Tony Stewart concludes Arizona Speedway visit with Wild Wing Shootout finale win worth $10,041

Dates: Friday through Sunday, January 22-24
Event: Wild Wing Shootout
Series: Open 410 Event
Track: Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, Arizona)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 7th (6th)
Saturday: 13th (9th)
Sunday: 1st (1st)

BROWNSBURG, Indiana (January 25, 2021) – It took just three starts for Columbus, Indiana’s Tony Stewart to find his way to victory lane in 2021, ultimately ending his three-day visit to Arizona Speedway for the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout with a triumph on Sunday, January 24. 

Cashing in for a top prize equaling $10,041, Smoke’s Wild Wing Shootout victory occurred from the pole position, eventually leading all 35 circuits around Arizona Speedway while keeping a pair of West Coast heavy hitters, DJ Netto and Dominic Scelzi, in his rearview mirror. A caution with ten circuits remaining set-up a last-ditch effort for the California duo, but the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer held strong, even withstanding multiple slide job attempts by Scelzi in the closing laps.

Smoke launched the Sunday program with the fastest time during qualifying time trials. 

“This is the best track we’ve had all weekend,” said Stewart in Arizona Speedway victory lane. “We knew the start was going to be critical. I felt like we were good right from the start and we were able to set a good pace. Even when we got to traffic, we never lost momentum and we were able to get by guys fairly smoothly. We have a lot of great people behind this car and they allow us to come out here and have fun like this.” 

Before parking his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/J&J Auto Racing/No. 14 sprint car in victory lane, Stewart kicked-off his Wild Wing Shootout weekend with a seventh-place finish and 13th-place finish, respectively. 

Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a visit to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, on Friday and Saturday, January 29-30. Featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions, the two-day Winter Freeze will feature back-to-back programs awarding a total winner’s share equaling $18,000; $8,000 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday. 

For those unable to make the journey to Screven, FloRacing will be on hand to broadcast the event live. Visit www.floracing.com to learn more. 

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. 

Tony Stewart:
Web: www.tonystewart.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyStewart

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2021 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: 
Total Races: 3
Total Wins: 1
Total Top-5s: 1
Total Top-10s: 2
**Stats reflect Tony Stewart results, only


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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: DB3 Imaging
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Donny Schatz opens 2021 season with podium, three consecutive top-tens at Arizona Speedway

Dates: Friday through Sunday, January 22-24
Event: Wild Wing Shootout
Series: Open 410 Event
Track: Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, Arizona)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 2nd (5th)
Saturday: 10th (13th)
Sunday: 6th (8th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: N/A [Season begins February 5 at Volusia Speedway Park]

BROWNSBURG, Indiana (January 25, 2021) – Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, officially kicked-off his 2021 campaign and joined some of the best in the business for the three-day Wild Wing Shootout at Arizona Speedway on January 22-24. Three consecutive nights of 410 sprint car competition resulted in three consecutive top-ten results for the Fargo, North Dakota-native, highlighting the weekend with a runner-up finish on Friday, January 22. 

Lining up fifth on the Friday night grid, Schatz was an obvious threat right from the start, eventually working his way through the top five before commencing an epic battle with fellow full-time Outlaw, Carson Macedo, for second. Although the pair were unable to truly challenge eventual winner Buddy Kofoid for the top spot, Schatz and Macedo’s struggle for second continued until the end of the 30-lapper, concluding with Schatz holding off Macedo in a sprint to the flagstand; Schatz’ margin over Macedo equaled three thousandths of a second.

Despite missing the podium the following two evenings, Schatz concluded the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout with back-to-back top-ten appearances, first finishing tenth on Saturday, followed by a sixth-place run during the $10,0410-to-win Shootout finale on Sunday.

In all, Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, advanced eight positions during Wild Wing Shootout feature competition and kicked-off the weekend with a fast time award on Friday. 

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a visit to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, on Friday and Saturday, January 29-30. Featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions, the two-day Winter Freeze will feature back-to-back programs awarding a total winner’s share equaling $18,000; $8,000 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday. 

For those unable to make the journey to Screven, FloRacing will be on hand to broadcast the event live. Visit www.floracing.com to learn more. 

