid Wraps/Rapid Performance Management Porsche GT3 Cup 997.1 (56.470)

2. Michael Attaway, No. 91 Bennett/BridgeHaul/ Audi R8 (1:01.092)


Full qualifying results can be found here.


TA Practice Top Five:

1. Justin Marks, No. 99 Trackhouse Chevrolet Camaro (50.011)

2. Matthew Brabham, No. 20 GYM WEED Ford Mustang (50.174)

3. Chris Dyson, No. 16 GYM WEED Ford Mustang (50.244)

4. Tomy Drissi, No. 8 Lucas Oil Ford Mustang (50.878)

5. Amy Ruman, No. 23 McNichols Co. Chevrolet Corvette (52.027)


XGT Practice:

1. Danny Lowry, No. 42 Bennett/BridgeHaul/ Mercedes AMG GT3 (53.443)

2. Randy Hale, No. 31 Hale Motorsports/Marsh Racing Chevrolet Corvette (58.212)


SGT Practice:

1. Ricky Sanders, No. 18 BridgeHaul/Bennett/ Chevrolet Corvette (57.587)


GT Practice:

1. Michael Saia, No. 13 KMC/Rabid Wraps/Rapid Performance Management Porsche GT3 Cup 997.1 (58.403)

2. Michael Attaway, No. 91 Bennett/BridgeHaul/ Audi R8 (1:03.142)


Full practice results can be found here.


The TA/XGT/SGT/GT race will be contested today at 1:10 p.m. ET and will be streamed live here. The TV broadcast of the race will air on MAVTV on Thursday, June 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET. 

Lilou Wadoux, the first official female driver in Ferrari's GT program, made motor  sport history by becoming the first woman to win a FIA WEC round.

The #83 Richard Mille AF Corse Ferrari won the LMGTE Am class at the  TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday. The trio of Luis Perez  Companc, Lilou Wadoux and Alessio Rovera dominated the class and crossed the  finish line 18 seconds ahead of the Corvette Racing Chevrolet.

Lilou Wadoux thus became the first female driver to win in the FIA WEC. "I am  super happy that we signed a result like this," said the 22-year-old  Frenchwoman. "In Portimão, we came close to winning (2nd at 0"260 from the  winner). It also proves that we are ready to fight for the championship. It  promises great things for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the rest of the season."

The lady from Amiens was keen to praise the performance of her teammates,  who started and finished the race. "We started in Slicks, it was quite dangerous  and we saw it well from the warm-up laps. Luis (Perez Companc) did a great job.  During his two stints, he was in the best ones and he gave me the car in a good  position and that's really nice (...) When I arrived in the lead and I gave the car  back to Alessio (Rovera), I knew that he was going to do the job and that we had  a gap. I had no doubt that it was going to happen. When we see the checkered  flag, we're a little relieved!"

Lilou more than contributed to the #85 Ferrari's success. It was her who took the  lead in LMGTE Am with an authoritative overtake on the #88 Dempsey Proton  Racing Porsche. The Frenchwoman then managed her efforts perfectly to give  Richard Mille AF Corse a lead. "For my first stint, it wasn't necessarily easy. I  pushed a little too hard with the cold tires even though, in the end, I was first  when I stopped during my first stint. The second stint went pretty well, with a  good pace. The car was easy to drive, it was very enjoyable."

In the long history of women drivers in motorsport, Lilou Wadoux joins a  prestigious line of winners on the world stage. "This is a new part of history. I  hope it will make other women, who don't necessarily want to go, want to take  the plunge. In the end, we are all capable of doing the same thing, and we are all  proving it. We can fight, women and men, behind a wheel."

With the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, VegasInsider talked to F1 great Emerson Fittipaldi who talked about the glamour of the race and also gave us his Mount Rushmore of drivers of the Monaco GP.

Here's a summary of what he had to say:

Monaco GP Mount Rushmore

"It's difficult after so many years of racing in Monaco, but for sure Ayrton. He won so many times."

"He always was very aggressive and determined with his driving. Monaco was his style."

"I'd say another one who was very impressive was Graham Hill who by some reason always adapted himself to Monaco. He won the GP five times."

"In my time, who I raced with, it was impressive to see Jackie Stewart drive in Monaco. For sure."

"Niki was very good in Monaco too."

