Series - Grand Am Cup Event - United Auto 250 at Phoenix International Raceway Team - HRPWorld.com Racing Drivers - Charlie Menard, Paul Menard, Wayne Nonnamaker, Will Nonnamaker, Tony Nuzzo, Don Velcio Menards announced as drivers for Sports ...
Series - Grand Am Cup
Event - United Auto 250 at Phoenix International Raceway
Team - HRPWorld.com Racing
Drivers - Charlie Menard, Paul Menard, Wayne Nonnamaker, Will Nonnamaker, Tony Nuzzo, Don Velcio
Menards announced as drivers for Sports Touring I Type R
Eau Claire, WI -- The Phoenix Grand-Am Cup race will be in a new unique split format with the Sports Touring I & II being featured in their own race. This will mean that the Sports Touring I class cars will be racing for the overall win. In order to take advantage of this unique format, HRPWorld.com has made the commitment to campaigning a King Motorsports Acura Integra Type R in the Sports Touring I division at Phoenix International Raceway.
"Since the California race, this crew has been working extremely hard," said HRPWorld.com Racing Team Manager Bill Pate. "They have torn the #41 and #42 STII cars apart and rebuilt them to prepare for Phoenix. In addition, they have put together the #40 Type R. We got a chance to test it out a little last week, and we are excited about this opportunity to run for the overall win."
"It also makes me happy to announce that Charlie and Paul Menard will be our drivers for the Phoenix race. I have known the Menards since helping them with pit strategy at the Indianapolis 500 in the early 90's."
Will Nonnamaker, 2001 STII Champion, added, "When I first started driving with this team in the early 90's, Charlie did several races with us. He did really well, and we are really excited to have him back on our team."
"Charile's cousin, Paul, should be a quick study in these cars as well," continued Nonnamaker. "Paul just won the Grand American Rolex Series American GT race at California a few weeks ago. We are hoping for a really good finish at Phoenix."
The #40 Menards / King Motorsports Acura Integra Type R will take to the Phoenix track for the first time on Thursday at 1:00. The three hour Sports Touring I and II race will take place on Friday starting at 6:00. Check back in to see how the HRPWorld.com Racing team fared in Arizona.
The races will be aired on Speed Channel on May 4th at 5:00 PM.
Information of Interest
HRPWorld.com -- If you are looking for performance products of the highest caliber from manufacturers like Jerico, Coleman Racing, Aeroquip, Quarter Master Industries, and Speedway Engineering, then you need to go to HRPWorld.com.
King Motorsports -- The sole authorized North American distributor for Mugen Co., Ltd., the premier manufacturer of performance products for Honda and Acura automobiles. Since 1981 King Motorsports has provided the highest quality performance products and services proven by eight road racing championships. Their cutting edge technology has always set the industry standard.
Phoenix Promotions -- Phoenix Promotions is a professional race car preperation shop that has been racing in professional street stock endurance racing since 1984. The team has a record of thirty victories, twenty five pole positions, twenty two fastest race laps, four Manufacturer Championships, four Driver Championships, and four Team Championships. In addition to the preparation of the HRPWorld.com Racing team that competes in the Sports Touring I and II class of the Grand Am Cup, Phoenix Promotions is also responsible for the #43 Orison Marketing Planet Earth Motorsports Corvette that competes in the Grand Sports I class of the Grand Am Cup.
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