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V1 Fiber Communication is on Board with Jankowiak for Charlotte as the Team Prepares Special Tributes.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — V1 Fiber Communications, A North Carolina based fiber engineering and construction company has teamed with Andy Jankowiak and the Dak’s Racing Team for the General tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The V1 Fiber number 73 will feature a special patriotic paint scheme that will honor Army Specialist Alan N. Dikcis for the Memorial Day weekend event. The team’s car will also feature a special hashtag in memory of the victims of the shooting that took place in the team’s hometown of Buffalo, NY two weeks ago.

The Andy Jankowiak V1 Fiber Communications and Dak’s Racing Team #73 ready to head to Charlotte for the General Tire 150 on Friday May 27th at the Charlotte Motor Speedway

V1 Fiber Communications was founded in 1994 and today is a full-service national provider of telecommunications construction, installation and maintenance services for power and communication clients. With steady growth and reinvestment in the company since its inception, V1 Fiber has become a leader in the telecom fiber construction industry.

The company is currently based in Mooresville, NC. with numerous projects spread across the southeast.  V1 Fiber has built thousands of miles of coaxial and fiber optic plants throughout the U.S. and plans to continue to grow with a commitment to excellence within the fiber

Much like Andy’s dedicated pit crew on the number 73 AJ Racing Team car on the ARCA Menards Series, V1Fiber is always able provide a crew on standby to take care of any of your emergency needs for your fiber network. V1 Fiber also offers a maintenance agreement, ensuring V1 Fiber will be the first responders for priority clients 24/7.

Andy Jankowiak, the owner and driver of the Dak’s Racing Team number 73 car in the ARCA Menards Series is in his second year on the ARCA Menards Series and looking to break into the top five after some strong sixth place run in the season opener at Daytona.

“We have a lot of time into our Charlotte car, and I feel good about our chances this weekend,” Stated Jankowiak, 34 of Tonawanda, NY. “We have a great group of guys working on this car and awesome sponsors behind our effort, so we have everything we need to go compete”.

Results on the track depend on a team that operates quickly and efficiently to help get the driver into first place. Like racing, V1 Fiber relies on a well-oiled team to seamlessly deliver quality fiber networks effectively and quickly.

“Andy’s incredible story resonated with the V1 Fiber team and the importance of family. Andy built his career with the support of his family and love of auto racing that was passed down to him by his father and uncle. The V1 Fiber team is also a close-knit group of individuals with family ties to telecommunications and with over 90 years combined experience at the Executive level, a confidence that comes with our craft. The fiber business is a lot like racing: it requires precision, expert planning, and above all else… it’s fast!” Stated Walter Rhinehart Vice President – Sales & Business Development at V1 Fiber.

Speed and efficiency are the goals shared by both V1 Fiber and The Dak’s Racing Team. “It’s great to have V1 Fiber back on board again this year and I am excited to see how we stack up with weekend,” stated Jankowiak. “It’s nice to have a sponsor that prides itself on speed, it’s a perfect match for us.”

To learn more please visit www.v1fiber.com

Featured on the quarter panel and for the second time this season will be Whelen Engineering Company.  Whelen Engineering Company designs and manufactures reliable and powerful warning lights, white illumination lighting, sirens, controllers, and high-powered warning systems for Automotive, Aviation (Whelen Aerospace Technologies – WAT), and Mass Notification industries worldwide. 

Whelen is also the official warning light supplier of NASCAR and a steadfast supporter of motorsports at many different levels including title sponsorship of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, and sponsorship in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. ” We are so proud to carry the Whelen Name and all that it represents in motorsport,” stated Jankowiak.

Pinnacle Travel staffing, located in Grand Island, NY will be returning on board with the Jankowiak Team. Pinnacle Travel Staffing is a national provider of traveling nursing professionals.

Family run with a great reputation, Pinnacle Travel Staffing takes great pride in being a leader in the nation in providing psychiatric and correctional nursing to regions of the country in need. Pinnacle Travel Staffing’s family values in business as evidenced by their motto: Why be treated like a number when you can be treated like family? To learn more about Marty and his team of travelling nursing staff please visit www.Pinnacletravelstaffing.com

Planterbox Direct is a Western, NY based company that can be seen on all of Andy’s Racecars. Planterbox Direct is your one stop online shop for custom made metal planter boxes, tools, and accessories. You can design your own planter box or collaborate with their helpful staff by visiting their website www.planterboxdirect.com

The Dak’s Racing Team will also be highlighting a pair of season long partners for the Charlotte event. Automotive Consultants of Ithaca, NY and Florida Safety Systems will be featured on the Trunk and TV panel as always.

