Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Kevin O’connell & Carlos Contreras Podium Finish At Sebring In Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series

O’Connell Wins Pro-Am, Co-Drivers Scott Monroe & Lance Fenton 2nd in Pro – Am

HOLLYWOOD, CA., March 17th, 2014 — O’Connell Racing (OConnellRacing.com), a professional motorsports company based in Southern California announced today that drivers Kevin O’Connell and Carlos Contreras reached the podium with a third place overall finishing position in their inaugural race at Sebring this weekend in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series led by Rick Ware Racing and Lamborghini of Houston.

Rick Ware Racing fielded a two car effort with Texas drivers Scott Monroe and Lance Fenton in the #15 Lamborghini of Toronto teamed with O’Connell and Contreras in the Lamborghini of Houston – Voli Light Vodka #9 race car.

Rick Ware stated, “The possibility came together with these new entries into the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series very close to the Sebring race so we had to race with limited testing data for the crew chiefs and a newly formed team. Fortunately, the collective experience of all four of our drivers paid off and we had a successful weekend and created some momentum heading to the upcoming west coast race at Laguna Seca”.

Starting at the back the grid due to a seat belt malfunction in qualifying, Contreras moved aggressively through the field to bring the car to P-6 within the first half of the race. After a planned driver change and a late race caution that led to a green white checker, O’Connell was able to complete the effort started by Contreras. O’Connell was first in class with the co-drivers taking third overall for the race.

O’Connell commented, “We were really learning the car and the track lap by lap and with a new car, new team and real time race strategy to sort out we are content with a podium finish, but all of our drivers believe there is much more to achieve.”

About O’Connell Racing:
O’Connell Racing (OCR) featuring American racing driver Kevin O’Connell is a race-day event and motorsports media marketing and branding company that competes directly in NASCAR throughout North America and Europe, the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Series, the IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo Racing Series and in SVRA in various vintage racing events in the United States.

About Rick Ware Racing:
Rick Ware Racing (RWR) has competed in multiple NASCAR racing series including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the K & N Pro Series as well as the ARCA Series, the WMA Motocross Series, AMA Arenacross, Motocross and Supercross Series, Summer X-Games, the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Series and the IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo Racing Series.

About Shania Kids Can:
Shania Kids Can is a program designed for kids at primary school level who are having personal problems at home. As a result these children often have difficulties functioning at their full potential in the school environment either socially, behaviorally, academically or all three. Children with personal life challenges might come to school with low self-esteem, depressed, tired or hungry – not ideal for taking in the joy of learning, the security of community and the pleasure of friendship. The Shania Kids Can Foundation educates, inspires and empowers children in their communities to achieve their full potential by increasing their chances of equality and opportunities for success. By helping less fortunate children reach their personal best in their daily lives at primary school age; this may likely prevent the less positive alternative that too many children of lost potential face later in life …of becoming statistics that burden society rather than contributing to it.

Mar 17, 2014 1962 Views

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O’Connell To Co-drive With Mexico’s Carlos Contreras In The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Racing Series

HOLLYWOOD, CA., March 14th, 2014 — O’Connell Racing (OConnellRacing.com), a professional motorsports company based in Southern California announced today that driver Kevin O’Connell will co-drive with eight (8) time Mexican Series Championship racing driver Carlos Contreras. Contreras is currently a driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series as a driver for Rick Ware Racing.

Kevin O’Connell stated, ” Carlos is a world class road racer with lots of success in both NASCAR and various types of international sports car racing. I look forward to competing with him in 2014.”

The next race for the series is at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in May.

About O’Connell Racing:
O’Connell Racing (OCR) featuring American road course racing driver Kevin O’Connell and related venture sponsored companies is a motorsports race-day event and media marketing company that
competes directly in NASCAR throughout North America and Europe, the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Series (formerly the Grand-Am Rolex Series) specifically in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Racing Series and in SVRA in various vintage racing events in the United States.

