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.
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Race Winning Brands (RWB), a leading manufacturer of high-performance engine components for the automotive and powersports aftermarkets, is proud to welcome industry veteran, Steve Reed, as Wiseco Powersports Brand Manager.
Reed comes to Race Winning Brands with over 22 years of experience in the powersports aftermarket. Since he was a small child, Reed has been driven by a passion for riding and racing dirt bikes, leading to him setting personal goals of establishing himself in the powersports industry. At a young age, Reed began his powersports career in distribution and quickly grew to a top performer in inside/international sales.
Most recently, Reed spent a long tenure in portfolio management where he managed 150+ brands within powersports distribution, being directly involved in consecutive off-road product portfolio launches while simultaneously maintaining long-established relationships.
“With Wiseco’s deep roots in powersports and Steve’s experience and passion for the powersports industry, this is a perfect fit for RWB,” commented Scott Highland, Race Winning Brands’ Director of Powersports. “Having a genuine interest and involvement with the segments we serve is crucial to connecting with customers on an organic level, and Steve brings extensive knowledge and drive that can help us continue to push performance in the right direction.”
2021 marks the 80th anniversary of Wiseco Performance Products, and Reed’s hire supports RWB’s ongoing efforts to adapt and grow with the evolving powersports markets while remaining true to the grassroots values of Wiseco. Reed will play a key role in both developing existing initiatives and supporting Wiseco powersports growth through product management and development, business platform and partnership support, marketing initiatives, as well as direct customer visits.
“I am excited to join Race Winning Brands as the Brand Manager of Wiseco and look forward to the challenges ahead” explained Reed. “The role I have been offered provides me with some truly great and exciting opportunities, from brand management to visiting established and future customers directly. I really enjoy the face-to-face contact in a customer’s place of business which provides the opportunity to see and listen to their needs to becoming a sustainable business partner(s). This environment, along with being at the track and trade shows for key events, is something I have greatly enjoyed over the years.”
Reed will begin his new role representing RWB and Wiseco Performance Products effective immediately.
Feld Entertainment, Inc., today announced the schedule for the upcoming 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship season. The 17-race schedule returns to its traditional weekend routing format as the series visits 15 cities spread across 13 states including California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan and Washington. Tickets go on sale this October as partner stadiums welcome back fans at full capacity.
Anaheim has become synonymous with the opening round of the Supercross series and Angel Stadium of Anaheim will excitedly host the opening round on Saturday, January 8 as well as subsequent rounds on Saturday, January 29 (Round 4) and Saturday, February 12 (Round 6). Remaining on the West Coast, rounds two and three will take place on Saturday, January 15 at RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland and Saturday, January 22 at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif., while round 5 travels to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Saturday, February 5.
Round seven picks up in the middle of the country on Saturday, February 19 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. before heading south to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, February 26 and then travelling east to the famed Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. for round nine on Saturday, March 5.
Missing from last year’s schedule, rounds 10 and 12 will mark a return to Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. on Saturday, March 12 and Lumen Field in Seattle, Wash. on Saturday, March 26 with a visit back to Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, March 19 in Indianapolis, Ind. for round 11.
After a weekend off, the final five rounds will crisscross the country beginning in St. Louis, Mo. at the Dome at America’s Center on Saturday, April 9, then return to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. on Saturday, April 16, followed by a visit to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on April 23 and Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo. on April 30. The championship will conclude in Salt Lake City at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, May 7 as Utah, the State of Sport, once again hosts the finale.
Storylines abound for the 2022 Supercross season as the 450SX Class continues to feature what has become an ever-expanding, deep array of talent. Three Supercross champions will be competing for another title – 2x champion Cooper Webb, 2020 champion Eli Tomac and 2018 champion Jason Anderson as both a domestic and international “who’s who” list of competitors vie for their first title – Ken Roczen (Germany), Marvin Musquin (France), Dylan Ferrandis (France), Adam Cianciarulo, Justin Barcia, Aaron Plessinger, Malcolm Stewart and Chase Sexton, all from America.
The 250SX Class will see a return of both reigning champions – Justin Cooper (Western Regional) and Colt Nichols (Eastern Regional), while Australian super-star brothers Jett and Hunter Lawrence and Japan’s Jo Shimoda seek their first title.