"Then of course, the Schumacher era. He was very good. He won five times there. Very impressive."

The glamour of Monaco is unmatched - I remember meeting Grace Kelly there in 1971

"I think the history of Monaco, the place of choice for jet-setting people, very international, the yachts, the marina, the royal family, they all give the glamour to Monaco."

"I remember the first time I went there, when Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly were Monaco, and I on a Saturday night they invited me to the castle, after qualifying for the first time in 1971."

"There were cocktails for the drivers, for the sponsors, for the people involved in racing. 

"And then I remember talking to international people from all the world, famous people, glamorous people and then there was a big silence in the room. Everyone stopped talking and started looking - the whole hall, you could hear a fly - and the reason was that Grace Kelly walked in."

"For us as racing drivers, it's a lot of work in a good sense. You cannot walk, people ask, there's a lot of demand."

"But, it's very glamorous. Monaco is unique in the world for sure."

"I met so many celebrities in Monaco. For a few years, David Niven was in my pits. He was a true British gentleman. Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Lauren, Brigitte Bardot. I was a young guy at that time racing, and I went 'my god, I'm in Monaco'."

The race is getting less exciting because of the cars getting longer and bigger

"I think it is difficult to supersede Monaco because it has the charm and glamour of the marina, the yachts. People fly from all over the world to be there. Italian fans and the tifosi are there."

"Monaco will always stay a part of F1 but it's getting less exciting because qualifying is 95 percent of the result."

"The cars are so long now and so big. And not just that but you only have one flying lap on the tires." 

"Supposing I was driving in Formula 1 right now and I finish my flying lap and did my time, for sure I will go slower back to the pits. And then where do I put the car if someone wants to overtake me, coming faster on the qualifying lap."

"I think there will be a lot of strange, critical situations in qualifying that can help or can damage people's fast times. It could be luck, you know, to get a completely clear lap because you have no place to put your car if you're slow and have to make space for the other guy. Nearly impossible."


Thanks again to VegasInsider. You can find a link to the article here.

Mixhalo, the ultra-low latency networking technology that unlocks high-fidelity, augmented audio for fans at live events, today announced its latest technology partnership with the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). As the first motorsports organization to adopt the technology, NASCAR joins teams across MLS, the NBA, and the NHL, as well as artists like Sting and Metallica, by allowing fans to unlock unparalleled, customizable in-ear audio experiences using their mobile phones and headphones. 


NASCAR has long offered unprecedented access to live audio, enabling fans to listen in on communication among drivers, crew chiefs, spotters and officials during races. As part of NASCAR’s continued commitment to innovating the fan experience, the sanctioning body and Mixhalo will work to deliver these types of audio channels to fans in the stands through their own cell phones in real time with crystal-clear audio quality – an at-track experience that was previously available only through a dedicated scanner headset.  This new audio feature will be available within the NASCAR Tracks App beginning with select races toward the end of the 2023 season.  


“At Mixhalo, we have always looked to NASCAR as a trailblazer – they have long validated that fans at live events want the same complimentary audio experiences they can have at home… and NASCAR has been delivering that and more with their RE scanners,” said John Vars, CEO of Mixhalo. “It is a privilege for us to now partner with NASCAR to take their grandstand experience to the next level!” 


Mixhalo continues to gain strong momentum in the sports and entertainment worlds. The technology has been adopted by top major league sports teams, including Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), The Seattle Kraken, The Buffalo Sabres (NHL) and The Sacramento Kings (NBA), in addition to Times Square NY’s TSX Entertainment, Las Vegas’s famed Caesars Palace for Sting’s “My Songs” residency.

Turn 3 Motorsport will take on the .686-mile oval of Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park at Friday night’s traditional Carb Night Classic, an event which has long served as a predecessor to the world famous Indianapolis 500.
The USF Pro 2000 Championships Presented by Cooper Tires team has some notable achievements at the circuit; Turn 3 scored a podium finish with INDY NXT driver Josh Green at last year’s Cooper Tires Freedom 90, and USF2000 Champion and current USF Pro 2000 Championship driver Michael d’Orlando took the USF2000 pole and win at the event in both 2022 and 2021. With points being worth more this weekend, the hunger for top results is strong within the team.

