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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 0 1486 Views

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O’Connell to Race in U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships

ORANGE COUNTY, CA. OCTOBER 20, 2013 — O’Connell Racing (OCR), a professional motorsports company based in Southern California announced today that driver Kevin O’Connell will compete in the SVRA Vintage Racing Championships at the Circuit of the Americas located in Austin, Texas in a NASCAR Southwest Tour Car prepared by Jackson Racing of Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, California.

The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) is the oldest and largest of the vintage racing organizations in the United States. It was founded in 1981 by Ford Heacock III following the success of the Kendall Vintage Grand Prix first held in 1976 as part of the annual 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race. From that beginning, with an initial membership of approximately 25 drivers and supporters, SVRA has become a premier vintage racing organization with over 1,200 members.

SVRA races take on the aura of a rolling art show featuring classic MGs, Triumphs, BMWs, Allards, Jaguars, and Lotuses as well as well as contemporary Camaros, Audis, Porsches, Corvettes and various NASCAR race cars. SVRA’s competitors are men and women from variety of backgrounds including professional racers, mechanics, race instructors, doctors, lawyers, corporate and financial service executives. The organization adheres to a philosophy that encourages the restoration, preservation and racing of historically significant automobiles that are configured as closely as possible to their original design and construction.

The SVRA philosophy is to encourage the restoration, preservation and racing of historically significant race cars configured as close as possible to their original design and construction, with allowances for safety modifications.

Circuit Of The Americas is a multi-purpose facility that will host the most prestigious racing events in the world, including the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™. It is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S. Built around a state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans and an elevation change of 133 feet, the facility is designed for any and all classes of racing – from motor power, to human power. Circuit of The Americas is ideally situated on a 1000-acre site in southeast Austin, approximately two miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport, with scenic views of downtown. Far more than a racetrack, Circuit of The Americas is a world-class performance, education and business center that will feature:

· Racing-focused amenities including a private Motorsports Driving Club and a Karting Track

· Public spaces for private events, seminars and conventions

· Visitor attractions that include an expansive live entertainment space, retail center and museum

· A center with research facilities and robust services and amenities to power a broad range of business, technology and education allies

· 40,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Conference/Media Center

· 5,500 sq. ft. medical center, offering paramedic services and EMS & medical student training

· Area for law enforcement vehicle training

· Fire and rescue training areas

· Driving academies

· Educational programs


About O’Connell Racing:
O’Connell Racing (OCR) featuring American road course driver Kevin O’Connell and related venture companies competes directly in Sports Car racing in the United Sports Car Series (formerly the Grand-Am Rolex Series) and in Stock Car racing in various touring series in NASCAR throughout North America and Europe.

About General Pacific Partners:
General Pacific Partners, LLC (GPP) is a southern California based private venture investment group that provides advisory work, direct investment and marketing and branding strategies to early and developmental stage private and public companies.

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.

Oct 21, 2013 0 12144 Views

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KEVIN O’CONNELL 22nd AT NASCAR’S ROAD AMERICA JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE 200

NEWPORT BEACH, CA. JUNE 23rd, 2013 — O’Connell Racing (OCR), a professional motorsports company based in Southern California announced today that driver Kevin O’Connell finished the NASCAR Xfinity Series racing event at Road America in 22nd position after a several setbacks for the team and driver.

In a late communication, O’Connell was contacted by representatives for the team owner of the #74 Mike Harmon Racing team to replace a current rookie driver from Mexico City to practice, qualify and race the car in the road course race in Wisconsin. Veteran NASCAR crew chief and driver Carl Long was hired to manage and call the race.

O’Connell commented, “We had a last minute chance to run the NASCAR race for Mike’s team and given my recent events at Road America in the Rolex Sports Car series with NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Timmy Hill and previous NASCAR and vintage races there I knew I could bring back a solid effort. I also wanted a chance to work with Carl on a road course race.”

The team chased a miss in the engine during qualifying and opted to attempt a repair prior to the race which per the NASCAR rules relegated the team to begin the race at the rear of the field. Kevin O’Connell stated, “Carl and I talked and we had to try to find the problem before the race. Starting at the back of the field was the least of our challenges as the race is long and we expected many cautions. We never really fixed the problem but the car held together and we finished the race. Turns out there was an internal problem with the engine.”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series has two other road course events in 2013 with Watkins Glen International and the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, both scheduled in August.

