Archive for the ‘Motor Sports’ Category

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

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    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 gpstpete.com 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 […]

Champions Crowned after 9 Nights of Racing at New Smyrna

Zane Smith (77) and Spencer Davis (129) (photo by Rodney Meyering / RSEN)

    Daniel Keene Jr. led the field to green after an invert of 8, putting fast time setter, Anthony Sergi to start 8th.  Outside polesitter Drew Brannon gets the early lead as Keene slides to third, Burton moving to second.  The field is single file, back to 7th, where 10th place starter Christopher Bell […]

Eddie MacDonald has a Victory – e-i-e-i-o

Eddie MacDonald takes the 2015 ACT at New Smyrna Speedway ahead of Wayne Helliwell.  (Rodney Meyering / RSEN photo)

  Night number six of this year’s World Series would see the American Canadian Tour run their third and final race of Speedweeks.  The race was supposed to take place Tuesday night, but a complete washout would postpone the event till Wednesday, night six.  Eddie MacDonald won both previous 100 lap events, Sunday’s race being run […]