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Donny Schatz:
Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz
Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics: 
Races: 3
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 1
Top-10s: 3
**Numbers reflect overall statistics
2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: 
World of Outlaws Races: N/A
World of Outlaws Wins: N/A
World of Outlaws Top-5s: N/A
World of Outlaws Top-10s: N/A
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: DB3 Imaging
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Rico Abreu caps Wild Wing Shootout with back-to-back top-fives aboard the Works Limited 57

Dates: Friday through Sunday, January 22-24
Event: Wild Wing Shootout
Series: Open 410 Event
Track: Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, Arizona)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 6th (10th)
Saturday: 5th (7th)
Sunday: 4th (7th)

ST. HELENA, California (January 25, 2021) – Rico Abreu’s first weekend aboard the Works Limited No. 57 ended in success, not only scoring three consecutive top-ten finishes during the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout at Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, Arizona, but Abreu improved his finishing position each time out, eventually capping the three-race spectacle, battling head-to-head with some of the best 410 racers in the country, with a fourth-place run on Sunday, January 24. 

With Paul Silva on the wrenches, Rico Abreu, driver of the Works Limited, Lucas Oil, Curb Records, No. 57 sprint car, kicked-off Wild Wing Shootout action with a sixth-place result on Friday, a jump of four sports after starting tenth on the feature grid. The following evening, Abreu bettered his result and advanced from row four to finish fifth, ending the 30-lap program between Gio and Dominic Scelzi, respectively.

The St. Helena, California-native was forced to start seventh once again on Sunday, but the six-time main event winner in 2020 was not deterred, eventually climbing three spots to finish fourth during the 35-lap, $10,041-to-win Wild Wing Shootout finale. 

Tony Stewart was the finale winner, followed by Dominic Scelzi, DJ Netto, and Abreu.

“It was a great weekend for this Works Limited 57. To come right out of the box and show speed all three nights says a lot about our potential together. We still have some things to work on, but I’m confident we have what it takes to be competitive every night we roll out of the trailer,” Rico Abreu said, who scored a pair of top-fives at Arizona Speedway during the annual Copper Classic in November. “I’m excited to see what the future brings for this team.”

An exact schedule for Rico Abreu and the Works Limited 57 team has yet to be determined. Fans wanting to keep up with Rico Abreu and all of his plans should keep in tune online, as well as on social media. 

“I want to thank all of my fans for the tremendous amount of support. I truly have the best fans in the world,” Abreu continued. “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to drive the Works Limited 57. It’s my job to get this hot rod up front and that’s exactly what I am going to do.”

Rico Abreu/Works Limited 57 apparel is currently available for purchase online at www.shoprico.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing,
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rico_abreu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

APPAREL:
Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season. 

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: 
Total Races: 3
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 2
Total Top-10s: 3
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: DB3 Imaging
Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing
(724) 954-4915, altmeyer119@gmail.com

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Announces 2021 Partner Line-Up, Unveils Paint Schemes

[Tony Stewart car at bottom of release]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Jan. 20, 2021) – With the 2021 season commencing later this week, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) is pleased to announce its 2021 partner line-up and unveil all-new looks for 10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series (WoO) champion, Donny Schatz, as well as team owner and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart. The pair, each kicking-off their respective campaigns with Arizona Speedway’s Wild Wing Shootout on January 21-24, will put into practice highly-competitive agendas during the new year, as Donny Schatz will chase an 11th WoO Series championship, and Tony Stewart will battle head-to-head with the nation’s finest in “true outlaw” fashion.

Rush Truck Centers, the premier solutions provider to the commercial vehicle industry, will once again be a primary partner on Tony Stewart’s familiar No. 14, also fueling Donny Schatz’ championship-proven No. 15. Rush Truck Centers is the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, boasting more than 100 dealership locations in 22 states.

Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers with over 4,800 locations across North America, will also be a primary partner on Stewart’s winged sprint car.

Working together to surpass an impressive 2019 win total for Stewart that equaled ten victories across 410c.i. and 360c.i. competition, the Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts No. 14 team will spend time with multiple sanctioning bodies in 2021 including the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), United Sprint Car Series (USCS), IRA Outlaw Sprint Series (IRA), and the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA).

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing again in 2021 and to have the Rush Truck Centers brand on the winged sprint car entries of Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz,” said W.M. “Rusty” Rush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Rush Enterprises, Inc. “Just like the drive our employees and customers possess, the TSR teams embody that same determination for success. We look forward to seeing Tony and Donny carry the Rush Truck Centers brand into victory lanes around the country in 2021.”