Automotive Consultants of Ithaca, NY has been in business since 1959 and is family owned and operated. Bill and his trusted staff specialize in new and used cars sold at wholesale prices. If you are looking to buy or sell, be sure to call Bill at Automotive Consultants or visit www.Automotiveithaca.com to get the very best deal. Tell him Andy sent you!

Florida Safety Systems is a Florida based company that specializes in Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, Security and system monitoring. Florida Safety Systems is a nationwide supplier through their website www.floridasafetysystems.com so be sure to look them up for all of your safety and security needs.

Yukon Creek Sportsman Club is a charitable organization that will be featured. Yukon Creek offer the opportunity for wounded or disable people to be able to enjoy a hunting experience with the aid of a trained staff to assist. You can learn more about this organization by visiting www.yukoncreek.com

RC Custom Coolers will be featured. RC Custom Coolers are remote control driving coolers that are handy when trying to relax and a great party conversation starter. You can order online by visiting www.RCCutomCoolers.com

In keeping with the traditions of Memorial Day the team’s car will feature the name of Army Specialist Alan N. Dikcis, 21, who died March 5, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Dikcis was born in Niagara Falls, NY and adored his 3-year-old daughter, Sophia. “Everything Alan did, he did to make Sophia proud,” said his stepmother, Gricela Dikcis. He enjoyed going to the beach, working on cars, four-wheeling and riding his motorcycle with friends.

“It is impossible to state how much it means for all of us on our team to carry Alan’s name on our car, it’s an honor and we are grateful to his family for allowing us to pay this tribute to a true hero,” said Jankowiak about the tribute.

In memory of the victims of the mass shooting that took place in Buffalo, NY two weeks ago the team’s car will adorn the hashtag #BuffaloStrong above the front grill this weekend. “This is our first race since this senseless tragedy took place. News like this never comes easy and our hearts go out to the families of the victims,” Said Jankowiak. “Our cars are prepared in Buffalo and as a team we all felt it was important to show support for the victims and for our city, we are Buffalo Strong.”

“Our car is almost a complete rebuild and our team has put a lot of effort into it. I want to thank our Crew Chief Mike Dayton and Andy Seuss for helping us get this done along with my dedicated team back home in Buffalo who have a lot of long nights into this effort,” Said Jankowiak. “I want to thank Kevin Lapierre and all of our team partners at Dak’s Markets for being with us every step of the way as we try to build our ARCA program. It takes partnerships to make all of this work and we are very lucky to have such an awesome team of people involved.”

The General Tire 150 at Charotte Motor Speedway will take place on Friday May 27th at 6 pm. ET and will broadcast live nationally on FS1. You can also keep up with Jankowiak by following him at www.facebook.com/andyjracing or follow us on twitter @andyjankowiak

 To learn more about our team please visit our website www.andyjracing.com

NASCAR, FloSports announce landmark streaming partnership

By Official NASCAR Release NASCAR.com December 2, 2021  at 1:55 PM

Photo Noah Watts/Myracenews

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR and leading sports streaming service, FloSports, today announced a multi-year partnership that will make FloRacing, FloSports’ dedicated motorsports platform, the home of NASCAR Roots properties including: the ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Pinty’s Series, and NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series. The landmark partnership represents an alignment of two champions of live motorsports with a shared mission of delivering the best in grassroots racing to fans around the world.

The partnership will also deliver an unparalleled investment in grassroots racing, including funding for local tracks and increased purses for drivers that compete in NASCAR’s touring and weekly series events. The transformational agreement further cements NASCAR and FloSports as advocates of grassroots/developmental racing and ensures a healthy economic model that will bolster tracks and drivers for years to come.

NASCAR’s grassroots properties, formerly housed within the NASCAR Roots vertical on TrackPass, will now join FloRacing’s comprehensive offering that includes USAC, All Star Circuit of Champions, Eldora Speedway, IRA Outlaw Sprints, Short Track Super Series, Chili Bowl, Gateway Dirt Nationals and more. Over 280 NASCAR Roots races annually will stream live and on-demand under the TrackPass banner on FloRacing, transforming the popular platform into the leading destination for grassroots motorsports.

RELATED: TrackPass on FloRacing FAQ

In the past three years, FloRacing has experienced exponential growth. Since 2020 alone, the service has seen an explosive 100% YOY subscriber growth as FloSports continues to bring together grassroots racing media rights onto one platform while also expanding into other motorsports categories. In 2019, FloRacing streamed just 141 races and has been able to quickly expand its offering to over 1,600 races annually, representing 151 million hours of live content streamed in 2021. Overall event viewership has soared 263% YOY in 2021 while per event viewership has increased 87%. Across FloRacing social media platforms, FloRacing has generated over 70 million video views in 2021 so far. In addition to grassroots racing, other categories of motorsports streamed on FloRacing include drag racing, motocross, supercross, snowmobile racing and more.