About O’Connell Racing:
O’Connell Racing (OCR) featuring American road course driver Kevin O’Connell and related venture companies competes directly in Sports Car racing in the United Sports Car Series (formerly the Grand-Am Rolex Series) and in Stock Car racing in various touring series in NASCAR throughout North America and Europe.


About General Pacific Partners

General Pacific Partners, LLC (GPP) is a southern California based private venture investment group that provides advisory work, direct investment and marketing and branding strategies to early and developmental stage private and public companies.

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.

Jul 8, 2013 0 13001 Views

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KEVIN O’CONNELL FIRST AMERICAN DRIVER TO RACE ROAD COURSE IN THE NASCAR EURO RACECAR SERIES

HOLLYWOOD, CA. JUNE 4th, 2013 — O’Connell Racing (OCR), a professional Southern California based motorsports and marketing company announced today that American road racing driver Kevin O’Connell will be the first driver to race in the Euro RaceCar NASCAR Touring Series on a road course. O’Connell has signed with Team FJ of France for the inaugural American SpeedFest event to be held at the United Kingdom’s Brands Hatch motor racing circuit.

Driver Kevin O’Connell commented, “We have a new venture business partner with an international ambition that will be marketing with us in North America and Europe this year and we wanted to find a unique series of racing events to compete in. The developing NASCAR series in Europe was an easy choice for us and I look forward to announcing our partner later this week.”

Located in Fawkham, (Kent) England, Brands Hatch (www.BrandsHatch.co.uk) circuit’s unique combination of fearsome corners and hill, dips and chambers, is considered one of the world’s favorite circuits, whilst Paddock Bend remains one of the great racing corners in the world, plunging blind, fast downhill.

Brands Hatch will be transformed into a scene from Daytona with American-derived motorsport providing entertainment on track and an array of US themed activities.

Jerome Galpin, the GM of Euro RaceCar NASCAR Touring Series stated, “We are very happy to welcome Kevin to the American SpeedFest in Brands Hatch, which will be rounds 5 and 6 of the Euro Racecar NASCAR Touring Series 2013. He will be the first American road course driver to join us. He will race against the best European Stock Car drivers with competitors coming from all over the world such as India, Australia, Brazil, and the Philippines. This will be a great challenge for Kevin to race on another continent and to adapt quickly to European type NASCAR racecars, but we are confident he will do a very good job on the challenging and renowned Brands Hatch track.”

On track action will be headlined by the superb Euro Racecar NASCAR Touring Series. Led into each race by the Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car, these NASCAR V8 racecars will provide thrill a minute bumper-to-bumper racing akin to the spectacle produced by the world famous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Continuing the supercharged American theme on track will be Pickup Trucks, the Legends Cars Cup from France and the iconic Mustangs, Falcons and Corvettes from Bernie’s Historic V8 Racing Association.

There will also be hundreds of American vehicles on show, a Chevrolet display, live music and the world famous Red Devils parachute display team dropping in for a flying visit.

Racing is scheduled for June 8th and 9th.

About O’Connell Racing:

O’Connell Racing (OCR) featuring American road course driver Kevin O’Connell and related venture companies competes directly in Sports Car racing in the United Sports Car Series (formerly the Grand-Am Rolex Series) and in Stock Car racing in various touring series in NASCAR throughout North America and Europe.

About General Pacific Partners

General Pacific Partners, LLC (GPP) is a southern California based private venture investment group that provides advisory work, direct investment and marketing and branding strategies to early and developmental stage private and public companies.

About Hollywood & Vine Interactive Media (HVIM)

At HVIM, we define, design, develop and deploy custom interactive solutions that enable artists, entertainers and brands to further their reach. We specialize in research, strategy, design, social, development, deployment and analytics for our clients. We work with our national blue-ribbon clients to help them organize, manage and monetize their digital assets. HVIM works with many top entertainers, artists, studios and consumer brands, bringing years of expertise to the digital world for a first class, state of the art communications experience.

