Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Kevin O’Connell & NASCAR Driver Jason White to Co-Drive in Rolex Series at Indianapolis

THOMASVILLE, NC (January 25th, 2012) – O’Connell Racing (www.OConnellRacing.com), a leading professional motorsports organization announced today that Jason White of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be the co-driver with Kevin O’Connell for the inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis this weekend.

Jason, along with sponsor partner GunBroker.com will be making their debut in the Rolex Series in the Rick Ware Racing Ford BOSS Mustang. This will be the first professional sports car race for White and Gunbroker.com and both will be included for the balance of the year in the RWR North American Tour presented by Poynt.

GunBroker.com will be joined by marketing partners Poynt Corporation (Poynt.com), General Pacific Partners (GPP), Adia Nutrition and SHANIA KIDS CAN, the 2012 cause related effort supported by Rick Ware Racing and GPP.

Driver Kevin O’Connell commented, “Having Jason White as a co-driver and Gunbroker.com as a marketing partner for Indy is a special event. There is an underlying friendship there with all of us and we are all embedded in different types of racing and the racing business. With limited practice time due to the condensed schedule, Jason will have to learn the road course quickly. He has a lot of experience as a racer and knows how to take care of the equipment. That will serve us well on a slick infield surface and in a unique race where all of the competition will be pushing the limit in an effort to make their mark at the historic place.”

Team owner and RWR Tour founder Rick Ware stated, “We are pleased to have Jason and Gunbroker.com at Indy for this super event on the RWR Tour in what should turn out to a memorable weekend for everyone. We wanted to the first team to introduce the GunBroker.com brand to the diverse fans and racers in the sports car world.”

The Grand –Am Rolex Series race begins at 4:10pm EST on July 27th.

About Rick Ware Racing: Rick Ware Racing (RWR) has competed in every NASCAR sanctioned series, ARCA Series, the WMA Motocross Series, AMA Arenacross, Motocross and Supercross Series, Summer X-Games and Rolex Grand-Am Series.

About O’Connell Racing: O’Connell Racing (OCR) competes in Sports Car racing in the Grand-Am Rolex Series and Stock Car racing various touring series in NASACR as well as various Vintage Racing series throughout North America.

About Gunbroker.com: GunBroker.com is the world’s largest gun auction website. Launched in 1999, GunBroker.com is an informative, secure and safe way to buy and sell firearms, ammunition and hunting/shooting gear online. GunBroker.com promotes responsible ownership of guns and firearms. Aside from merchandise bearing its logo, GunBroker.com sells none of the items listed on its website. Third-party sellers list items on the site and Federal and state laws govern the sale of firearms and other restricted items. Ownership policies and regulations are followed using licensed firearms dealers as transfer agents.

About Poynt Corporation: Poynt.com is a convenient and timesaving GPS-enabled mobile application that connects users to local businesses, events, restaurants, movie theatres, offers, gas prices, weather information and directions at the moment they are looking to buy or acquire products or services. Poynt is available as a free download for users in the United States and Canada on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry® smartphones and BlackBerry Playbook™ Tablet, and Nokia devices from the respective App Stores.

Jul 25, 2012 1155 Views

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Kevin O’Connell Lead Driver at Indianapolis in Brickyard Grand Prix

THOMASVILLE, NC (January 20th, 2012) – O’Connell Racing (www.OConnellRacing.com), a leading professional motorsports organization announced today that in conjunction with Rick Ware Racing and the RWR North American Tour presented by Poynt, Kevin O’Connell has been confirmed to be lead driver in the RWR Ford BOSS Mustang for the Brickyard Grand Prix to be held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). This is the first time in history of IMS that Sports Cars have been permitted to race at the facility on the road circuit.

O’Connell will be joined by marketing partners Poynt Corporation (Poynt.com), Gunbroker.com, General Pacific Partners (GPP), Adia Nutrition and SHANIA KIDS CAN, the 2012 cause related effort supported by the RWR North American Tour.

Shania Kids Can founder and benefactress Shania Twain commented, “I am pleased that Kevin O’Connell and Rick Ware have joined forces to raise awareness of the SHANIA KIDS CAN foundation. I created SHANIA KIDS CAN to support underprivileged primary age children in North American schools and Kevin and Rick obviously share my desire to give back to those less fortunate by getting involved. Thank you for believing in our kids.”

Under Grand-Am Rolex Series rules, a minimum of two racing drivers per team, per race are required in competition. A current, yet to be named NASCAR co-driver and will be announced on July 25th at 5:30AM EST.

Team owner Rick Ware stated, “ We are racing at the Brickyard with 2011 “Rookie of the Year” Timmy Hill in the Nationwide Series and Kevin and a co-driver yet to be announced in Grand-Am. This weekend on the RWR Tour is special weekend because the Brickyard means so much to any passionate member of racing community and we are proud to be a part of it with our Tour sponsors.”