For a second consecutive season, Carquest, an American automotive parts distribution network owned and operated by Advance Auto Parts through independent retailers, will support Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz as a primary partner setting aim on success from coast-to-coast in 2021 and ultimately a WoO championship.

“Teaming up with champions and fan favorites like Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz is a tremendous opportunity for our brands,” said Junior Word, Division President, Carquest North America. “We are proud to be part of the incredibly successful program that Tony has established while reaching our customers and sprint car fans across the nation. On behalf of our entire team, we look forward to cheering Tony Stewart Racing to many victories in 2021.”

In addition to Carquest, Ford Performance, the official engine provider for TSR, will also return as a primary partner on Schatz’ No. 15. Owned and operated by the Ford Motor Company and headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., Ford Performance is responsible for the brand’s major racing operations globally as well as overseeing the development of Ford’s racing engines.

The 2021 season will see TSR continue its assistance in developing and perfecting Ford Performance’s 410c.i. engine, the FPS 410. In 2020, Ford Performance helped power Schatz to five WoO victories, ending the season third in the Series championship standings. Of Schatz’s five victories two awarded major paydays including a $75,000 check during Schatz’ sixth National Open title at Williams Grove Speedway. A win during Lernerville Speedway’s historic Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup scored Schatz $25,000; the seventh Silver Cup win of Schatz’ career.

Tony Stewart earned FPS 410’s first sprint car victory during IRA action at Plymouth Dirt Track in August of 2019. The 2021 season will be Schatz’s 25th as a full-time WoO competitor and his No. 15 entry will also carry and Ford’s Iconic Silver color to help commemorate the anniversary.

“We’re looking forward to taking what we learned about the FPS 410 engine last year and capitalize on the strong teamwork we developed to make 2021 even better,” said Christian Hertrich, Motorsports Powertrain Supervisor, Ford Performance. “Our goal is to introduce significant hardware updates that will ultimately provide Donny and Tony with a winning package, and the way we plan to do that is by optimizing the use of our Ford Performance analytical tools and testing facilities at both Ford Motor Company and Shaver Specialties throughout the season.”

Continuing an 11-year relationship with the Brownsburg, Ind. based motorsports operation, Curb-Agajanian Racing will again partner with TSR as a co-entrant for both Stewart and Schatz. Partnering in 2010 for the first time, Curb-Agajanian Racing, Curb Records and TSR own a longstanding tradition of monumental success, acquiring not only victories but six Knoxville Nationals championships and six World of Outlaws championships.

“Everyone at Curb Records is very excited about continuing our long, successful relationship with Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz,” said Mike Curb, Founder and Owner of Curb Records. “This has been an amazing partnership and we look forward to another history-making season.”

On board for a fourth season at TSR is Sage Fruit, the sales and marketing firm for four grower/packer/shippers of Northwest Tree Fruits, as well as an entity that oversees the farming of several thousand acres of orchards throughout Washington and Oregon, will return in 2021 as a major partner for Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz.

For three generations, Sage Fruit has been delivering the best apples, pears and cherries to consumers from coast-to-coast. To locate Sage Fruit in your area, visit https://www.sagefruit.com/store-locator/.

“With 2020 behind us, we look forward to things getting back to some sense of normalcy in 2021. We look forward to seeing more fans in the stands, more B2B opportunities, Etc.,” said Chuck Sinks, President of Sales and Marketing for Sage Fruit. “We are proud to once again be partnering with the entire Tony Stewart Racing team (TSR), including both the #14 and #15 cars and crews. The Sage Fruit Company has been a long-term supporter of Sprint Car racing and this season will be no exception to our long-term goals of winning and excellence. TSR and Sage Fruit share the same passion and has helped us to create a mutual successful partnership.”

Working to expand its Shield Health Protection Product line as well as its body cameras for active law enforcement, Lenexa, Kansas’ Digital Ally will also return to TSR as a major partner for the 2021 season. Specializing in the design and manufacturing of the highest quality video recording equipment and analytic software on the market, Digital Ally will celebrate two years as a TSR partner in 2021, already helping Donny Schatz earn an impressive 43 WoO top-ten finishes in 54 appearances in 2020.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with Tony Stewart Racing as we begin the 2021 season,” said Stan Ross, CEO of Digital Ally, adding, “Tony’s team has been a valuable partner for our ShieldTM Health Protection Product line that includes safe disinfectants/sanitizers, temperature-screening devices, and PPE supplies. As important our affiliation with Tony Stewart Racing continues to bring increased attention to the critical importance of body cameras for law enforcement. Digital Ally is in a great position to answer the call in providing effective and safe products where and when they’re needed the most.”

