http://rockstarenergy.com/rss.xml <![CDATA[Rockstar Energy RSS Feed]]> 2014-07-23T02:51:20-07:00 2014-07-23T02:51:20-07:00 Zend_Feed http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/tanner-foust-wins-global-rallycross-in-new-york-1 <![CDATA[Tanner Foust Wins Global Rallycross in New York]]> 2014-07-22T15:26:46-07:00 LONG ISLAND, NY (July 20, 2014) -- Rockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner Foust scored his first Global Rallycross win of the season on Sunday at Volkswagen Rallycross New York.

It was all about the starts for the two-time champion, who blazed off the line to use the sub- two-second 0-60 launches of the Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Polo to maximum effect.

"The starts were the critical factor for me here," said Foust. "It can be very difficult to make a pass on a tight rallycross course and getting out front early and staying out of trouble is key to winning."

Foust also credits the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team with nailing the car set-up to handle the New York course. The six-turn, half-mile track layout featured five right-handers and only one left. Foust and Volkswagen teammate Scott Speed were fast and confident while many other drivers struggled to get the most out of their competition cars as uneven tire wear became a factor.

"We were fastest in opening practices and stayed up front all weekend long," said Foust. "Having a car that was ready to win from the moment we hit the ground here in New York shows the advantage of working with a team like Andretti."

Foust opened the weekend as one of only four drivers to break through the 30-second mark in qualifying and achieve a lap time in the 20s. In heat racing, he found his stride in the second round, blazing off the line to lead wire-to-wire in his Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Polo. He took another lights-to-flag victory in the Semifinal round to earn a front-row starting position in the 10-car Final. 

Starting from the middle of the front row, Foust kept his cool through two red-flag restarts as other drivers tangled on the course. When the abbreviated six-lap Final got underway, he was off the line first and never looked back as drivers jostled for position behind him. Although teammate Speed passed nearly half the field on the way to a second-place finish, he was demoted to ninth on a penalty assessed during the first red-flagged race. Nelson Piquet Jr. and Ken Block claimed second and third.

A regular top finisher, Foust has earned a podium in more than half of his Global Rallycross Championship starts since the series began in 2011. 

"This year, the speed has been there but the results haven't," said Foust. "It's nice to get this monkey off my back this season and earn a win in GRC. It feels like I'm headed in the right direction now."

The Volkswagen Rallycross New York win was the second rallycross victory for Foust in less than a month. He also stood atop the World RX podium in Finland three weeks ago. The driver is making a full campaign on the Global Rallycross Championship in 2014, along with a partial season of guest appearances in the World RX series.

Rallycross is a blend of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition. It promises intense crowd-pleasing action in a fan-friendly track environment. As many as 10 drivers line up to start at once, piloting high-horsepower compact cars through race traffic over a challenging short course that features jumps, unbanked turns, hills and transitions between pavement and gravel.

Foust and the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team will bring the Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Polo back to Global Rallycross competition in just a week's time for Round 5 at the dirt track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, July 25-26.

ABOUT TANNER FOUST

Tanner Foust is a versatile and multi-talented driver known for his supreme car control and a proven track record of podium placements, national championships and world records. He is a three-time U.S. rallycross champion (2012, 2011, 2010) who has also won four X Games gold medals (2013, 2010, 2007), and two Formula Drift championships (2008, 2007).

He has also held multiple world records including for the astonishing Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare, which saw Foust drive a car through a 66-foot loop-the-loop. He also scored the indoor speed record for TV's Top Gear USA, and set a distance jump record with Hot Wheels when he made a 332' ramp-to-ramp leap in a truck at the Indy 500.

His varied race experience includes multiple years of open wheel competition, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, rally racing, various types of sports car racing and the SCORE Baja. He has represented the USA in the annual Race of Champions three times, teaming with NASCAR star Carl Edwards in 2008, Travis Pastrana in 2009, and Mick Doohan in 2010.

A year after making his overseas debut in the European Rallycross Championship in 2010 with a select campaign, Foust became the first American driver to win a round of that championship and finished both 2011 and 2012 ranked in the top three; he won two of the three rounds he entered last year. At home, Foust has been a dominant driver in rallycross since it was first introduced to the United States in 2010.

When he isn't racing, the professional driver also performs in films and on television. He is an on-air host for the U.S. version of the seminal BBC auto show Top Gear, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions and airing on the HISTORY channel. Episodes of his online documentary series, Life in the Foust Lane, are available on the Rockstar Energy Drink YouTube channel.

Foust also handles stunt driving in numerous popular films, TV shows and commercials. He is featured as a stunt driver in the Need 4 Speed film, as well as other major releases including the Bourne Legacy, Bourne Ultimatum, Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Dukes of Hazzard, Red Dawn and Iron Man 2 movies.

