May
24
2013
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KEVIN O’CONNELL SIGNS WITH FRENCH TEAM FJ FOR NASCAR EURO RACECAR SERIES

May 24, 2013 13518 Views

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.

Mar
19
2013
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Rick Ware Racing & General Pacific Partners Renew Partnership with Shania Twain’s “Shania Kids Can” in 2013

Mar 19, 2013 11582 Views

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.

Jan
2
2013
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OCR and RWR to Work on Effort for 24 Hours of Lemans under Combined Grand-Am/ALMS Series

Jan 2, 2013 11564 Views

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