Each helping TSR during their quest to find success during the new year, Absolute Automation & Security, empowering clients by integrating technology into their lives with customized automation and security systems that add efficiency, convenience, and peace of mind, and Hunt Brothers Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry with over 7,800 locations, will each return to TSR as essential partners for the 2021 season.

Stewart and Schatz will commence the upcoming season with Wild Wing Shootout competition at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Friday through Sunday, Jan 22-24. The Wild Wing Shootout will kick-off with an open practice session on Thursday, Jan. 21.

For those who cannot make the journey to the Grand Canyon State for the four-day, three-race Wild Wing Shootout, FloRacing will be on hand to bring complete coverage of the event in the form of a live broadcast. For more information, please visit FloRacing online at www.floracing.com.

For details pertaining to Arizona Speedway’s Wild Wing Shootout, such as a schedule of events, gate times, and ticket prices, please visit www.wildwingshootout.com.

About Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR)

Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) is the title-winning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. The organization has captured 26 short-track racing titles (17 in the United States Auto Club and nine World of Outlaws) since its inception in 2001. In 2021, TSR will field a team for 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and also a team for Stewart. Based in Brownsburg, Indiana, TSR operates out of a 25,000-square-foot facility. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.TonyStewartRacing.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, on Instagram at @tonystewart_rcg and on Twitter at @TonyStewart_Rcg.

About Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of October 3, 2020, Advance operated 4,811 stores and 168 Worldpac branches in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Company also serves 1,269 independently owned Carquest branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico and various Caribbean islands. Additional information about Advance, including employment opportunities, customer services, and online shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.

About Rush Enterprises, Inc.

Rush Enterprises, Inc. is the premier solutions provider to the commercial vehicle industry. The Company owns and operates Rush Truck Centers, the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, with more than 100 dealership locations in 22 states. These vehicle centers, strategically located in high traffic areas on or near major highways throughout the United States, represent truck and bus manufacturers, including Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, IC Bus and Blue Bird. They offer an integrated approach to meeting customer needs — from sales of new and used vehicles to aftermarket parts, service and collision center operations plus financing, insurance, leasing and rental. Rush Enterprises’ operations also provide vehicle upfitting, CNG fuel systems and vehicle telematics products. Additional information about Rush Enterprises’ products and services is available at www.rushenterprises.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @rushtruckcenter and on Facebook at facebook.com/rushtruckcenters.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected services. Ford employs approximately 187,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.

About Ford Performance

Ford’s racing program is part of the Ford Performance organization based in Dearborn, Mich. It is responsible for major racing operations globally, including NASCAR (Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Camping World Truck Series), IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, FIA World Rally Championship, Virgin Australia Supercars, Formula Drift, NHRA Funny Car, off-road desert racing, and sportsman drag racing. In addition, the organization also oversees the development of Ford’s racing engines, as well as the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts. For more information regarding Ford racing’s activities, please visit www.fordperformance.com, www.facebook/FordPerformance, Ford Performance on Instagram and @FordPerformance on Twitter.

About Curb Records

Celebrating 57 years in business, Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1964, Curb Records has achieved 435 number one records, over 1,500 Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records. With over a half century in operation, Curb Records has been influential in the careers of some of the biggest names in music, including: Tim McGraw, Hank Williams, Jr., Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice, LeAnn Rimes, The Judds, Dylan Scott, Sawyer Brown, Wynonna, Lyle Lovett, Jo Dee Messina, Hal Ketchum and Desert Rose Band, among many others. Today’s roster includes some of the top names across multiple genres of music. For more information, visit www.curb.com.

About Sage Fruit

Located in Yakima, Washington, Sage Fruit Company is the sales and marketing firm for four grower/packer/shippers of Northwest Tree Fruits. The growers for Sage Fruit farm several thousand acres of orchards throughout Washington and Oregon, and have been delivering the best apples, pears and cherries to consumers for over three generations. For more information, or to find Sage Fruit produce near you, visit: www.sagefruit.com.