ABOUT ROCKSTAR

Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles - from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

TANNER FOUST'S RALLYCROSS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE BY

Rockstar Energy Drink (www.RockstarEnergy.com); Volkswagen of America (www.vw.com); ENEOS Motor Oil (www.eneos.us); Forza Motorsport (Forzamotorsport.net); Xbox(www.xbox.com); NAPA Chassis (www.napachassis.com); ODYSSEY Battery (www.odysseybattery.com); Motegi Racing (www.motegiracing.com); Alpinestars (www.alpinestars.com); GoPro (www.gopro.com); Siemens (www.siemens.com); Andretti Autosport (www.andrettiautosport.com)

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http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/up-and-down-weekend-for-kiniry-chisholm-and-maffenbeier <![CDATA[Up and down weekend for Kiniry, Chisholm, and Maffenbeier]]> 2014-07-22T13:33:18-07:00 Round 6 of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals at Sand Del Lee in Richmond, ON this past Sunday was one of trials and tribulations for Team Rockstar Energy Drink OTSFF Yamaha.

 

But despite bad starts, crashes, and general misfortune Bobby Kiniry, Kyle Chisholm, and Shawn Maffenbeier soldiered on this weekend to contain the damage and remain in contention for top-five finishes in the MX1 and MX2 Championships.

 

With a first MX1 moto DNF, Bobby Kiniry was hit with the biggest setback of the weekend. A tenth place in moto two gave the veteran a tepid 14th overall and just a handful of points for his efforts.

 

Chisholm managed to save the day in MX1, thanks to 10-5 motos that netted him seventh overall. Maffenbeier, meanwhile, corralled the top score for the team, snaring fifth overall in MX2 on the strength of 9-3 motos.

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http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/kwasniewski-earns-hard-fought-17th-place-finish-at-chicagoland <![CDATA[Kwasniewski Earns Hard-Fought 17th-Place Finish at Chicagoland]]> 2014-07-22T11:51:43-07:00 JOLIET, Ill (July 20, 2014) - Making his first-career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night, Dylan Kwasniewski and his No. 31 Rockstar Energy team looked to put down laps and get familiar with the 1.5-mile oval in the 200-lap race. During the two-day show, the NNS had two practice sessions on Friday afternoon, where Kwasniewski and his new crew chief Shannon Rursch looked to fine tune the car while laying down the 19th and 22nd fastest lap times, respectively. Kwasniewski then went out on Saturday afternoon looking to tackle knockout qualifying, and laid down a time of 31.282 seconds, good enough for the 19th-place starting position for Saturday night's event.

As the green flag waved on a picture perfect Midwest night, Kwasniewski reported to Rursch that his Rockstar Energy Drink Chevy was tight center off. Despite battling a tight race car, Kwasniewski worked his way up to the 15th position when the first caution of the night came out on lap eight. Electing to stay out during the caution, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender restarted 13th on lap 14. Kwasniewski would continue to hold on to a top-15 position until first round of green-flag pit stops took place on lap 53. Running in the 15th position, Rursch called Kwasniewski down pit road for four tires, Sunoco Racing Fuel and a track-bar adjustment. Once green flag pit stops cycled through, Kwasniewski was 17th, the second car a lap down. Battling for the coveted free pass position, Kwasniewski stayed out during the second caution on lap 70 and was 16th when the second round of green-flag pit stops took place on lap 110. The Las Vegas native was scored in the 21st position with the third and final caution of the night came out on lap 124. During the caution, Rursch called Kwasniewski down pit road for a splash of Sunoco Racing fuel only. The young rookie gained several spots on pit road and restarted 17th. The field would make one more green-flag pit stop and settle in for a final long green-flag run to end the race, with Kwasniewski and his Rockstar Energy Drink team coming home in the 17th position.

Dylan Kwasniewski on Racing at Chicagoland:

"I would like to thank my guys for all the effort they put into this No. 31 Rockstar Energy Drink Chevy this weekend. Shannon made great calls on pit road and I felt like we made great gains on the car all night. The cautions just didn't fall our way and we could never gain our lap back, and that hurt us. Our finish doesn't indicate how good of a car we had. I am really looking forward to getting back on the track next week and making my first start at Indy."

First Practice

Position: 19

Fastest Lap: 31.903 sec. | Laps: 21

Final Practice

Position: 22

Fastest Lap: 31.888 sec. | Laps: 26

Qualifying

Position: 19

Fastest Lap: 31.282 sec.

Race

Position: 17

Laps Completed/Total: 199/200

About Turner Scott Motorsports: Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 and has become one of the most successful organizations in NASCAR by combining the business acumen and shared passion for racing of co-owners Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. This season will mark the fourth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR's top-tier touring series. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C.  The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors' powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com.

About Rockstar: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles - from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music.For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

Find us at www.Facebook.com/Rockstar  ~  www.Twitter.com/RockstarEnergy  ~  www.Instagram.com/RockstarEnergy  ~  www.YouTube.com/Rockstar 


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http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/concours-motocross-rockstar-et-couche-tard <![CDATA[ CONCOURS MOTOCROSS ROCKSTAR ET COUCHE-TARD]]> 2014-07-16T10:21:54-07:00 http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/hathaway-battles-back-from-2-flat-tires-racing-to-a-podium-finish <![CDATA[HATHAWAY BATTLES BACK FROM 2 FLAT TIRES RACING TO A PODIUM FINISH]]> 2014-07-15T09:27:57-07:00 Wetaskiwin, Alberta, July 12, 2014-  Jason Hathaway in his #3 Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet  continued  his strong oval showing at the inaugural event at Edmonton International Raceway Friday night in front of a packed house.


