SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 44, October 29, 2015

Racing News: Fiscus Named 2015 PDRA Pro Boost Season Champion

Compiled by SEMA Editors

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Kevin Fiscus, in his PLR 481X-powered ’12 Ford Mustang, secured the 2015 PDRA Pro Boost season points championship last weekend.
   

Kevin Fiscus Named 2015 PDRA Pro Boost Season Champion
Bell/Fiscus Racing (BFR) driver Kevin Fiscus, in his PLR 481X-powered ’12 Ford Mustang, secured the 2015 PDRA Pro Boost season points championship with his performance in the Pro Boost class at PDRA Brian Olson Memorial World Finals race, October 22–24, 2015, at Virginia Motorsports Park just outside of Richmond.

Going into eliminations, Fiscus was just over 80 points (less than one round) behind Kevin Rivenbark for the series championship. In round one, Fiscus lined up face Doug Winters—the No. 10 qualified driver. Fiscus took the lead over Winters and the win with a 3.839 at 207.18 mph pass. Rivenbark red lighted in his first round run, and with that bobble, the championship was guaranteed to go to Fiscus. Both Fiscus and teammate Jim Bell will compete at the 15th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals Pro Mod season finale race at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada, October 29–November 1, 2015.  

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The Drive Home will follow a ’57 Chevy Nomad, ’61 Chrysler 300G and ’66 Mustang as they make their way back to Detroit, from December 27–January 7.
 
   

The Drive Home Rally Gains Traction with Michelin and Coker Tire Sponsorships

America’s Car Museum (ACM) has announced that Michelin and Coker Tire will ride along as the official tire sponsors of The Drive Home—a 13-day road rally from Tacoma, Washington, and ending in Detroit to coincide with the opening of the 2016 North American International Auto Show. The journey will follow a ’57 Chevy Nomad, ’61 Chrysler 300G and ’66 Mustang as they make their way back to Detroit, December 27–January 7. Michelin will provide winter tires for the vehicles from various lines suited to each of the cars’ individual specifications. Coker Tire will provide period-correct BFGoodrich tires and custom wheels for the cars when they are displayed in Detroit. The Drive Home will make stops in Boise, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago among others.

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TI Automotive’s exhibit will display the race cars, haulers and trophies of the TI Automotive/Viper Exchange sponsored No. 93 Dodge Viper GT3-Rs that competed in this season’s IMSA Tudor United Sports Car Championship series and the No. 53 Dodge Viper GTS-R that was driven in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.
 

Race-Themed TI Automotive Exhibit Moves Outside for 2015 SEMA Show; Offers 2016 Detroit Grand Prix Giveaway

TI Automotive will showcase its high-performance fuel-delivery systems at its first-ever outdoor exhibit (#61039) at the 2015 SEMA Show. The exhibit, located just outside the Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center near the Ford track, will display the race cars, haulers and trophies of the TI Automotive/Viper Exchange sponsored No. 93 Dodge Viper GT3-Rs that competed in this season’s IMSA Tudor United Sports Car Championship series, as well as the No. 53 Dodge Viper GTS-R that was driven in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. TI Automotive/Viper Exchange drivers Ben Keating and Al Carter will sign autographs at the TI Automotive booth Wednesday, November 4, from 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

In addition, TI Automotive will give away a trip for two to the 2016 Detroit Grand Prix. Visitors to the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas will have a chance to enter the contest when they visit TI Automotive’s booth. The trip to the 2016 Detroit Grand Prix is valued at $2,500, and will include two race passes, airfare for two and one hotel room for two nights. Details on the 2016 Detroit Grand Prix have not yet been announced.

Sprint Car Champion Greg Hodnett Wins

Greg Hodnett from Memphis, Tennessee, won 18 races this year with Champion Racing Oil in the Central Pennsylvania Speedway Motors/Champion Brands Series and was crowned this year’s 2015 Champion. Hodnett also won the 2015 Williams Grove Speedway Championship, the 2015 Williams Grove Speedway Diamond Series Championship, the 2015 North East Sprint Car Champion Championship and the 2015 Selinsgrove Speedway 410 Championship.

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