SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 15, April 10, 2014

Racing News: Gumout to Sponsor Vaughn Gittin Jr. in 2014

Compiled by SEMA Editors

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Gumout Performance Additives is sponsoring Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR for 2014.
   

Gumout to Sponsor Vaughn Gittin Jr. in 2014
Gumout Performance Additives has announced the sponsorship of Formula Drift star and World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR for 2014. Gittin Jr. is a champion in Formula Drift, as well as in the World Drift Series, with more than 25 podiums in the top tier of the sport.

Three-Time Defending GRC Championship Team Olsbergs MSE Welcomes Red Bull for 2014
Three-time Global Rallycross championship team Olsbergs MSE has announced that it is partnering with Red Bull for its 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross campaign. Joni Wiman will move into the top class of competition this year to pilot the 2014 Red Bull/Bluebeam OMSE Ford Fiesta ST. Ford returns to the team in 2014, extending its longstanding relationship with Olsbergs MSE. Bluebeam Software is returning to Olsbergs MSE in 2014, this year joining Red Bull in supporting Wiman behind the wheel. Champion rally driver Patrik Sandell will drive a second OMSE Ford Fiesta ST in the Red Bull Global Rallycross SuperCars category. The Swedish driver is returning for a second year to the series after a strong debut season in 2013 with Ford and Olsbergs MSE.

General Tire Agrees to Three-Year Extension With Team Lucas
General Tire and Team Lucas have extended their comprehensive sponsorship program for three seasons, taking them through 2016. This season will be General Tire's eighth straight as a member of Team Lucas. General Tire will be an event and television sponsor in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (where it also is the Official Tire), Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series and Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League. It also will have a major presence at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.

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Hailie Deegan continued strong in 2014 with the first LOORS event held at Wild Pass Motorsports Park, March 22–23.
   

Second Generation of Deegan Motorsports Thrive Among Competition
After making history in 2013 as the first father and daughter to win Lucas Oil Off Road Series (LOORS) Championships in the same year, Hailie Deegan continued strong in 2014 with the first LOORS event held at Wild Pass Motorsports Park, March 22–23. In the J2 Kart division, Hailie qualified fifth in the single event for the LOORS opening weekend. In her #1 Dirt Princess/4 Wheel Parts/Lucas Oil/Makita machine, she overtook Timmy Moran for the win, giving her the early season points lead. In the Modified Kart division, Hailie qualified seventh in Round One, and finished in fourth place. In last sunday’s Round Two, she bettered her qualifying to eighth and finished in fifth. Her efforts at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park would put her third in Modified Kart points.

Hailie’s younger brother Haiden won the 2014 James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship in the 51cc Limited class, both in Moto 1 and Moto 2. Hailie will continue representing Deegan Motorsports with her father in the LOORS with the next stop at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, April 25–26.

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