Another welcomed highlight will be the return of FanFest which is currently planned for all rounds except Minneapolis, Minn. (Round 7) and Detroit, Mich. (Round 10). The expansive outside footprint will feature the race team rigs, Monster Energy exhibitions, photo opportunity set ups, food and beverages, plus the comforting Race Day Live Lounge and red-carpet styled Ride of Fame.
Ticket information, Eastern and Western Regional 250SX Class race designations, Triple Crown and Dave Coombs Sr. 250SX East/West Showdown events will be announced later in the year. Stay up to date with all of the latest news and updates by visiting SupercrossLIVE.com.
They’re big, bad, and ready to entertain you! See Monster Trucks tear up the grandstand at the 2021 Orange County Fair with an action-packed show! The perfect entertainment for all ages, guests will witness our trucks crushing, jumping, and racing up close July 23rd-25th. The show begins at 7pm each night and the grandstand will open at 5:30 pm. All tickets are for general admission; seating is on a first come, first served basis. Buy tickets online at www.orangecountyfair.com and get FREE fair admission with your purchase.
Tickets for general admission seating in the Main Grandstand are $25. Tickets for general admission seating in the 1/2 Covered & First Turn Grandstands are $20. The 2021 Orange County Fair is open Thursdays-Sundays July 15th-August 1st. Hours are 4pm-11pm on weekdays and 1pm-11pm on weekends. For more information and to SAVE BIG on admission and unlimited ride combo tickets visit www.orangecountyfair.com.
The 4th Annual CARS Tour “Honeywell Home Throwback 276 presented by Baker Distributing” at Hickory Motor Speedway on July 31st will see six different “throwback” celebrities of the sport honored at the series’ biggest event of the season. This year’s group is an excellent mix of short track heritage, NASCAR Cup success, and local flare.
Fans will get the opportunity to meet with these six legendary figures as part of the on-track Fan Fest autograph session beginning at 6:00 pm Saturday night. In addition, both Super Late Models and Late Model Stock divisions, will be on hand to do the same. Once the autograph session is complete, fans will be treated to stories from the past with the “Lookback with the Legends” sessions as the group reflects on the sports history with announcer, Tony Stevens.
-Scott Riggs: 208 NASCAR Cup starts, 115 Busch Series starts with 4 series wins. 60 NASCAR Truck Series starts with 5 series wins. 2002 Busch Series Rookie of the Year. 2003 Busch Series Most Popular Driver of the Year. Multi time Late Model Stock Car winner at tracks throughout the Carolinas. Riggs’ son, Layne Riggs competes full-time on the CARS Late Model Stock Car Tour and is a multi-time series winner.
-David Reutimann: 235 NASCAR Cup starts with 2 series wins (Charlotte 2009, Chicago 2010), 127 Xfinity starts with 1 series win (Memphis 2007). Finished 2nd in 2007 Busch Series standings. 79 NASCAR Truck Series starts win 1 series in (Nashville 2005). 106 NASCAR All Pro series starts with 3 series wins (South Boston 2002, Greenville 2002, Southern National 2002). Finished second in All Pro Series points in 2002 as well. Drove for NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip in the NASCAR Truck Series before eventually moving to the Cup Series to driver for Darrell’s brother, Michael Waltrip. After retiring from NASCAR racing, Reutimann currently races dirt modified cars as well as builds chassis for his company Beak Built Chassis.
-Bosco Lowe: 7 NASCAR Cup starts. 133 Late Model Sportsman/Busch Series starts. One win in the ARCA Series (Cloverleaf Speedway 1984). Lowe from nearby Fairview, North Carolina made his racing debut at Hickory Motor Speedway in 1967. Lowe was most famous for his Late Model and Sportsman racing day at tracks throughout the Carolinas.
-Larry Pollard: 4 NASCAR Cup starts, 98 Busch Series starts with 1 series win (Langley 1987). A Canadian native, his win at Langley in 1987 made him the first non-American driver at the time to win a Busch Grand National race. Prior to driving, Pollard was a pit crew member for Richard Petty in the early 1980’s.
-David Green: 78 NASCAR Cup Series starts. 404 Busch Series starts with 9 series wins. 11 NASCAR Truck Series starts. Green won the 1994 Busch Series championship title driving for Bob Labonte, the father of former NASCAR star, Bobby Labonte. Green also made his Busch Series debut at Hickory Motor Speedway, the site of the Throwback 276, and has one series win at the facility in 1996. After his championship season, Green would go on to finish second in the Busch Series championship points twice (1996, 2003).
