TURNER, CHAMPION AND NAYKID TOP LAGUNA PRESENTATION AWARD LIST: Turner Motorsport won the weekend Speedvision Presentation Award for the third time this season, taking the lead in the race for the $10,000 Speedvision Presentation year-end award. ...
TURNER, CHAMPION AND NAYKID TOP LAGUNA PRESENTATION AWARD LIST: Turner Motorsport won the weekend Speedvision Presentation Award for the third time this season, taking the lead in the race for the $10,000 Speedvision Presentation year-end award. In addition to a great visual presentation, Turner hosted BMW club members, promoted its fan-versus-driver put-put competition, created a "buzz" about their hospitality among Laguna Seca fans and had a merchandise presence nearly everywhere on the track grounds. Champion Audi Racing scored big in arranging the Audi Manufacturers' Forum held at the Speedvision Transporter Saturday evening in which over 150 guests, including the local TT club and general fans, were able to ask top Audi Motorsport officials, ALMS and World Challenge drivers questions as well as learn about the World Challenge race car. NayKid Racing excelled by hosting the local C5 Registry, inviting local fans to be honorary crew members, and holding their own autograph and photo opportunity sessions. Other teams receiving votes included RealTime Racing, Pirate Racing and Wild Dog Racing. Turner Motorsport moved into the season lead, with 12 points, followed by Champion Audi, with 10; Hikari Racing, with 9; RealTime Racing, with 7; NayKid Racing, with 6; Grand Sport Racing, with 3; and Pirate Racing, with 1.
Harvey Imports, owned by Speedvision World Challenge career starts leader Taz Harvey and his wife Milena, will be the official beverage sponsor for the Speedvision World Challenge Competitors' Barbeque, Presented by Mazda, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, October 27. Harvey Imports will supply beers from two Czech Republic-based breweries -- LEV Lion and Lobkowicz. LEV Lion, established in 1333, has three brews available stateside -- LEV Lion Lager, LEV Black Lion dark and LEV Double Bock Bohemian Pilsner. Each of the LEV Lion brews won either Gold or Silver medals year 2000 competitions in the Czech Republic. Established in 1466, the Lobkowicz Brewery also offers three brews -- the Lobkowicz Baron dark lager, Lobkowicz Prince blond bock and Lobkowicz Knight pilsner. The Beverage Tasting Institute recently rated the Baron and Prince as "Exceptional," with the Knight rated "Highly Recommended." The competitors' barbeque is held each Speedvision World Challenge weekend and is open to World Challenge participants and members of the media. The Las Vegas barbeque, Presented by Mazda, will take place at 6:00 p.m. Friday at the Speedvision Transporter. Members of the media please RSVP to Eric Prill, email@example.com or (303)638-9069.
Tom Johnston, owner of Tom Johnston Racing, which fields a Corvette C5 for Frank Allers in Speedvision GT, remains in the hospital in British Columbia, but is on the mend after several recent medical issues. Speedvision World Challenge Series Administrator Robin Mackay is recovering nicely after an emergency appendectomy in Monterey, October 14. Neil Vanni, who sustained a cracked rib in his Laguna Seca Speedvision Touring Car accident, is also recovering at home in Cupertino, Calif. The Speedvision World Challenge wishes all of them a quick recovery.