    The #3 race practiced well and qualifying 8th in the starting lineup for the 300 lap event.


   “This is a pretty fun little race track. It is a mix of a few tracks we have back in Ontario and I can see it’s going to be pretty racey tonight.  The Fans are in for a great show tonight!” Said Hathaway during the autograph session.


     Hathaway made his way up to 6th and then reported in to his crew that he picked up a vibration. They diagnosed a right front flat tire and he brought his race machine down pit road to the attention of his crew on lap 95 to change his first of 2 flat tires of the night. With fresh rubber, Hathaway logged laps and saved his equipment for the dash to the finish. With just under 100 laps to go Hathaway was inside the top 5 and set his sights on the top 3 in the running order.

  

Hathaway went to work and was 2nd on the track when the last caution of the night flew on lap 296; leading to a green-white-checkered finish. Hathaway battled to defend his position, but elected to finish a strong 3rd.


    “We will take the 3rd place podium finish and head to Saskatoon.  We had a great car tonight and we didn’t need to tear it up battling with the 2 guys in front of us. All in all I am pretty proud of our team tonight; we battled back from those flat tires and got to the front! Thanks to Rockstar for all of their support and being a great partner.”


     The Team will head to Auto Clearing Motorspeedway for the 2nd of 2 western swing races on July 16th. Hathaway and his crew will be at the pre-race event at The Longbranch at the Ramada Inn in Saskatoon on Monday night at 7:30 pm. 

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http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/dylan-kwasniewski-no-31-nns-post-race-report-new-hampshire-motor-speedway <![CDATA[Dylan Kwasniewski No. 31 NNS Post-Race Report: New Hampshire Motor Speedway]]> 2014-07-14T13:02:08-07:00  Kwasniewski Battles Back to Earn 13th-Place Finish at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H (July 13, 2014) - Making his first-career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon, Dylan Kwasniewski and his No. 31 Rockstar Energy team looked to perfect the handling of their Chevy Camaro at the 1.058-mile oval for the 200-lap race. During the two-day show, the NNS had two practice sessions on Friday afternoon where Kwasniewski and his Turner Scott Motorsports team laid down the 12th- and sixth-fastest lap times, respectively. Kwasniewski then went out on Saturday morning and laid down a time of 29.876 seconds in knockout qualifying, good enough for a top-10 starting position for Saturday afternoon's shootout.

Starting in the 10th positon, Kwasniewski survived two early cautions during the first 15 laps and settled into the 13th position by lap 18. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender continued to hold on to a top-15 position until the first round of green-flag pit stops took place on lap 77. Running in the 12th position, crew chief Pat Tryson called Kwasniewski down pit road for four tires, Sunoco Racing fuel and a track-bar adjustment. Once green-flag pit stops cycled through, Kwasniewski was scored in the 11th position on lap 83. Battling a loose racecar, Kwasniewski was 14th, one lap down, when the fourth caution of the afternoon came out on lap 102. During the caution, Tryson again called Kwasniewski down pit road for four tires and fuel. Restarting 20th on lap 106, Kwasniewski and the field headed into Turn 2 when another competitor spun, causing a multi-car accident. While trying to avoid the wreck, Kwasniewski suffered damage to the left rear and front of his Rockstar Energy Drink Chevy. After quick work by his crew to repair the damage on pit road, Kwasniewski restarted 20th, one lap down, on lap 112. Despite the damage, the Las Vegas native continued to battle for the remaining portion of the race, picking up several positions before ultimately bringing the Rockstar Energy Drink Chevy home in the 13th position.

Dylan Kwasniewski on Racing at New Hampshire:

"I would like to thank my guys for all the effort they put into this No. 31 Rockstar Energy Drink Chevy this weekend. We continue to build great race cars that have a lot of speed. All in all, it was a good weekend. We got caught up in the accident towards the middle part of the race, but we never gave up and we were able to come home with a top-15 finish ."

First Practice

Position: 12

Fastest Lap: 29.926 sec. | Laps: 34

Final Practice

Position: 6

Fastest Lap: 29.502 sec. | Laps: 47

Qualifying

Position: 10

Fastest Lap: 29.876 sec.

Race

Position: 13

Laps Completed/Total: 199/200

About Turner Scott Motorsports: Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 and has become one of the most successful organizations in NASCAR by combining the business acumen and shared passion for racing of co-owners Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. This season will mark the fourth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR's top-tier touring series. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C.  The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors' powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com.

About Rockstar: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles - from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music.For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

Find us at www.Facebook.com/Rockstar  ~  www.Twitter.com/RockstarEnergy  ~  www.Instagram.com/RockstarEnergy  ~  www.YouTube.com/Rockstar 

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