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Mexico’s Vildosola Jr. Leads SCORE Overall, SCORE Trophy Truck Season Points in 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship
After his third consecutive season-opening victory at the recent Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250, Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr. finds himself not only leading the SCORE Trophy Truck season point standings, but also the SCORE overall season point standings after Round 1 of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship. Winning the 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 has given Vildosola Jr. the early SCORE Overall season point lead and the top spot for the third consecutive year in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-hp, unlimited production trucks.
Including Vildosola Jr., who has 80 season points, four SCORE Trophy drivers are among the top 12 in points as a total of just 13 points separate the top 12 in the SCORE Overall point standings after the season-opening event. Tied for second in SCORE Overall points and second in SCORE Trophy Truck is B.J. Baldwin who has 74 points in the No. 97 Monster Energy Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado, while seventh in SCORE Overall points and third in SCORE Trophy Truck is Clyde Stacy, who has 70 points in the No. 5 RPM Racing Chevy Rally Truck. Tied for ninth in SCORE Overall points and fourth in SCORE Trophy Truck after one race is Justin Davis, with 67 points in the No. 85 Green Army Motorsports Chevy Silverado.
For more information and complete standings, visit the SCORE website.
The Matrix Jet Dragster is a 27-ft.-long, chromoly steel-framed dragster weighing in at 1,145 lbs. fully fueled.
Matrix, Larsen Motorsports Team Again on Drag-Racing Circuit
Quest Automotive Products, owner of the Matrix brand of automotive paints and finishes, has again signed on to sponsor the “fastest girls in town” in 2015—the drivers for Larsen Motorsports (LMS), a Florida-based racing company that operates four woman-driven, jet-powered dragsters. Last year, Matrix increased its commitment and sponsored one of the company’s four jet dragster racing teams.
The Matrix Jet Dragster is a 27-ft.-long, chromoly steel-framed dragster weighing in at 1,145 lbs. fully fueled. It is notable for its patriotic stars-and-stripes paint scheme. Kat Moller, a 20-year old mechanical engineering student, pilots the Matrix dragster. As a rookie in 2014, she drove the car to victory in Cordova, Illinois. The dragster is powered by a General Electric J-85 jet engine and custom afterburner that generate 5,000 hp. It accelerates to 60 mph in less than one second and tops 300 mph in a quarter-mile race.
Larsen Motorsports’ 2015 race schedule includes 12 races in nine states and Canada. The schedule and information about LMS and its drivers is available at www.elainelarsen.com.
ACCEL’s Jenny Long is crossing the country in search of the next car to receive an ACCEL recipe for performance. Photo Credit: ACCEL Performance Group
ACCEL Performance Group Launches New Web-Based Video Series “ACCEL IT”
ACCEL Performance Group has announced that it has launched a new web-based automotive video series called “ACCEL IT.” Each 10-minute episode features ACCEL’s host Jenny Long traveling the country surprising folks who have submitted their vehicle to receive a free on-site performance upgrade from ACCEL Performance Group’s family of brands, including ACCEL, Mr. Gasket, Hays, Lakewood and QuickTime. Episodes of ACCEL IT can be found on ACCEL's Facebook page (ACCEL Performance Group), by logging onto the ACCEL YouTube page or by visiting ACCEL’s website. Future episodes of the series will include trips to Austin, San Antonio and Cleveland. The “ACCEL IT” video series will not only showcase the performance upgrades on the featured vehicles, but will also be accompanied by complete installation and product feature videos.