<![CDATA[Rockstar Energy RSS Feed]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/rss.xml Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:08:10 -0700 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:08:10 -0700 Zend_Feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[ROCKSTAR AND ALLSUPS HUSQVARNA SWEEPSTAKES ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/sweeps/rockstar-and-allsups-husqvarna-sweepstakes Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:07:51 -0700 <![CDATA[Snowcross season ends with top five overall finishes in the title hunt for Team Rockstar Energy Polaris Racing ]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/company/news/snowcross-season-ends-with-top-five-overall-finishes-in-the-title-hunt-for-team-rockstar-energy-polaris-racing With sunny, spring like temperatures that reached a high of 18° C, the closing round of the Rockstar Energy Drink CSRA Snowcross Championship – which was held this past weekend at Horseshoe Valley Resort in Barrie, ON – was a pleasant reminder that the winter of 2014/2015 is for all intents and purposes a thing of the past. Although there was still plenty of snow on the ski-slopes, some areas of the racetrack were slushy and had melt areas that resembled small ponds.


For team Rockstar Energy Polaris Racing’s Iain Hayden, Dylan Hall, and Jakob Rosko-Fong, the final event of the season proved to be bittersweet. All three drivers were well positioned to move up in the final points tally, but due to some racing misfortunes they finished the season where they had found themselves after the penultimate round in Kitchener two weeks ago. For defending Pro Open Champion Hayden, that meant a still noteworthy runner-up finish in the points, fourth place for his Pro Open teammate Hall, and fourth for Rosko-Fong in the Pro Lite division.


In Saturday’s Pro Open qualifiers, Hayden got bogged down in the first heat, thanks to a sled pile-up shortly after the start. He resumed the race at the back of the pack and gradually worked his way into a sixth place finish. Heat two saw Hayden grab second place off the start, a position he would lose, but he defended third spot all the way to the finish line. The start of the final was basically a rerun of heat two, with Hayden again nailing down a second place going into turn one. This time it was a position he called his own, finishing in second place at the checkered flag.


While Sunday’s qualifiers started on a positive note, the day would not end on one. In the first heat Hayden blasted off the start line to snare the holeshot and then lead the freight train all the way to the finish line. The second heat saw Hayden start in second place behind archrival in the series, Lee Butler. Although Hayden challenged Butler for the lead throughout the heat, he would have to take satisfaction with second place when the checkered was waved.


The final saw a super motivated Hayden nail down his second holeshot of the day. Moments later Hayden, intending to jump over a melt area, launched sideways off the jump at high speed and violently cartwheeled upon landing. Fortunately he didn’t get hit while lying on the track by any of the 14 drivers behind him and survived the crash with minor injuries. His Polaris IQ 600 sled, however, was too damaged to continue the race and Hayden’s season was prematurely over.


“It was definitely not the way I wanted to finish the last race of the season. But taking into account it could have been a much worse ending, I’m happy to have been able to walk away from the crash in one piece and still have enough points to grab second place in the championship,” Hayden said. “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Rockstar Polaris team for their hard work this season and a tip of the hat to Lee Butler for winning the championship. He was a relentless opponent all season long.”


Dylan Hall, meanwhile, started the weekend with recording the holeshot in both his qualifying heats on Saturday. In the first heat, however, Hall was taken out by another driver, which resulted in a dead last remount and a tenth place finish. Heat two transpired much better for Hall, and although he was unable to hang on to first place, he was able to take second all the way to the checkered flag. In the final, Hall got off to a mediocre start that had him pour on the gas to eventually cross the finish line in sixth place.


On Sunday Hall experienced some technical hiccups when water off the track got into his engine intake, but he still booked 13-6 qualifying results, which were good enough to start on the front row in the final.  In the final, Hall put his IQ 600 into a third place start going into turn one. A few laps later he powered into second place, putting some distance on third, and then settled into his pace to take second position all the way to the finish line.


“I’m quite happy with my fourth overall in the championship, considering I encountered a few DNFs over the course of the season. Finishing no less than top five was my goal and regular podium results helped put me there. At this time I’d like to thank the team’s staff and all our sponsors for their support this season. I’m already looking forward to start this all over again in December,” Hall said.


Jakob Rosko-Fong’s final round saw some mixed results, but he scored enough points to secure his fourth overall in the Pro Lite Championship. In Saturday’s qualifiers he recorded impressive 1-3 finishes, only to go on and struggle to an 11th place in the final. After tangling with another driver, Rosko-Fong went from a frontrunners position to the back of the pack, and with time running out only advanced a few positions.


