Archive for the ‘Motor Sports’ Category

Dodenhoff Dominates in No. Cal


  Sean Dodenhoff Wins Petaluma BCRA Midget Feature Main Event Lapping the 20 Car field up to 5th Place. Sean Driving the Rocket Sports & Entertainment, Torco Oil, Brad Dodenhoff/East Hills Chiropractic Special put on a stellar performance Winning Heat 1 and Completely running away with the Main Event Win!  READ FULL STORY FROM NATIONAL SPEED SPORT […]

It’s Cope’s Challenge at New Smyrna

20150529 Brighthouse 043 Travis Cope  (1)

  The 2015 Bright House Challenge 100 New Smyrna Beach, Fla. — Travis Cope bobbled on his first lap of qualifying, but recovered to post the sixth fastest time of the 13 Super Late Models that showed up to race 100 laps on a beautiful, Chamber of Commerce, picture perfect night.  Tim Russell was back in […]

Dodenhoff and Rocket Sports & Entertainment

In Bakersfield, California the Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network USAC Midget car driven by Sean Dodenhoff. (photo courtesy of Sean Dodenhoff / East Hills Racing)

  Bakersfield, CA. — Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network once again is excited to be part of the Sean Dodenhoff  / East Hills Racing team for 2015.  Dodenhoff will be racing in the USAC Midget Series racing  out west and in the national circuit in Indiana and Illinois. Rick Sassone of Rocket Sports & Entertainment was all smiles […]

Rookies Speed into the Big Easy

Stefano Coletti  (Rodney Meyering / RSEN)

    St. Petersburg, Fla.– This year was my second year having the opportunity to cover the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg with Rocket Sports and Entertainment. This year was a bit different than the last, because I craved the chance to get really involved and write my own story. I got to thinking, what […]

Gracias Dios! Montoya Wins! (Sorry Will)

(photo Rodney Meyering  / RSEN)

    St. Petersburg, Fla. —  On lap 80,  I jokingly said to photographer Rodney Meyering, if Will Power wins I don’t even want victory lane podium photos.  He said (while laughing), “Yes, you can just run last year’s.”   At that point Power had led 61 of the 80 laps after starting number one pole […]

Penske Powers the Pole

photo Rodney Meyering / RSEN

  Penske dominates qualifying taking the top four pole positions for today’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Will Power, Simon Pagnaud, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya… check those cars for steroids! 1 Will Power 1:006931 106.767 22 Simon Pagenaud 1:00.7252 106.710 3 Helio Castroneves 1:00.8356 106.517 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 1:00.8532 106.486 14 […]

Racing for Kids helps the Real Heroes


    St. Petersburg, Fla. — They make their living driving 200 miles per hour so you know they are strong hearted.  Drivers on the Mazda Road to Indy have to be stoic in the face of adversity, not much can make these guys flinch.  On Thursday of this week we found a weakness the drivers […]

A Great way to Decide a Mayoral Race

Graham Rahal finished 14th (photo Rodney Meyering / RSEN)

    The 5th Annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Media Kart Day at Andersen Race Park in Palmetto, Florida took on a different spin (literally) this year. A Mayors challenge… Six local Mayors;  Shirley Groover Bryant (Palmetto), Bob Buckhorn (Tampa) Rick Kriseman (St. Petersburg) Samuel Henderson (Gulf Port) Woody Brown (Largo) and Bill Truex (Port […]

Rays’ Cobb a Start of Different Kind

Helio Castroneves a three time Grand Prix of St. Petersburg champion (2006, 2007, 2012)  (photo Rodney Meyering / RSEN)

      ST.PETERSBURG, FLA, — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb is trading in his fastball for the fast lane to serve as the Honorary Starter for the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, taking place March 27-29.   As Honorary Starter, Cobb will wave the green flag for the season-opening Verizon IndyCar Series […]

Single-day tickets on sale now for 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Marco Andretti had tough luck on the lap 82 restart, but Marco took the high road blaming himself for being in back. (photo Rodney Meyering / RSEN)

  PETERSBURG, FLA. – Single-day tickets for the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, taking place March 27-29, are now on sale and can be purchased online at or by phone at 877-725-8849.   For a fifth consecutive year, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will serve as the season-opening race for the […]