SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 6, February 6, 2014

Racing News: Falken Tire Partners With Driver Jessi Combs

Compiled by SEMA Editors

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Falken Tire has announced its partnership with driver and TV personality Jessi Combs, who will compete in the new Spec 4700 Class at King of the Hammers as well as the entire Ultra4 West Series.
   

Falken Tire Partners With Driver Jessi Combs With a Full 2014 Schedule of Off-Road Racing
Continuing its participation in off-road racing, Falken Tire has announced its partnership with driver and TV personality Jessi Combs, who will compete in the new Spec 4700 Class at King of the Hammers as well as the entire Ultra4 West Series. Combs will pilot a Jeep Wrangler-bodied tube chassis fitted with factory-supported Hemi motors and running on Falken’s new 37-in. M/T-series tires. Falken Tire is also involved in the Spec 4700 Class, which will compete at every West Coast Ultra4 race in 2014. Combs will run the same vehicle throughout the season.

Combs has been a regular contributor to such popular television programs as "Xtreme 4x4," "2 Guys Garage," "Mythbusters," "Overhaulin’" and "All Girls Garage." Her racing pedigree has been buoyed with a podium finish at the 2011 Baja 1000 and through her regular involvement in King of the Hammers for three out of the past four years. In 2013, she became the “fastest woman on four wheels” with a land speed record of 392.954 mph.

The Ultra4 Spec 4700 Class will be managed by Hammerking Productions—the parent company of Ultra4 and the annual King of the Hammers event. The spec vehicles—identical Jimmys 4x4-designed tube chassis—will run on Falken’s new 37-in. tires. The class races  today, Thursday, in the 2014 King of the Hammers week, along with the Every Man Challenge event.

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Arie Luyendyk Jr. will race in the #25 PRO-2 truck with the Aero Motorsports team and his newly announced title sponsor GUNK.
   

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Returns to Compete for the 2014 TORC National Championship
Arie Luyendyk Jr. will return to compete in the nations premier short-course, off-road racing series TORC: The Off-Road Championship, in 2014 beginning with the season opener April 5–6 in Primm, Nevada. The star from "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" is in his second season of TORC competition. Luyendyk will race in the #25 PRO-2 truck with the Aero Motorsports team and his newly announced title sponsor GUNK. Having made the switch to off-road racing from road racing, he finished the 2013 TORC season with fourth- and sixth-place finishes for the team. For more information on TORC: The Off-Road Championship, including 2014 event schedule and driver profiles, visit www.torcseries.com.

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The Axalta paint scheme, designed by Sam Bass marks the 22nd season of a historic partnership between Axalta, Hendrick Motorsports and Jeff Gordon.
 
   
   

Axalta Racing 2014 Paint Scheme Wows Fans in Charlotte
Axalta Coating Systems officially unveiled the 2014 Brilliant Flames paint scheme on the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS race car, driven by four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, last week at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina. Motorsports announcer Winston Kelley moderated a panel discussion comprised of the following participants: Gordon; Vice President of Axalta Coating Systems and Head of North American Business Nigel Budden; and Hendrick Motorsports Chairman and Owner Rick Hendrick. Axalta Racing paint scheme artist Sam Bass was also available to take questions from media.

The paint scheme, designed by Bass marks the 22nd season of a historic partnership between Axalta, Hendrick Motorsports and Gordon. In addition to displaying the new car design, Axalta presented Gordon with a donation to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. Axalta's first sponsored race of the 2014 season will showcase the Brilliant Flames paint scheme in Las Vegas, Sunday, March 9, 2014, in the Kobalt Tools 400.

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