About Digital Ally

Digital Ally®, headquartered in Lenexa, KS, specializes in the design and manufacturing of the highest quality video recording equipment and video analytic software. Digital Ally pushes the boundaries of technology in industries such as law enforcement, emergency management, fleet safety and security. Digital Ally’s complete product solutions include vehicle and body cameras, flexible software storage, automatic recording technology and various critical safety products. These products work seamlessly together and are simple to install and operate. In addition, Digital Ally launched virus-response product lines including a non-contact thermometer/controlled-entry device under the Company’s ThermoVu™ brand and an EPA Category IV disinfectant/sanitizer under the Company’s Shield™ brand. The company has also recently launched its Shield line of PPE products, including electrostatic sprayers, masks, and gloves. Digital Ally products are sold by domestic direct sales representatives and international distributors worldwide.

About Absolute Automation

For 16 years Absolute Automation & Security has been empowering our clients by integrating technology into their lives with customized automation and security systems that add efficiency, convenience, and peace of mind. Reliable service before, during and after installation ensures the technology continues to enhance our client’s lifestyle. Follow Absolute Automation & Security on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheAASinc, on Twitter at @TheAASinc or on Instagram at @theaasinc.

About Hunt Brothers Pizza

With more than 7,800 locations in 30 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Hunt Brothers Pizza offers original and thin crust pizzas available as a grab-and-go Hunk perfect for today’s on-the-go lifestyle or as a customizable whole pizza that is an exceptional value with All Toppings No Extra Charge®. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hunt Brothers Pizza is family owned and operated with more than 25 years of experience serving great pizza to convenience store shoppers through its store partners.

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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: Ryan Kent / Rich Forman
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Tim Vaught to join California-based JKL Racing for 21-race schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

LODI, California (January 17, 2021) – Effective immediately, Atwater, California’s 19-year-old Tim Vaught is joining California-based JKL Racing for a 21-race micro sprint schedule, kicking things off with the Dixon Non-Wing Nationals at Dixon Speedway in Dixon, California, on May 29-30. 

Vaught, now a teammate to “The Boss” JJ Loss, brings a long list of accolades to the JKL Racing stable including a recent Tulsa Shootout A-Main start in the Stock Non-Wing class, as well as a top-ten finish in the 2020 California Cup at Lemoore Raceway.

JJ Loss, JKL Racing’s primary wheelman and son of Jason and Britany Loss, finished 12th in the 2020 California Cup at Lemoore. 

“We are thrilled to have Tim (Vaught) join our program for 2021,” said Britany Loss. “Tim is a young man with a lot of talent and we believe his abilities will help propel our team to the next level. His experience will benefit JJ, as well. It’s an all-around great opportunity for everyone involved. We are all very excited to get started.” 

Vaught and JKL Racing’s 21-race agenda gloats both travel and competitiveness, not only entering most of the heavy-hitting non-wing and winged events along the West Coast, but also making time to visit areas throughout the Midwest, eventually capping their season with a return visit to Tulsa for the Tulsa Shootout in January 2022. Vaught’s campaign with JKL Racing includes events such as Sooner 600 Week through Kansas and Oklahoma, the Highbanks Hustle at Southern Illinois Raceway, the Small Town Throwdown at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex in Sweet Springs, Missouri, and the Clay Cup Nationals at Deming Speedway in Deming, Washington. 

The 2021 edition of Sooner 600 Week consists of five consecutive nights of action through Kansas and Oklahoma on June 9-13. The team will visit Caney Valley Speedway, Creek County Speedway, Red Dirt Raceway, Port City Raceway, and Creek County Speedway, respectively.

“We have a lot on our plate, but we are ready for the challenge,” Loss continued. “I’m confident JJ and Tim will turn some heads in 2021.”

Be sure to follow JKL Racing online, as well as on social media:
Website: www.jklracing67.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JKLracing67
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jklracing67
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jklracing67
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgwtVEzcYEHG3sCbO3ouUFA 

2021 JKL Racing Highlights and Statistics: JJ Loss won respective D-Main in first-ever Tulsa Shootout/Stock Non-Wing start. Loss qualified for Winged Outlaw and Non-Wing Outlaw C-Mains at Tulsa Shootout. Loss finished seventh during NOW600 Series action in first-ever visit to Adobe Mountain Speedway in Arizona on January 16.

