4. Mahle Motorsport Powers Top Four Finishers at 24 Hours at Daytona
Mahle Motorsport USA would like to congratulate the winning Action Express Corvette DP team driven by Joao Barbossa, Sebastien Bourdais, and Christian Fittipaldi. The No. 10 Corvette DP of Max Angelelli finished Second at 1.4 seconds back. Finishing Third was the No. 9 Corvette DP driven by Brian Frisselle, and in Fourth was the No. 90 Corvette DP driven by Richard Westbrook. Mahle Motorsport USA is proud to have supplied the pistons that powered all top four finishers in the premier prototype class, as well as many more competitors in all classes at the event.
You may not drive a Corvette DP, but the same race tested technology goes into all Mahle Motorsport PowerPak pistons it sell to its customers. In 2014, Mahle has led the way with new PowerPak pistons for the C7 Corvette Stingray LT1, and now offers ring packages that are 33-percent lighter than previous packs. And as always, all Mahle Motorsport USA pistons and rings are manufactured using state of the art coating technologies to improve durability and performance.
5. Bilstein Shock Absorbers Go Grassroots Racing with Team Lucas
Team Lucas is honored to be working with Bilstein Shock Absorbers in 2014 to support grassroots motorsports in the United States. Known for its involvement in off-road racing for more than 40 years, Bilstein will again have a presence at all Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series events. But new for 2014 will be Bilstein's commitment to the Lucas Oil Modified Series, presented by LoanMart. Ten Modified events during the season will include a Bilstein Trophy Dash, and this year's May 17 event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be the Lucas Oil Products "75" presented by Bilstein.
Steven Beaty, Bilstein's Aftermarket and Motorsport President, said, "Team Lucas has a platform that allows Bilstein Shock Absorbers to showcase its product line across different types of motorsport. We are looking forward to working with Team Lucas this year to create further awareness of Bilstein's abilities and technology."
Bob Patison, Lucas Oil Executive Vice President, said Bilstein's support of Team Lucas' exciting, family-friendly motorsports entertainment also comes with visibility on select CBS, CBS Sports, and MAVTV broadcasts.
"For many years, Bilstein has been strongly involved in supporting drivers, teams and racing events," Patison said. "We're proud Team Lucas has a platform Bilstein sees as valuable when it comes to displaying the quality of their products under racing conditions."
6. Trussel Adds Central Arizona to Saturday Promoting Chores
Casa Grande, AZ
Seeing an opportunity, Jonah Trussel announced he will promote both the Casa Grande oval and Arizona Speedway at ET Motopark's Saturday night programs this season.
"Because there won't be any scheduling conflicts, we'll be able to have 24 IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified point races between the two tracks," explained Trussel. "IMCA will crown track champions and pay separate point funds based on standings through their season, which ends in late September.
"We will race after that and pay a joint point fund between the two tracks based on those standings," he added.
Opening night at Casa Grande is February 22. Idle for July and August, the former Central Arizona Raceway will host its IMCA championship night on September 20, 2014.
"We are definitely excited about 2014," Trussel continued. "There are opportunities all the way around for everybody. Drivers get to race more often and sponsors are more interested in being involved with two tracks because they get more bang for the buck. It also means we can combine our TV, radio, and newspaper advertising."