Category: General
Posted by: eyemsolomon
Category: General
Posted by: eyemsolomon
Category: General
Posted by: eyemsolomon
Category: General
Posted by: eyemsolomon
Category: General
Posted by: eyemsolomon
Category: General
Posted by: eyemsolomon
Category: General
Posted by: eyemsolomon
Rosenthal Media Consulting Welcomes Hooked On Driving
Rosenthal Media Consulting is proud to announce our latest partnership with the Northeast Region of Hooked on Driving. This High Performance Driving Event, (HPDE), company offers automobile enthusiasts of all levels the opportunity to learn and explore the limits of their vehicles in a safe and controlled environment. Hooked on Driving offers the best value in HPDE with an average of 6 hot lap sessions lasting 45 minutes per run group.
Creating great value is a core fundamental at Rosenthal Media and we are excited to work with Hooked on Driving and share in their commitment to provide affordable High Performance Driving Experiences to all levels of drivers.
Category: General
Posted by: eyemsolomon
The 2013 Tire Rack One Lap of America Presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine rolled into South Carolina to take to the Carolina Motorsports Park today. A long time staple of the Tire Rack One Lap of America, Carolina Motorsports Park is a fun track that rewards patience and precision. With curbing that is far from inviting, precision and smooth driving would be the order of the day.

Soon after that order was given one of the vehicles dropped a tire on the slippery grass and rearranged a tire wall. With the driver climbing from his car unscathed the One Lap family kicked into action. Immediately members from rival teams swarmed on the stricken car bringing their skill sets and tools to help mend it. In no time at all the car was ready, albeit with a few less drive wheels, and was in place on the grid for the afternoons run session.

With the rest of the session running smoothly and completed without any further incident the competition made itís way to the BMW Performance Factory in Spartanburg. At the Performance Factory the competitors took to the BMW Performance Test Track in standard One Lap format. A challenge for the competition, this track is a very technical course with very little margin for error. A tight course lined with cones this course demands precision. Compounding the need for precision is the penalty assessed for hitting cones, one bad corner can knock you down a position or two.

Once the competitors completed their runs they headed out for Danville Virginia, the home for the next challenge of the Tire Rack One Lap of America, Virginia International Raceway.
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Posted by: eyemsolomon
Daytona, the home of big speed was also the home to some big challenges and heartbreak for some One Lappers. Entering the 4th day of competition the One Lap faced down the high speed ,high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The morning began with the first place Top Speed GTR cutting a tire on the out lap causing speculation as to whether or not they would be able to continue their campaign for a 4th consecutive victory. In a true gesture of sportsmanship and One Lap etiquette a rival GTR from the Chariots of Palm Beach team gave team TopSpeed their spare tire so they could continue their campaign. The TopSpeed team was not the only team to run into tire issues. The Corvette of Don Chrzan and Brian Peele ran into tire difficulties as well necessitating a tire swap.

Following the morning session the One Lap opened up the track for parade laps. Led by Brock Yates Jr, fans and family who had joined the event for the day took to the track to experience the thrills of the super speedway prompting our social media to fill with thankful comments about dreams fulfilled.

As the afternoon progressed and the second run group took to the track it seemed the drivers had the bit between their teeth with the drivers setting a blistering pace. With a majority of the drivers making it through the session unscathed a couple of cars decided to take a unique line through the bus stop. Once the teams were finished their afternoon run sessions they packed up and headed to our Presenting Sponsor, Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, where the competitors were greeted by the staff and some local spectators.

One by one as the competitors signed in and thanked our sponsors the worn out teams began to leave for South Carolinaís Carolina Motorsports Park to take on the next challenge of the 2013 Tire Rack One Lap of America.
Category: General
Posted by: eyemsolomon
The 2013 Tire Rack One Lap of America presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine completed itís third day of competition today. After running on and setting a street tire record at the small track in Taladega, Alabama and being rained out from our second event yesterday the One Lappers welcomed the beautiful weather at NOLA Motorsport Park.

Since this. Is a new track and no one from the One Lap had run there before we were all curious to see what was in store. There were no disappointments. Utilizing state of the art construction techniques this Alan Wilson designed track almost floats above the swampland it is built atop of. The picturesque, smooth track surface and pristine facilities are sandwiched between lush tree lines and surrounded by a bustling community. The track itself is a blend of fast straights, tight technical sections, quick sweepers and a series of S corners that bring plenty of smiles. This track has something for everybody.

In another display of driving excellence and a stellar build the TopSpeed GTR piloted by Leh Keen took first place in both sessions by handily outpacing the competition by a full 10 seconds. The Dodge Viper of Steve Loudin and Tom Drewer placed a consistent second place with the third position being rounded out by the Nissan GTR of Michael Lattos and Eric Van Cleef.

Tonight the competitors face their longest trip of the event with a haul to Daytona, Florida to tackle the Daytona raceway in the morning. Tomorrow should be a day with our vehicles reaching speeds close to 200 mph on street tires. If you are in the area I highly recommend stopping by to watch some world class displays of racing.

Hope to see you on the road.