Jun
16
2014
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O’CONNELL RACING ENTERS 2014 GREAT RACE — MAINE TO FLORIDA

Jun 16, 2014 1406 Views

Featuring Shania Kids Can

HOLLYWOOD, CA., June 16th, 2014 — O’Connell Racing (OConnellRacing.com), a professional motorsports company based in Southern California announced today that the team with the father-son driver combination of Gus O’Connell and Kevin O’Connell will compete in the 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race that will take place over a week long period starting in downtown Ogunquit, Maine and ending in The Villages, Florida.
The Great Race, established in 1983 requires entrants to only race classic, vintage or antique vehicles. The race is considered to be an automotive competition based on precision driving and navigational skills with events that are timed, with controlled speeds and endurance criteria. The 2014 race will include stops in states such as New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Delaware, Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia with the finish in Florida.
Kevin O’Connell commented, “This is a new type of racing for us and our #59 entry will campaign an all original 1959 Chevrolet Apache Fleetside pick-up truck. My father, family friends Bill Kohlmeyer and Chris Bensabat are going to start the event in Maine, with family members Fred and Denny Cassin providing race support and logistics. I intend to meet up with the team somewhere along the line and drive for a stint or two after racing in the Gardner Denver 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America with Rick Ware Racing.”
Shania Twain’s charity Shania Kids Can has been selected as the primary effort for the entire month of June with O’Connell Racing and Rick Ware Racing dedicating entire events in NASCAR, the IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo Racing Series and the Great Race to the charity.

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 marketing and media company that competes directly in NASCAR throughout North America and Europe, the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Series (formerly the Grand-Am Rolex Series) 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
17
2014
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Kevin O’connell & Carlos Contreras Podium Finish At Sebring In Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series

Mar 17, 2014 1801 Views

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
14
2014
1597 Views

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

Mar 14, 2014 1597 Views

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.

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