HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Connell Racing (OConnellRacing.com), a professional motorsports company based in Southern California announced today that driver Kevin O'Connell will enter and compete for the North American championship in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series with Rick Ware Racing of Thomasville, North Carolina and Lamborghini of Houston, Texas beginning with the race at Sebring International Raceway.
O'Connell will have a current co-driver for the series to be named before the first event. Kevin O'Connell commented, "We view Super Trofeo and the effort from factory Lamborghini and its dealers to be similar to what we have seen with the clear success of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and our entry there in select events in 2013. This series is unique and structured with current racing trends in mind, the automotive brand is one of the best in the world and the racing events are at the most coveted circuits in the United States and Canada. This series is the right combination for our corporate marketing partners."
Launched in Europe in 2009, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo racing series is the world's fastest one-make series. After expansion into the Asian markets, racing in North America commenced and is to be featured with the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Series and Indy-Car open wheel events. Racing events will take place at popular circuits like the Watkins Glen International, Road Atlanta, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, and Sebring International.
Team owner Rick Ware stated, "We are excited to be back in Sports Car racing, particularly with Lamborghini Super Trofeo. Kevin's racing experience on the track and his leadership with our corporate marketing and branding partners will provide us with the foundation for success in 2014."
About O'Connell Racing:
O'Connell Racing (OCR) featuring American road course racing driver Kevin O'Connell and related venture sponsored companies is a motorsports race-day event and media marketing company that competes directly in NASCAR throughout North America and Europe, the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Series (formerly the Grand-Am Rolex Series) specifically in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Racing Series and in SVRA in various vintage racing events in the United States.
About Rick Ware Racing:
Rick Ware Racing (RWR) has competed in multiple NASCAR racing series including the K & N Pro series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as well as the ARCA Series, the WMA Motocross Series, AMA Arenacross, Motocross and Supercross Series, Summer X-Games, Lamborghini Super Trofeo Racing Series and the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Series.
About Shania Kids Can:
Shania Kids Can is a program designed for kids at primary school level who are having personal problems at home. As a result these children often have difficulties functioning at their full potential in the school environment either socially, behaviorally, academically or all three. Children with personal life challenges might come to school with low self-esteem, depressed, tired or hungry – not ideal for taking in the joy of learning, the security of community and the pleasure of friendship. The Shania Kids Can Foundation educates, inspires and empowers children in their communities to achieve their full potential by increasing their chances of equality and opportunities for success. By helping less fortunate children reach their personal best in their daily lives at primary school age; this may likely prevent the less positive alternative that too many children of lost potential face later in life...of becoming statistics that burden society rather than contributing to it.
SOURCE O’Connell Racing