About Rick Ware Racing:
Rick Ware Racing (RWR) has competed in multiple NASCAR racing series including the K & N Pro series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as well as the ARCA Series, the WMA Motocross Series, AMA Arenacross, Motocross and Supercross Series, Summer X-Games, Lamborghini Super Trofeo Racing Series and the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Series

About Shania Kids Can:
Shania Kids Can is a program designed for kids at primary school level who are having personal problems at home. As a result these children often have difficulties functioning at their full potential in the school environment either socially, behaviorally, academically or all three. Children with personal life challenges might come to school with low self-esteem, depressed, tired or hungry – not ideal for taking in the joy of learning, the security of community and the pleasure of friendship. The Shania Kids Can Foundation educates, inspires and empowers children in their communities to achieve their full potential by increasing their chances of equality and opportunities for success. By helping less fortunate children reach their personal best in their daily lives at primary school age; this may likely prevent the less positive alternative that too many children of lost potential face later in life …of becoming statistics that burden society rather than contributing to it.

Mar 14, 2014 1716 Views

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Kevin O’connell To Run For Championship In 2014 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Racing Series In North America

HOLLYWOOD, CA., March 12th, 2014 — O’Connell Racing (OConnellRacing.com), a professional motorsports company based in Southern California announced today that driver Kevin O’Connell will enter and compete for the North American championship in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series with Rick Ware Racing of Thomasville, North Carolina and Lamborghini of Houston, Texas beginning with the race at Sebring International Raceway.

O’Connell will have a current co-driver for the series to be named before the first event. Kevin O’Connell commented, “We view Super Trofeo and the effort from factory Lamborghini and its dealers to be similar to what we have seen with the clear success of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and our entry there in select events in 2013. This series is unique and structured with current racing trends in mind, the automotive brand is one of the best in the world and the racing events are at the most coveted circuits in the United States and Canada. This series is the right combination for our corporate marketing partners.”

Launched in Europe in 2009, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo racing series is the world’s fastest one-make series. After expansion into the Asian markets, racing in North America commenced and is to be featured with the TUDOR Sports Car Championship Series and Indy-Car open wheel events. Racing events will take place at popular circuits like the Watkins Glen International, Road Atlanta, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, and Sebring International. Winners in Super Trofeo will receive an invitation to participate in the Super Trofeo World Finals in Vallelunga, Italy where competitors from North America, Asia and Europe will compete concurrently.

Team owner Rick Ware stated, “We are excited to be back in Sports Car racing, particularly with Lamborghini Super Trofeo. Kevin’s racing experience on the track and his leadership with our corporate marketing and branding partners will provide us with the foundation for success in 2014.

About O’Connell Racing:
O’Connell Racing (OCR) featuring American road course racing driver Kevin O’Connell and related venture sponsored companies is a motorsports race-day event and media marketing company that
competes directly in NASCAR throughout North America and Europe, the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Series (formerly the Grand-Am Rolex Series) specifically in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Racing Series and in SVRA in various vintage racing events in the United States.

About Rick Ware Racing:
Rick Ware Racing (RWR) has competed in multiple NASCAR racing series including the K & N Pro series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as well as the ARCA Series, the WMA Motocross Series, AMA Arenacross, Motocross and Supercross Series, Summer X-Games, Lamborghini Super Trofeo Racing Series and the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Series

About Shania Kids Can:
Shania Kids Can is a program designed for kids at primary school level who are having personal problems at home. As a result these children often have difficulties functioning at their full potential in the school environment either socially, behaviorally, academically or all three. Children with personal life challenges might come to school with low self-esteem, depressed, tired or hungry – not ideal for taking in the joy of learning, the security of community and the pleasure of friendship. The Shania Kids Can Foundation educates, inspires and empowers children in their communities to achieve their full potential by increasing their chances of equality and opportunities for success. By helping less fortunate children reach their personal best in their daily lives at primary school age; this may likely prevent the less positive alternative that too many children of lost potential face later in life …of becoming statistics that burden society rather than contributing to it.

PR Contact: Jerry Digney

Mar 10, 2014 1304 Views

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