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.

Jun 4, 2013 0 12229 Views

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INTERNETGAMING.CO TO SPONSOR AMERICA’S KEVIN O’CONNELL IN 2ND ANNUAL NASCAR “EURO RACECAR SERIES” IN EUROPE

HOLLYWOOD, CA. June 3rd, 2013 – InternetGaming.co (IGCO), a software & technology solutions company for the international gaming industry announced today that the company has signed to sponsor American road course driver Kevin O’Connell from southern California for three NASCAR Euro Racecar series races in 2013, beginning with the American SpeedFest event at the United Kingdom’s most iconic sporting venue, Brands Hatch motor racing circuit. Racing is scheduled for June 8th and 9th.

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May 31, 2013 0 12675 Views

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KEVIN O’CONNELL SIGNS WITH FRENCH TEAM FJ FOR NASCAR EURO RACECAR SERIES

HOLLYWOOD, CA. May 27, 2013 — O’Connell Racing (OCR), a professional motorsports marketing company and General Pacific Partners, LLC (GPP) a private venture investment firm based in Southern California jointly announced today that road course driver Kevin O’Connell has signed with the French owned NASCAR racing outfit Team FJ for the American SpeedFest race at the United Kingdom’s most iconic sporting venues, Brands Hatch motor racing circuit.

Located in Fawkham, (Kent) England, Brands Hatch (www.BrandsHatch.co.uk) circuit’s unique combination of fearsome corners and hill, dips and chambers, is considered one of the world’s favorite circuits, whilst Paddock Bend remains one of the great racing corners in the world, plunging blind, fast downhill.

Brands Hatch will be transformed into a scene from Daytona with American-derived motorsport providing entertainment on track and an array of US themed activities.

On track action will be headlined by the superb Euro Racecar NASCAR Touring Series. Led into each race by the Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car, these NASCAR V8 racecars will provide thrill a minute bumper-to-bumper racing akin to the spectacle produced by the world famous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Continuing the supercharged American theme on track will be Pickup Trucks, the Legends Cars Cup from France and the iconic Mustangs, Falcons and Corvettes from Bernie’s Historic V8 Racing Association.

There will also be hundreds of American vehicles on show, a Chevrolet display, live music and the world famous Red Devils parachute display team dropping in for a flying visit.

Driver Kevin O’Connell commented, “Last year we started to think about new forms of motorsports in countries where our venture partners products and services could be interesting to consumers outside of North America. We have witnessed the effectiveness of NASCAR’s model in America and decided to take the road course experiences that we gained in the Grand Am Rolex Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series and apply it in Europe.”

Racing is scheduled for June 8th and 9th.

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

General Pacific Partners, LLC (GPP) is a southern California based private venture investment group that provides advisory work, direct investment and marketing and branding strategies to early and developmental stage private and public companies.

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.

May 24, 2013 0 12351 Views

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Rick Ware Racing & General Pacific Partners Renew Partnership with Shania Twain’s “Shania Kids Can” in 2013

LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Rick Ware Racing (RWR), a leading professional motorsports marketing and branding company and General Pacific Partners, LLC (GPP) a private venture investment firm based in Southern California jointly announced today the confirmation of Shania Twain’s charity “Shania Kids Can” (SKC) as the primary focus for 2013.

Rick Ware Racing will be competing in nationally televised racing events in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Grand Am Rolex Series in 2013.

Shania Kids Can founder Shania Twain commented, “I am very pleased that RWR and GPP are working together with SKC this year again, offering their help to further build awareness of the Foundation by placing the logo on their NASCAR team cars and driver’s suits. Together, we CAN help kids succeed. For more information, please visit our website, www.shaniakidscan.com and/or donate to the Foundation.”

Team owner Rick Ware stated, “RWR with its NASCAR competition is positioned well to bring awareness to Shania Kids Can again 2013 for a second consecutive year. We will include our management, drivers and personalities throughout the season. Later in the year, we look forward to announcing an event benefitting SKC that will include RWR, GPP, invited guests and tickets available to Shania fans and supporters of SKC.”