-Joe Nemechek: 674 NASCAR Cup starts with 4 series wins. 453 Busch/Xfinity Series starts with 16 series wins. 70 NASCAR Truck Series starts. Nemechek is the all-time leader in combined NASCAR series starts with 1,195. 1988 USAR Pro Cup Rookie of the Year. 1989 All Pro Series champion. 1990 Busch Series Rookie of the Year. 1992 Busch Series champion. 1992, 1993 Busch Series Most Popular driver. Joe Nemechek’s son, John Hunter Nemecheck, currently races for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Truck Series, and is a former CARS Super Late Model Tour competitor.
Tickets for the Throwback 276 presented by Baker Distributing are now on sale at. Tickets for the biggest event of the year are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. The Throwback 276 Mega Pack which includes: FREE weekend pit pass, general admission ticket, Throwback 276 hat, Throwback 276 shirt, and Throwback 276 spotters guide paint scheme poster is just $76 in advance only and limited to just the first 76 fans who purchase the package.
For additional information on the CARS Late Model Stock Tour and the CARS Super Late Model Tour visit www.carsracingtour.com. Be sure to stay active and social with the tour by liking “CARS Tour” on Facebook, following @CARSTour on Twitter, and scrolling through photos on Instagram cars_tour. Additional series information can be obtained by calling the CARS Tour series office, located in Mooresville, NC, at 704.662.9212.
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Tickets are on sale now for the historic 60th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, North America’s most prestigious sports car race. The iconic event, which is the ultimate test of endurance, speed and skill for world-class competition and at the World Center of Racing, will be held on Jan. 29-30, 2022, at Daytona International Speedway to open the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
Practice sessions in all classes kick off the historic week on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 27-28. In addition, Friday’s slate will see the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge to open the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season. The storied “around the clock” Rolex 24 At DAYTONA gets the green flag on Saturday, Jan. 29. Tickets, Camping, Hospitality (including the Rolex 24 Lounge) and other experiences can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
Among the options available are 2- and 4-day admission packages, granting fans access to both the infield and the venue for the Rolex 24 and the Roar Before the 24. 2-day passes are $60 and 4-day passes are $110 and include Garage access. Kids 12 and under are free. Fans in attendance will have access to the ballfield and grid for pre-race ceremonies, including driver introductions and the grid walk.
With 24 hours to explore, fans can take advantage of a host of experiences, including the Open Fan Grid Walk, Autograph Session, Carnival atmosphere at the Boardwalk featuring the traditional Ferris wheel, fireworks show over Lake Lloyd, Heritage Exhibition display, and Garage access. In addition, Daytona International Speedway will pay tribute to noted Rolex 24 Champions, as well as the magnificent machines that carried them to victory, as part of the 60th anniversary celebration.
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“The 2022 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA will be a celebration of 60 years of memorable, iconic moments, and the continuation of a rich legacy at The World Center of Racing,” said Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “We are looking forward to hosting fans from across the globe for an unforgettable experience like no other.”
The 2022 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA will again open the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, which currently features competition in five classes: the headlining Daytona Prototype International (DPi), Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP2), the new GTD PRO class making its world debut with factory teams and drivers, and GT Daytona (GTD) for customer racing programs.
Like 2021, the track will host back-to-back racing weekends with the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 test sessions on Jan. 21-23 (Friday-Sunday). Qualifying to determine the starting lineup for the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA will also take place on Sunday, Jan. 23. Scout Days, a longtime tradition during the Roar Before the Rolex 24 that didn’t occur earlier this year because of the pandemic, is set to return in January.
The Taste of the 24, held annually on the Saturday evening after the drop of the green flag to the Rolex 24, is once again scheduled with the proceeds benefitting the NASCAR Foundation. It features an unrivalled dining experience featuring local restaurant fare in the Midway Suites as part of the frontstetch seating.
The inaugural Rolex 24 was a three-hour event in 1962, initially known as the Daytona Continental, with Hall of Famer Dan Gurney taking the checkered flag. Held on Daytona’s world-famous 3.56-mile road course, the event has become renowned for annually attracting many of the world’s finest race car drivers – from various racing disciplines – to make history against the world’s best sports car racers.
Historically, drivers from NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula 1 and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) have joined forces for the chance to win the coveted Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 Acura quartet of Filipe Albuquerque, Helio Castroneves, Alexander Rossi and Ricky Taylor are the reigning Rolex 24 At DAYTONA Overall Champions.