In Sunday’s Pro Lite action Rosko-Fong again did good business in his qualifiers, recording 2-4 finishes on his potent IQ 600. In the final he did what he needed to do solidify his fourth overall in the championship, taking his sled to a sixth place finish. Rosko-Fong had an extra busy day on Sunday, as he also lined up for the Pro Open races on a modified IQ 600. Although he couldn’t break the top-10 in qualifying, logging 11-12 results, he bounced back in the final to take home seventh at the finish line.


“Looking back on the season it wasn’t quite a perfect one, with some issues here and there, but that just motivated me to do better. The team worked hard, everyone worked hard to get me into the top five in the championship and I’m pleased that I was able to end the season with fourth overall. Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible,” Rosko-Fong said.


Team Rockstar Energy Polaris Racing congratulates Iain, Dylan, and Jakob for their impressive final standings in the championships and for persevering through the ups and downs that proved to be the 2014/2015 season.


Final Standings Pro Open

1. Lee Butler                           1,345 pts

2. Iain Hayden                       1,303

3. Stale Eggen              1,237

4. Dylan Hall                                     1,180

5. Mitchell King                      1,055

6. Ben Holmes                          904

7. Dave Joanis                           521

8. Corey Watkinson                  443

9. Devin Wilson                        387

10. Jeff Sanftenberg                  281


Finals Standings Pro Lite Stock

1. Jacob Gervais                      1,382 pts

2. Mitch Mc Nair                   1,280

3. Blake Taylor                       1,244

4. Jakob Rosko-Fong            1,241

5. Derek Sanftenberg               1,226

6. Yannick Boucher                 1,191

7. Tyler Billings                      1,146

8. Colton Barnett                    1,027

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:14:27 -0700
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<![CDATA[Fredric Aasbo]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/drift/fredric-aasbo

Nicknames Norwegian Hammer, Thor, Halllon Hometown Ski, Norway Born August 18th, 1985 Favorite track Europe: Mantorp Park, Sweden

United States: Road Atlanta, GA

Global: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Favorite driver I like the smooth style of Nobuteru Taniguchi and the rawness of Nakamura Favorite food Homemade hamburgers. And taco tuesdays Favorite beverage I drink mostly water, and the occational Margarita Favorite music New Country, Rock and Hip Hop. There’s a time and a place for every song! Hobbies Travel, boating, meeting new and old friends

Born and raised in the midst of the Scandinavian countryside, Fredric was quickly introduced to the Norwegian rally scene. As a boy he was let into go-karts, and proved his car control skills at an early age being very fast under slippery conditions. Discovering drifting a couple of years later got him hooked on this new form of motorsports.

Quickly earning a reputation for combining super aggressive drifting with a humble personality in the pits, Fredric toured the North European drifting circuit for two years.

With 30+ victories and multiple championship titles in the North European scene and with a dream of going up against the best, Fredric started his US quest by competing at select rounds of the Formula Drift championship in 2010.

Formula Drift

Fredric Aasbo sent shockwaves throughout the Formula Drift scene in his 2010 rookie season as he started taking out Formula Drift champions from the get-go. Nicknamed “The Champkiller” and quickly becoming an icon of the David vs. Goliath drifting battles, Fredric ultimately earned the prestigious 2010 Formula Drift Rookie of the Year award.

Fredric kicked off the 2011 season by driving the Team Need for Speed Japan Auto Toyota Supra to victory at the Formula Drift Middle East Yas Marina Circuit Invitational – his first ever win at Formula Drift sanctioned event. Only two weeks later, he made his way through the pack for a third place podium finish at the Formula Drift Global Challenge in Qatar.

Going all out no matter the circumstances, Fredric has garnered a strong transatlantic fan following spanning across the United States, Europe and the Middle East, reaching all the way to drifting’s home cradle: Japan.

Teaming up with Hankook Tire, Scion Racing and Papadakis Racing for the 2013 season has made for an impressive international drifting schedule consisting of the world’s most prominent drifting events.

The 2013 seven stop North American Formula Drift Championship Series will see Fredric and his crew compete in the freshly reworked 2014 Hankook Tire Scion Racing tC. With the Papadakis Racing power house onboard as one of the most accomplished drift teams of all time, the partnership has already received strong recognition throughout the automotive world – and beyond.

