It’s Race Time and CV Products is Visiting Watkins Glen and 4 other Racetracks

CV Products —  August 8, 2013 | Category: Trackside Program | Comment

When the racing is as good as it’s expected to be this weekend in upstate New York and points throughout the Southeast and Mid-West, there’s only thing to do… load up your Trackside Program tractor-trailers and hit the road. ‘Here when you need us (at and there when you want us,’ takes on a whole new meaning over the next bunch of days when we’ll be supporting race teams and drivers at seven different events.

Here’s where to find CV Products now through Monday, Aug. 11:

CHEEZ-IT 355 at the Glen

cheezit355thumbWhat to watch for: Could this weekend be the one where Jeff Gordon breaks through and wins his first race of the season and his 87th since joining the Cup series in 1994? If history’s any indication, Gordon – who ranked 21st in the Sprint Cup standings just a few months ago, and advanced to ninth place with his runner-up finish last weekend at Pocono Raceway – could very well be celebrating at the end of the day. That’s because he’s the Cup’s most successful road course driver, having won nine times overall, four of them coming on Watkins Glen International’s seven-turn, 2.45-mile course.

  • Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
  • When: Sunday, August 11
  • Racetrack: Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen, NY
  • Watch the race on television: ESPN, 1 p.m. (ET)
  • Find us: In the pit area (note: Pit Pass required for access)


zippo200_thumbWhat to watch for: Look for Sam Hornish Jr. (currently tied for second in the Nationwide Series points standings) to separate some from Regan Smith. That’s because Smith – who has accumulated the least number of points of anyone in the Series’ Top 10 standings over the last seven races, doesn’t have anywhere near the experience and success on road courses that Hornish has. According to NASCAR, in the six trips to road courses with the Nationwide Series, Hornish has finished in the top five in the most recent four races. That’s likely because of his time spent on the road while racing in the Sprint Cup Series and IndyCar Series. A win this weekend at Watkins Glen would only further highlight Hornish’s 11 career road-course starts, including a 2nd place finish in 2007 in the IndyCar Series race.

  • Series: NASCAR Nationwide Series
  • When: Saturday, August 10
  • Racetrack: Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen, NY
  • Watch this race on TV: 2 p.m. (ET) on ABC
  • Find us on site: In the pit are where only a pit pass gets you in

31st Annual Sunoco North/South 100

northsouthlogowebWhat to watch for: Anticipation is brewing for what many people recognize as the dirt racing world’s Super Bowl and World Series all rolled into one. This mega three-day event – where late model racing fans get to enjoy camping, parties, autograph sessions with drivers, and a midway full of food and apparel vendors – also includes the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The series makes its way to Florence Speedway with a tight battle atop the series championship point standings. Two-time and reigning series champion Jimmy Owens has a 20-point lead over Steve Francis. John Blankenship is third in the series standings followed by the 2012 and defending North/South 100 winner, Don O’Neal, and four-time series champion, Earl Pearson Jr.

Primera Plastics 200

What to watch for: The 200-lap Primera Plastics 200 begins at 8:30 p.m. (ET), with live audio, timing and scoring available online at ARCA Racing Series points standing leader Frank Kimmel has won more races at the Berlin Raceway track than any other driver entered in Saturday’s race. Kimmel, a nine-time ARCA Racing Series champion, will be looking for his 80th career ARCA victory this weekend (he’s currently tied with Iggy Katona for all-time ARCA wins).

  • Series: ARCA Racing Series
  • When: Saturday, August 10
  • Racetrack: Berlin Raceway – Marne, MI
  • Finds us at the track: We’ll be in the pits (pit pass required for entry) Sports Car 250

What to watch for: Located in Wisconsin’s scenic Kettle Moraine, Elkhart Lake’s Road America features one of the world’s fastest permanent road racing tracks, and this weekend’s action over the legendary 4.048-mile road course should be spectacular. The weekend kicks off early on Thursday with practice for the Rolex Series. Qualifying follows Saturday’s morning practice session, and the 2.75-hour Sports Car 250 race is set to begin at 5 PM (ET).

  • Series: GRAND-AM
  • When: August 8-10
  • Racetrack: Road America – Elkhart Lake, WI
  • Watch the race on television: 5 p.m. (ET) on SPEED
  • Note: Trackside Program trailer will be in the pits (pass required for entry)

2013 Road Race Showcase

What to watch for: All the action in this one leads up to the Orion Energy Systems 245 – a 2-hour and 45-minute race that gets underway at 2 p.m (ET) on Sunday. Beforehand, Road America is pulling out all the stops, include another 2-hour and 45-minute race (this one in the Rolex Series on Saturday at 4 p.m. [ET]) and the Tour de Road America Bike Ride to Fight Cancer (that event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Friday).

  • Series: American LeMans Series
  • When: August 9-11
  • Racetrack: Road America – Elkhart Lake, WI
  • Catch the action on television: Sunday at 3 p.m. (ET) on ABC
  • Note: Trackside Program trailer will be in the pits (pass required for entry)

Slack Auto Parts World Crown 300

What to watch for: This race was rescheduled for August 10 after bad weather forced a cancellation of the race on the 4th of July. Because this will be the last race of the season, Gresham Motorsports Park is celebrating with an action packed night for the entire family.

  • When: Saturday, August 10
  • Racetrack: Gresham Motorsports Park – Jefferson, GA
  • Note: CV’s trailer will be in the pit area and is available for anyone with a pit pass

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