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VIDEO: SALEEN S7-R WARM-UP & ACCELERATION WITH SOUND!

From 19Bozzy92.

Published on Sep 27, 2019
This video is about a beautiful Saleen S7-R I saw in action at Monza Circuit last weekend. The car is chassis 029R and it’s the first one of the “Evolution” version built from 2004 in California rather than in UK by RML like the first series (S7R was totally redesigned, both on the aero and especially on the constructive side). It was raced in the 2004 ALMS under the Acemco colours and in the 2009 FIA GT championship with K plus K Motorsport team.

Now this S7R has been restored by Art & Revs and it’s used in the Endurance Racing Legends series around Europe. Listen to the mighty roar of the 7.0 N/A V8 engine!

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SALEEN CUP RACING SERIES ADVANCES AT ROAD AMERICA

Title Photo: Jared DeValk

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SALEEN CUP RACING SERIES ADVANCES AT ROAD AMERICA

14 drivers competed at Road America on Sept 21, for the penultimate round of Saleen’s single-make racing series, driving the new Saleen 1 model

Paul Terry of Nephi, Utah and Austin Riley of Ontario, Canada lead 2019 points heading into the Saleen Cup series finale in Las Vegas in mid-October

ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. (Sept 23, 2019) — The battle for points continued in the penultimate round of the Saleen Cup, held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. September 21 as 14 drivers competed in the single-make racing series by California-based Saleen Automotive.

The Saleen Cup series was introduced to demonstrate the new Saleen 1 sports car while offering a turnkey racing experience for drivers in two distinct classes. The “Pro-Am Drivers” class includes experienced racing drivers, while a “Young Drivers” class gives prospective young drivers an opportunity to start a career in professional motorsports. Category champions in the Saleen Cup will each secure a factory seat driving in Saleen’s GT4 entry for the entire 2020 season.

Mathew Keegan of Ladera Ranch, Calif. stood atop the podium in the “Pro-Am Drivers” class after Saturday’s race, while Carter Fartuch of Schnecksville, Penn. took top position in the “Young Drivers” class after highly competitive race at the historic Wisconsin circuit. A second race scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22 was canceled due to inclement weather.

Road America Results – Saturday, Sept 21:

Pro-Am Drivers

  • First Place – (#15) Mathew Keegan
  • Second Place – (#4) Paul Terry
  • Third Place – (#6) Johan Schwartz

Young Drivers

  • First Place – (#18) Carter Fartuch
  • Second Place – (#12) Austin Riley
  • Third Place – (#5) Ricco Shlaimoun

The Road America races mark the third of four events in the 2019 Saleen Cup schedule, culminating in a grand finale event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 18-20. As the initial return to professional-level motorsports for Saleen Automotive, the Saleen Cup series will pave the way for the company’s first entry into GT4 in 2020.

“Our team and drivers have made immense progress during the past few events,” said Steve Saleen, CEO and founder of Saleen Automotive. “The close points race is proof of the caliber of drivers that are competing in the inaugural series and based on the lap times we’ve recorded this season, the Saleen 1 will be very competitive in GT4 next year.”

2019 Saleen Cup – Top Points Standings “Pro-Am Drivers” Class (as of 9.23.19)

  • Paul Terry – Nephi, Utah (69 points)
  • Brandon Davis – Sonoma, Calif. (66 points)
  • Martina Kwan – Los Angeles (50 points)

2019 Saleen Cup – Top Points Standings “Young Drivers” Class (as of 9.23.19)

  • Austin Riley – Uxbridge, Ontario Canada (86 points)
  • Carter Fartuch – Schnecksville, Pa. (80 points)
  • Cameron Lawrence – Windermere, Fla. (55 points)

The Saleen Cup delivers a professional-quality racing experience, with a grid of fully prepared Saleen 1 Cup Cars featuring Iconic, Contemporary and Saleen racing liveries in bold, designer colorways. Full trackside support and hospitality amenities add to the professional-level racing experience. The Saleen Cup is presented via a partnership with SRO Motorsports Group, and runs concurrently with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. Trackside tire support for the entire Saleen Cup is provided by series sponsor Continental Tires.

For more information on the Saleen Cup, visit www.SaleenCup.com. For more information on the Saleen 1 model, visit www.Saleen.com, or follow Saleen on social by using on Facebook at Facebook.com/Saleen, or by using @Saleen on Twitter and @Saleen on Instagram.

