SEMA eNews Vol. 22, No. 2, January 10, 2019

Racing News: Whiteline USA Sponsors Jager Racing for 2019

By SEMA Editors

  Whiteline and Yager RacingWhiteline USA announced that it will sponsor Jager Racing for the 2019 racing season.
   

Whiteline USA to Sponsor Jager Racing for 2019 Season

Whiteline USA announced that it will sponsor Jager Racing for the 2019 racing season. The company supports Jager Racing as the team campaigns their Subaru STI in the Global Time Attack racing series. Jager Racing will use Whiteline’s suspension components on the race car and will offer real world competition tested feedbacks as well as collaborating on future Whiteline suspension R&D efforts. Mark Jager of Jager Racing was the fastest Street Class, then Modified/Limited Class, and now Time Attack driver in North America. The Jager Racing’s 2006 Subaru STI, aka “Honey Badger” is one of the most successful and recognizable Time Attack vehicles campaigning in the GTA series.

SCCA Announces Marketing Department Changes

Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) has opened the New Year with some reorganization and staff additions within the marketing department at the national office in Topeka, Kansas. Heyward Wagner has been promoted to senior director of marketing and experiential programs. Jon Krolewicz has shifted to time trials program manager and Andie Albin to creative manager. Blair Deffenbaugh joins the national staff as marketing project manager and Courtney Rivers has been added as staffing coordinator for the Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack program. In his new role, Wagner will continue to oversee programs, such as SCCA Starting Line and Track Night in America, that convert motorsport enthusiasts into active SCCA participants. Additionally, he will focus on new programs, such as the Tire Rack Time Trials National Tour and Tire Rack Time Trials Nationals, as well as seek ways to grow awareness and exposure of Club activities through traditional and social media. Krolewicz will be hands-on with program development and provide support to SCCA regions seeking ways to implement time trials in their areas. Krolewicz previously helped grow Track Night in America and has an extensive background in both road racing and Time Attack. Albin, formerly digital marketing and communications coordinator, will now work to bring consistency and cohesiveness to visual elements within the SCCA brand in her new role as creative manager. Deffenbaugh will manage a wide variety of marketing projects. Rivers will help with staffing logistics for Track Night in America and has been tasked with seeking ways to streamline processes from online registration all the way to on-site check-in.

NHRA’s New “Unfinished Business” Competition to Feature Drag Racing Legends

Eight of the most beloved figures in the sport of NHRA drag racing will come together to compete in NHRA’s “Unfinished Business” event during the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Each of the eight NHRA Legends competing in the event will be revealed via social media in the weeks leading up to the Gatornationals. A new driver will be released twice a week, each week from now until January 31. When the drivers are revealed, NHRA will post images of each driver’s custom Toyota Camry, which will be distinctly wrapped to emulate looks inspired by some of the drivers’ favorite rides. Then fans will have the opportunity to vote for the first-round pairs they would like to see compete. Follow the hashtag #UnfinishedBusiness on NHRA’s social media pages and www.NHRA.com for updates on NHRA Unfinished Business. For more information, visit www.gainesvilleraceway.com.

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