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Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com / Twitter: @FI_Motorsports / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FullyInjectedMotorsports/

All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets welcomes General Tire as title sponsor for 2021 season

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 14, 2021) – General Tire, a nationwide leader in performance, passenger, light truck / SUV, winter, and commercial tire production, will be the official title sponsor of Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets for the 2021 season. Founded in Akron, Ohio, in 1915 as the General Tire & Rubber Company, General Tire boasts more than 100 years of service, developing tires that prove “Anywhere Is Possible.”

“I am really excited to announce this partnership with General Tire,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star TQ Midgets. “We didn’t gain much traction with the Series last year due to COVID, but we are optimistic that a new year will bring plenty of new opportunities. We are working hard at securing dates at both familiar and new tracks. A big thank you to Travis and his team for partnering with us.”

In operation since 1961, the now General Tire All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets carries a longstanding tradition of competitiveness with events in recent seasons stretching throughout all four corners of the Hoosier State. With the help of General Tire, the Series hopes to continue those longstanding traditions while broadening the Series’ overall exposure.

“We’re pleased to announce our partnership with Tony and his All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets,” said Travis Roffler, Director of Marketing, General Tire. “General Tire has a history of being a strong supporter of the motorsports community and we are proud to continue that tradition through this partnership.”

The 2021 General Tire All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets schedule is expected to be finalized within the next few weeks. To date, 17 events are on the upcoming agenda with upwards of 30 expected to make the final cut.

For more information pertaining to the General Tire All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets, follow along on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampionsTQMidgets/. Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the Series or Series schedule should contact Ron Combs directly at tqracer14@gmail.com, or by phone at 812-651-6029.

About General Tire:
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Brock Zearfoss doubles-up at Perth, scores Western Australia Speedweek title

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PERTH, Australia (January 10, 2021) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss capped his first-ever trip Down Under with a perfect score, winning back-to-back main events in a double feature program at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on Saturday, January 9. The wins, bumping his Australian total to three including a prior triumph at Ellenbrook on January 2, also solidified a Western Australia Speedweek title for Zearfoss, as well as for car owner, Sean Carren. The win at Ellenbrook was a first for the United States. 

In addition to three victories, Zearfoss, who scored $5,000 and $10,000, respectively, for his Perth wins, as well as an additional $7,500 for the Speedweek championship, finished no worse than third during the six features contested during Western Australia Speedweek, opening his campaign with a third-place run at Perth on December 26, followed by a pair of runner-up performances at Perth on December 28 and Bunbury on January 1. 

With a title comes prestige, as Zearfoss’ name will be added to a competitive list of prior Western Australia Speedweek champions that includes Donny Schatz, Kenny Jacobs, Jack Hewitt, and Jac Haudenschild.

“I can’t say enough about Sean Carren and the entire Goldstar Transport team. Not only were we able to communicate and show speed right out of the gate, but they treated me like one of their own and gave me an incredible experience. Sean presented me with an opportunity of a lifetime and I couldn’t be more thankful for him taking a chance on me,” Zearfoss said, who drove the Sean Carren-owned, Goldstar Transport, GKR Transport, AAA Metal Recycling, Valvoline, No. 95W sprint car during his Australian campaign. “I want to also thank Geoff Kendrick and Lynton Jeffrey for their help in bringing this deal together. My goal was to make the most of this trip and represent the United States at the highest level. To bring that goal to life is pretty surreal.” 

Despite the level of success attained, Zearfoss will have little time to celebrate, as the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native is set to begin his 2021 campaign on American soil with a stop at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, on Saturday, January 30. The Winter Freeze program featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions will award a $10,000 top prize. 

Following their Georgia visit, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue the new year with a trek to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, where the team will commence their rookie season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Before kicking things off with the Greatest Show On Dirt, Zearfoss will join the All Stars at Volusia on Wednesday and Thursday, February 3-4; the Outlaws will begin their season the following three evenings on February 5-7. 

“The trip to Australia was a perfect momentum kick for our Outlaw season,” Zearfoss continued. “I can’t wait to get started.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, and Bell Helmets.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure to “follow” the “Jonestown Jet” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing

STATS:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 6
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: N/A
Top-5s: N/A
Top-10s: N/A

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship.