Kevin O’Connell, CEO of General Pacific Partners added, “We are excited to be working with Shania Kids Can again for 2013. In conjunction with Rick Ware, we were able to put forward a solid effort last year with our collaborative marketing and branding ideas and look forward to increasing our success in communicating the SKC mission to our unique audience.”

Shania will resume her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on March 19th and will continue through April 10th. Dates and ticket availability can be found at www.shaniainvegas.col11. This second run follows two weeks of sold-out shows this past December.

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.

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 General Pacific Partners

General Pacific Partners, LLC (GPP) is a southern California based private venture investment group that provides advisory work, direct investment and marketing and branding strategies to early and developmental stage private and public companies.

Mar 19, 2013 0 11016 Views

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O’Connell Racing Comments on the Merger of Grand-Am Rolex Series & ALMS

THOMASVILLE, NC (September 3, 2012) — As reported on SPEED.com, multiple sources involved with the negotiations that the American Le Mans Series and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series will announce an agreement that will see the two series race under a single banner, likely beginning in 2014.

Full details on the merger are still unclear, and offers extended to both series for comment were declined, but it’s believed GRAND-AM will serve as the sanctioning body for the new-look championship, which could feature a mix of existing classes from both the ALMS and Rolex Series.

The announcement is expected to come on Wednesday in Daytona Beach, Fla.

O’Connell Racing driver & owner Kevin O’Connell commented, “A consolidated sports car world is great for everyone involved in sports car racing from the drivers to the sponsors. We believe there is some middle ground to be determined between the cost containment formula of Grand Am and originated by NASCAR and the display of current technologies presented in ALMS. Sports car racing demands both and a well thought out class structure in both the GT and Prototype classes could achieve an exciting formula that could push the popularity of sports car racing to rival NASCAR at certain events.”

SPEED.com’s sources, including a number of manufacturers, representatives and participants, have revealed that both sides are coming together; news of this developing story first emerged two weeks ago, building to a head this weekend in Baltimore.

Initially a mirror-image to the twice-around-the-clock French endurance classic, the series has diversified in recent years by opening its class structure to more affordable machinery, including the addition of Prototype and GT Challenge categories.

Its marquee event, the 12 Hours of Sebring, maintained its international presence, while the Petit Le Mans, the 1,000-mile/10-hour Road Atlanta enduro formed by Panoz in 1998, grew to become a mainstay on the global scene as well.

The ALMS has traditionally thrived on manufacturer support, namely from Audi, Chevrolet, Porsche, BMW and Ferrari over its 14-year history and has seen recent growth in its production-based GT category, which currently sees six automakers represented.

However, its prototype categories have struggled to reach acceptable numbers following Audi’s withdrawal from P1 competition in 2009 and the end of Porsche and Acura’s factory programs. As a result, both P1 and the recently relaunched cost-capped P2 categories have almost exclusively featured customer entries.

Having signed a new one-year licensing contract with the ACO late last year, it’s understood the ALMS had renewed its agreement with the Le Mans organizers for one additional year in June.

Established one year after the ALMS in 1999, GRAND-AM grew out of the roots laid by the U.S. Road Racing Championship (USRRC) and featured the Rolex 24 at Daytona as its premier race and annual season kickoff.

While having a strong influence from the onset, GRAND-AM was acquired by NASCAR Holdings in 2008 and has operated under the leadership of executive vice president Jim France through its 13-year history.

The series has typically embraced privateers through its two categories, although receiving support from manufacturers such as Chevrolet, Ford and BMW in the premier Daytona Prototype ranks. No fewer than a half-dozen automakers are represented in GT, with a third category, GX, is scheduled to be added next year for experimental machinery.

Despite having been rival series since the onset, there has been a significant crossover between manufacturers, with Chevrolet supporting programs in both DP and ALMS GT, along with Ferrari, Mazda, Porsche and other marques and drivers that participate in both championships.

Like the ALMS, GRAND-AM’s prototype component has seen a recent drop-off of entries, but has typically thrived, notably with the introduction of new GT3-based cars adapted to Rolex Series’ GT category.

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.

Sep 4, 2012 0 12310 Views

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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 0 1016 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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Company Contact:

Charles B. Arnold

Tel 949.702.2423

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