SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 51, December 22, 2016

Racing News: Bryant Honoree Dan Gurney Receives Individual Award

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Dan Gurney received the Peter Bryant Challenger Award. Photo credit: Ed Justice Jr.
   

Bryant Honoree Dan Gurney Receives Individual Award

On August 20, 2016, Dan Gurney’s name was added to the honor roll attached to the Peter Bryant Challenger Award at the “Tribute to the Can-Am” event held in conjunction with the Monterey Historics event. Gurney was among the first waves of young American drivers to venture “across the pond” to race in sports cars and Formula One. His abilities behind the wheel and a keen sense of technical inquisitiveness eventually lead him to building and racing cars himself. He became the second driver in motorsports history to win an F1 race in a car of his own design and manufacture at the Belgian Grand Prix in 1967. He also teamed up with A.J. Foyt to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Ford. After he hung up his helmet, he continued that winning streak for his “Eagle” racing cars.  

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Motorsport.com will partner with the Race of Champions, which will be held in Miami, January 21–22, 2017, as the event’s international digital media partner.
 
   

Motorsport.com Announces Official Partnership With Race of Champions

Motorsport.com will partner with the Race of Champions as the event’s international digital media partner. The Race of Champions is an annual blue ribband event that brings the best drivers from various forms of autosports from around the world—from Formula 1 to NASCAR and two-wheel championships—together for a weekend of competition. The event will be held in the United States for the first time January 21–22, 2017, at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. Some of the drivers scheduled to participate include Formula 1 drivers Felipe Massa, former World Champion Jenson Button and his compatriot, David Coulthard. The participants also include the 2016 Indianapolis 500 Champion Alexander Rossi, double Global Rallycross Champion Scott Speed and NASCAR Champions Kyle and Kurt Busch. Motorsport.com operates in multiple languages and editions and will support the Race of Champions with enhanced editorial coverage of the event throughout the weekend. Coverage will include live interviews, event footage and live-stream action. Motorsport Network will promote the event on Motorsport.com and its family of channels, including Autosport, F1Racing, Motorsport News and Motorsport.TV.

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Tanner Foust has launched “Quantum Drift” on the Rockstar Energy Drink YouTube channel.
   

Champion Racer Tanner Foust Stars in “Quantum Drift”

Champion racer and stunt driver Tanner Foust has launched “Quantum Drift,” a new video on the Rockstar Energy Drink YouTube channel that showcases the driver’s skills behind the wheel of multiple machines. In a nod to the ’80s science-fiction television show “Quantum Leap,” the video follows Foust as he swaps between his favorite vehicles in unexpected environments. Linked by a special yellow steering wheel, Foust stunts his 600-hp Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle over a makeshift gap jump, takes a Jamaican excursion in a Polaris RZR UTV, gets sideways on gravel in his 900-hp drift Passat, drives a Porsche 912E with a personal family connection and pilots a boat. Donut Media led the production, capturing footage some 30 seconds at a time over six months in 2016. It is the first time that Foust has worked with Donut Media.

 

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