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Rowdy Energy and Pit Pay App Partner to Sponsor Two-Time Chili Bowl Champion Rico Abreu

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 8, 2021) – Rowdy Energy, the enhanced hydration formula energy drink created by two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, announced today that it will partner with Pit Pay, the only mobile pit pass app for the motorsports industry, to be co-primary sponsors for two-time Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu’s entry in this year’s Chili Bowl Nationals. The 35th annual running of the prestigious indoor event will take place Jan. 11-16 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, a quarter-mile dirt track located inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Abreu, who will once again compete for Keith Kunz Motorsports (KKM), captured back-to-back Chili Bowl titles for the Toyota powered organization in 2015 and 2016. Across 10 Chili Bowls, the 28-year-old driver has finished inside the top five in four of his eight A-Main appearances, including a fifth-place result last year.

“I’ve known Rico quite a few years now and we were texting back and forth and when the idea of sponsoring him in the Chili Bowl came up, I was interested and thought maybe Kyle (Busch) would be as well, so I reached out to him with the idea of co-sponsoring Rico to promote Pit Pay and Rowdy Energy,” said Frank Bolter, founder and owner of Pit Pay. “The Chili Bowl is an event that has a lot of eyes on it, but not only from race fans. It’s such a well-run event that track owners and promoters throughout the country are paying attention, so we felt it was a tremendous opportunity to gain exposure for our company as we look to increase the number of tracks around the country that use our mobile Pit Pay app in its second year.”

“Rico is a two-time Chili Bowl winner and one of the most popular drivers in all of dirt racing, so when Frank reached out to me about co-sponsoring his Toyota for this year’s event, I felt that it was a great opportunity for Rowdy Energy to be a part of this prestigious event with a driver that can deliver results for our brand both on and off the track,” said Kyle Busch, co-founder of Rowdy Energy.

“The Chili Bowl is one my favorite weeks of the racing season and I’m especially pumped up this year to have two new and exciting companies onboard my KKM Toyota,” Abreu said. “I feel like my style is a perfect fit for the Rowdy Energy brand and I’m confident we can help Kyle sell some product because during Chili Bowl week there will be a lot of the fans that need help staying hydrated and focused after they watch all the action in person or via the broadcast every night. The Pit Pay App makes the process of checking into tracks more efficient for grassroots racers and by increasing awareness of this technology I look forward to being able to use it at more tracks around the country this year.”

Abreu spent the majority of his 2020 season racing winged sprint cars, where he picked up two wins in the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint car Series, one win during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek and one win on the All Star Circuit of Champions. He made four Indiana Midget Week starts with KKM in June, with a best finish of sixth, and earned a top five in POWRi among his limited midget schedule this year.

Every lap of the preliminary Chili Bowl action from Monday, Jan. 11 through Saturday, Jan. 16 – heat races, qualifying features, the Race of Champions and Saturday’s “alphabet soup” qualifiers – will be streamed live to FloRacing (FloRacing.com) subscribers. The Chili Bowl Nationals C-, B- and A-mains on Saturday night, Jan. 16, will continue to air live on the MAVTV Motorsports Network and LucasOilRacing.tv.

About Rowdy Energy:
With a focus on wellness for longevity in his career and life, Kyle Busch, the accomplished driver aptly nicknamed “Rowdy” for his will to win at all costs, created Rowdy Energy with a proprietary Enhanced Energy Formula. Comprised of precise time-released caffeine, sugar reduction ingredients, amazing taste and hydration levels above leading sports drinks, Rowdy Energy is a “better for you” product. Specifically formulated for your needs to accomplish any challenge thrown your way and to be your most effective self. Rowdy Energy seeks to support those that embody a spirit of high performance, not just all-star athletes but the weekend warrior, superhero mom, the ambitious college student, the men and women in uniform.

Rowdy Energy is currently available in seven flavors, including five sugar free options that are KETO certified. For our more traditional energy drink consumers, we designed a 60% less sugar option than the other leading energy drink brands.

About Pit Pay:
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Pit Pay Inc. launched the Pit Pay mobile pit pass app in 2019 to give users the ability to purchase pit passes in advance for motorsports events across the U.S. on Apple and Android mobile devices. Pit Pay Inc. launched sister app Kart Pass powered by Pit Pay specifically for the karting industry in 2020. With electronic I.D. verification and waiver execution, the mobile apps by Pit Pay Inc. offer the only safe and secure advance purchase methods for pit passes. For more information on the Pit Pay app, please visit PitPay.com or interact on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For more information on the Kart Pass app, please visit KartPass.com or interact on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.