FloRacing’s dedicated content team will bolster NASCAR’s grassroots racing scene with new original programming including driver interviews, behind-the-scenes access, on-site race day coverage, analysis and more. The partnership will give fans access to more NASCAR Roots racing than previously available, including tentpole events at Bowman Gray Stadium, New Smyrna Raceway and Berlin Raceway.

“Our partnership with FloSports is a win for motorsports fans at all levels and doubles down on NASCAR’s commitment to grassroots racing — the foundation of our sport,” said Brian Herbst, NASCAR senior vice president, media and productions. “We look forward to bringing fans all the racing they crave and investing in the tracks that provide lifelong memories to motorsports fans each weekend.”

“NASCAR shares our mission to grow grassroots motorsports and bring these races and athletes to an even wider audience across America and the world,” said Mark Floreani, CEO and Co-Founder, FloSports. “We are honored to align with NASCAR as we continue to invest in the future of this sport so that we build a home for fans to both watch and experience racing in completely new ways. We’re excited for what’s to come.”

Fans can subscribe via FloRacing.com, gaining access to nearly 2,000 races annually for $150/year. The subscription also unlocks premium FloRacing content, including exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes access with drivers, news and analysis, as well as archived races and highlights that fans have come to expect from the FloRacing platform. Subscribers also receive complete access to the entire network of FloSports verticals ranging from cycling, wrestling, football, baseball, softball, grappling, rodeo and more. Watch the races across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

Corey Heim wins at Pocono, keeps points lead over Ty Gibbs

BYTADD HAISLOP WWW.ARCARACING.COM JUNE 26, 2021

Photo Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

LONG POND, Pa. — Corey Heim took the green flag for the final restart Friday at Pocono Raceway thinking he was in the wrong position.

Turns out he was in the perfect place at the right time, and 17 laps later, he took the checkered flag to win the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at the 2.5-mile tri-oval. The victory marked the 18-year-old’s third of the ARCA Menards Series season.

On that last restart, knowing the inside was the preferred lane, race leader Ty Gibbs dipped low in an attempt to block a charging Chandler Smith at the drop of the green flag. Gibbs and Smith made contact and drifted to the inside wall, sending Smith back up the race track. Somehow, Smith avoided other cars and saved his own from a spin.

The driver of the No. 20 JBL Toyota for Venturini Motorsports was the primary beneficiary of the incident. Heim’s win at Pocono allows him to keep his championship standings lead over Gibbs, now by four points.

RELATED:Complete results from Pocono Raceway

“This JBL Camry was phenomenal today,” said Heim, who picked up his fourth career ARCA Menards Series victory Friday at Pocono. “I dedicate this one to (crew chief) Shannon Rursch; he hit the balance perfect on that last stop. I tried to do the best I could for feedback. He hit it right on the dot.”

Gibbs, who managed to keep second place after his contact with Smith, tried to track down Heim in the closing laps. But the damage on his left-rear fender — and the tire rub it produced — made such a charge impossible.

“I blocked, and he ran into me,” said Gibbs of the incident with Smith. “That’s part of it. We’re hard racing. He just ran into me. That’s on his part.”

A teammate of Heim and Smith in Friday’s Pocono race, Drew Dollar finished third for his fifth top-five finish in seven ARCA Menards Series races this season.

Rookie Nick Sanchez finished fourth ahead of Thad Moffitt in fifth. Moffitt still has a 27-point edge over Sanchez for third place in the standings.

Kyle Sieg, Andy Jankowiak, Jade Buford, Sean Corr and Ryan Huff rounded out the top 10 at Pocono.

Friday’s General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 featured five cautions, three of which were the result of accidents.

Nick Igdalsky, the CEO of Pocono Raceway who dabbles in ARCA Menards Series racing himself, spun to bring out the first caution of the race. He also was involved in the third caution, when he ran into a spinning Bryan Dauzat, knocking both out of the event on Lap 26.

The fifth and final caution of the evening came out when Jack Wood and Jason Kitzmiller collided on Lap 59.

Friday’s race also featured seven lead changes among five drivers, with Gibbs having led the most laps (33).

The ARCA Menards Series returns to action Saturday, July 10, for the Menards 250 at Minnesota’s Elko Speedway. That race, scheduled to start at 9 p.m. CT / 10 p.m. ET, will broadcast live on MAVTV Motorsports Network with live streaming available on NBC Sports Gold’s TrackPass.