#1 Michael d'Orlando // USF Pro 2000
USF Pro Championships / Priority Payments Systems / Focused Project Management / UFC Gym Mamaroneck / Rising Star Racing

“I’m really looking forward to going back to Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park for the Freedom 90,” said d’Orlando. “I’ve always had success there winning the Freedom 75 in 2021 and 2022. With the testing we’ve done prior to the weekend, I’m confident that the Turn 3 Motorsport crew and I can perform and maximize our results. I can’t wait!”

#2 Jonathan Browne // USF Pro 2000
JB Racing / Motorsport Ireland / CRPS Awareness

“I’m excited to be back out racing this week,” said Browne. “Being the only oval on the calendar provides a different challenge to every other event, but it’s one that we are ready for. I’m looking forward to getting out there and seeing what we can do.”

#47 Jackson Lee // USF Pro 2000
IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center / Race for RP / Prime 47 / Browning Chapman

"We are going to give it our all for the last race in May,” said Lee. “The oval brings its own unique set of challenges, and the team and I have worked hard to prepare ourselves to give it a strong run. We’ve shown solid pace with some good results in the last two events, and I hope to have a great result in a race 15 minutes from where I live. Thanks to everyone at Turn 3 Motorsport for giving me a great opportunity to put the car up front, and thanks to the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, Browning Chapman Specialty Contractors, and Race for RP.”

The Cooper Tires Freedom 90 will take place on Friday night at 9:30pm ET with testing, practice, and qualifying sessions happening prior.
Live streaming for the event can be viewed worldwide on the free USF Pro Championships app or on
To stay up to date on Turn 3 Motorsport, follow the team on social media using the handle @turn3motorsport.

12:00-12:45pm – USF Pro 2000 Test 1
3:00-3:45pm – USF Pro 2000 Test 2
5:30-6:00pm – USF Pro 2000 Qualifying

4:50-5:05pm – USF Pro 2000 Practice
9:30-10:20pm – USF Pro 2000 Race (90 laps or 50 min)

All times Eastern Standard Time.

Mad Protection. Incredible Value. SA1NT, a leading Australian motorcycle apparel company and innovators of the world’s strongest single-layer denim, is expanding its moto denim collection with the introduction of an all-new, entry-level ‘ENGINEERED’ line. The ENGINEERED collection by SA1NT is 120% stronger than regular denim and delivers the same sleek, SA1NT style synonymous with its industry-leading, single-layer UNBREAKABLE line.


At $199, the ENGINEERED riding jean combines a stylish design with next-level protection. A CE AA rating means riders are well protected while an engineered stretch delivers all-day comfort on and off the bike. SA1NT’s ENGINEERED line comes standard with built-in hip and knee armor, providing high-grade abrasion and tear protection, and a reflective cuff for improved visibility among other motorists.


With the introduction of its new line, SA1NT has reengaged the North American market and has filled inventory at its Utah-based warehouse.


"We're thankful to have refocused our business after challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Aidan Clarke, SA1NT Moto CEO. “We’ve doubled down on our moto range offering and have expanded from just a handful of moto jean styles, to now offering several CE-rated jackets that look like fashion, but heavily protect the rider if things go random. We don't want style choices to compromise protection, and our SA1NT garments allow riders to look smart without giving up safety. We love to armor the risk takers."


On top of an expanded moto denim offering, SA1NT has developed a range of base-layer compression products that were developed in medical grade hosiery factories. From arm sleeves that can reduce forearm pump and grip issues, to compression socks that improve circulation and minimize swelling.


To date, SA1NT has successfully entrenched itself with riders around the world as the outright innovators in protective motorcycle apparel, because it did something other riding apparel brands had not – made technical gear that didn’t look or feel technical. The brand plans to continue to expand its men’s and women’s apparel offerings in 2023 and will soon have several different cuts and colors available.


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By Mark Robinson

IMSA Wire Service

Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Entry List


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The “challenge” portion of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge name will certainly be accurate in the upcoming event as the series takes on a set of firsts at the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at the Detroit Street Circuit.


Not only will it be the first time that the Michelin Pilot Challenge Grand Sport (GS) class races in Detroit, it will be the first for any IMSA-sanctioned series on the new downtown temporary street course surrounding the Renaissance Center.


The series hasn’t raced on a street course since Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, in 2010. Needless to say, it will be a new adventure with no background data for the 22 cars entered to rely on heading into the June 2-3 weekend.