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For over 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000 and the groundbreaking new Saleen 1, founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on streets and racetracks worldwide. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at www.saleen.com.

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Media Contact:
Saleen PR – Collin Whitley
cwhitley@Saleen.com

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RAIN CANCELED RACE #2 AT ROAD AMERICA

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

Out of an abundance of caution SRO Motorsports has decided to cancel our race today. If you missed yesterday’s exciting race, you can watch it here:

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WINNERS OF RACE #1 AT ROAD AMERICA

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

Race 1 is in the books. Here are the results:

Pro/Am:

  1. Matthew Keegan
  2. Paul Terry
  3. Johan Schwartz

Young:

  1. Carter Fartuch
  2. Austin Riley
  3. Rico Shlaimoun

Congrats to all of our drivers for an exciting race!

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DAVIS & LAWRENCE ARE TOP QUALIFIERS AT ROAD AMERICA

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

The first day of racing is done at Road America, congrats to our top qualifiers, Brandon Davis in the pro-am division and Cameron Lawrence in our young division. We’re looking forward to tomorrow’s races! #saleen #saleencup #saleen1

Thanks to Tony Brodzeller for bringing 99-0008 S281, and Mark Mielczarek for bringing 95-0024 S351 by for a visit!

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SALEEN CUP SERIES CONTINUES ON AT ROAD AMERICA, WISCONSIN

From our friends at Saleen Automotive

Road America started with a great parade and event and a foggy morning of practice. We’re looking forward to it clearing up as we move through practices this afternoon and qualifying early this evening. Make sure you tune in to the live feed for our two races this weekend at 10:35 CT on Saturday and 4:10 CT on Sunday! https://live.sro-america.com/saleen-cup.

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TURNOLOGY: SALEEN CUP STORMS INTO NEW YORK

Saleen Cup Racing Series Storms Watkins Glen
At GT World Challenge

By: DAVE PANKEW on September 6, 2019
Original Article: TURNOLOGY.COM

Saleen Automotive is continuing to make new roads in their Saleen Cup Racing Series as a one-make “arrive and drive” style of race. We reported on the new series, which is in the second round of the inaugural race season and was held during the SRO Motorsports – Blancpain GT World Challenge America Series at Watkins Glen International. The Labor Day Weekend action saw several race teams campaigning the race version of the 450 hp Saleen 1 turbocharged race car to storm ‘The Glen’ nestled in the rolling hills of upper New York state.

The Saleen Cup Racing Series is intended to be easy to enter and affordable to maintain while retaining a professional-level of racing in the Saleen 1 spec race car.
The Saleen Cup Racing Series is intended to be easy to enter and affordable to maintain while retaining a professional-level of racing in the Saleen 1 spec race car.

The Saleen Cup Racing Series was intended to be easy to enter and affordable to maintain while retaining a professional-level of racing over the season in the Saleen 1 race car. The series is divided into two classes, the Pro-Am and Young Drivers, both of which foster talent at those levels for those looking to ramp up their racing resume.

For Saleen Cup drivers, there is quite a bit on the line as the winner of each class will get a paid seat in a Saleen GT4 car for the 2020 season. Not many guarantees like that in motorsports since anything can and will happen to change plans for the following season. With the Saleen Cup Racing Series, if you take the title, you’re racing in GT4 the coming season.

At the Watkins Glen race on Sunday, the winner in the Pro-Am Class was Brandon Davis, and Florida-native Hanna Zellers sealed up top spot in Young Drivers class.

Turnology: Saleen Cup, Watkins Glen
Turnology: Saleen Cup, Watkins Glen

Pro-Am Drivers

  • First Place – (#14) Brandon Davis
  • Second Place – (#4) Paul Terry
  • Third Place – (#6) Johan Schwartz

Young Drivers

  • First Place – (#71) Hanna Zellers
  • Second Place – (#12) Austin Riley
  • Third Place – (#19) Cameron Lawrence

“The Saleen Cup Racing Series has served as a development series for both our new Saleen 1 model and our team drivers. Watkins Glen was a proving ground for both,” said Steve Saleen, CEO, and founder of Saleen Automotive about this recent race.

The Saleen Cup Racing Series schedule includes four events for 2019 with two already completed, the upcoming rounds at Road America, Sept. 20-22 and Las Vegas, Oct. 18-20 should be heating up to clinch the championship and that GT4 seat next year.

For more about this series, visit the Saleen Cup website.

[Source: Turnology]