Robb Brent To Assist Sean Corr; Empire Racing At New Jersey Motorsports Park
Topics: Sean Corr, Robb Brent
Knight Motorsports Management/Empire Racing
May 16, 2011
MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (May 16, 2011) - - Officials from Empire Racing LLC. announced today that veteran race car driver and road racing ace Robb Brent will attend Sunday’s ModSpace 150 at New Jersey Motorsports Park as a driver coach to championship series contender Sean Corr in the No. 82 Roush Yates Performance / Roush Yates Engines / Empire Racing Ford Fusion.
Brent, a familiar icon in the ARCA Racing Series garage over the last five years has accelerated his talents on the road courses in the development series which included a runner-up finish in last year’s Tire Kingdom 150 presented by ModSpace at Palm Beach (Fla.) International Raceway last February.
The Shelby Township, Michigan native will assist Corr, the Goshen, New York native with the potential challenges that road course racing may present. Brent, who also has experience in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series will also spot for Corr in the fifth race of the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season.
“I’m looking forward to working with Robb,” said Corr, who enters the ModSpace 150 10th in the championship standings. “As far as I’m concerned and what I’ve learned, Robb is one of the best when it comes to road course racing, so I’m looking forward to having someone with his expertise on his side.”
While the two drivers have raced against each other several times over the past two years, Brent and Corr sat down as members of the same team this past weekend at Toledo Speedway to begin strategizing their plan for the series’ annual trip to the 2.25 mile paved road course.
“To be asked by Empire Racing and Sean Corr is very humbling,” said Brent, who soared to his first career victory in the ARCA Racing Series at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway last year. “This is a very good family-owned team who wants to do everything by the books. Hopefully, I can be some assistance to them that will help deliver a good finish.”
John Bellesfield, team manager of Empire Racing LLC. also offered his sentiments on having Brent apart of the family this weekend. “Robb is a real asset to us this weekend,” he said. “Robb will help us shake down No. 82 Roush Yates Performance / Roush Yates Engines / Empire Racing Ford Fusion and work with Sean immensely to make sure he is comfortable with race day.”
Empire Racing and Andy Belmont Racing will also support Roush Yates Performance and Roush Yates Engines initiative with their mission to ship necessities to those affected by the devastating severe weather in the South within the past month. Items including newly-used clothes, water, canned food and even monetary donations will be accepted at NJMP this weekend. Items can be dropped off behind each of the team’s No. 1 and No. 82 transporters.
The ModSpace 150 (67 laps / 150 miles) is the fifth of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The fourth ever ARCA event held at New Jersey Motorsports Park is a two-day show. Practice begins Saturday, May 21 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. A final “happy hour” session has been etched in from 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. The field will take the green flag on Sunday May 22 shortly after 1:00 p.m. The race will not be televised but event coverage including live timing and scoring throughout the weekend will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com presented by ARCANation.com.
Recently, Empire Racing and BoomText officially announced the “Hard Corr Fans” program powered by BoomText, a mobile marketing campaign which allows fans to pledge towards becoming an official member of the Empire Racing team – not to mention helping three of Corr’s personal charities. To join the campaign, fans just simply have to text the word “CORR” to 411247 where they will receive an automated safe-secured link to join the “Hard Corr Fans” team. The activation of the project continued this weekend at Toledo.
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About Empire Racing:
Established in 2009, Empire Racing LLC. (empireracingllc.com) is a two-tier professional Motorsports organization consisting of dirt and asphalt competition. Sean Corr, a 26-year old hailing from Goshen, New York pilots the team’s automobiles in the DIRTcar Series and Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). In 2011, the team will attempt to run for a championship in the ARCA Racing Series with aspirations of moving into the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). The team is headquartered in Goshen, New York with an additional operation in Mooresville, North Carolina.
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NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management
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