As is the norm, the competition has been tight and unpredictable through the first three races of the GS schedule. By virtue of their May 13 win at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Kenny Murillo, Christian Szymczak and the No. 72 Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT GT4 have opened a 90-point lead in the class standings.


Behind the Murillo leaders, though, is a cluster of nine teams, all within 100 points of each other. That makes it imperative for anyone with championship aspirations to bring their car home in one piece – no simple feat on the tight 1.7-mile, nine-turn circuit surrounded by concrete barriers.


Drivers and teams will have but a pair of 60-minute practices to zero in on setups and attack styles before qualifying begins at 4:50 p.m. ET Friday, June 2. The 100-minute race streams live on Peacock with a start time of 4:10 p.m. Saturday, June 3.

Today, NASCAR named Xfinity as a founding partner of its inaugural Chicago Street Race Weekend, which will be held from July 1-2 in Grant Park. This announcement represents an exciting new chapter in the longstanding partnership between the two leading brands over the last nine years.  


As a founding partner, Xfinity will have official presenting, marketing, and promotional rights for the Chicago Street Race Weekend including the NASCAR Cup Series’ Grant Park 220 and NASCAR Xfinity Series’ The Loop 121 races. Xfinity joins McDonald’s and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois as the founding partners of NASCAR’s Chicago Street Race Weekend.  


The Xfinity 10G Network will be featured prominently and integrated on the course with significant branding in Turn 10, which will fittingly be called the Xfinity 10G Turn. The Xfinity brand will have visibility throughout the Chicago Street Race Weekend with additional on-course branding in a dedicated founding partner section as well as the historic start-finish line near Buckingham Fountain, fan entrances, concert stage, wayfinding signage, and other locations throughout the event’s footprint. 


“The Chicago Street Race is an incredible moment in NASCAR history, and we can’t think of a better platform to showcase the Xfinity 10G Network and Xfinity Mobile with the iconic Chicago skyline as a backdrop,” said Matt Lederer, Vice President, Xfinity Brand Partnerships.  


Xfinity is in its fourth season as a Premier Partner of NASCAR and ninth season as entitlement partner of the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Xfinity also entitles the Xfinity 500, the Championship 4 elimination race of the Cup Series Playoffs at Martinsville Speedway.   


To download the Xfinity and Chicago Street Race logo, click here. 


“Whenever we want to do something bold to advance the sport and the fan experience, Xfinity has always been there to help us move NASCAR forward,” said Julie Giese, Chicago Street Race President. “The Founding Partner model is really unique to the Chicago Street Race, and we can’t think of a better organization to add to this incredible list of partners for our first-ever street race.” 


“Over the last nine years, NASCAR and Xfinity have become intrinsically linked, and this announcement represents the next step in that proud partnership,” said Jeff Wohlschlaeger, SVP, Chief Sales Officer, NASCAR. “This is an opportunity to showcase our wonderful Founding Partners like Xfinity to a global audience of millions in a brand-new setting here in Chicago.” 


Xfinity and the Chicago Street Race have committed to share future announcements on the organizations’ collaborative support for programs that will have a positive and lasting impact in the Chicago community.  


Chicago Street Race 


As part of NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season, the first-ever Chicago Street Race Weekend will feature the NASCAR Cup Series’ Grant Park 220 and NASCAR Xfinity Series’ The Loop 121 competing on a 12-turn, 2.2-mile street course, along with full-length concerts by The Chainsmokers and Miranda Lambert with the support of The Black Crowes and Charley Crockett over Fourth of July Weekend on July 1-2. 


General admission and reserved tickets are on sale for the Chicago Street Race. Two-day general admission ticket start at $269 and reserved tickets that offer an array of opportunities including reserved seating and a wide variety of premium experiences start at $465. To purchase tickets, fans can log onto or call 1-888-629-7223.  


The Grant Park 220 will be nationally broadcast on NBC on Sunday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. CT and The Loop 121 will be broadcast nationally on USA Network at 5:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. CT. 


To stay up to date with the Chicago Street Race, fans can subscribe to receive exclusive Chicago Street Race emails, follow @NASCARChicago on Twitter and Facebook and download the NASCAR Tracks App for the latest real-time updates on all aspects of the event. 


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