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Visconti Motorsports looks forward to their SOPHOMORE Season

This time last year John Visconti was taking a leap faith selling all of his Tour Modified equipment and moving into the NASCAR K & N East series.

Season two for the team starts this Sunday, as last year the NASCAR K & N Series will start the season with a Sunday night 175 lap race at the New Smyrna Speedway. What was an ominous start last with driver Branden McReynolds blew an engine during practice putting the team behind the 8 ball early.A 10th place finish in the 29 car field initial run while not a win proved the team would be a top runner.

The rest of the season the #74 Visconti Motorsports team took the lower budget team and showed the NASCAR K & N competitors they we there to win.

On a part time basis the #74 with Brandon McReynolds at the wheel they averaged the 2nd highest average finish of any top 15 team. Brandon only ran have the schedule and still finished 11th in points only being in the wrong place at South Boston at the wrong time and a bad tire at New Smyrna. kept them out of the top 10.

The high point of the season came at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September where Brandon led 78 laps to take the win in the Apple Barrel 125 in dominating fashion.

I spoke to team owner John Visconti about the 2019 season and year two for the team.

“We are heading into the season with the same paint scheme but a slightly re-branded car”. This year instead of the IGA logo it now will say “The Reichert Group”. Charles Reichert has been a Visconti supporter for years this year his name will be placed prominently on the hood.

We are also very excited to start the 2019 NASCAR K & N Pro East season. Being this is our second season we now have a notebook for all the tracks we’ve been too. Last year as a rookie team we had a blank notebook.”

The only track we visited twice last year was New Hampshire and we won the second time there. We are very optimistic about 2019 and the start of the season at New Smyrna Speedway.

After Fridays practice the #74 sits atop the scoreboard with a fast lap of 18.231 over Hallie Deegan, rookie Max Mclaughlin and Ty Gibbs which bodes well for a great run on Sunday night.

The New Smyrna 175 Sunday February 10th at New Smyrna Speedway, qualifying at 5:30, an autograph session at 6:30 with the 175 lap feature going green at 7:40.

General Tire to Serve as Exclusive Tire Supplier For NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series, Pinty’s Series and PEAK Mexico Series

FORT MILL, S.C. (Feb. 5, 2019) – General Tire and NASCAR announced today a multi-year partnership naming the tire company the “Official Racing Tire” and “Exclusive Tire Supplier” of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series and NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series.

A separate six-year deal was announced last month with the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series making this the first exclusive supplier partnership encompassing NASCAR’s three international series.

“General Tire is committed to promoting the NASCAR regional and international series across two continents and more than 11 countries with substantial investments across the NASCAR industry,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing for General Tire. “Our team works hard to provide competitive, action-packed racing each week for the fans and we’re thrilled to be expanding that across several more series. We look forward to working with the NASCAR industry to grow not only recognition of the General Tire name, but the various series as well.” The tires will be manufactured in Lakeville, Indiana, where they have been building stock car tires for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards since 1995.

“The demand for NASCAR racing globally has never been stronger,” said Brandon M. Thompson, managing director of NASCAR touring series. “General Tire’s investment across the NASCAR regional and international series will authentically drive brand awareness of not only the respective series but that of the drivers, teams and tracks. Our unique racing style will be highlighted and that’s exciting.”

The K&N Pro Series East kicks off the season for the NASCAR regional and international series on Sunday, February 10 at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.

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About General Tire

For over 100 years General Tire has offered a complete quality line of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road and commercial tires to meet all your needs. General Tire is a proud supporter of ARCA, NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, Best in the Desert Racing Series, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Late Model Dirt Series, Pro Pulling League, Modified Series, Drag Boat Racing Series, ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series, Expedition Overland, FreestyleMx.com Tour, Zero One Odyssey, Spec Tire of JeepSpeed, Major League Fishing, Fishing League Worldwide and King of the Cage. Team GT supports athletes: CJ Hutchins, Jim Beaver, Jeff Proctor, Chase Motorsports, Camburg Racing, Stan Shelton, Ryan Beat, Skeet Reese, Edwin Evers, Mark Rose, Ott DeFoe, Andy Montgomery, James Watson, Alton Jones Jr., John Crews, Britt Myers and Bill McDonald.

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series™), three regional series, one local grassroots series, three international series and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

Whelen to Sponsor Musket 250 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Full Throttle Fall Weekend is back by popular demand for second year with a new race sponsor.

LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s Full Throttle Fall Weekend is back by popular demand on September 20-21, featuring two days of heart-pounding short track racing. Whelen Engineering Company, longtime speedway partner and leader in the emergency warning industry, has added its name to the main event’s marquee. The two-day event will be headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour who will take center stage for the longest mileage and richest purse race on the Tour – the Musket 250 presented by Whelen on Saturday, September 21.

“We are thrilled to build on our already longstanding partnership with a company as innovative as Whelen,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Our Operations and Maintenance teams rely on Whelen products every day to ensure the safety of our staff, guests, drivers and fans, and what better way than to add their name to the most intense race on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.”

Whelen has been a longtime partner of New Hampshire Motor Speedway dating back to when the facility opened in 1990 and served as the entitlement sponsor for the Whelen Modified All-Star Shootout in 2014 and 2017. All of the speedway’s safety equipment, such as cleanup trucks, jet driers and sweepers, are outfitted with a variety of Whelen lights. Additionally, the green, yellow and red warning lights used to keep the drivers safe on the race track as well as other portable lights used around the NHMS grounds are all from Whelen.

“We are very excited to continue our relationship with New Hampshire Motor Speedway,” said Peter Tiezzi III, motorsports general manager at Whelen Engineering Company. “Full Throttle Fall Weekend will continue to deliver exciting racing for everyone in attendance.”

For more than 25 years, Whelen has supported NASCAR and its grassroots racing series. A privately-owned company that began in 1952, Whelen is in its 15th year as the title sponsor of the Whelen Modified Tour, the longest-running series in NASCAR. With New England-based factories in Charlestown, N.H. and Chester, Conn., Whelen is recognized as the only United States manufacturer of emergency warning equipment to still fabricate its products entirely in the U.S.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250 presented by Whelen serves as the main event in a tripleheader weekend of racing that also features the NASCAR Pinty’s Series in only their second appearance in the United States and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East racing in the Apple Barrel 125.

For ticket information for events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the June 8-16 Motorcycle Week at NHMS, the July 19-21 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 20-21 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.