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Racing News: EnerSys Sponsors 2016 Camburg Racing Season

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EnerSys is sponsoring the 2016 racing season for the Camburg Engineering Inc. race team, Camburg Racing and its KINETIK series trucks.

EnerSys Sponsors 2016 Camburg Racing Season; Returns as Brian Deegan Official Sponsor

EnerSys is sponsoring the 2016 racing season for the Camburg Engineering Inc. race team, Camburg Racing and its KINETIK series trucks. As the official battery of Camburg Racing, the ODYSSEY battery logo appears on the doors of the #6175 Trick Truck Spec and the sides of the team’s box truck and pit rig.

EnerSys also will return as an official sponsor of Brian Deegan for the fourth consecutive year. Deegan is the most decorated Freestyle Motocross rider with 15 X-Games medals. He is the only rider to have competed in every X-Games competition since its inception in 1999. Deegan is also a six-time Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing (LOORRS) Champion and a four-time medalist in Global Rally Cross at the X Games, including a gold medal win in 2011. As an official sponsor, EnerSys will support Deegan’s #38 Pro 2 truck in LOORRS. Deegan also will use an ODYSSEY battery in the Ford Fiesta ST he will drive in the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross series with Ganassi Racing.

In attendance at the ribbon-cutting were Road America staff, board of directors and members from the Sheboygan County, Plymouth and Elkhart Lake Chambers of Commerce. Photo Credit: Les Tension

Road America Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for new Paddock Shop and Fan Engagement Center

Road America recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Paddock Shop and Fan Engagement Center. The new building is centrally located in the paddock to serve as a focal point where visitors may gather, shop and learn about Road America’s history. The center also offers areas for variable use and many new entertainment amenities, plus it will be open year round. Built on the site of the previous Paddock Shop, the 7,500-sq.-ft. upper level of the new building stretches 100 ft. along the midway with easy access to the paddock and Road America’s new winner’s circle. In addition to the new Paddock Shop and Fan Engagement Center, Road America added a new main gate allowing fans easy access to the facility. A new winner’s circle complete with a 16x10-ft. screen and backdrop also graces the paddock.

Scott Douglas tops the PRO 4WD podium at Chicagoland Slam Saturday. Photo credit: TORC Series

TORC: The Off-Road Championship Round 4 Results

The Chicagoland Slam lived up to its name Saturday night at Round 4 of TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL as racers gave it their all on the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway. In the PRO 4WD class, Scott Douglas and his AMSOIL PRO 4WD took the win. Keegan Kincaid came out on top in PRO 2WD, while Kyle Hart earned the victory in Atturo Tire PRO Light.

Complete results:

PRO 4WDPRO 2WDAtturo Tire PRO Light
1. #7 Scott Douglas1. #7 Keegan Kincaid1. #41 Kyle Hart
2. #33 CJ Greaves2. #33 CJ Greaves2. #27 Shawn Morris
3. #22 Johnny Greaves3. #44 Brad Lovell3. #42 Kyle Kleiman
4. #10 Ross Hoek4. #91 Nick Tyree4. #14 Luke Johnson
5. #8 Kent Brascho5. #45 Rodney Van Eperen5. #29 Chad Rayford
6. #9 Chad Hord6. #25 Arie Luyendyk Jr.6. #21 Cam Reimers
7. #69 Milan Mazanec7. #91 Ben Roper
8. #47 Keegan Kincaid8. #9 Bobby Runyan Jr.
9. #55 Jake Lunderby
10. #43 Travis Dinsmore
11. #48 Cody Kleiman
12. #95 Andrew Kossak
13. #151 Andrew Carlson
Jessi Combs

Jessi Combs to Kick Off Annual Great Race Road Rally

This year’s Great Race time-speed-endurance rally will begin in San Rafael, California, Saturday, June 18, with off-road and land-speed racer, fabricator and TV host Jessi Combs serving as honorary grand marshall. Combs will also traverse the rally route alongside Great Race participants for an upcoming episode of Autoblog’s “The List: 1001 Car Things to Do Before You Die.” This year, 120 teams are participating. One driver and one navigator will pilot a car manufactured in ’72 or earlier and are allowed only the bare essentials—pens, pencils, race tables, instructions, Great Race-sanctioned maps, a stopwatch and a standard radio with AM/FM only. The most important rule on this journey is no electronics, i.e. cell phones, GPS, laptops, tablets, etc. This year, Noteworthy stops include Old Sacramento, California; Reno, Nevada; the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and the finish line will be in Moline, Illinois. Combs will compete in Commercial Director of Pur Sang Automotive of Argentina, John Bothwell’s ’35 Grand Prix Bugatti. Bothwell and Combs’ “The List” co-host Patrick McIntyre will switch off as Combs’ partner during the course of the race.