Driver Kevin O’Connell commented, “Being a road course driver in various NASCAR series and in the Rolex Series the opportunity to race at Indianapolis was always reserved for the oval races with the exception of Formula One. With Rolex and Nationwide both present and both series being part of the 2012 RWR North American Tour, we worked hard with our sponsors and teammates to make this happen. It’s a unique opportunity to race on hallowed ground and to pay tribute to the “founding fathers” of American motor racing who started racing here over a century ago.”

The Grand –Am Rolex Series race begins at 4:10pm EST on July 27th and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race begins at 4:30pm EST on July 28th, 2012.

About Rick Ware Racing: Rick Ware Racing (RWR) has competed in every NASCAR sanctioned series, ARCA Series, the WMA Motocross Series, AMA Arenacross, Motocross and Supercross Series, Summer X-Games and Rolex Grand-Am Series.

About O’Connell Racing: O’Connell Racing (OCR) competes in Sports Car racing in the Grand-Am Rolex Series and Stock Car racing various touring series in NASACR as well as various Vintage Racing series throughout North America.

About General Pacific Partners: Established in 1997, General Pacific Partners, LLC (GPP) is a leading North American advisory services and public venture capital group. GPP specializes in seed, early and developmental stage direct investments and has long-term minded investment experience, in depth capital markets knowledge, proven strategies for improving and growing private and public companies, and strong commitments to teamwork and accountability.

About Poynt Corporation: Poynt.com is a convenient and timesaving GPS-enabled mobile application that connects users to local businesses, events, restaurants, movie theatres, offers, gas prices, weather information and directions at the moment they are looking to buy or acquire products or services. Poynt is available as a free download for users in the United States and Canada on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry® smartphones and BlackBerry Playbook™ Tablet, and Nokia devices from the respective App Stores.

About Shania Kids Can: Shania Kids Can (www.ShaniaKidsCan.com) is an charitable organization founded by Shania Twain and designed to support underprivileged primary age children in North American schools.

About Adia Nutrition: Adia Nutrition, Inc. (ADIA.PK – News) is a company specializing in probiotics. Currently, Adia offers four flavors of probiotic drink mixes and two flavors of probiotic chews. Adia sells their products across the country in independent pharmacies, health food stores, fitness centers and grocery store chains. For more information, visit our website at www.adianutrition.com

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Jul 23, 2012 13472 Views

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Kevin O’Connell to Lead Testing Efforts at Indianapolis for RWR

THOMASVILLE, NC (July 5th, 2012) – O’Connell Racing (OCR), a leading professional motorsports organization announced today that driver Kevin O’Connell has been tapped by Rick Ware Racing to lead the Grand-am Rolex Series test dates at the Brickyard in Indianapolis, Indiana in early July. The team will test the RWR Ford BOSS Mustang that was constructed and recently developed internally at RWR’s race facility in North Carolina.

Constructor & engineer Ken Glen will crew chief the test. Ken was instrumental in the success of Bob Sharp’s Nissan sports car team with drivers Scott Sharp and Paul Newman and most recently with Kevin Harvick’s (KHI) NASCAR teams. The team also will receive at the track support from Roush-Yates engine tuners.

RWR and O’Connell are coming off successful tests at both Watkin’s Glen, New York in SVRA vintage competition and Road America in Elk Hart Lake, Wisconsin in the Rolex 250 Driven by VisitFlorida.com.

Rick Ware commented, “ We are excited to prepare for Indy and to have Kevin and Ken working together again. The development of the RWR Ford BOSS Mustang continues to get better and better with each run.”

Kevin O’Connell stated, “ I can’t say enough about the BOSS Mustang. It is nimble and fast and the car loves to be thrown around. The car wants to be driven hard like a NASCAR road course car but with the lighter weight and the tire footprint, it gives the driver much more freedom to “push the limit.” It is a much different racecar to drive than the Porsche’s we have spent so much time with in the past.

About O’Connell Racing: O’Connell Racing (OCR) competes in Sports Car racing in the Grand-Am Rolex Series and Stock Car racing various touring series in NASACR as well as various Vintage Racing series throughout North America.

About Rick Ware Racing: Rick Ware Racing (RWR) has competed in every NASCAR sanctioned series, ARCA Series, the WMA Motocross Series, AMA Arenacross, Motocross and Supercross Series, Summer X-Games and Rolex Grand-Am Series.

Jul 6, 2012 12142 Views

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Benefactour Media to Advise on RWR North American Tour Featuring Shania Kids Can Charity

Jul 6, 2012 11092 Views

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EAP Introduces First Enthusiast Platform Technology for “Our Sport”

Jul 6, 2012 13006 Views

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O’Connell to Lead Developmental Efforts for RWR Ford BOSS Mustang

Jul 6, 2012 12140 Views

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