Archives for April 2015

ElginRacing Wins 2015 Devil in the Dark 12 Hour Endurance Race

Millville, NJ (April 25, 2015) – ElginRacing finished first overall in the 6th Annual Devil in the Dark 12 hour endurance race at New Jersey Motorsports Park. This victory continues ElginRacing’s successful endurance racing record as Greg Obadia, David Jacobs and Todd Lamb stood on the top step of the podium after completing 418 laps in their #00 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R.

ElginRacing Crew

 

Forty teams from around the country competed on April 24-25, 2015. In Friday night’s qualifying session, Greg Obadia put the car on the pole with a lap time of 1:26.150. The green flag dropped on Saturday at 11:55 am with David Jacobs behind the wheel for ElginRacing. Jacobs, Obadia and Lamb rotated driving duties approximately every one and half hours to replenish fuel and change tires during the twelve hour race. ElginRacing finished the race with a 16-lap lead ahead of the second place highly competitive #28 Johnstone Supply BMW that was uncharacteristically hampered by a mechanical issue.

 

Back of the Pace Car

The MEATHEAD Racing crew, directed by Mike Collins, preformed lightning-quick pit stops. ElginRacing’s Car Chief Jimmy Padgett ensured that the car ran with 100 percent reliability throughout the grueling twelve hours. Francois Bru, team strategist, played a critical role in analyzing lap times and developing pit stop and pace strategies. ElginRacing’s preparation and offseason development were key to winning the race as some of our toughest competitors.

 

“Our win today is a tribute to the hard work of the SCCA volunteers and the professionalism exhibited by each of our competitors, making The Devil in the Dark a great event,” said Ben Jacobs of ElginRacing. “On any other day we might not be so lucky.”

 

Finish LineElginRacing’s BOSS 302R made its endurance debut one year ago winning the SCCA’s2014 Devil in the Dark 12-hour race. The driving team of Jacobs, Obadia and Lamb also took the overall win of the Charge of the Headlight Brigade 13-hour Enduro race in October 25, 2014 at VIRginia International Raceway. The ElginRacing-prepared Ford Mustang BOSS 302R platform has proven itself by winning all three of the endurance races ElginRacing has entered. ElginRacing would like to recognize CorteX Racing for their support.

 

ElginRacing posted updates, images and videos from the race on its Facebook page: www.facebook.com/elginracing.

Top Step of Podium

 

 

About  ElginRacing

 

 

ElginRacing’s  priority    is    perfection.    Passion    for    all    things    motor    sports    is    what     drives  us.    Always    focused    on    building    contemporary    racecars    and  award-­‐winning     vintage  cars  to  the    highest  standard,    ElginRacing  has  extended  its    pursuit    of     excellence  to    competitive    motor    racing.    Evolving    over    more    than    five    decades    of     episodic  automotive    and    motorcycle    engagements,    clarity    of    purpose    has    become     the  cornerstone    of    ElginRacing.      ElginRacing    is  based  in  Bethesda,    MD  and  a     longstanding  member    of    the    Washington    DC    Region    (WDCR)    of    the    Sports    Car    Club     of  America    (SCCA).

 

Article courtesy of ElginRacing.

NATE STACY TO RUN IN GTS WITH REHAGEN RACING AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK

NATE STACY TO RUN IN GTS WITH REHAGEN RACING AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK

Spring 2014 – Barber Motorsports Park – Dean Martin, driver of the #50 Rehagen Racing Mustang Boss 302 liked what he saw. There was a talent working hard to breakout and become the best that he could. He had seen Nate on other occasions but this was the first time he was able to watch him race. It was no surprise to Dean when Nate took to the podium weeks later at Ca-nadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport), and he was the first to text his congratulations after the race.

 

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Fast forward to March 2015 at the Circuit of the Americas where all classes have gathered for the season opener. Mike Stacy happened to cross paths with Dean in the paddock and mentioned that he would really love to get Nate into a competitive GTS Car. Dean had a solution, Rehagen Racing has been building, preparing and providing “Turn-Key” Mustangs since 2007 and would love to work with Nate and Stacy Racing. Over the next few hours, the two discussed the possibility. A few more meetings and a one race deal came together, Nate will be making his GTS debut with Rehagen Racing at Barber Motorsports Park.

“I’m excited to provide Nate this opportunity to drive a competitive car in GTS. Since I will be racing my new GTS Mustang Boss 302S at Barber, the car that I won with at St Petersburg is the car that we have made available to Nate for Barber. I’ve been watching Nate drive for the past few years and he has been very impressive. I’m really looking forward to seeing Nate run in the very competitive GTS class.” – Dean Martin

“I’ve known Dean a few years now, and we started talking in March I knew that he and Rehagen Racing was the right place to go. This opportunity fell into place and they worked with us to make it happen. They are great to work with and have shown us such great support pre-race that I am confident that Nate will do well at Barber. ” – Mike Stacy

About Nate Stacy Racing

Nate Stacy Racing is a Pro Race Team based out of Owasso, Oklahoma. They currently race in the Pirelli World Challenge, COMMA and NASA Pro Racing series. At 14 years old, Nate is currently the youngest Pro Driver in World Challenge history, finishing second in the Driver’s Championship in 2014. You can follow Nate Stacy Racing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Rehagen Racing – Multi Championship Winners in Grand -Am and American Iron

What do Ford Motor Company engineers do in their spare time? Go racing! At least that’s what Rehagen Racing’s partners Larry Rehagen and Dean Martin do. Over the past 30 years, Rehagen Racing’s staff has been comprised primarily of current and ex-Ford Motor Company employees. Their intimate knowledge of Ford Mustangs has no doubt factored into their success. The knowledge they’ve acquired through decades of racing Ford’s pony car not only increases their chance of success each race weekend, but has culminated in the development of their turn-key club racing/track day cars. The Team continues to campaign there FR500C Mustangs, but has now added the BOSS 302R and 302S platforms to their arsenal. For more information on Rehagen Racing go to: www.rehagenracing.com

 

Article courtesy of Nate Stacy Racing.

 

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