Mar
14
2014
2822 Views

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

Mar 14, 2014 2822 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.

Mar
10
2014
2123 Views

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

Mar 10, 2014 2123 Views

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

Oct
21
2013
13484 Views

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

Oct 21, 2013 13484 Views

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.

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