  • 2012 Formula Drift Fan Favorite Driver of the Year Award
  • 2012 Formula Drift Best Drifting Style Award
  • 2012 and 2011 British Drift Championship Silverstone Super Pro Winner
  • 2011 Formula Drift Texas Speedway Invitational Winner
  • 2011 Formula Drift Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Invitational Winner/Champion
  • 2011 Formula Drift Qatar Global Challenge Third Place Podium Finish
  • 2011 Formula Drift Championship Round 5 Third Place Podium Finish
  • 2010 Formula Drift Rookie of The Year
  • 2010 Formula Drift Hardest Charging Driver of The Year
  • 2010 Insane Entry Award at the Formula Drift Irwindale Finals
  • 2008 Nordic Drifting Series Champion
  • 2007 Nordic Drifting Series Champion
  • 2007 Powerdrift Norwegian Drifting Series Champion
  • 30+ North European and Middle East Victories 06-12
  • 60+ North European and Middle East Podium Finishes 06-13

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:26:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Tanner Foust]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/drift/tanner-foust-2 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.

Off the track, Tanner demonstrates his impressive car control and driving experience on-camera as host for History Channel's Top Gear and performing stunts for various films, TV shows, and commercials]]>
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<![CDATA[Josh Strang]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/josh-stang Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:21:51 -0700 <![CDATA[Anthony Rodriguez]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/anthony-rodriguez ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:05:45 -0700 <![CDATA[Jeremy Martin]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/jeremy-martin ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:00:36 -0700 <![CDATA[Cooper Webb]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/cooper-webb ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:53:56 -0700 <![CDATA[Aaron Plessinger]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/aaron-plessinger ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:33:51 -0700 <![CDATA[Zach Osborne]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/zach-osborne Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:39:30 -0700 <![CDATA[Colton Haaker]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/colton-haaker DOB – 09/13/1989
Residence: Murrieta, CA
Hometown: Hollister, CA
Education: San Benito High School Graduate
Hobbies: motocross, skeet shooting, mountain biking, basketball, surfing, snowboarding, wake boarding, Hanging with friends
Years Riding- 16
Years Racing – 6

2014- Finished 3d in Enduro X series

2012 - First EnduroX win in Las Vegas, NV
2011 - One podium finish and 10th in the series - tough year
2010 - Second Junior EnduroX championship
2009 - First Junior EnduroX championship
2008 - 7th in trials champioship - 5th in EnduroX
2007 - Expert National trials championship

 Colton started riding motorcycles at the age of 7. His father John Haaker an ISDE Gold medalist introduced Colton to motorcycles at an early age. Colton became more competitive as years went on and raced amateur motocross for years, later started riding trials and competing nationally. Went on to win a national expert championship and seventh in the 2007 Pro National American Trials Championship. That same year he raced EnduroX for the first time going on to finish 4th in the Pro main event. In 2008 Colton raced every round of the EnduroX series with the help of Lucas Oil Products and went on to finish fifth in the series. In 2009 He was a full EnduroX racer with two podiums that year and consistent results Colton would finish the series in 4th and win the first EnduroX Junior Pro Championship. He also won his second EnduroX Pro Junior title. In 2011 he had a learning year switching brands and bikes but still showed flashes of speed and brilliance to net a podium finish. In 2012 he won his first EnduroX and the season opener. In 2013 the JCR-HONDA ROCKSTAR Team picked up Colton to compete in 2013 & 2014 X Games & the National Endurcross Series. In 2015 Colton Haaker will race a factory supported Husqvarna race program.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:32:32 -0700
<![CDATA[Shawn Maffenbeier]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/shawn-maffenbeier-1 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:32:31 -0700 <![CDATA[Martin Davalos]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/martin-davalos Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:32:31 -0700 <![CDATA[Mike Brown]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/ryan-sipes ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:32:31 -0700 <![CDATA[Zach Bell]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/zach-bell Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:32:30 -0700 <![CDATA[Matt Goerke]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/matt-goerke-1 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:32:29 -0700 <![CDATA[Ryan Sipes]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/ryan-sipes-2 ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:32:29 -0700 <![CDATA[Jacob Argubright]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/jacob-argubright Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:32:28 -0700 <![CDATA[Andrew Delong]]> http://rockstarenergy.com/motorsports/mx/andrew-delong Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:32:28 -0700